6,000 mile round-trip for Barnstaple boys’ reunion
- Credit: Tony Freeman
Old boys travel thousands of miles for school reunion
More than 100 old classmates turned up last weekend to Barnstaple Boys’ Secondary School’s first ever reunion – with some even travelling from as far away as Australia.
Hosted at Barnstaple Rugby Club, where £350 was raised towards the club’s funds, organisers had originally confirmed only twenty old boys’ attendance beforehand.
As well Dave Phillips and Paddy Lawson, who both began their journeys Down Under, George Roberts journeyed more than 3,000 miles from Maryland, USA.
Following the event’s success, preparations are already being made for next year.
You may also want to watch:
Organiser Gerald Thorne, who was a pupil at Barnstaple Boys’ School between 1950 and 1955, said he was completely ‘blown away with how the event was supported.’
He added: “I think probably the oldest old boy was Ivan Turner at the age of 87!”
- 1 Tributes paid to 'legendary' North Devon vet Brian Crawford
- 2 Pictures: North Devon's winter wonderland
- 3 Busy first day for new Covid-19 vaccination centre at Westward Ho!
- 4 Judge jails 'worst' drink driver he has ever seen
- 5 Two arrested as teenager fights for life after Ilfracombe stabbing
- 6 Covid vaccine: Roll out continues but is North Devon being left out?
- 7 Masked burglars make Bideford garage cigarette smash and grab
- 8 Work begins on Northam Burrows Visitor Centre refurbishment
- 9 Some North Devon GP surgeries to provide Covid vaccine clinics
- 10 Football league teams up with Northern Devon Foodbank