We had a real team effort from the Sub-Committee with extra volunteers as well and my thanks go to all who helped in any way. The coaster organised by Helen with the help of Dave Brittain’s computer expertise was very popular and Jane must be thanked for her resilience after such a traumatic time with the flooding.
Sadly Miss Shepherdson was unable to attend but it was good to welcome Miss Moore and Mr Williams who saw the Schools amalgamate in 1976. The smiles said it all and many friendships were renewed, new contacts made and for some the celebration continued into the evening with meals arranged at various venues.
Linda had organised Eric and Martin to ‘oversee’ proceedings in her absence and I think they enjoyed joining in the excitement of friends reuniting after 30+ years.
Miss Moore brought her bound copies of The Chronicle which she donated to the School together with the School plaque. I will try to put information we gathered together to give a record of the occasion but it will hardly compete with Dr Henthorn!
Celebrating 70 years since the opening of the new building in 1937 - Saturday 30th June 2007 1.00 to 4.00pm
It was certainly a day to remember. Despite floods and threat of more bad weather about 160 Old Girls and Staff spent the afternoon reminiscing and enjoying the excellent displays of photos, uniform and memorabilia which had been sent in. Even the rain which arrived just on time - as folks crossed the field for tea - did not dampen the enthusiasm. It was a fun afternoon with Old Girls ranging from Joan Peart (Peck), who was a pupil in the huts from 1928, to the last entries, Jane and Julie, in 1975.
View the Gallery showing larger versions of the above pictures (which opens in this window).
View the extensive Girls' High School Photo Memories page (this opens in a new window).