|6 Oct 2021|
It has been a long-held tradition here at Concord that leavers have the chance to come back to catch up with old friends and teachers that they met during their time at the college. Last year we were unable to hold a reunion due to the pandemic but we are delighted to report that this year all leavers from 2019, 2020 and 2021 are invited!
Dr and Mrs Truss would like to extend a warm welcome to all of you on this lovely occasion, with the added very special opportunity to say a proper goodbye to Mr and Mrs Hawkins and to celebrate your time at Concord.
The event will take place on Saturday 18th December, starting with a reception at Concord College Main Hall from 5.30pm for mocktails and canapes beside the Christmas tree. Transport will then be provided (for those arriving at Concord by taxi) to the luxurious Netley Hall Estate nearby for a glass of sparkling wine and three course meal. At Netley there will be dancing, photo booths and plenty of other photo opportunities in these beautiful surroundings.
We hope you will join us!
Would you like to know more?
Q. How much are tickets?
A. Tickets cost £35 to include the mocktails, canapes, a glass of sparkling wine at Netley Hall, 3 course meal, transport to Netley Hall (for those arriving by taxi) and all the entertainment. There will also be two complimentary bottles of wine on every table, with a pay bar available for further drinks.
Q. How can I buy tickets?
A. Simply click on this LINK. When booking please leave the contact details of everyone in your party and, if possible, your likely mode of transport.
Note that you will need to join the Alumni Network to buy tickets but there is no requirement to sign up for mailings and you can also keep your information private and offline.
Q. Is there a seating plan?
A. There is no seating plan, there will be tables for 10 people and you are free to sit wherever you like on the night.
Q. How do I get there?
A. If you come to Concord by taxi we will provide free coach transport to Netley Hall (20 minutes' drive away) however, if you prefer to drive yourself, you can take your own car to Netley as the welcome mocktails served in Main Hall will be alcohol free. Cars cannot be left at Concord overnight.
You are welcome to go straight to Netley Hall at 7.30pm if you are unable to make the reception at Concord.
Netley Hall is signposted from the A49 just south of Dorrington which lies between Shrewsbury and Church Stretton.
Address: Netley, Dorrington, Shrewsbury SY5 7JZ
Q. What happens at the end of the event?
The event finishes at midnight. We ask you to make your own arrangements for transport at the end of the night. Why not share a taxi? We strongly suggest booking ahead.
Q. Where can I stay?
Our main venue, Netley Hall, offers hotel accommodation and 12 spacious holiday lodges. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
You have lots of choices in Shrewsbury, which is great for shopping (and further partying) so why not make a weekend of it?
There are also many hotels around Shrewsbury including a Travelodge at Bayston Hill, a Premier Inn in the town centre and Holiday Inn Express on the outskirts of town. There are lots of more upmarket options if you wish to stay in style such as the Lion and Pheasant and Darwin's Townhouse. Check out Booking.com and Airbnb too of course.
Q. What are the Covid-19 contingency plans?
In the event of another lockdown the event will be cancelled and ticket price refunded.
We ask that everyone takes a quick lateral flow test the day before coming and we will ask for proof of a negative result on arrival. This can be in the form of a photo or phone app.
Q. What is the dress code?
Smart, jackets required, no jeans.