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4th November 2020

Kennet Valley Group - 50th Anniversary Meeting, 4th November 2020

Kennet Valley Group - 50th Anniversary Meeting, 4th November 2020

The Kennet Valley TR Group was originally founded and known as the Butt Inn TR Group (due to where they met in the village of Aldermaston) on the 4th November 1970, by Ian Avery, Bill Tognarelli and John Whicher.


The Butt Inn, Aldermaston

The Butt Inn TR Group was created in the same year that the TR Register (January 1970) was founded, therefore making the KVG one of the oldest Groups in the Register. Mike Gush, Toney Dines and Martin Bridges were some of the founder members; Mike and Toney are still members, but unfortunately Martin is no longer with us. Two years later in March 1972, the name was changed to the Kennet Valley TR Group rather than being named after a pub.

Unfortunately due to the pandemic, we have not been able to proceed with the big celebrations we had planned, however, on the 4th November 2020, at 19:30, 50 years to the day, we will be holding a meeting on line to celebrate, details of how to join the meeting will be emailed to you and we do hope you can come along.

Here is the provisional itinerary for the evening:

  • Welcome
  • Some history of the KVG
  • Photo Slideshow of KVG over the year with quiz
  • 50 years of KVG virtual toast, have a drink read
  • Members stories
  • Recognitions

If you have any old photos, memorabilia, stories of KVG adventure, please send them in to me, We look forward to seeing you at 19:30 on the 50th Anniversary, 4th November 2020.