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Friends reunite nearly 70 years after leaving Beccles school

PUBLISHED: 11:00 05 August 2017

From right to left; David Reed, John Hobbs, Eric Bacon, Neil Howell, Rosemary Mason and John Self. Photo: Neil Howell.

From right to left; David Reed, John Hobbs, Eric Bacon, Neil Howell, Rosemary Mason and John Self. Photo: Neil Howell.

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A gang of old Beccles school chums recently rekindled their relationships at a reunion staged 70 years after leaving their alma mater.

Six former pupils of Sir John Leman Grammar High School, in Ringsfield Road, attended the gathering.

Staged at the Sir Alfred Munnings Hotel, in Mendham, Neil Howell, David Reed, John Hobbs, Eric Bacon, Rosemary Mason and John Self held a much-needed catch-up.

Mr Howell said:“It’s nice to all get together and talk about old times and how things have changed since leaving school.”

Now all in their 80s and with a combined age of over 500 there are plans to come together once again.

He said: “We discussed the possibility of another reunion next year. If we are all fit enough I’m sure it will happen.

“I have very fond memories of my time at the school. The say the time you spend at school is the happiest of your life.”


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