Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 7°C

ESTD 1874 Search

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

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.

shares

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.

shares

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Langham cottage fire. Photo: Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

A blaze at a thatched cottage in a village near the Suffolk/Essex border was tackled by firefighters for around seven hours overnight.

Gena Moore from Nelson’s Journey with Simon and Anne Beckett-Allen of Rosedale Funeral Home

A funeral home with branches in north Suffolk has continued its support for local bereaved children by commissioning a doll’s house style church to help support workers explain what happens at a funeral.

Felixstowe Road Runners

Runners from Suffolk and Essex will once again be flocking to the Capital, this weekend, to take part in the 35th staging of the London Marthon.

Man wanted in connection with a burglary at Playford Court in Sudbury

CCTV images of a man wanted over thefts from properties at sheltered housing complexes in Sudbury.

Cyclists taking part in the Suffolk Sunrise 100 bike ride for children's charity Action Medical Research in 2012

More than 1,300 cyclists are expected to line up for the start of a fundraising ride through the Suffolk countryside in just over a fortnight.

MRSA rates revealed

Drastic measures to tackle potentially life-threatening bugs have significantly reduced outbreaks in our hospitals, an investigation has found.

Haverhill High Street

A man was stabbed in Haverhill in the early hours of this morning.

Lieutenant Colonel Charles Doughty-Wylie

A Victoria Cross recipient credited with turning defeat into victory at Gallipoli will be honoured in his home village this weekend – 100 years after he died in battle.

Julie Myerson

It was World Book Night this week. We asked some of our favourite local authors for the three books they’d most want on a desert island. Would you choose the ones they did?

Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans

Ipswich Town’s Supporters Club has said it is “great news” that owner Marcus Evans’ wealth has gone up almost 10% – to £765million.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages