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A second Shades reunion

8 April 2006

Dear Reunion People,
Due to the amazing response to the first reunion and the enthusiasm for a second event it has given us the energy to organize it. It will be a bigger and better get-together and with press, radio and television interest, it could be the event of the century! BBC Essex is proposing a live broadcast with interviews. The date is now set for:      

Saturday 8 April 2006
Thornford Gardens, Southend SS2 6PU

7.30pm 'til late

We are returning to the EKCO Club as everyone enjoyed it there and we do not expect more than 180 people. The first band booked for the event is Hunt Runt Shunt and Cunningham featuring: Tony Sumner / Dennis Masterson / John Bobin and (hopefully) Mick Brownlee. This was the band that supported the Paramounts at the Club Riga Christmas event and features two of the old Rockafellas group. Additional acts are planned.

Once again this is not going to be a “Concert” as such because the “stars” are the people going. It will be another “Party!” There will be a charitable raffle for Lady McAddens BUST unit and any donated prizes will be appreciated. The tickets will have to be £20 each but it will be good (and more food!). If you are interested, apply for tickets now.

For tickets by post: Cheques to Mr B Ayling, The Lodge, 108A Ennismore Gardens, Southend on-Sea SS1 5RB
Tel (+44)1702-464383

If you have old photos and “stories” please send them to me for scanning and return as we may produce a book on the subject.

“Hi Brian, Congrats on the Bash – it seemed everybody enjoyed themselves a lot. I know I did, anyway! It was great for me to see all those lovely people from my past. The odd thing was that nobody seemed to have changed, they were still the same people they used to be – a bit older, sure, but essentially the same people. Thanks a lot, Brian. 'Till next time.”Hopefully.”  Kellogs – 5 December 2005 

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