Northgate Grammar School alumni reunite after 70 years apart

Reunion of Morthgate Grammar School boys from 1945 at Ipswich and Suffolk Club
PICTURE :SEANA HUGHES

Reunion of Morthgate Grammar School boys from 1945 at Ipswich and Suffolk Club PICTURE :SEANA HUGHES

Former pupils from Northgate Grammar School have reunited for an afternoon in Ipswich.

Brian Pinner looking through old pictures
PICTURE :SEANA HUGHES

Brian Pinner looking through old pictures PICTURE :SEANA HUGHES

23 members of the class who started at the school in September 1945 met up at the Ipswich and Suffolk Club earlier this month.

The former pupils, who are now all in their 80s, had a sit down meal before sharing photos and memories of their time at the school.

The event was the second reunion to be organised by friends Brian Pinner and Bob Pawsey who had the difficult job of tracking old school friends down.

With over 70 years having past since the school friends first met Brian admits that many people have changed since their days at Northgate.


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“It was intriguing,” said Brian,“ and people have sent messages to say how much they enjoyed it.”

Brian and Bob hope to be able to put on another event next year as long as their health permits it.

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“ We all know that we are not immortal,” said Brian.

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