On the hunt for former classmates ready for a reunion later this year
Plans are in hand for a school reunion for former pupils of the Hereward School in March 40 years after they left.
Organisers of a reunion are looking for former classmates to attend a get together later this year.
The event, being held on September 21, will mark the 40th anniversary of the Class of 1979 leaving the school, and is being organised by Beverley Bolton, Maggie Doncaster, Craig Brand and Sue Fisher.
It is open to anyone who attended the former March school between September 1974 and summer 1979 including those who moved on to the Neale-Wade School in the third year.
This will be the second major get together for the year group who would have been born between September 1 1962 and August 31 1963 - the previous event was held in 1999.
Craig said: "A Facebook group page for the Class of 79 was set up by Beverley Bolton earlier this year for old school friends to get in contact with each other. The Facebook group quickly discovered past class mates in Ireland and Scotland and a consensus from those who have joined to date has suggested a reunion.
"After the second year a large (1976) a number of our class mates moved to the Neale-Wade and they are welcome to join us too. The group would also like to hear from any of the Hereward teachers who were at the school from 1974 to 1979.
"As we have discovered from speaking to former class mates around town not everyone uses social media and several of the existing group members have moved away from the area. Therefore it would be great if the parents, brothers or sisters of those who have moved away let them know about the reunion.
"As an alternative for those wishing to attend the reunion but not on Facebook a unique email address firstname.lastname@example.org has been set up; so that either through the Facebook page 'Class of 79 Hereward Comprehensive School' or the email address Beverley can be contacted to establish numbers for the event and to send out details for the reunion as they are finalised.
"The Class of 1979 presentation evening programme which lists the majority of our class mates we are trying to locate; though sadly some will never be able to attend."