SCARA Southampton reunion event -Thursday 13 April 2023

Julian Bevis and Jim Baxter are organising a curry buffet lunch in Southampton on the 13th April for ex-OCL, P&OCL and PONL staff and their partners...

Last orders for Southampton Buffet Curry Lunch 13th April

Dear All,

With just over a couple of weeks to go to the Southampton Buffet Curry lunch we are delighted to say we have some 37 people booked in, but we are still able to take last minute bookings, if you are quick. 

Anyone wishing to do so, please email either Julian Bevis ( or James Baxter ( as soon as possible to confirm attendance.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Attendees registered so far:

Mary Anthony

Chris Anthony

Amanda Atherton

James Baxter

Annie Appleyard

Julian M Bevis

John T Blackmore

David Brace

Peter Brown

Mike Chapman

Malcolm Coomer

David Cross

Jane Cross

Simon Dyer

Jenny Dyer

Freda Forse

Colin Frederick

Nick Gaden

Denise Gaden 

Richard James

Susan Lock

Geoff Lock 

H John Loftin

Tony Mason

William McLaughlin

Elen McLaughlin

Jerry Rickcord

Bonnie Rickcord

Michael Seymour

Lindy Seymour

Les Swindells

Ian B Thomson

Dave Warner 

Pam Warner 

Joe W Welch


Robert Woods CBE

Details of the lunch and payment arrangements below:

Partners are of course more than welcome, and we look forward very much to seeing you on April 13th. 


Julian Bevis & James Baxter

Update 26/03/2023

Thursday 13 April 2023 


Everest Cuisine Restaurant

1 Queensway 


SO14 3AQ

SCARA Southampton reunion event update

Thank you to all those of you who have already indicated you will attend following our message of 22nd  Jan.  We are now in a position to confirm the details of the lunch.  It will be a rolling buffet curry, to be held at the Everest Cuisine, No 1 Queensway, Southampton SO14 3AQ on April 13th . The lunch will be available from 1200 until 1500. 

The restaurant is an easy walk from Southampton station with some on street parking and multi-story car parks nearby . The website for the restaurant is:  Please note the restaurant is on the first floor to which access is only by a staircase.  There is no lift.  

The price is £15 per head, the same as we were quoted for last September, which includes teas and coffees.  Drinks will be for the account of individuals attending.

We are now in a position to take bookings, so if you wish to come to the lunch, please contact

Partners are of course more than welcome and we look forward very much to seeing you on April 13th. 

Also as we have said before, if you know of OCL/P&OCL/PONL who may not be aware of the event and might like to come, do please either let them know about this or let us know and we will drop them a line.

With very best regards

Julian and James

Update 06/02/2023

Dear all,


Happy New Year to you.  We hope you all had a good Christmas.


Just to let you know, we are presently considering our next SCARA Southampton event, and have decided to hold it on Thursday 13th April, so please put that in your diaries now.


Regarding the venue, we are looking at reviving the buffet curry at the Everest Restaurant which we were unable to hold last September, and which we had suggested we might do when we cancelled it.  We will get back to you as soon as possible with further details on that.


Meantime keep warm and don’t use too much electricity, but regardless of everything else, please set aside the 13th April for our next get together.


As always, spouses and partners are most welcome, if they can put up with you wittering on endlessly about your exciting adventures in the employ of OCL/POCL/PONL. 


Please also tell any ex-employee you know about the event and, if they are not aware, put them in touch with us, or let us have their contact details.


Looking forward to seeing you all on the 13th April.


With very best regards


Julian and James

2023 Southampton SCARA  Reunion

Thursday 13 April 2023 at the Everest Cuisine Restaurant,  1 Queensway Southampton, SO14 3AQ

2022 SCARA Southampton reunion