Old Bartonians

The Old Bartonians are a reunion group open to anyone who served with the RAF or as a civilian at the Air Traffic Control Centre.  Everyone is very, very  welcome to attend the reunions which are very informal. Everyone is free to do their own thing during the day and meet up, if they so wish, in the evenings for a natter, reminiscence, raffle, quiz etc. Our first reunion took place in 1998 in Blackpool followed 18 months later by the 2nd one also in Blackpool but after that we have held them every year at the Lindum ( with one exception in Scarborough  )  The food is very good  and plentyful and the staff are friendly and welcoming . We get a great deal.  For more information about the hotel here is the link   



2017 Reunion was one of the best so far thanks mainly to the efforts of Kath Sey nee Croker - see photograph of her putting finishing touches to our lounge area. Lots of interesting goody bags were raffled raising funds for a special trip next year. There are more pictures of this reunion on our facebook page   https://www.facebook.com/NRATCC/


                                  Next Reunion 2018

The dates for the next Reunion are  Friday27th to Sunday29th  2018

It will take place, as usual at the Lindum Hotel. The cost has yet to be notified to us but  we expect it to be about £135 per person  for 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast plus Sunday Lunch. This is a package deal  at a set price. If you choose not to have the Sunday Lunch or any other meal, there will be no refund. However if you just want to have dinner on Saturday night and stay over, the lindum will give you a separate quote for that. It is OK to stay just a part of the weekend, just have the meal on Saturday or indeed just come along after dinner for a drink or two and a catch up.  If you are booking,  do let the Hotel know that you are with the Barton Hall Party.  It helps for seating in the restaurant and makes sure you get the dicounted price.  They will expect a deposit at the time of booking but the rest of the bill is paid at check out   Sunday,  If you are on your own and never been before, feel free to bring a friend, you will be made very welcome but let Tass know so that we can arrange to have someone meet you in reception.    

email    tasscotton@msn.com


N.B. Each person or couple should  book direct with the hotel 

 01253 721 534 and let them know that you are with the Barton Hall group also if you have any special requirements for food or accommodation and access you should mention this at the time of booking.

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Once again, avery successful reunion. Although our numbers are a bit depleted,we all managed to enjoy the weekend. 7n spite of advancing years, we still know how to party. Thaks to Kath  and Terry for the treasure hunt; Rita for the mystery parcels game; Pete  and Christine for the quiz. The proceeds of the raffle will go into our much needed Bartonian funds and the Bring and buy proceeds will go to St  Catherine's Hospice, Preston in memory of  Pam and Ginny. RIIP 2 lovely ladies. Thankyou to all partners and friends who came along to support  us. You know how welcome you all are

Standing L-R. Terry Tierney: Graham Knobbs: Rita Knobbs:nee Gooch: Ted Barnes:Margery Barnes neeJones: Pete Roberts: Ken Cotton:Beryl Wilton nee Pape: Elizabeth Kelly nee Diane Nelson: val Cain nee Yates: Anne Astley nee Kitchen:Kath Sey nee Croker: TerryMcLaughlin.: seated. Tass Cotton nee Tassiker: Stan Jones