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School reunion countdown starts

PUBLISHED: 03:00 24 May 2002 | UPDATED: 11:58 03 March 2010

IT IS time to start counting down the days to the Northgate school reunion and organisers are desperately trying to track down a few missing people.

Sue Woodgate (nee Eden) has spent the last few months on the trail of former classmates who left the school in 1980.

IT IS time to start counting down the days to the Northgate school reunion and organisers are desperately trying to track down a few missing people.

Sue Woodgate (nee Eden) has spent the last few months on the trail of former classmates who left the school in 1980.

So far she has located 339 people out of the 384 in her year that left in the fifth form in 1980, but there are still a few people who have managed to slip through the net and she has no idea where they are.

The missing people are: Alison Carr, Linda Clark, Paul Clue, Matthew Collins, Anne Connolly, Kathy Crawford, Denise Daldry, John Easton, Andrew Exeley, Desmond French, Peter Gardner, Mark Harvey, Malcolm Hicks, David Jackson, Lynn Jones, David Lankester, Stephen Miles (nicknamed Buggy), Juliet Ross, I Salter, Teresa Sharpe and Stephen Sierakowski.

Ideas for the reunion were sparked when Sue logged on to the Friends Reunited site and found a message from Louise Bishop (nee Hardy) encouraging everyone to get together who left Northgate sixth form in 1982.

Although they did not know one another, Sue got in touch with Louise to suggest that they worked together and had a joint reunion.

At the moment around 120 people are supposed to be going to the reunion, but Sue is hoping that some people might turn up on the night who have not replied.

She has even managed to get in touch with some teachers. She said: "I wrote to the school to try and link up with any of the teachers who might still be there. I have managed to track down my old chemistry teacher who is going to be coming along."

The reunion is being held at Kesgrave Community Centre, Twelve Acre Approach, on June 29 from 3pm.

It costs £10 per person, payable on the day and includes afternoon refreshments and an evening buffet. A bar is also available. If you left Northgate in 1980 or know of the whereabouts of the people above contact Sue on 01708 447756/07718 9968484 or e-mail:

davidsue18@aol.com

If you left the sixth form in 1982, contact Louise Bishop on 01784 434745/07974 018160.


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