Students from Staveley Netherthorpe Grammar School planning 40 year reunion

Four decades after leaving Staveley Netherthorpe Grammar School some pupils are planning a second reunion to mark the milestone.

Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 5:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 9:42 am
Who do you recognise chilling on the grass back in the late 1970s?

Julie Palmer from the Class of 1980 said: “Forty years ago, my classmates and I left Staveley Netherthorpe Grammar School for the last time to head off to university, into apprenticeships or straight into work.

“One of the school songs at the time was Forty Years On...a song written by Edward Ernest Bowen and John Farmer way back in 1872.

“A group of us have decided that it is appropriate for us to get together once more as some of us plan retirement or look forward to having grandchildren.”

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The school reunion is taking place in July this year

The first reunion took place in 2000 with a catch up in the school hall.

Julie said: ”This year, we plan to get together on July 11, at the school once more, and we are trying to reach as many of our former classmates as we can and spread the word about we expect will be an emotional night for everyone.

“We know a lot still live around the Staveley/Chesterfield areas. One of our class, Keith Brown, is now the deputy head at what is now Netherthorpe School. He hasn't moved far, but we have friends in all parts of the UK and the US.”

Anyone who wants to go to the reunion should Contact fromer head boy Tim Turner on 07818478111.

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Who can you spot in this old school photo?