Reunions for all staff who ever worked for Plessey at Addlestone, Weybridge, Surrey, UK, have been held about every two years.
Postponed - again
The start of the
coronavirus pandemic caused the reunion planned for 15th May 2020 to be
postponed. We optimistically rescheduled it for 18th
September but it soon became clear that this revised date was not
viable either so it was rearranged for Friday 23rd April 2021.
All looked encouraging until the 'new varient' emerged.
With the prospect of restrictions continuing for some while not only is this April not viable, it seems too optimistic to anticipate being able to meet this year. Lets face it, even it we were allowed to gather, a reunion is incompatible with "social distancing" and wearing a mask.
We hope to be able to arrange a reunion in May 2022 - but that depends upon how things pan out.
Our last reunion was
on Friday 13th April 2018 at the Addlestone Community Centre. It was
attended by 125 former employees, some travelling from as far afield as
France and Germany.
It was judged by all to have been a great success.
The modest entry charge not only covered costs but made a profit which was donated to the Princess Alice Hospice.
It is amazing that 30 years after the company was taken over in a hostile bid, and over 20 years since the site was closed, former employees meet with such enthusiasm to reminisce and to catch up with what their friends and colleagues have been doing since.
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informed of future events then email us.
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An archived version from 2019 can be seen on web.archive.org
Included in the archive are:
Business names that operated at Addlestone included:
Email link to contact us about reunions or to be kept informed about future ones.
Reunions organised by Tony Shore
Information mounted on the Internet by Neil Bartlett.
Last updated Jan 2021.