Reunion to mark 60th birthday of students at former St Hilda's RC High School for Girls in Burnley to be held at The Inn On The Wharf

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A reunion to mark the 60th birthdays of pupils at one of Burnley’s longest established and best known schools will be held in 2025.

And so far around 60 past pupils from the former St Hilda’s RC High School for Girls Class of 1976 have signed up for the landmark reunion. Host and organiser Morag Wynne said: “What better way to mark such an important birthday than a get together with old classmates?

“The response so far has been fantastic but there are still more girls to track down and invite.”

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A reunion to celebrate the 60th birthdays of former pupils at St Hilda's RC High School for Girls in Burnley takes place in 2025A reunion to celebrate the 60th birthdays of former pupils at St Hilda's RC High School for Girls in Burnley takes place in 2025
A reunion to celebrate the 60th birthdays of former pupils at St Hilda's RC High School for Girls in Burnley takes place in 2025

Morag has contacted the majority of past classmates through a facebook group she launched earlier this month. And the group helped to connect friends who have not seen each other since they left the school in Coal Clough Lane back in 1981. Morag added: “We have so many wonderful memories and stories to share and it has become my quest to track down as many pupils from the year as possible. Sadly, some of the girls are no longer with us so we will be raising a glass to them on the night.”

Built in 1954, St Hilda’s merged with St Theodore’s RC Boys School in 2006 to form Blessed Trinity College in Ormerod Road. St Hilda’s was later demolished and the former Hameldon High School was built on the site. The school merged with St Theodore’s RC boys school in 2006 to form Blessed Trinity College and lessons at the St Hilda’s site on Coal Clough Lane ended in 2010. The premises were then demolished.

The reunion takes place on Saturday, August 30th, 2025, at The Inn On The Wharf in Manchester Road, Burnley. There will be supper and a DJ. Anyone who attended the school from 1976 to 1981 is welcome to attend and is asked to contact [email protected] or go to the St Hilda’s 1976 to 1981 Our 60th Birthday reunion facebook page. If you have a sister, friend or you know someone who attended the school during those years please let them know about the reunion.

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