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#1 2018-01-20 18:39:04

Registered: 2016-03-22
Posts: 16

East Coast Spring Rally 2018 LATEST UPDATE!

Victoria Shadow Association Spring Rally
Saturday March 24th 2018

Dear All,

This year the East Coast Spring Rally will take place at Chatham Maritime Marina, Leviathan Way, Chatham ME4 4LP

Owing to a complication for Alison we have had to replan a little, but we think that many might find the new schedule more doable as is appears that all are arriving by car so far, and most would want to drive home later the same day.

We now plan to hold a LUNCH at the Ship & Trades at 1.30pm. Peter will be there to meet you from 12.30 onwards and Alison will catch up as soon as she can.

The plan to tour the distillery is unaffected as it will be later on at 7pm and we see this as a natural break in proceedings for those who need to head home. We will still organise a table for an evening meal for those who are planning to stay but we will change this to the very local italian restaurant which is placed about halfway en route from the marina to the Ship & Trades. We figure a change of scenery and menu would be welcomed!

The Copper Rivet Distillery tour and tasting session lasts an hour in total so we’ll plan to take a table at the italian at 8.15pm
If you would like to take the distillery tour you will need to book directly with Copper Rivet, the cost per person is £12 and you can book online at, alternatively their phone number is 01634 931122. Presently they are only taking bookings up to the end of February but March will be added soon.

Should you wish to stay overnight there are two options within easy walking distance, one of which is the pub we are having lunch at. The details for both are;

Ship and Trades
Chatham Maritime
St Mary’s Island
01634 895200
The cost of a double room is £100 per night.

Travelodge Chatham Maritime
Western Avenue
Chatham Historic Dockyard
08715 591878
The cost of a standard room is £62, with breakfast and Wifi it’s £81.50
The Travelodge is an 8 minute walk from the Ship and Trades according to Google Map

If you are planning to stay then in walking distance there is a cafe, a Co-op store, a fish and chip shop, lots of restaurants, an outlet shopping centre and a cinema, local attractions include the Historic Dockyard, Dickens World and Rochester’s Cathedral and castle.


If you would like to attend this event please let us know via so that we can confirm numbers for lunch at the Ship and Trades etc If you want a mooring reserved for the event, give us your name, the name of you vessel and its length and we will ensure there is a place kept for you.

We look forward to meeting you soon, hopefully in better weather!
Warm regards,
Peter and Alison Child

Last edited by Alison_Pilkington (2018-03-02 10:56:30)


#2 2018-01-30 15:31:24

Registered: 2016-03-22
Posts: 16

Re: East Coast Spring Rally 2018 LATEST UPDATE!

So far we have about equal numbers for the lunch and the evening meal. Thanks to everyone who has responded so far!

Last edited by Alison_Pilkington (2018-03-02 11:00:14)


#3 2018-03-19 15:01:05

Registered: 2016-03-22
Posts: 16

Re: East Coast Spring Rally 2018 LATEST UPDATE!

Hi folks, just a quick reminder about the rally at Chatham next Saturday.

A table is reserved for lunch at the Ship and Trades for 13.30hrs and
there is also a table arranged for those of us staying overnight at
Villagio italian restaurant at 20.15hrs.

We think, as some will not be drinking on the day, it might be best to
share the food cost at lunch but purchase drinks separately.

Pete will be at the Ship and Trades for 13.00hrs to meet and greet and
I’ll probably be able to make it too, as my college assessment date
has now been moved yet again!


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