Anniversary Dinner on 8th September, 2012
On Saturday 8th September the Society will hold its triennial dinner. Following previous dinners in Cambridge, York and Bristol, this time we will be going to Birmingham, where the evening meal will be in the Banqueting Suite of the Council House.
The Council House is in Birmingham city centre, with a wide range of accommodation close by, as well as a number of rings of bells! The attached map shows the location of the Council House and the Banqueting Suite.
There will be peals and general ringing on the Saturday.
For those who are looking for accommodation, Visit Birmingham has a list of nearby places that cater to various price ranges.
Tower Tour on Saturday
|10:30 - 11:15||Tanworth in Arden||8 bells||12-1-25||SP113705|
|11:30 - 12:15||Lapworth||6 bells||10-1-2||SP163710|
|12:30 - 13:15||Packwood||8 bells||6-3-14||SP169728|
|15:00 - 15:45||Shirley||8 bells||6-1-1||SP119788|
For those who will be arriving early, the designated pub for pre-dinner drinks is The Wellington, 37 Bennett's Hill, Birmingham, B2 5SN. It's not far from the cathedral (to the west of it), and had 20 real ales on tap.
|08:30 - 09:00||Birmingham, Cath Ch of Philip||12 bells||31-0-21||SP069870|
|10:15 - 10:55||Birmingham, Cath Ch of Philip||12 bells||31-0-21||SP069870|
|10:00 - 11:00||Birmingham, St Martin||16 bells||39-1-19||SP073865|
|12:00 - 12:30
approx (after service)
|Birmingham, RC Cath Ch of St Chad||8 bells||15-3-06||SP069875|
|17:45 - 18:30||Birmingham, St Paul||10 bells||12-2-13||SP064874|
For those who have already bought a ticket, the price includes a welcome drink, three course meal and tea or coffee with mints.
There is a meat and a vegetarian menu, listed below. Other dietary requirements will be catered for, if previously notified.
|Main course||Loin of pork||Tian of wild mushroom|
For those who haven't pre-ordered, wine can be purchased on the night.
The range of wine available on the night may differ, but here is the current list:
|W1||Cape 1652 Chenin Blanc
Ripe citrus and peaches. South Africa
|W2||Cullinan View Chenin Blanc
Light, fresh & creamy peach. South Africa
Light and fruity classic wine
|W4||Vidal Estate Riesling
Lime and floral aromas with minerally citrus flavours produce a refreshing off-dry finish
Flowery, fresh and fruity. Italy
|O1||Stowells Single Serve
|R1||Cullinan View Shiraz
Spicey with warm, toasty oak. South Africa
|R2||Rare Vineyards Pinot Noir
Blueberries and spice
|R3||Robert Skalli Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon
Rich ripe fruit, toasty-oak
|R4||Ravenswood Vintners Blend Zinfandel
Rich and spicy with youthful and ripe, easy tannins
Soft plums and spice. Argentina
You can no longer buy tickets or wine in advance, but you can purchase wine on the day.