War evac­uees are re­united at school

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - ANNOUNCEMENTS -

WAR evac­uees vis­ited a school for its an­nual re­u­nion.

More than 70 alumni vis­ited Dr Chal­loner’s Gram­mar School on Tues­day, March 17.

Some guests at­tended the school dur­ing the Sec­ond World War and in­cluded those who were evac­u­ated to Amer­sham.

Cur­rent head teacher Dr Mark Fen­ton ad­dressed the gath­er­ing and vis­i­tors also heard about the life of the school to­day from deputy school cap­tain Tim Leach.

Items from the school’s ar­chive were also on dis­play.

Peo­ple en­joyed a buf­fet pre­pared by the school kitchens be­fore the school song was also sung, led by Dei­dre Brit­ten and Ron White.

Devel­op­ment direc­tor Clare Atkin­son said: “It is al­ways a plea­sure and a priv­i­lege to wel­come back for­mer stu­dents and hear about their ex­pe­ri­ences of the school.

“It is fas­ci­nat­ing to see how the school shaped their lives and see how proud they are to re­tain an as­so­ci­a­tion with us to­day.”

She added the school is look­ing to ex­pand its alumni and en­cour­aged for­mer pupils to get in touch.

Pho­tos by Katie Lamb www.buyapho­totms.co.uk BE151710

RE­U­NION: (Clock­wise from above) For­mer stu­dents Rose­mary Ashby, Deirdre Brit­ten and Bar­bara Sparkes; chat­ting about the old times; Sil­via Fletcher, Keith Fletcher and Ge­orge Pledge; a photo taken in 1950; Fiona Bing­ham (right) with guest Mrs Fer­gu­son; one of the dis­plays

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