Former pupils look back on good old days at Thomas Rotherham

By Michael Upton | 05/09/2017

Former pupils look back on good old days at Thomas Rotherham
Principal Dr Richard Williams welcomes everybody to the event. 171498-9

MORE than 150 former students went back to school to catch up and look back on the old days.

Thomas Rotherham College principal welcomed past students staff and governors from five decades back to the Moorgate Road college on Saturday to mark TRC’s 50th anniversary.

Ex-students and their guests had the chance to check old photos and memorabilia from the past fifty years and see how the college campus has changed over the years.

There was a celebration of staff and governors from 1967 to the current day and live performances John Nixon, a member of 1960s student rock band Muckle Flugga, supported by his current band 2XS. 

TRC’s string ensemble played pieces by Haydn, Corelli and Shostakovich and student Callum Convery performed songs from Beauty and the Beast and West Side Story.

The formal celebrations were brought to a close by Elizabeth Kemp, daughter of the late Arthur Prust, who was the founding principal of TRC.  

She spoke about her father’s time as principal and the important changes he implemented to set up one of the country’s first sixth form colleges at a time of great social change in the late 1960s.

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