50-year reunion for former Mexborough Grammar pupils

By Michael Upton | 10/08/2017

50-year reunion for former Mexborough Grammar pupils
Ex-students and staff at the 1992 reunion, with ex-headteacher, George Shield, taking pride of place.

CLASSMATES who began lessons in the same year the Beatles released their classic Sgt Pepper album will meet up again this autumn.

Former pupils from Mexborough Grammar School are holding a Golden Grammar Get-Together on Saturday, October 7.

As the nation was just being introduced to Radio 1 in 1967, 180 new pupils passed through the gates of Mexborough Grammar School for the first time.

The school catchment in 1967, which was part of the old West Riding, extended from Rawmarsh in the west to Warmsworth in the east, Goldthorpe to the north and Kilnhurst in the south.

Now they are preparing to meet up for their fifth get-together, 25 years on from the first reunion of 120 ex-students and staff.

Ex-pupil Andrew Batson said several teachers including Bob Bennett, who also started his teaching career on the same date, intended to join the celebrations.  

He added: “The organisers are currently trying to track down former pupils.

“However, some, such as Mahmood Khan, a survivor of the Piper Alpha oil rig disaster, Paul Slack, Denise Hawkins and Andy MacDonald are proving particularly elusive.”

The reunion will be held at Mexborough Athletic Club at 7.30pm.

Another group will hold their 60th anniversary get-together the previous day.

Further details of the 50-year reunion are available from julie.aidlarobson@icloud.com or or Graham Weatherill pinestuff@yahoo.com.

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