Former Weston school pupils get together
10:00 08 October 2011
Westonians Reunion Royal hotel eston.
MORE than 140 former pupils from a Weston grammar school held a reunion at the Royal Hotel this month.
Some came from as far as Canada to meet with former classmates and exchange stories over lunch.
Former pupil Charlie Usher, aged 82, gave a talk about his experiences as a veteran European Table Tennis Championship player.
The oldest pupil from Weston Boys and Girls Grammar Schools was 86-year-old Rosemary Parcell, who graduated from the school in 1941.
The former pupils attended the school between 1922 and 1971.
Both men and women attended the reunion together even though the grammar schools were gender-divided until they were merged into Broadoak Comprehensive in 1971.
Rosemary Hodges, spokesman for the event, said: “It was a most enjoyable day.
“We certainly go down memory lane but we exchange stories about our lives too.”
She also praised organiser Jeff Hynds for his hard work at getting the group together.
Other News Stories
THE new home for a lifeboat station in Weston has been chosen by the RNLI.
A SCHEME which could see up to £2million pumped into businesses in the area has been approved by the Government.
NO PROGRESS has been made to find a buyer for the beleaguered Woodberry Brothers factory in Highbridge, six months after the firm went into administration.
A WORRYING shortage of school places in Weston is looming within the next five years, and is likely to mean pupils are forced to travel further for lessons.
HARDY cider lovers braved chilly conditions and turned out in record numbers at the annual wassail at Rich’s Farmhouse Cider orchard in Watchfield.
WESTON Football Club will not be leaving its current Woodspring Stadium home.
COUNCIL tax in Burnham and Highbridge could be set to rise after a town council committee agreed a 1.1 per cent increase for 2015.
A WARNING about cold temperatures has been issued by the Met Office.