BTS 60th Anniversary Celebration Weekend 1 & 2 April 2022
Our postponed 60th anniversary celebration has now been rescheduled for Friday / Saturday,
1st & 2nd April 2022. Here’s the programme:
Friday : At the regular BTS monthly meeting Dave Hall will look back at our achievements as a Society over the last 60 years, to include some of the mad things we have done and some embarrassing photos of when we were much younger. We will also remember those people who did so much for our Society who are no longer with us.
Saturday : Join our afternoon tour covering all the former trolleybus routes in Reading on preserved Reading Bristol VR No, 38 and hopefully our preserved RCT AEC Regent 47. The tour will start at 14.00 outside the Town Hall and finish around 16.30-17.00. Your place on the tour must be pre-booked.
In the evening, there will be an anniversary dinner at the Penta Hotel, Oxford Road, Reading, located on the west side of the town centre. Meet at 18.30 with the meal at 1900. This is not a formal dinner and so smart casual dress is advised. Our new Prsident, Nicholas Owen, of BBC fame will be attending and saying a few words and also Gul Khan, former Reading trolleybus driver and former Mayor of Reading.
A three-course meal plus tea/coffee is on offer for £35. Other drinks will need to be paid for at the time. This is the proposed menu:
Smoked salmon, capers, roquette with limoncello dressing
Butternut squash & truffle oil soup *
Chicken rillette, roquette, grilled brioche & cornichons
Pan fried rump steak, creamy mash, green beans & red wine jus
Grilled chicken breast, potato cake, tenderstem broccoli & wild mushroom jus
Oven roasted salmon, lentils, kale & herb butter
Wild mushroom risotto, vegan parmesan & chives *
Chocolate tart & berry compote*
Vanilla cheesecake & raspberry coulis
Sticky toffee pudding & vanilla ice cream
* Vegetarian / vegan
Places are limited so book now!
Dinner: A £10 deposit is required. Book using the BTS website and pay by PayPal (below) or send a cheque for £10 made out to British Trolleybus Society to Dave Hall, address below. We will also need to know your choice of meals from the selection above please as the Hotel requires us to let them know 2 weeks before the event.
Bus tour: please advise Dave Hall by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to him at
9 Hanover Court, Fieldfare, Swindon, SN3 5BG.