Golden Anniversary Reunion – Class of 1968
On Thursday 21 June 2018, we welcomed back 18 former students from the Class of 1968 and their partners to celebrate their Golden Anniversary since leaving RGS. 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 Wright Gallery, followed by tours of the school with our RGS Foundation Student Ambassadors. Guests reminisced on their time at RGS, recalling classes and teachers as well as seeing how the campus and facilities have expanded and dramatically improved over the years. Of particular interest was the new the Harrison Centre, located right in the heart of the school and were lucky enough to be treated to a sneak preview of the Art Exhibition being set up ready for Monday in Sports Hall.
The tours ended at the garden of the Headmaster’s house, 1 Chart Lane, where the beautiful weather allowed for more reminiscing. Lunch was spent catching up with news and pouring over old photographs and hunting out their published works in the Pilgrim magazines from 1961-1968.
The afternoon was rounded off with a Living History session which involved Fourth form history students talking with guests about life at RGS in the swinging sixties compared to now. The students helped to serve tea in the garden and thoroughly enjoyed hearing stories about life at RGS fifty years ago – including a short Elvis rendition from Tony Earl (RGS 1968).
L-R (Standing) David Woodward, Patrick Periam, John Knox, Chris Hoskins, Graham Plummer, Nick Roberts, Richard McQuillan, John Atkins, Tony Earl
Seated: Robin Bligh, David Nicholson, Emmanuel Vanderkar, Shaun Fenton, Graham Brown, Bob Harden, Tony Penn, Derek Lennon
CLICK HERE to take a look at the photos from the event
We hope to reunite more of you from this and other year groups. Do get in touch if you are interested in reconnecting.