Bournemouth was the chosen venue for this year’s President’s Weekend and 46 Brothers, Wives and Ladies were booked into the Connaught Hotel – conveniently located just up from the West side of town.
Friday night got things off to a lively start with a visit to the Pavilion Theatre to enjoy a performance of Pop Classics from the 50s, 60s and 70s given by “That’ll Be The Day” – the popular touring group. Word had leaked out that Croydon Circle was in the house and we were given a light hearted greeting from the stage.
Saturday was spent “at leisure”. The list of things to do in and around Bournemouth is a long one. One group decided on the open top bus tour of Bournemouth, Sandbanks and Poole. Some hopped off in Poole to have lunch, explore and enjoy a boat trip.
On Saturday evening we gathered for our traditional Gala Dinner in the Hotel, preceded by the President’s Drinks Reception. An excellent meal was enjoyed and followed by dancing to music provided by “Stepping Out” until midnight.
The weekend was wrapped up on Sunday morning with Mass at the Sacred Heart Church (Bournemouth Oratory in Formation) in the centre of Bournemouth where we were warmly welcomed by Fr Peter Edwards.