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Ipswich: Former Chantry High School pupils plan reunion for class of 1968

PUBLISHED: 12:00 07 August 2014

The netball and hockey teams of the 1696 leavers.  Marina King is right at the back of the hockey line.

The netball and hockey teams of the 1696 leavers. Marina King is right at the back of the hockey line.

Ex-students from Chantry High School are celebrating 50 years since their school days.

A reunion is taking place this month for students who attended the Ipswich school from 1964 to 1968.

Garry King, one of the organisers, said: “It’s amazing how quickly the word has spread about our reunion.

“I have made contact with about half a dozen people who I haven’t spoken to since my school days. One lady lives only 10 houses away, and I had no idea.

“One person is coming from Canada and another from Northamptonshire. The response has been amazing.”

Garry, 61, from Holyrood Close, who married his school sweetheart, Marina, added: “I am looking forward to seeing all the old faces.

“It’s amazing that it has been 50 years since we started school. It should be a great evening of catching up and reliving old memories.”

The other organisers are John Pye and Carol Bowdler (nee Dennington).

The event is being held at the Holiday Inn, London Road, Ipswich, on August 23. It begins at 7pm.

Tickets cost £5 and are available from Garry on 07957002652.

Are you organising a school or club reunion? We would love to hear from you. As well as publicity for the event, the Star will also cover the reunion with lots of photos, which would make a great memento. It will also feature on our Old School Ties section on the Star website. Email kate.dodd@archant.co.uk or contact her on 01473 324800 with your event.

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