60 years since leaving King’s

After 2 years of delays and postponements due to COVID, we were thrilled to welcome back some of our 1960 leavers to King’s for their long awaited 60-year reunion! The group spent the afternoon in Chester reconnecting with old friends and reminiscing about their school days. David Latham has been liaising with the school and his year group to organise (and re-organise!) the reunion since 2019 and it was fantastic to finally welcome them back to King’s. Unfortunately, David was unable to attend due to last minute circumstances, but we raised a glass to him in thanks for all of David’s efforts in organising the reunion.

Alumni from around the UK and across the globe joined us for the afternoon, with John Eaton travelling all the way from California to join us! The Upper Sixth Head of School team led a fascinating tour of the school which was of particular interest as many of the alumni attending had never visited the Wrexham Road site having left school before it moved to its present location in 1960.

Following the tour, our alumni were treated to a short presentation from Headmaster George Hartley before reminiscing over archive material. Highlights included photos from their time at King’s, the rather amusing ‘amendments to the school rules’, and the brilliant whole school photo which brought back entertaining memories of the boys running from one side of the photo to the other so they could be captured in the photo twice!

The afternoon concluded with a delicious meal and an awards presentation – in which Philip Robinson came away with the award for the alumnus who had met the most interesting person since leaving school, having met Donald Trump in an elevator! 

A gallery of photos from the day can be viewed below: