A big thank you to everyone that came and supported the various events, without your support they cannot happen (we’ll keep in touch and will send out timely information regarding our next ‘Astronautevent’) we have had some very positive
feedback during and after each event.
Thank you to Walt Cunningham and his wife Dot Cunningham, without whom there was no event.
Thank you to my long-suffering wife (Bryar) and our two daughters Kirstie and Nikki, thank you for your assistance
with everything; it was appreciated even when the stress was beginning to show.
Walsall Town Hall, smooth operators from beginning to end, lots of advice, much of it taken on-board. Special thanks to Sunita, Sue and Sofia (thanks to the Lord Mayor and
Consort for attending), thank you to all of the staff, security and catering included. The Town Hall is a great venue, so much history and it can now add an Apollo astronaut to its list of visitors.
Walsall Astronomical Society - I only returned to
the fold in recent months, some familiar faces and many new ones. Thanks to all of the members that attended and supported with special thanks to Carl, Alan and Paul who pulled out all of the stops to keep Walt’s visit a secret and obtaining the Moon
rock was fantastic too.
National Space Centre, another smooth operation. Nothing was too much trouble and you planned our visit from beginning to end. Again, too many to mention, a very professional team led by Malika, Anu, Rebeca and Zoe. Like a precision
Village Hotel Walsall, professional set up and a lovely Hotel. Thanks to Nisha, Wedding/Events co-ordinator and to Mike and the team for making the dinner enjoyable and relaxed.
Professional photo team – thank you James and Karen
– quick, patient, professional operation. Brilliant photo backdrop, although I say it myself, photos produced on time for autographs to be obtained on the night, a great and lasting memento.
We could not do everything on our own so were grateful
for the assistance of Andrew and Julie McDermott (they are old pros at it now) and Paul Bradbury. Thanks to Nikki and Chris Lee (stalwart rafflers and astro-teddy promoters) and to table lugger and general furniture re-arranger Ian Arkesden. Thanks also to
Katy Rock for helping out on the trade stand.
Dave and Bel Shayler support appreciated.
Raffle prizes were mostly collected by Kirstie Deakin and kindly donated.