West Kent ARS 70th Anniversary Dinner

Marking the 70th anniversary of the West Kent ARS since its inaugural meeting on the 7th of April 1948, some current members were joined by a few of the earlier members that could make it, to an anniversary dinner held at the Spa Hotel in Tunbridge Wells.

Attending as guests of honour were the Mayor of Tunbridge Wells, Cllr. Julia Soyke, along with past RSGB President and former member of West Kent ARS, Mr. John Gould G3WKL.

Along with the dinner, those present enjoyed a piece of anniversary cake that had been made and decorated for the occasion, complete with shack and HF doublet.

Below are some images of the occasion, which originated from photos by Denis Collins G0DJC who acted as photographer for the event.

Photo of the Mayor Cllr Julia Soyke cutting the Anniversary cake, and photo showing the detail (did that thing have planning permission!)

 Displays of early club photos with old club members QSL cards, and some meeting and greeting.

 

 Honoured guests, Mayor Cllr. Julia Soyke, John Gould G3WKL and West Kent ARS Chairman Mike Granatt M0RYK