With the lower than normal attendance at the Summer Ball and feedback that suggested the Winter Ball was rather too close to the Christmas & New Year festivities, we have decided to move our OA Winter Ball to Thursday 16 February 2017 as a Valentine's Ball.
The date of 16 Feb is very much regretted as the Committee realised that working members could/would find this date most inconvenient. However, at comparatively short notice from the Mess's perspective, it was necessary to find the best available date that suited the Mess and the Band. Given the advance notification we have for 2018, discussions are already taking place to secure a weekend day for our next Valentine's Ball.
One important factor which Members are asked to note is that availability of accommodation in the Mess cannot be assumed, particularly on weekdays outside of leave periods, so for those of you who will be travelling some distance and would like to stay in the Mess, please check availability in good time via the Hall Porter.