The 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards 25th Anniversary Reunion is to take place on Friday 20th & Saturday 21st April 2018. The venue for this event will be once more at ‘The Earl of Doncaster’, Bennetthorpe, Doncaster, DN2 6AD, Tel: 01302 361371. 

Due to their only being 216 seats available for this significant event, bookings will only be accepted on receipt of the full payment, however a full refund will be paid if you must cancel up to 1st March 2018. 

Cheques are to be made payable to Mr E. Costello and sent to the above address, cash to the same address. To make things easier you can pay by PAYPAL all l need is your email address, and paypal will contact you to confirm you details, (may stop people forgetting to sign cheques). 

The Friday evening will again be a charity concert from ‘The Old Coldstream Corps of Drums, Perry’s Own,  where there will also be a bar extension. The Main Bar will also be available at ‘The Earl’, who have also provided a Coldstream Guards Table D’Hote Menu (see attached menu) which we be served between 1700-2100 hrs. 

Saturday night will be a more formal evening with a sit down 3 course meal at a cost of £40.00 per head (normally £48.25 per person). We have live music in the form of The Old Coldstream Corp of Drums, plus Live music and a raffle.  If you require accommodation at ‘The Earl’, it as been agreed that if you book by phone the price will remain the same as this year. (as at yet this is subject to confirmation)               

We look forward to hearing from you soon and it is hoped that this special 25th Anniversary Dinner surpasses and exceeds the excellent turnout and evenings we have had over the pass years. 

Please pass this on to any of your friends either by Email or Facebook chat, let’s make this one the best so far, more details can be found on the website:

Yours in Comradeship
Eamon Costello

Event Organiser  



Coldstream Civic Week is held annually the first full week in August, What is it all about?

Starting in 1951, Coldstream Civic Week has become a mainstay in the Coldstream calendar. Each year a Right Hand Man is chosen who will serve for one year and then, if all goes well, he becomes the Coldstreamer for a year. After his year as Coldstreamer he then moves on, the following year, to become Left Hand Man and use his knowledge and experience to assist the Coldstreamer and Right Hand Man in their duties. During each of his years, throughout his three year tenure in each position, he is an Ambassador for Coldstream and between them the Principles (as they are known) attend all of the various towns Civic Weeks throughout the Borders.

Horses play a large part in Coldstream Civic Week and in no small way to the very old 'Riding of the Bounds' around the Parish. Not only do all three Principles ride out to Norham, Birgham and Leitholm during the week with a great following of horses and riders, but they also lead the main ride to Flodden to commemorate the dead of both nations who fell at the Battle of Flodden in 1513.

Coldstream Civic Week holds many events throughout their week and a Programme is available for purchase in the Town to give a full run down of all official events you may wish to attend, alongside snippets of history, previous Coldstreamers and those who are celebrating their Jubilee years both Gold and Silver. There are also unofficial (fringe) events throughout the week, so keep your eyes open and your ear to the ground.

Presenting Coldstream Association and Coldstream Riders Association are the two main organising bodies of all the official events that happen throughout the Town and District during Civic Week. They continually fundraise in order to stage the following years events and it is truly a community affair with everyone doing something at some point. A tremendous amount of hard work and effort is invested throughout the year and during Civic Week itself by both organisations and supported by others such as the Ex-Coldstreamers Club (former Civic Week Coldstreamers), Coldstream Pipe Band, the Over 60's, the RBLS, not to mention the hostelries in the Town ~ The Besom, The Castle, Newcastle Arms ~ Local Businesses, sponsors, individuals and the list goes on. Were it not for all of these people working so hard, Civic Week would not happen.

Civic Week is full of fun, laughter and enjoyment. You make of it what you wish as there is much on offer, from seeing over 200 horses ride through the Town on their way to Flodden, to watching the Fancy Dress, or perhaps you would like to watch the Dub Dash Race on Duke Street or take part in Ladies Night. You pick what you want to do and many Coldstreamers (Coldstream Guards) enjoy catching up with old muckers, having the odd pint or more and watching the entertainment as it comes round.

There is literally a lot to say about Coldstream Civic Week and we can only encourage you to come and be a part of Coldstreams history and make your own memories, fun and enjoyment.

2nd Bn Reunion Doncaster April 2018