Over 40 alumni returned to King’s on Saturday for their year group reunions. The first, for 1979 leavers was held in the morning and began with coffee and a tour of the school, led by current Lower Sixth pupils. This particular cohort have stayed in regular contact with each other thanks in large part to the efforts of Nigel Cryer. It was lovely to see the camaraderie and strong bonds of friendship that still exist 40 years on. With attendees travelling from Australia, Italy, Norway and the USA, the event continued on into the evening with a meal at Oddfellows in Lower Bridge Street. Following the event Nigel explained that he understood the apprehension that surrounded attending a school reunion, he said “This was our second reunion. When we had the first one ten years ago, there was a lot of apprehension amongst the attendees, in particular worries about whether classmates had changed for the worse during the 30 years since leaving school. Those worries evaporated within a few minutes of getting together and seeing each other again10 years on was fantastic. We can’t wait for the next one!”. It was fantastic that any worries or concerns soon melted away and the get-together was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
1989 leavers met later in the evening and enjoyed a three course meal and informal presentation featuring archive material including their Removes class photos!