Teacher Steve in reunion bid

“THEY think it's all over….it is now.”These are the words one retired teacher never got to hear as he and forty Suffolk pupils holidayed in the Welsh Brecon Beacons in 1966.

“THEY think it's all over….it is now.”

These are the words one retired teacher never got to hear as he and forty Suffolk pupils holidayed in the Welsh Brecon Beacons in 1966.

But today Steve Page has decided he wants to reunite with all those who missed England winning the World Cup with him and said he still doesn't regret missing the game.

However, the 66-year-old, who used to be a geography teacher at Chantry High School, said this year's World Cup has got him reminiscing about the camping trip he organised all those years ago.

Mr Page, of Lonsdale Close, Ipswich, said: “I organised the trip through a company called PGL and I believe there were pupils from Farlingaye High School, in Woodbridge, as well as Chantry who went along.

“We had a fantastic time and even held our own World Cup tournament with pupils from French and German schools who were on the same trip.

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“The only problem we had was that the radio in the coach could not pick up a signal and there was not a television set around for miles.

“It was not until we returned home that we heard the news.”

Mr Page admits the youngsters were probably not as concerned about the match as he was but as a massive football fan he said he was elated when he found out the score.

He said: “I have never watched the match in full, just seen the highlights.

“I hear you can get a DVD with it on and I might get it but I feel nothing would compare to watching it at the time.

“I don't regret going on the trip though. We had a fantastic time and I would love to hear from any of the youngsters who came along - although I suppose they are all grandparents now.”

Anyone who attended the camping trip and would like to get in touch with Mr Page can contact him on 01473 712613.

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