Annual Koi-Hai Reunions

2020 Lunch announcement

-   Anyone wishing to attend should contact the Convener, Robin Humphries at Email address: .

Proposed Date : Saturday 16th May 2020

Venue - Herons Bonsai, Lingfield Surrey - address below

I am looking at the possibility of holding our Reunion at a more central location.  Mr Peter Chan who attended the last Reunion in Bournmouth as a guest has very kindly offered facilities at his Herons Bonsai Nursery:  The site is centrally located and I am asking for your support to make this a great Reunion Event  This will be the last reunion I shall lead but another has offered to take this task on once I give up.  So, the Reunions will live on!

I need you to let me know if this location would make attending more interesting to you?  Please, email me at:  I am looking for a good response.

The Address is:

Herons Bonsai
Wiremill Lane
Nr. Lingfield

How To Find the location 
Herons Bonsai is just over 7 miles south of the M25/J6 on the A22 Eastbourne Road.

Wiremill Lane is the 2nd left - off the A22, after the B2028 / A22 roundabout. The Mormon Temple is by the roundabout.
If you are using your SAT-NAV, key in our address or Post Code as above -

It's easy with Sat-Nav, but you can also get the directions to Herons Bonsai by printing off a Map from

Coming by Public Transport
You can get a train to Lingfield train station, from there you can take a taxi to Herons. Its a fairly small station and taxis aren't usually waiting outside so you will need to book in advance. RoadRunner taxi service: 01342 324444

Or you can get a train to East Grinstead then a 485 bus (around one bus an our) getting off at the Newchapel, adj WireMill Lane stop.


Please consider carefully and contact me at:, I need substantially more guest than we have achieved at Bournemouth or even Eastbourne in recent years


I am only asking for an indication of your intention at this stage.  I will be asking for a firm commitment from about Christmas time.  So, if you like the idea and may come please let me know!!

This is being organised for you!

Please help to make 2020 an outstanding year for Our Reunions, Thank you.


This producer has won 21 Chelsea Gold Medals in his time, I believe a lovely location run  by a master of his craft!



There have been many reunion get togethers enjoyed by many :


ABERDEEN, held in 2002 and 2008

COWDRAY PARK, held in 2006. 2007 and 2009

DORNOCH   Reunion lunch  held on June 8 2010

EASTBOURNE has been held annually for many years, but stopped after 2015 as the
organiser did not wish
it to continue--and he wanted the emphasis to be towards the
Juniors and even transferred the remaining funds to the Junior account.

However thanks to Robin Humphries there will be a continuing Lunch at the Hydro Hotel
in Eastbourne
to on April 19 2017 To contact Robin please use e-mail




‘It is with much regret that we have to advise that the Stratford Lunches are being
discontinued.  We had originally hoped to hold the last lunch in 2017 but due to illness,
it just was not practical to try to organise it.

In addition,’
the newly re-organised Eastbourne Lunch has priority and as our numbers
dwindle it has been decided to make it just one reunion per year. The organiser is Robin
Humphry whose e-mail address is koihaireunionlunch@gmail
2017's lunch date is April 19 in Eastbourne


 Below is an attempt by the Editor to let folks know what Eastbourne looked like 
The Hydro Hotel is the
place where each year old Koi Hais gathered to renew
friendships and make new ones.

 The entrance road to the Hydro Hotel where the Assam Reunions are held

The garden entrance with the Quader Family and the Fetherstonhaughs

The coastal Road looking West

 The Pier

The coastal Road with spring flowers and looking East with the Pier in view