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Activities and News from the SVA Regions

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Regional Reps are invited to submit details and news of their Region to the webmaster for inclusion on this page.
(Come on Regional Reps, I'm disappointed that some of you are not making use of this page, send me your details. RW.)

Region 1. The North East.
Representative: Ron Watt.
2 Towne Gate, Heddon-on-the-Wall, Newcastle on Tyne, NE15 0DT
Phone: 01661 852 014

All meetings are now being held at : Brewers Fayre, Wessington Way, Sunderland.  12.00 noon start.

Thursday  15th June.
Thursday  17th August
Tuesday  19th September
Thursday  21st December  Christmas Party.

Region 2. East and North Yorkshire.
Representative: Mike Holmes.
Address: 12 Boulevard, Kingston on Hull, HU3 2TA

No other details available as yet.

Region 3. West and South Yorkshire.
Representative:  Rod Bolmer.
Phone: 01924 827 393

E-mail:  [email protected]

Regrettably due to health and personal reasons Rod will no longer be able to arrange Area meetings and visits but
will still be available as the Area Representative until a replacement can be found.

If any member would like to take over the Area Rep position or find out what it involves please phone the Chairman -
Ron Watt on 01661 852 014.

Region 4. North West, Cheshire, Derbyshire.
Representative: Jack Raine.
[email protected]
Address: 92 Tattenhall Road, Tattenhall, Chester. CH3 9QJ.
phone: 01829 771411

Meetings are held at the Tollgate Pub, Seymour Grove, (opposite Trafford Bar tram station.). Meetings start at 12.00 noon.

Meetings. 2017
Tuesday  11th April
Tuesday 13th June.
Tuesday 8th August.
Tuesday 10th October.
Tuesday 12th December.

Ellesmere Port.
Meetings are held at the Whitby Sports and Social Club, Chester Road, Ellesmere Port at 12.00 noon.

Tuesday 25th April.
Tuesday 25th July.
Tuesday 24th October.

Derby and District Branch.

Contact the Secretary: Richard Woolley.
phone: 01335 343241.
e-mail: [email protected]  

Meetings are held at the  Royal British Legion Club, - Same venue but now called  'The Victory Club'
85 Chellaston Road, Allenton, Derby. DE24 9AF.
Doors open at 11.00 a.m. Drinks available.  Free buffet served at 12.00 noon.   Branch Meetings start at 1.00 p.m.
Anyone who served in the Suez Canal Zone is invited to attend. Wives / partners are always welcome to attend our meetings.
Plenty of car parking space.

Meetings for 2017

Monday 6th February
Monday 3rd April (AGM)
Monday 5th June
Monday 7th August
Monday 2nd October

Region 5. Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire.
Representative:  Tony Spray.
Address: Middle Farm, Thurlby, Bassingham, Lincoln.  LN5 9EG
Phone:  01522 788 325
e-mail:  [email protected]

Meetings at Crown Hotel, Surfleet .  Lunch at 12.30pm.  Contact Tony if attending.
Tuesday 11th April
Tuesday  9th May
Tuesday 11th July.
Tuesday 12th September
Tuesday 10th  October.

Wednesday 14th June. Ayscoughfee Hall and Gardens.  Meet at 11.00am then lunch at 1.00pm at the Wheatsheaf Hotel,
Moulton Chapel. Please phone Tony by 7th June if attending lunch.

Tuesday 8th August. Springfield Gardens Centre Coffee Shop. Meet at 11.30am.  Then lunch at Moorings Hotel 1.00pm.
 Please phone Tony by 1st August if attending lunch.

Members of this Region will be communicated with by the Organiser.

Region 6. Wales.
Representative: Peter Davies.
Address: 10 Heol Aaron Gurnos, Lr Cwmtwach, Swansea. SA9 1EA
Phone:  01639 843 649

Region 7. Staffordshire, Shropshire, West Midlands.
Representative: Harold Heath.
e-mail: [email protected]
Address: 30 Mendip Avenue, Hillcroft Park, Stafford. ST17 0PG.
Phone: 01785 660900.

Next Meetings.

Thursday 4th May.   Cannock Ex-Servicemens Club, Walsall Road, Cannock.
Friday 2nd June.  
  Dawley Royal British Legion Club, Station Road, Dawley.
Thursday 8th June.  Gatehouse Inn, Clayton, Stoke on Trent.
Thursday 15th June. Wolverhampton RAFA Club, 26 Goldthorn Road, Wolverhampton, WV2 4PN.

