Hoverlloyd's '50 years' Reunion in May 2015
Thank you very much for a great evening at the Pegwell Bay Hotel.
Ingrid and I were overwhelmed with the attendance and enthusiasm of everybody present, and it was fantastic to meet so many wonderful people from Hoverlloyd.
The location and catering were perfect and we felt the hotel staff went out of their way to be helpful, but most of all the spirit of the attendees made the evening absolutely remarkable.
The Reunion celebrated the 50th anniversary of the founding of Hoverlloyd.
This year it was held at the Pegwell Bay Hotel, in the Ravenscliff Suite. The venue looked across the moonlit mile of shallow water between the site of Hoverlloyd's terminal and the inshore shipping lane.
Over 170 people had a most enjoyable evening. The superb hand-made 4-foot working model of an N4 made a brief run across the floor before engine trouble reminded us of the realities of those early days.
Presentations were made by June and George to our special guests Lillian Wise, and Julie and Grant Bremner.
Special thanks to Laurette for her Reunion photos. Thanks also to Brenda, Di and Janine for their pictures.
Once again we all thank the Reunion Committee for their sterling work, led by Dennis Ford. I think we all echo the sentiments in these messages that he has received....
Thank you for arranging such a wonderful evening. It was a great venue and so pleased that it was such a good turn out. It's always amazing to meet up with so many old colleagues and nobody seems to change despite the passing years.
I do hope there will be another in a few years before we all need our Zimmer frames!
In addition to these, various departments and sports clubs have occasionally had their own reunions
The 1994, 25th anniversary card