Did you go to Hellesdon Secondary Modern?

Peter Grimmer, Adrian Richer, Robert Scott, Graham Panter, Richard Key, Paul Hollis, Peter Langley a

Peter Grimmer, Adrian Richer, Robert Scott, Graham Panter, Richard Key, Paul Hollis, Peter Langley and Malcolm Shreeve. - Credit: Sue Thompson

Pupils at the school between 1960 and 1965 invited to reunion.

Carol Bumfrey, Sue Gilbert, Mary Tuck, Jane Newman, Edwina Hubbard, Margaret Tate and Patricia Nunn.

Carol Bumfrey, Sue Gilbert, Mary Tuck, Jane Newman, Edwina Hubbard, Margaret Tate and Patricia Nunn. (Back right unknown). - Credit: Sue Thompson

If Hellesdon Secondary Modern rings a bell from your past, then you may be one of the people Sue Thompson is looking for.

Mrs Thompson is hoping to find past pupils of her old school, which is now Hellesdon High School.

The Eaton resident is searching for classmates that attended the school between 1960 and 1965.

Mrs Thompson explains: 'I got chatting with a friend who also went to the school, after we saw a photo of us as pupils on Facebook.


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'We were talking about who we could remember from school, who we still see and hear from, and then I said 'This is starting to sound like a school reunion!' and the idea grew from there.'

Mrs Thompson, who was 11 at the time she joined the school in 1961, is hoping to gather as may people as possible.

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Mrs Thompson said: 'My friend and I have about 70 names of people who we can remember between us, so we'd definitely like to find them and anyone else that might like to join in.

'We searched these names on facebook and one man even turned up in Florida. and he still wants to come!'

When the event happens is dependent on how many people choose to join the event, and when they are available.

Mrs Thompson, who is retired, said: 'We've got some figures from the Mercure Hotel in Norwich so we can hire a room, but we need to find plenty of people before we hire one out. We're hoping that once we start finding more people they'll be able to pass the event on.'

Mrs Thompson, who previously worked at City College Norwich, explained why she wanted to organise the event: 'I just want to see what happened to everyone, it'll be interesting to see where people ended up and how things are now.'

The mother of two continued: 'A lot of people have retired now, some are still working but most retired. Everybody I've asked so far is interested and want to meet and catch up.'

And if people can't make the first reunion, there may be the another in the future.

Mrs Thompson said: 'I hadn't thought much further beyond the first reunion, we'll see how the first one goes and may do another if enough people come.'

If you attended the school at the time, get in touch with suebar@ntlworld.com or tinaelvin@me.com

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