ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND SPRING GET-TOGETHER
Saturday 4th April 2020 – 10.00 to 16.30 (AGM commences at 14:30)
At the Hallmark Midland Hotel, Midland Road, Derby DE1 2SQ Tel: 0330 028 3405
(Directly opposite Derby Railway Station).
Members attending the weekend events can park free of charge at the hotel but should register their vehicle at the hotel reception
Guests and Friends are also welcome to the get-together, but a donation of £2 per person would be appreciated.
This event is organised by the East Midland Branches of the Society with the support of the Management Committee
The Get-Together will be held in the “Garden Room” and the AGM will be held in the “Edale Room” .
Confirmed Traders: Contikits, Gerald Savine Prints, NScaleCh, Mount Tabor Models, Platform 5, SRS Sales
It is hoped that Switzerland Travel Centre will also attend.
In addition there will be a “Bring and Buy” Stall and a Raffle.
Confirmed Layouts: Comburg (HO French Trolley Bus), Preuninger Alm (Austrian HOe), Schweizer Kleinstadt (Swiss Z Gauge), Santa Maria (RhB HOm) More Layouts to follow.
Swiss Railway Films will be shown in the Edale Room throughout the day.
There will be a dinner after the AGM on the Saturday evening commencing at 18:30.
The Menu will be:
Starters: Leak and Potato Soup with Crème Fraiche and Snipped Garden Chives.
Freshly sliced ripe Honeydew and Watermelon topped with freshly picked Garden Mint and Mango Coulis
Main Course: Slow braised Feather Blade of Beef with a roasted Shallot Gravy.
Roasted Breast of Chicken wrapped in crispy Parma Ham with fresh Asparagus and Grain Mustard Jus.
Desert: Warm Sticky Toffee Pudding with Salted Caramel Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream.
Meringue Nest filled with Whipped Cream, Fresh Raspberries, Strawberries and Blackberries.
Coffee or Tea
In addition there will be a Vegetarian Option for each course.
The cost will be £25.50 per person excluding wine – this is cheaper than 2019.
There will be a quiz after the Dinner – suitable for all, devised by Rob Morrey.
Bookings can be made by sending a cheque for the appropriate amount (made payable to Swiss Railways Society) to: Glyn Jones, 13 Welland Close, Burton-on-Trent, Staffs DE15 0AG. Please state your menu choices and include a stamped addressed envelope for the return of your tickets.
. The last date for bookings will be 15th March
WHY NOT JOIN US FOR THE WEEKEND?
There will be an illustrated talk in the Hotel’s Edale Room on the Friday evening commencing at 20:00 by Martin Fisher and David Stevenson entitled: “All those books – the inside story”.
Single Rooms will cost £46.00 for one night or £90.00 for two nights,
Double Rooms will cost £74.00 for one night or £140.00 for two nights.
Rates include VAT, free Wi-Fi and full English breakfast.
A table d’hôte dinner will be available on the Friday evening – £22.00 for three courses, booked upon arrival at the hotel.
Room bookings should be made direct with the hotel quoting the “Swiss Railways Society”.
These rates may not be the cheapest available and there are plenty of other hotels in the area. But they are much cheaper than 2019.
It is worthwhile to sign-up to the Hallmark Hotels promotional email service.
Updated 14th June 2019