Banner image - Java FEPOW 1942 Club, 2 logos, with strapline "To keep going the spirit that kept us going..."



Our FEPOWs, wives, widows and internees - Front left to right Elsie Pugh, Bill Macauley, Vic Pugh, William Mundy, Bill Frankland, Centre left to right Sheila Brede, Ron Hollis, Ron Mockford, Harold Pleasance, Barbara Anslow, Rear standing left to right Kay Macauley, Jean Addis, Elsie Edwards & Pam Stubbs

The 2017 Reunion Weekend


The Falcon Hotel came across problems with their refurbishment and have closed completely between January and August. Our reunion was planned for their first weekend of re-opening, which I felt a little too close for comfort should further delays occur, so it has been put back 2 weeks to the weekend of 21st to 24th SEPTEMBER.

Friends and family are always welcome to attend the weekend, so if you are unable to make the journey alone, please feel free to invite someone along who can bring you - and don't forget the Central Welfare Fund reunion grant is available to a FEPOW and wife, or widow, plus a carer (now 50 per night each). There is also the CWF travel grant of up to 50 available to help with the costs, but please remember this grant is for one trip per year.

We ensure everyone is introduced around and those who come for the first time always remark how welcoming and friendly we all are. So please do come along if you can and meet some more of your Java Club Family!

Our rates have had to rise for next year by about 10%, but rest assured we have done the best deal possible. They still beat the other quotes we obtained in the area by a long way and are greatly reduced from what will be their normal rates after refurbishment.

For one night the price is 136 per person, two nights 209 per person and 3 nights 263 per person. The single supplement is just 20 per night.

Please remember these prices include bed, breakfast and evening meals, a pre-dinner drink and a glass of wine with our Saturday gala dinner, as well as refreshments for our AGM meeting and a sandwich lunch afterwards, plus free parking.

There is no deposit to pay and no charge for cancellations advised more than 24 hours before arrival - so you have nothing to lose by reserving your room NOW.

Saturday Night Dinner Only - if you are not staying at the hotel but wish to join us for the Saturday night dinner only, you will need to pay the 34.00 (includes a pre- dinner drink and glass of wine with the 3 course meal) in advance and please provide contact details so that you can pre-order your meal choice nearer the time. Those of you staying at the hotel do not need to prepay for the meal as it is included in your package and you will be asked your Saturday night dinner food requirement upon check in.

Please see detailed rates on the back page and book by telephone directly to the hotel on 07557 368 521 and speak to Mary, or email Please ensure you quote our Club's booking reservation number MH102092017

So many of our members are sadly not now physically able to attend reunions and that is why we are so pleased when friends and family come with them. Please can we ask that if you are joining us and have a space in your car, that you let us know so that you can help one of our members attend. Similarly, if you would like to attend and are unsure how you can get there , please let us know so we can try to put you in touch with others travelling from your area.

Or you can click here to download the 2018 AGM & Reunion booking form


2017 Group photo

Photographs courtesy of Russell Hirst, Richard Brown and John Martin