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Golden Anniversary Luncheon – class of 1966

 

On Tuesday 21 June 2015, RGS welcomed back 15 Old Reigatians from the class of 1966 and their partners for their Golden Anniversary. Some had made return visits since leaving but for many this was their first trip back to RGS in fifty years.

The morning began with refreshments in the Library followed by tours of the school with current Lower Sixth pupils. Guests reminisced on their time at RGS, recalling classes and teachers as well as seeing how the campus and facilities have expanded and changed over the years. The tours ended in the garden of the Headmaster’s house, 1 Chart Lane, where lunch was enjoyed outside in the sunshine. Photographs from the archives were displayed along with some newspaper cuttings, courtesy of Chris Smith, reporting on the RGS ruby team from 1964 making history in their defeat against the RGS Old Boys. Much time was spent looking through all the photographs and trying to recall names and anecdotes from years gone by.

The afternoon was rounded off with a Living History session which involved third year history students talking with guests about life at RGS now and then. The students helped to serve afternoon tea in the garden and thoroughly enjoyed hearing stories about life at RGS fifty years ago.

CLICK HERE to view some photos taken from the day

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