Ex-Islands boatman John Hicks is organising a Scilly reunion in Bristol.

The get-together is for ex-Scillonians, people who have lived there in the past, and people who love the Islands, says John, who lived on St Mary’s for 40 years before leaving in 1997.

“There are a great many Scillonians and expats that live up this way so I thought it might be a nice idea,” he explains.

“I’ve found this wonderful old Tudor Coaching Inn dating back to 1589 where we can have our reunion.

“We can have a good old knees up, a bit of nosh and chin wag, maybe crash out for the night with a good old sing song to boot.”

John, who ran the Swordfish II for 16 years, says he is hoping to get some or all of the Male Voice Choir to provide the entertainment.

The party will be held at the Ship Inn in Thornbury Road, Alverston from 7pm on November 10.

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