Meetings start at 12.30 pm. Ladies welcome.  Parking and Refreshments available.  
If you have difficulties that could be overcome with a phone call, please call me on: 01785 660 900

Region 8. Gloucestershire, Hereford, Worcestershire, Northamtonshire.
No current Representative.

Region 9. Leicestershire, Warwickshire.
Contact:  Brian Wells.
Phone: 01162 393 086

Meetings at the Barwell Indoors Bowls Club, Kirkby Road,  Barwell,  LE9 8FQ.  Starting at 12.00hrs.
Monday 13th February
Monday 10th April
Monday 12th June
Monday 14th August
Monday 9th  October
Monday 13th November

The entrance and food are free. Just turn up and have a natter. Raffle. (prizes would be appreciated.)
All Suez Vets welcome.

Region 10. Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire.
No Representative.

Region 11. Berkshire, Buckinghamshire.
Representative: Alan van der Pant.
[email protected]
Address: 4 Merlewood Close,
High Wycombe, HP11 1QQ.
phone: 01494 520 245.

No other details available

Region 12. Norfolk, Suffolk.
Representative: Judy Williams.
Details to be added.

Region 13. Wiltshire.
No current Representative.

Region 14. London, South East, Essex.
Representative: John Norman.
[email protected]
All meetings are held at the Civil Service Club, 13-15 Great Scotland Yard, (just off Whitehall). London.
As always, guests of members are welcome to attend these functions.

Meetings for 2017.

Monday 13th February.
Monday 10th April.
Monday 12th June.
Monday 14th August.
Tuesday 5th December.  Christmas Lunch.

For information about meetings and for tickets for any events, contact Alan Van der Pant.
Phone: 01494 520245. e-mail: [email protected]

Region 15. Sussex.
Representative: Roy Delves.
Address: 2 Molesley Court, Hempstead Rise, Uckfield, TN22 1QX.

Area Secretary's E-mail address: [email protected]

Our Lunch Meetings are now being held at the Langham Hotel, Royal Parade, Eastbourne, BN22 7AH.
Meet at 12:00 noon for a 1 o'clock start and will be held on:  To be announced.

All Suez Veterans are welcome to join us.
If required overnight accomodation can be booked at the Langham Hotel, phone: 01323 731 451.
Free parking on the day at the TA Centre Seaside from 11.00am.

Region 16. Devon, Cornwall.
No current Representative.

Region 17. Dorset, Somerset.
Jim Tongs. Phone: 01202 473550
Maggie Snook. Phone: 01929 462004

For details please contact either Jim, phone 01202 473550 or Maggie, phone 01929 462004.

Region 18. Hampshire.
No current Representative.

There are meetings held on the third Sunday of each month at the RBL Club, Farnborough at 11.00 a.m. prompt.

Region 19. Isle of Wight.
Representative: Bob Harris.
Phone: 01983 567162

Combined meetings of SVA members and Canal Zoners are held on the last Wednesday of every month, except December, at The Chequers Inn, Niton Road, Rookley, Near Ventnor, starting at 10.30am. Food and accomodation available.

Region 20. Overseas.
Representative: Tony Tolan.
[email protected]

The overseas news is on a seperate page, please click on this link 'OVERSEAS' to access it.

Region 21. Scotland.
Region Secretary: Bob Downie
e-mail:  [email protected]

Phone: 01464 831 447

Next Meetings

Wednesday 22nd March 2017.  PERTH.  Annual General Meeting in the Ex-Servicemen's Club
20 Milen Street, PH1 5QL.  Phone: 01738 622 743. 12.00 noon for lunch, AGM at 13.00 hrs followed by a film.
Just off the Glasgow Road.  Parking available at the Club or nearby Old High Street.  
10 Minutes walk from the Rail and Bus stations.
Wednesday 3rd May.  EDINBURGH.  Scots Guards Club, 2 Clifton Terrace, (Opposite Haymarket Station)  Lunch 12.00 noon.
Wednesday 25th October.  PERTH.  Ex-Servicemen's Club.
Thursday 7th December.  EDINBURGH. Royal Scots Club.  Christmas Lunch.

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