Fifty or so people attended the get together at the Manor Mission on Saturday for a few hours of sheer enjoyment. The hall looked good with a wonderful selection of photographs on display thanks to Ian Mott and Ken Porter. Patsy Mott, as always, was kept very busy at the merchandise table, meeting and greeting people and answering their many questions. Ian had provided a video presentation, which was projected onto a screen and included enlarged versions of the long school photographs.
Guests started arriving at 10 am and soon former school chums and neighbours were greeting each other, sharing memories and lots of laughs. Guest of Honour, Ken Page was in great demand, everyone wanting to chat to him. It was great to see Brian Cordell, Christine Oliver, Micky Pratt, Joan Baterip, Doris and David Sarfas, Ellen Burr, Peter Townsend and many others. Another special guest was Dr Chowdhary’s daughter Shakun and her husband Tony.
By midday, the hall was really buzzing and Joe Goodman arrived in fine form to entertain the gathering with his memories of the Plotlands, throwing in some of his famous one-liners for good measure.
Fred Taylor and Andrea Ash deserve a great big ‘thank you and well done’ for organising this special event. The meeting came to a reluctant close at 2 pm leaving us feeling happy and uplifted after a most thoroughly enjoyable and successful reunion with the hope that there will be another to look forward to in the not too distant future.