This year our reunion was held in Lichfield and we stayed at The George Hotel – an old coaching inn.
After we arrived we mostly converged on the bar area for pots of tea or drinks. Dinner was then a walk away at the 1709 the Brasserie, where we had 3 tables to ourselves in an upstairs seating area.
After breakfast on the Saturday we had a guided tour of Lichfield, starting by admiring the outside of the 2 other coaching inns on the same street as The George –
The two most famous people associated with the city are Samuel Johnson of dictionary fame, who was born there and Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of Charles, who lived there.
We were led on to…..
……famous because Roy was confirmed there!! There was a folk festival in the city that weekend and a procession from the cathedral associated with that.
We watched the first part of the procession…….
…..before moving on to look at other places of note in the Close including….
We met the Town Crier on the way back and he gave us a special “cry” as he knew our guide!
After the tour we split up into smaller groups as 18 is too many to go into any cafe. We did keep meeting though, mostly round or inside the cathedral. We all found our way back to the hotel and met up before dinner in the bar.
We had our own separate room for dinner.
They cleared around us and left us chatting after the meal.
After breakfast the next morning we went on our way.
Many thanks to Janet for making all the arrangements.