War evacuees are reunited at school
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.
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