Special reunion at Suffolk Ski Centre for Westbourne Secondary Modern School’s class of 1951

Friends who left Ipswich's Westbourne Secondary Modern School in 1951.

Friends who left Ipswich's Westbourne Secondary Modern School in 1951. - Credit: Archant

Past classmates who left Westbourne Secondary Modern School in 1951 came together for a special reunion to celebrate turning 80 this year.

Twelve women, who have been meeting up annually for the past 15 years, enjoyed a lunch with party balloons and cupcakes at Suffolk Ski Centre’s The Lodge restaurant in Wherstead to mark the shared milestone.

Former Westbourne pupil Maureen Studd said: “It was lovely – it’s always good to get together with old friends.

“Some of us have known each other for 75 years and I don’t think many people can say that.”

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