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Former Weston school pupils get together

10:00 08 October 2011

Westonians Reunion Royal hotel eston.

Westonians Reunion Royal hotel eston.

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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.

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  • Not 'a Weston grammar school'. The Weston-super-Mare Grammar School'.

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    Westonman

    Saturday, October 8, 2011

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