50th Anniversary

50th Anniversary:

Our 50th anniversary fell in 2020 and as part of the celebrations we had arranged two events, both of which had to be postponed twice due to coronavirus: –

  • An expedition to walk the Tour du Mont Blanc which was finally held June 26th to July 8th 2022
  • A dinner in September 2020 at the Royal Victoria Hotel in Llanberis which was finally held on Saturday 17th September 2022. A total of 69 members/ ex-members and partners attended – annotated group photos are shown below. Members can find more details in the November 2022 newsletter. Below are a few of the messages of thanks received:

Thank you so much for all your work in putting together a great event, which Maxine and I really enjoyed.  We met so many people I hadn’t seen for decades … like you, in many cases it was just a brief chat but still great to re-connect.”. Andy Elliot.

Just a quick note to say thanks for organising the Anniversary Dinner last weekend. The hotel did a great job with the food and the service was excellent. Hilary and I enjoyed staying at the hotel with no snoring to keep us awake. It was great to meet some of the ex-members. It seems that the clubwas in it’s may-day long before I joined with people climbing extreme grades well above anything we do now. They were very interesting to talk to and really easy company. An excellent weekend”. Mike Wilson.

Many thanks for organising the 50th Anniversary Dinner, as a lot of work went into it. It must be a weight of your mind that the dinner eventually happened and that everything went okay! It was just a shame that we only ended up with 69 people and not the original 116 or so”. Bernie Ingrams.

Thanks for all your efforts in planning the Anniversary Dinner /Meeting – a very enjoyable weekend meeting many old friend and catching up with them. Look forward to the next anniversary  !!!!!”. Colin and Jill Tully.

Good job Bob! Thanks for all your efforts organising a great social event. I really enjoyed the dinner and the whole weekend”. Bill Turner.

Thanks once again for organising this mega-event. Joelle and I both had a wonderful time, but we’re under no illusions how much organisation this must have taken. Total respect, Dude….”. Andy Lever.

Great event, I wish there had been more time to talk to more people!” Ray Hancock.

We all had a splendid time, you are a hero for making it happen.” Dave Stoney.

Thank you for organising the event – It was brilliant, and a great way for our generation to meet up – it was lovely to see Colin and Jill and catch up with Debbie, Stoney and all the others.” Ian Inch.