Sixties schoolgirls from Gorleston meeting up for reunion after 50 years

Schoolgirls Lyn Layton and Maggie Tyson on a school trip to Interlaken in 1965. Picture: Lyn Gibbs

Schoolgirls Lyn Layton and Maggie Tyson on a school trip to Interlaken in 1965. Picture: Lyn Gibbs - Credit: Lynn Gibbs

The year 1967 was a great time to be young. It was the Summer of Love. It seemed there were jobs for everyone and the cultural scene was fantastic.

Some of the biggest groups in the UK visited Great Yarmouth's Tower Ballroom and Gorleston's Floral Hall including The Who, Cream and the Rolling Stones.

A group of women who began secondary school at Lynn Grove High School for Girls in Gorleston in 1962 and left in July 1967 have organised a very special 50-year reunion dinner on July 21 at the Furzedown Hotel in Great Yarmouth.

Lyn Gibbs (nee Layton), Hilary Hanbury (nee Spall), Maggie Risby (nee Tyson) and Jeanette Riseley (nee Bartram) want to contact other pupils who were at the school at the same time to help them celebrate.

'We know that some have moved away from the area. Of course it is always more difficult to find women than men as they have usually changed their names if they have married,' explained Hilary.

'We have tracked down quite a few, but we want to make sure that as many people as possible know about the event and can have the opportunity to meet up with old friends with whom they may have lost touch. The Furzedown is offering a special deal for anyone who comes to the event from out of town and wishes to stay at the hotel'

Were you a pupil at the school between 1962-67 or do you know anyone who was? If so, contact the group via email at to find out more about this special anniversary celebration.

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There is also a Facebook page at Gt Yarmouth High School for Girls 1962-67.

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