Old friendships renewed at 40 year school reunion
43 former classmates of St George's met up for a reunion lunch after 40 years, it was an afternoon of nostalgia as old memories came flooding back.
Now in their mid-50's, most of them had not met since going their separate ways after the Sixth Form in 1978.
"It was like old times all over again. We felt like long-lost friends meeting up. It was so good to see many of our former classmates" said one alumnus. "This gathering was unlike those schooldays when some classmates were shy and reserved. This time around, everyone was very open. We're mature adults now and can talk about anything and everything. We hit it off instantly, teased each other and cracked jokes" said another.
The class of 1978 travelled from near and far to celebrate this important milestone. Thank you to Fr Aidan Rossiter who travelled from California, Yvon Antoni from Luxembourg, Micaela Frow from France and Tony Mitchell for visiting from Singapore.
Woburn Hill U12's 1971
Top Row: Philip Shrimpton, Peter (Mark?) Richards, Robert Pounsford, Tim Mulvaugh, Christopher Lewis, Michael Mulchrone, ?, Robert Kennedy, Simon Connor, Sean Keenan
Front Row: Mark Dudzinski, David Cunningham, Phillip Clothier, Andrew Kerr, Andrew Percival, David Dunscombe (RIP), John Price.
The attendees at the reunion were:
Sarah Bennett née Talbot
Katie Cardona née Winfield
Suzanne Crouch née Bates
Sue Dodson née Close
Kerry Jefferies née Leeper
Fiona Moore née Dennis
Karin O'Sullivan née Dunsombe
Caroline Guy and Karin O'Sullivan
Tim Harlow, Tim Stanton, Francis Maguire and Tony Mitchell
Bernie Hodgson, Mark Brodermann and Stephen Jefferies
Colin Scott and Bernie Hodgson
Micaela Frow, Caroline Guy and Karin O'Sullivan
Fr Aidan Rossiter and Michael Meade
Fr Martin Ashcoft and Mark Dudzinski
Fr Martin Ashcroft and Tony Byrne
John Price and Brian O'Gorman (Former Teacher , Old Georgian and President of the OGA)
Kerry Jefferies and John Price
Peter Trimming and Colin Scott
Robert Kirk, Christopher Cardona and Sue Dodson
Tim Reilly and Colin Scott
For a further gallery of images Mark Broderman has uploaded some and you can view these by clicking HERE