5th June 2004
Roy Gerstner with the help of Paul Cartwright organised the first L.O.F. reunion which was held at the "Holiday Inn" Leicester-West on the 5th June 2004.
Initially it had been estimated that only about 70 "delegates" might be expected to attend. After all, there had been no previous reunions in the last 12 years and the company as such had, to most of us, ceased to exist
in 1992. So the estimate of 70 delegates seemed a reasonable number.
As the day of the reunion approached, the number wishing to attend had to be revised upward, frequently, and " on the day" over 210 ex-shipmates and partners turned up.
I think that this speaks volumes about the people who had been involved with the family run shipping line which was London Overseas Freighters. It was gratifying to see that there were so many people who were still interested, willing and able to travel, so that theycould meet ex-shipmates and their wives
many of whom they had not met in the last say 40+years.
We had a most enjoyable time . Thank you Roy.
When can we do it again ?
First 20 photos are on this page
... 98 altogether