Gawthorpe High School class of 1976 reunion

Gawthorpe's class of 1976. Jule Gruszka (nee Pennington) is on the bottom row far left. (s)
Gawthorpe's class of 1976. Jule Gruszka (nee Pennington) is on the bottom row far left. (s)

IT was real walk down memory lane when former pupils from Gawthorpe High School met up for a reunion dinner.

The eight friends left the school in 1976, and in some cases it had been nearly 30 years since they had seen each other.

(Left, front to back) Jule Gruszka (nee Pennington), Anne Bell (nee Hayhurst), Yvonne Whitehead (nee Burnett), Judith Hindle (nee Thorburn).'(Right, front to back) Jeanette Cocker (nee Killeen), Dorothy Calvert (nee Davies), Sandra Moolgoaker, Pat Winterbottom (nee Whittaker).

(Left, front to back) Jule Gruszka (nee Pennington), Anne Bell (nee Hayhurst), Yvonne Whitehead (nee Burnett), Judith Hindle (nee Thorburn).'(Right, front to back) Jeanette Cocker (nee Killeen), Dorothy Calvert (nee Davies), Sandra Moolgoaker, Pat Winterbottom (nee Whittaker).

The meal took place at the Bay Horse, Fence, and Mrs Julie Gruszka (nee Pennington) said it was a really enjoyable evening.

“It came about through Anne really. She has lived in Northern Ireland for 20-plus-years now, but we still send Christmas cards. This year she said she was coming back to visit the area in the summer, and it would be nice to meet up with some of our old school friends.

“It was just like being a kid again. It was lovely to meet up with everyone and we all had a really nice night.”