We met up in The Tiltyard opposite the school for lunch.
This, and previous reunions, have been efficiently organised by Dilys Shepherd, seen here talking to Ross Beadle.
We also had a couple of teachers present as well as us pupils (see attendees list below).
An unexpected bonus was announced - a tour of the interior of the school through the kind offices of the caretaker who very patiently lead us round the old school.
It was a strange sensation standing on the stage of the main assembly hall. I only ever went up there on prize-giving day (which happened most years as I was such a swot). For others it brought back memories of Pirate of Penzance in the sixth form.
The chemistry and physics labs no longer boast traditional mahogany lab benches. They are all gone to be replaced by flimsy formica topped tables.
The Portakabin that was my form room in the sixth form was still there after nearly half a century - a tribute to British engineering! It brought back memories of early bridge playing days and Jeff Love bringing in his copy of Blind Faith's eponymous album and its controversial cover art.
A final tour of the playground.
A most successful reunion and a chance to meet up with my past fellows and reminisce over my school days.
A full set of photos on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/markmclellan/sets/72157648411444140/
- Elizabeth Brown (was Thomas)
- Wendy Browne (was Skinner)
- Linda Camidge (was Wake)
- Martin Haswell
- Mark McLellan
- Norman Stevens (Teacher)
- Bill Nealon
- Mary Plimmer (was Cameron)
- Diana Jones (was Gibson)
- Mary Boswell
- Dilys Shepherd (was Crumpton)
- Cathy Martin (was Holland)
- Chris Jackson (Teacher)
- Paul Pearce
- Andrew Fox
- Ross Beadle
- Ken Harrop
- David Botterill