This year sees the 30th anniversary of the time 'The Class of '78 left secondary school!! The school, Hucknall National Comprehensive School, as it was known then.
Some time last year, on a rare night out, and after a few drinks, a few of us oldies had a brilliant idea of holding a school reunion!
We, Ashlie, Tracey and myself, Alison, started the mammoth task of tracing 'The Class of '78' a couple of months ago. We first placed a letter in the local paper to gauge the interest. The feedback was good, but not as much as we expected. So, began the difficult part, firstly trying to remember names and then trying to locate them. Eventually, after many phone calls (some to complete strangers) we ended up with a contact list of approx 80 people, out of a possible 120!! The initial response to the idea was great, with only a few people declining any involvement. The next stage was to pick a date and a venue. We finally, after many enquiries, chose the venue, The Chequer's Inn, a well known and very popular hostelry in the centre of Hucknall!!!! The date was set for the 26th April 2008. There then followed another round of telephone calls, messages being passed to inform everyone of the details. Tickets went on sale a couple of weeks later.
So, where are we now? We have been selling tickets frantically and spreading the word to as many ex-pupils as possible! The reunion is tomorrow night and we are expecting between 40 and 50 people to turn up. People are coming from as far away as Cornwall, Cambridge, Leeds and other parts of Nottinghamshire, there may even be a few teachers making an appearance!!
I am sure that we will all have a great evening chatting and catching up with each other and I am sure that most of us will be wondering 'Where have those 30 years gone?'