Fitters Troop Reunion Dinner 3-5 Apr 2020

Blaby Westfield House Hotel
15 Enderby Road
Leicester. LE8 4GD
Tel: 0116 278 7898
Fax: 0116 326 7898

Board: (Bed & Full breakfast)
Rooms: Single, Double & Twin-bedded
Cost: (Discounted party rate) @ £37.00 per person per night

Booking Accommodation: We have provisionally earmarked enough accommodation for 40 to 60 people. There are only 6 single rooms available, when all 6 rooms have been taken those occupying a twin or double bedded room on their own will be charged an extra supplement of £10. To attract the discounted rates book accommodation under the name of “Fitter’s Troop” through the reception desk. All telephone bookings must be confirmed with the details of a credit or debit card. A non refundable £10 deposit is required. If you cancel your booking then you will lose your deposit. I suggest if you need to cancel then you contact me not the hotel, then if I know of any late bookings I will be able to do some name swops, and then I will be able to refund you with your deposit.

These reservations cannot be held indefinitely so to save any disappointment you are advised to book as soon as possible.  The accommodation for 40 to 60 people will be held for our members until 21 March 2020. After this date the hotel will try to accommodate late applicants, but if no vacancies remain you will probably be offered alternative accommodation in a hotel nearby. Payment for accommodation, bar bills, room service, telephone calls, etc. must be settled by you before your departure.

Saturday Dinner Evening:   A four course dinner with a glass of complimentary wine and entertainment with Lesley a female vocalist & entertainer have been arranged at a cost of £32 per person . The dinner this year will be held in the main restaurant. Drinks will still be available from the hotels main bar.

Meals:   Please note if you have booked accommodation with breakfast and the Saturday evening dinner you will still have to make your own arrangements for all other meals required during your stay.

Menu Booking Form: Those attending the reunion are requested to complete the Menu Booking Form:

Please enter the names of those attending the Fitters Troop reunion on 3-5 April. 



Please note, if you do not drink wine, a soft drink or beer can be provided in lieu.


Please note, if you do not drink wine, a soft drink or beer can be provided in lieu.



The cost of the dinner, wine and entertainment is £32.00 per person.

I enclose a voluntary donation for postage/admin costs of:

Payment is to be made by:

Cheque (made payable to R TRAVES) Mr R Traves, 25 Denmead Road, Iford, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH6 5QH.

Please sent your payment to arrive NO LATER THAN 21st of March 2020.


Voluntary Subscriptions:  To help us with admin costs I have made provision for contributions on the menu booking form. I will acknowledge and record all payments so the Committee can audit on a regular basis. Please note donations are purely voluntary.

Raffle: Please support the raffle for our 20th reunion and bring along any unwanted gifts or bottles of plonk or anything that will raise a little cash for our funds.

Video Link: If you cannot attend the reunion then hopefully if you have a computer we will be able to contact you on line via skype or facebook messenger. We have done this many times with John & Irene Bagshawe in Australia. The link up is normally done around 12:00 to 14:00 on the Saturday as this is the best time taking in consideration of global time differences. If you would like to join us on the video link during the reunion weekend then please contact John Reynolds on Tel: 01908 749769 or e-mail: John Reynolds will be able to advise you and do some provisional link ups to ensure we can connect with you during our reunion.

General:   We have tried to organise this weekend to suit everybody’s needs so it can be taken as a short or long weekend break. Some of you may wish to stay in the area with relatives or friends and some may live close enough to travel in and out of Blaby without having to book accommodation.

Whatever your requirements the whole idea of this reunion is to be a flexible, relaxed and an easy going weekend, so you can attend for the day or the whole weekend in the company of old acquaintances.

Proposed Programme (3-5 April 2020):     The following programme of events is only a guide and can be flexed to suit individual needs.

Date Time Activity

Fri 3 Apr

PM Some arrive and book in. Ad hoc evening – Evening meal in local restaurant or pub.
Sat 4 Apr AM Breakfast, shopping and sightseeing Leicester area. Video link between 1200-1400 hrs
  1400 hrs Majority arrive. Congregate for welcome get together in main bar area. Photographs. Reminiscing.
  1830 hrs Assemble in the bar area ready for dinner. Take group photograph.
  1900 hrs Dinner in Restaurant. Raffle and Entertainment. Bar closes at midnight.
Sun 5 Apr AM Breakfast
  1000 hrs Farewell meeting in restaurant or Bosworth Suite.
  1130 hrs Depart. (Please settle your bills before departing)

Summary of actions required by you:

  • Phone the hotel to book accommodation. (Accommodation held for us until 21st March 2020)
  • Confirm accommodation booking with your debit/credit card details
  • Complete the menu booking form and send the cheque to Roger Traves by 21st of March 2020.

Conclusion:  If you haven’t decided to join us yet we hope this convinces you that you must come along and enjoy a weekend break in familiar company, albeit some of you may not have met since the 1960s.

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