Old Boots plan to share mem­o­ries

Class of 67 unit­ing with cur­rent sixth form

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Laura Mowat laura.mowat@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

FOR­MER gram­mar school baby boom stu­dents are in­vited to a re­union.

The event is be­ing or­gan­ised for the 1967 in­take of girls at Dr Chal­loner’s High School, in Lit­tle Chal­font, some of whom will be trav­el­ling from as far afield as Amer­ica.

Or­gan­iser Jane Par­sons said: “Those young pupils are now head­ing to­wards their 60th birthdays and the fi­nal years of their ca­reers, and four of them are or­gan­is­ing a fi­nal fling re­union, which they want to share with the school’s cur­rent sixth-for­m­ers.

“Although the group – who have nick­named them­selves The Old Boot Club after a gi­ant pa­pier mâché boot made for a char­ity stunt in the 1970s – have tracked down dozens of fel­low school friends, there are many more who may not have heard of the re­union.”

Is­abel Seymour (née McCul­loch) said: “We want to cel­e­brate our shared his­tory. WWe’re all go­ing to be 60 in the next 12 months, which is a sig­nif­i­cant land­mark in life, so why not get to­gether with the peo­ple we shared im­por­tant teen years with.”

The re­union is planned for Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 10 and Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 11. Some for­mer pupils have vol­un­teered to talk about their ca­reers to sixth-for­m­ers – they in­clude a mu­sic pro­ducer, a mag­is­trate and sci­en­tists. They will also be dis­cussing the im­por­tance of long friend­ship as well as the bal­ance of work and home life.

There will also be a tour of the school and a din­ner.

Ms Par­sons added: “We’re clas­sic baby boomers. The 70s were a good time to be young, even as angst-rid­den teenagers, and we plan to in­dulge our­selves and share mem­o­ries of our mis­spent youth.”

The school had been open five years when this in­take of pupils ar­rived there.

If you started at the school in 1967, or left in 1974, email is­abelsey­mour@aol.com.

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PHOTO CALL: The sixth form in 1974 at Dr Chal­loner’s High School

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