Former pupil seeks help ahead of celebrations

PUBLISHED: 12:34 24 June 2008 | UPDATED: 07:01 30 May 2010

A former pupil of Helena Romanes School, Great Dunmow, is asking for help to find two old classmates, ahead of the schools 50th birthday celebrations. Peter Noble, who lived in White Roding and was a pupil in the early 70 s, is trying to contact Wendy Lov

A former pupil of Helena Romanes School, Great Dunmow, is asking for help to find two old classmates, ahead of the schools 50th birthday celebrations.

Peter Noble, who lived in White Roding and was a pupil in the early 70's, is trying to contact Wendy Love, of Pharisee Green, and Darrel Shellser from the era when Mr Phillips was the headteacher.

He said: "I recall several teachers from this time such as maths teacher Ms Eltis and English teacher Mr Young. I was a member of the Holst house and I particularly want to find Wendy and Darrel to see if they ever achieved all their career ambitions and goals, we lost touch after I enlisted in the royal navy."

Mr Noble says that the time spent at the school growing up was some of the happiest times of his life, and he would love to relive them at the schools 50th celebrations taking place on Saturday July 5.

School spokesman Richenda Whitehead said: "Tickets for the celebrations are selling well, the day is an ideal chance for ex-pupils to meet up with old friends and see former and current staff. Former pupils from across the world have been in touch to find out more."

2008 is the 50th anniversary is of the school on its current site at Parsonage Downs, and on the celebratory day there will be exhibitions and displays of the school, past and present.

In partnership the Dunmow Museum are also running an exhibition ahead of the event, with lots of old articles and photographs form the schools history. You can visit the exhibition on Saturday or Sunday from 11am - 4pm.

Tickets for the school celebration on July 5 are available from the school by calling 01371 872560 and are £10 adults, £6 concessions, and £25 for families.

Mrs Whitehead said: "Anybody can come and join the fun, we have prize draws, live music from the 60's to now, staff v ex-student sport competitions, food and a licensed bar.

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