School friends reunited 60 years after leaving Hollesley Primary School

Brenda Howlett and her school friends Picture: BRENDA HOWLETT

Brenda Howlett and her school friends Picture: BRENDA HOWLETT - Credit: Archant

A group of friends who went to school in Suffolk over 60 years ago have reunited.

Brenda Howlett, nee Ward, organised a BBQ to reunite a number of her friends from Hollesley Primary School.

The friends then known as: Brenda Ward, Jean Walker, Ann Harris, Gill Beer, Grace Roberts and Sylvia Mann met up recently, decades after they left school.

The group of friends, many of whom still live in Suffolk or the surrounding areas, left the primary school in 1954.

“It was absolutely lovely. and it was a beautiful day” said Mrs Howlett.


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In the time in between one or two of the friends have moved away, got married and had children.

Despite the time that has passed and the amount of changes that have taken place in the world around them the friends are still very close and still talking about days gone by.

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“There is a lot of talk about school,” laughs Mrs Howlett, “and what things we get up to.”

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