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Left to right (at the back): John, Stella, Peter, Gerry, Sally,
Andrew and Me; (& at the front) Joyce, Lesley and Anne.

In September 2006, we sailed with Celebrity Cruises aboard Zenith from Newark (New York) to Bermuda.

This was a very special trip because we had 4 new members with us; Sally & Stella were both "Cruise Virgins" and very excited about everything (especially clothes!); Peter & Lesley had cruised before but not as part of a group. Also, none of them had been to Bermuda before and we were really hoping they too would love it. In the event, everyone had a fabulous time!

With our own table for 10, we were able to get our own back on all those other groups we used to hate at the next table having an uproarious time - without us!
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Mark
"Captain" Mark (that's me!)
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As a kid I had a passion for ships, the sea, & photography. Then I qualified as a Property Manager and discovered fine dining; what else could I do but go cruising? I took early retirement in 2003 and decided to learn website design as well!
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John
John
I've known and lived with John for over 35 years and we began cruising together in 1983. He's "reinvented" himself many times and most recently retired from a career in pensions. Now draws his own! After 27 cruises though, he gave it up and prefers to remember cruising the way it was!
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Andrew
Andrew
... joined the "family" in 1985 and immediately loved cruising. It wasn't just his job he gave up in 2003 when he made a career-change to train as a nurse; he also missed out on 3 years of cruising holidays. But it was all worth it and he's now back cruising again.
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Gerry
Gerry
... first knew Andrew at secondary school in the early 70's; actually, they didn't like one another initially! But they later became firm friends and he joined us on his first cruise in 1986, loved it and has been with us many times since then. He loves photography and shares his time with his family.
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Geoff
Geoff (my Dad)
Sadly, Mum's cruising was cut short when she died in 1990 but Dad continued to travel with us until 2008, when all the post-cruise washing and ironing got too much! He was a surveyor before he retired (like father like son!) but he trained as a navigator in the RAF in WWII and is now our "Senior" Member.
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Anny
Anny
Disco-dancing "diva" and past work colleague of Andrew's, Anny joined us in 1999 and quickly made her mark. At that time, she was a PA with a major London law firm and she was instrumental in changing the nature of our Group. She enjoyed only 5 trips with us before we lost her to leukemia in 2006. She's sadly missed but never forgotten.
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Joyce
Joyce
We met Joyce while on a cruise in the Far East in 1999. Recently widowed, she was travelling on her own; while on a tour we were embarrassed for cash at the table and she lent us $1 each for a can of coke. Friends don't come much cheaper than that! She even encouraged us to learn ballroom dancing and over the years, she shared a number of cruises with us, until her illness sadly curtailed her love of cruising and her ability to travel. She died in February 2015. We all loved Joyce and will sadly miss her perpetual excitement and affection, her preference for meat pies, chips and burgers (without cheese!), and her constant query, "What are we doing next?"
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Anne
Anne
A neighbour at The Lynch as long ago as 1990, it wasn't until after the loss of her husband George that we got to know Anne more. She joined us in 2001 and met Joyce, whereupon anyone new who met the Group was sure they must be sisters! Anne later retired to a bungalow by the sea at Felixstowe, where daily she walks her dog on the beach.
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Sally
Sally
... used to deliver milk with the man who became Andrew's sister's 2nd husband, then joining the family on holiday and becoming a close friend. She's now a Facilities Manager & recently moved to Gibraltar to be with her partner, Frank. An excellent swimmer, Sally has been seen consorting with dolphins and is our lifeguard!
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Stella
Stella
Andrew and Stella both worked on the switchboard at London's Royal Free Hospital when they met in 1977. Stella later became a Hospital Theatre Technician but they have always remained firm friends and she was recently persuaded to join us on a cruise. Stella is seriously into shopping and lives in a cottage close to an artillary testing range!
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Sally
Peter & Lesley
... moved to The Lynch in 1992 and I met Peter when he joined the Management Committee. Peter plays golf but that's not easy at sea - he keeps losing his balls! Lesley is well-known for her extensive dinner menus but she used to be a receptionist at the local Doctors' Surgery; so if you want to invite them to dinner, you have to make an appointment!
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Sam
Sam
Joyce was already a member when she met Sam at her dance class - and Sam is something of a class dancer! They have since become close friends & Sam joined Joyce on our trip in 2009 to Hawaii. He used to be in the electronics industry and worked for the Marconi Company but rumours that he was one of the Marconi Wireless Operators on the Titanic are hotly denied!
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Frank (in his Pharoah's outfit!)
Frank
... is a Gibraltarian and works for the Gibraltar Post Office, so he certainly knows everyone's address! Frank joined our Group as Sally's partner and his first cruise was up the Nile in Egypt. Once an officer in the British Army, his previous career is mentioned only with a knowing glance and two taps of the finger on the nose! Frank is our "Special Ops Consultant"!
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Frances
Frances
... is Anne's sister-in-law and they have often taken holidays together but since the loss of her husband, Frances had always wanted to do a cruise. However, having booked to join us in 2013 as a "Cruise Virgin", she broke her arm and hip in a bad fall. Keeping up with the Group on our various outings must have been a bit of a struggle but as our 15th member, she "passed muster" with flying colours!
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Peggy
Peggy
... is Gerry's sister and first joined us on our 2010 Nile cruise but had never been on a "real" ocean cruise, until Gerry surprised her with a 60th Birthday cruise! Peggy loves the sun, likes a flutter in the casino and enjoys a boogie on the dance-floor!
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Claire
Claire
... is Peggy's daughter and Gerry's neice. She also first joined us on our 2010 Nile cruise but remained a "proper-cruise-virgin" until her Mum's Birthday cruise in 2014. Like her Mum, Claire also enjoys sun-bathing, a good flutter in the casino and is a bit of a late-night disco-diva!
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Carol
Carol
... is Andrew's sister and also first joined us on our 2010 Nile cruise but having followed her brother's cruising adventures, she had always wanted to experience a "real" ocean cruise for herself, a wish at last fulfilled aboard Independence of the Seas in 2014.
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Marilyn
Marilyn
... is a long-standing friend and neighbour of Carol but while she and her late husband travelled widely, she remained a "cruise-virgin" until she joined Carol and our group in 2014. Marilyn is another lover of the attractions offered in the casino!
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Sarah
Sarah
... is a close friend of Claire who persuaded by her to join us in 2014 on her first cruise, together with her Mum, Hilary. Sarah works in security but earned her stripes on Day-1 of our cruise by finding my missing suitcase!
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Hilary
Hilary
... is Sarah's Mum but unlike our other "cruise-virgins", she had cruised once before on the venerable "Marco Polo". But leaving husband Nick at home this time, she decided to keep an eye on daughter Sarah for her first cruise with us in 2014!
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Associate Members:-

Click to enlarge picture "Hor-us", our 50/50 Nile Group
Joining 8 of us on this special cruise to celebrate 3 50th Birthdays, were Andrew's sister Carol and her husband Glyn; Gerry's sister Peggy and her daughter Claire; Sally's friend Angela; our ex-dance class colleagues, Sandra & Malcolm, Brenda & Keith and Sue & Ron; plus more friends of Andrew, Lynne & Clive - making our Lynch Cruise Club Group 21 in all! On board the little m/s Stephanie, we had our own guide, Amro and our tour group was named after the Egyptian God, "Hor-us!"


Pat
Pat
... is too much of an independent traveller to be in anyone's Group - she's a Club all of her own! She hardly unpacks from one cruise before she's off on the next. She's a great fan of "Teletext" and has an eye for a bargain. Pat is Mother-in-Law to one of my previous work colleagues. She first joined us in 2003 but also joined John & Me on the homeward stretch of our Black Watch Around Africa Cruise. At home, somehow she finds time to deal in costume jewellery and wherever she goes, she's on the lookout for new sources - and new customers!




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