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FOR ALL THOSE WITH AN INTEREST IN BRITISH INDIA STEAM NAVIGATION (BI)

 

BI Reunion - Bristol, UK, October 2002

Friday (Oct 11)
Informal gathering at dockside pub
(evening)
( Events depend on sufficient interest being shown. Please indicate on the book form whether you might be interested. You will be advised in due course if the event is to go ahead. Prices are indicative at this stage.)
 
Saturday (Oct 12)
Tour of Harvey's of Bristol cellars and tasting
(morning)
Harbour trip in Bristol Packet Company vessel (afternoon)

Golf tournament for the BI Cup (afternoon)
Reunion dinner at the Marriott (evening)
 
Sunday (Oct 13)
BI curry lunch at the Marriott (lunchtime)
 
Special Interests
Facilities for displays and films etc
 
Accommodation
Information about Marriott Hotel and other places to stay
 

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PUB ICE BREAKER - Friday evening from 1800
We thought it might be nice to arrange an informal get-together on the Friday evening. With this in mind we've explored a few pubs (I can't emphasise too much how stressful arranging this reunion is!) around the old docks and discovered The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer (left). This is a gem of pub, packed with naval memorabilia, in King Street, a cobbled street which retains many 17th century buildings. If you intend to arrive on Friday, we suggest you just turn up from 1800 onwards. Alternatively, arrange to meet your friends there for a drink and perhaps then go on for a meal - the pub tends to get very busy after about eight pm. There are many eating places within easy reach. There will be no need to book for this event and there is no charge.
REUNION DINNER - Saturday evening
This will be held in the main function room of the Bristol Marriott hotel. There will be a set menu at a cost of 28.00 per person based on a minimum of 200 and with the usual dietary alternatives on request. As usual please let me know if you wish to sit with particular friends or to make up a table, indicating your requirements on the booking form. Although you can't always know at the time you book who else is going to be there, you can still suggest possible names. I'm usually able to accommodate some, if not all, of your requests.
CURRY LUNCH - Sunday lunchtime
Again this will be held in the Bristol Marriott hotel. A selection of curries will be served along with the usual accompaniments, or dietary alternatives, at 20.00 per head based on a minimum of 130.

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TOUR OF HARVEYS WINE CELLARS - Saturday morning
Harvey's of Bristol run guided tours and tastings in their cellars and we hope to organise a visit on Saturday morning. A guided tour is followed by a light-hearted informal tutored tasting of a selection of wines. The cost will be approximately 12 per head. The event will depend on sufficient interested numbers.
HARBOUR TRIP - Saturday afternoon
The Bristol Packet Company can run a boat trip for us round the harbour and onto the river Avon on Saturday afternoon. The Tower Belle carries a maximum capacity of 80 and does have a small bar on board. It should not cost more than 5 per person. If this event is over-booked there is a possibility of chartering a second vessel.
GOLF TOURNAMENT - Saturday afternoon
Alan Myers has agreed to run a golf tournament, in which players will complete for the BI Cup. This to be presented during the Curry Lunch on Sunday. For all golf information, please contact Alan

Otia Tuta
Inworth Lane
Wakes Colne
Essex CO6 2BG
Phone: 01787 227314
Mobile: 07850 410193
Email: alan.myers@tinyworld.co.uk

SPECIAL INTERESTS
If anyone wishes to promote or present a film show or exhibition on a BI theme, please note your interest on the booking form and contact Sue Spence separately to discuss details including the location, timing and the costings for hiring equipment from the hotel, if necessary.

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ACCOMMODATION
Marriott Hotel
All bedrooms at the Marriott have either one or two double beds and the rates we've obtained for B&B are 65.00 for single occupancy, 85.00 for double occupancy. The hotel has allocated 60 rooms for BI guests. We would suggest you book your requirements in good time and directly with the hotel, and be sure to quote "BI Reunion" to get the concessionary rates. The hotel is in Lower Castle Street and free parking for residents is available in the adjacent NCP car park. Facilities include swimming pool, gym and sauna. Website: www.marriotthotels.com/brsdt
Alternatives
Bristol Tourist Bureau will be happy to give assistance to anybody who requires any information about hotels in the city and the surrounding area. The information centre runs an accommodation service (tel: 0117 946 2222) and their main enquiry line is 0117 926 0767. Website: www.visitbristol.co.uk
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