Back to school for former pupils

IT IS 13 years since some of these people last saw one another.The class of 89 from Deben High School took a step back in time when they met up again at their reunion.

IT IS 13 years since some of these people last saw one another.

The class of 89 from Deben High School took a step back in time when they met up again at their reunion.

Now the former classmates are about to hit the big 30 (or some who may already have done so!), organiser David Harrington decided it was time they all got together to swap stories from school days.

Around 50 people turned up to the evening at the Felixstowe Customs and Excise social club.


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Drinks and memories began to flow as they all joined back together as if they had never been apart.

Mr Harrington, who now lives in Dalton Road, Ipswich said: "Some people had not changed at all and others had.

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"One couple who met and got together at school are now married.

"There are also quite a few children around now."

The reunion was for all those who either left in the fifth year in 1989, did an extra year and left in 1990 or who did their A-levels and left in 1991.

It was a night of reminiscing about all the terrible things they once did and even the things that were done to them.

Mr Harrington, 29 said: "I think the worst thing that ever happened to us was when we were made to sit outside in the snow by the PE teacher because he was really fed up with us.

"There were so many bad things we did to people though in our year it is difficult to remember them all.

As well as stories of the past there were also many success stories. One person has joined the Royal Navy and another is now working for NASA.

Mr Harrington said: "There were some people who were always together at school and are still good friends now, which was really good."

During the night, the party also held a one minute silence for four people in their year who have since died.

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