Trip down memory lane for former Wisbech convent pupils

Former pupils of St Audrey's Convent enjoy a reunion
Former pupils of St Audrey's Convent enjoy a reunion

A trip down memory lane was enjoyed when 56 former pupils of St Audrey’s Convent in Wisbech met up for a reunion.

Margaret Hunt, the former Chair of the Old Girls’ Association, organised the event in Beechwood House, in Leverington.

The convent, which was located in Alexandra Road, and run by an order of Rosminian nuns, closed its senior school in 1985, although the junior school stayed open until 1997, when it moved to Wisbech Grammar School. However, the name never moved with it, and it became Magdalene House.

Attending, were former pupils who went to the school when it first opened in 1933 through to 1985, which was the last senior class at the school before it closed.

To the delight of the Old Girls they were joined by passed teachers and head-mistress.

Margaret said “I was delighted with the response from the Old Girls, some of whom I didn’t know by married names, but on the day most faces were very familiar, as many of them said, being part of such a small school we were like a big family and have remained close classmate friends, which was still very evident on the day.”

They enjoyed a good catch up with their former classmates in glorious sunshine over a sumptuous buffet and finished off a fabulous afternoon with a rousing rendition of St Audrey’s Holiday Hymn ‘O Causa Nostrae Laetitiae’.

Margaret finished off by saying “I did receive an overwhelming amount of thanks on the day, but never expected the response of thanks that I have received on Facebook and ‘phone calls all asking, are we doing it again next year?”.