80th Birthday

CLOG Birthday celebrations

2017 marks CLOG’s 80th birthday, and to celebrate this milestone, we are organising 2 special events – a tea party in London, and a weekend at a hotel in Eastbourne.

These events were organized for our 75th birthday celebrations and were very popular, so put them in your diary now and get your applications in promptly when booking opens! 

They will be open to current and ex-members.

It will be a great opportunity for members to meet each other.

It is no mean feat for an organization like CLOG to have survived and flourished for 80 years, given the enormous social changes that have taken place over that period.  At both events there will be space to exhibit photos, factsheets, newsletters etc that will reflect how CLOG has evolved.



Tea party – Sat 20th May, 3-5.30pm
Tara Hotel
Scarsdale Place,
Kensington W8 5SY

A full cream tea will served, with plenty of time to mingle beforehand.  The cost will be £22 per person.

Eastbourne weekend
Sat/Sun 16-17 September
Best Western Lansdowne Hotel
King Edward’s Parade
Eastbourne BN21 4EE

The Lansdowne is a friendly and comfortable 3-star hotel on the seafront. A variety of single, double, twin and family rooms will be available.

Festivities begin on Saturday evening, with pre-dinner drinks at 6.00pm before a 3-course dinner (vegetarian and vegan options will be catered for). Smart dress will be requested. There will be a live band, playing music for all ages and tastes until midnight, but there is also plenty of space in the hotel bars and lounges for members who would prefer to chat.

Sunday starts with a comprehensive breakfast (including full English if desired).  This will be followed by a choice of walks, ranging from rambles in the beautiful South Downs, (eg Beachy Head) to a local stroll around Eastbourne – or no walk at all if preferred!  The event will finish with an option for afternoon tea at the hotel.

All these activities will cost only £75 per person (£85 with afternoon tea).