21 June 2024

Class of 1964 prepare to return to their roots

by Tim Nuttall

Former students belonging to Withernsea High School’s admissions intake of September 1964 are preparing to return to their roots next month for a chance to reconnect and reminisce at their first large-scale reunion in 30 years.

Members of the class of 1964 are set to reunite at Withernsea’s Northfield Bar and Restaurant
on Saturday, June 24. The event, which will take place between 3pm and 11pm, has been months in the planning and comes in the same year that the members of the cohort turn 70.

With many of the group having not seen one another since their last major reunion in 1993, and others having not reconnected since leaving school more than 50 years ago, the reunion has sparked considerable interest from those seeking an opportunity to reminisce and collectively celebrate their milestone birthdays.

Such has been the appeal for a trip down memory lane that confirmed attendees will be jetting in from as far afield as Australia, with many others from around the UK and closer to home also eager to be present.

Those attending are invited to bring with them any relevant photographs/memorabilia that they have from their time at school to share with others and inspire memories.

Although the Northfield is accessible to the reunion group between 3pm and 11pm, organisers are suggesting a convened meeting time of 7pm to ensure that everyone can be together.

For those wanting a meal, the venue’s teatime menu will be available to purchase between 5pm and 8pm. To help them accommodate all food orders, those who are planning on eating should email event co-organiser Sue Chadwick (nee Longman) at [email protected] for a copy of the menu and to register interest.

Fellow co-organiser Pauline Broadbent (nee Render) said: “We are grateful to the Northfield
for their help and support in accommodating our reunion.

“We appreciate that many people, particularly those who are travelling from afar, will be keen to explore the area, visit friends or family, or just want time to reconnect with long lost friends. As such, we are thankful that the venue is providing us with a base where we can all meet throughout the day ahead of the evening’s main celebrations.”

Further information about the reunion is available through a dedicated Facebook page, titled Withernsea 1964, which has been set up to help find former classmates and spread the word of the reunion.