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19 July 2024

Reunion and AGM 2024 - Plymouth, Devon.
Friday May 17th (evening) and Saturday May 18th 2024

The committee is pleased to announce that our 2024 family reunion will be held in Plymouth, Devon.  At this early stage our programme is still being developed and we are planning to have an entertaining lecture by a guest speaker. Our Saturday will also include our 2024 AGM.  We will close the reunion with a dinner on Saturday evening leaving members free on Sunday to relax, talk, explore the shops in the city, or just visit Dartmoor or Plymouth’s attractions.

To help us make this reunion happen, it is essential that members wishing to attend confirm their attendance before the END of JANUARY 2024. A registration link will be emailed to all members.

We hope you will be able to join us in the historic city of Plymouth for a casual evening meal on Friday 17th May and the main events on Saturday 18th May 2024. There is no fee for attendance and the Society will provide teas, coffees and soft drinks through the day along with a buffet lunch on Saturday. All you need to pay for is your accommodation and Friday and Saturday evening meals. We will be recommending a hotel to stay in, so you don't have the problem of finding your own accommodation.

Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City, is one of Europe’s most vibrant waterfront cities, with so much to explore. Located in the southwest of Devon and in the heart of the Brooking family area, a most beautiful of locations imaginable, Plymouth is sandwiched between the incredible southwest coastline and the wild beauty of Dartmoor National Park. We are planning to hold our reunion in the close vicinity of Plymouth Hoe. It’s a broad vista that overlooks the beautiful Plymouth Sound and is home to many events throughout the year. It’s also one of the most popular places to stroll or sunbathe. The Hoe is home to the striking red-and-white striped former lighthouse, Smeaton’s Tower, the art-deco, open-air swimming pool Tinside Lido and a number of statues and memorials. 

Plymouth is a cool, cultural city here, with great shopping, arts and entertainment. There is also hundreds of years of history to uncover, from Sir Francis Drake and the Spanish Armada to the Mayflower sailing in 1620, to a city rebuilt following the Blitz during World War II.  The Barbican and Sutton Harbour shown above has quaint cobbled streets, a picturesque harbour and wealth of independent shops and restaurants.

In the Barbican area is the Mayflower Steps and nearby Mayflower Museum where you can learn all about the departure of the Pilgrims on the Mayflower ship, who sailed from the UK to the US in 1620 in search of religious freedom.  

For something more modern there are frequent boat trip tours from the Mayflower steps around the Plymouth Sound or the naval dockyards and warships. Also close by is the National Marine Aquarium – the UK’s largest with more than 4,000 animals.

Brooking Society Committee


Registration for reunion & AGM 2024 - Fri 17th  & Sat. 18th  May @ 14:00 uk