A small group of Fids stationed at Grillage Village has decided to hold a reunion for winterers 1967 - 1973, the life of the Halley 2 Base. The emphasis is on informality, with an afternoon/evening get together as the main focus of the event. It will be held in a large garden, with marquee cover to protect from the weather. There will be a BBQ with soft drinks, teas and coffee provided, but it is expected that everyone will bring their own alcoholic drinks. There is plenty of evening light at that time of year and hopefully the weather will be warm. The invitation includes Fids’ partners as well, and it is suggested that your stay is extended for more than one night, to explore the area, and continue to renew old friendships.
The address of the venue is Stoneleigh Lodge, 5, Station Rd, Scalby, Scarborough, YO13 0PU. Scalby is 2.5 miles north of Scarborough centre and rail and bus stations, and is a "village" that is attached to Scarborough, having its own pubs, village shop and cafe. There are regular buses (not late at night), and taxis. The rail station has a regular service from York on the East Coast mainline and Trans Pennine routes. If coming by road, the main road is the A64 from the South West, but there is good access on A roads from north and south.
Scarborough is Britain’s first seaside resort. The town and surrounding countryside have a lot to offer visitors. The sea front has 2 bays, separated by a rocky headland on which sits the castle. There are museums, a theatre and cinemas. As well as the usual seaside attractions, the countryside has the North York Moors National Park, Dalby Forest, cliffs, more beaches and valleys incised into the moors. Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay, the North York Moors Steam Railway, and numerous attractions are all nearby, catering for the many visitors that arrive in the main holiday season.
Accommodation is easy to find in Scarborough as would be expected from a holiday resort: Everything from camp sites to a 5 star hotel. There are many smaller hotels, boarding houses and B and B’s - a large choice - which should cater for everyone’s taste. Some of this is in Scalby itself. A campsite is half a mile down the road, and there is rough camping available at the venue.
It would help us greatly at this stage if you would indicate interest in the event, and nearer the time we would hope for a definite commitment - in order that we can cater accordingly.