Class of '˜77 recall their schooldays at reunion
The Arundel C of E Primary School senior class from 1977 held a reunion in July at the school in Jarvis Road.
Earlier this year, Nostalgia featured an appeal by organiser Paul Stafford, who was trying to track down more classmates for the reunion.
Paul said: “It was great to catch up with so many old friends – some of whom we have not seen for 39 years.
“Late additions to the group were Peter Inglis and Ceri Shaw, who both confirmed during the week before the event.
“I grew up with Peter in Poling so ,along with Graham Whitburn, we were able to remember many of our antics as youngsters.
“Remember it was before the computer and mobile phone era, so we spent many hours in the summer holidays building camps, climbing trees and racing through the woodland on our bikes without a care in the world.
“As you can imagine, we recalled many of the mishaps we had too, generally relating to bicycling or tobogganing incidents.”
“The reunion was held in the assembly hall/gym at the school, and everyone remarked on how small the room felt – I suspect that had something to do with the fact that the last time we were there we were 11 years old.
“At the end of the get together we positioned ourselves for a group photo, trying to emulate our old school photos.
“In total we are in contact with 25 from our class.
“Over the years we were at school together the class maximum was 33, so we have not done too badly.
“Other than everyone in the photo, we are also in contact with Nick Solti, Christopher Halls, Jeanne Chitty, Lee Denyer, Marc Healey and Karl Stedman.
“We aim to have a get together again around Christmas, so maybe more will have been in touch by then.
“As ever, if anyone knows any of our missing classmates, please do get in touch.”
• Send your memories and photos to James Connaughton via email, or send them by post to Editorial, Herald & Gazette, Cannon House, Chatsworth Road, Worthing, BN11 1NA.
Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.
Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.
1) Make our website your homepage
2) Like our Facebook page
3) Follow us on Twitter
4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.
And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!
Always the first with your local news.
Be part of it.