NOSTALGIA: Overseas interest in old Gazette pictures

Lindisfarne Middle School Swimming Gala in 1989.
Lindisfarne Middle School Swimming Gala in 1989.

Our nostalgia page doesn’t just interest people in north Northumberland, sometimes it gets picked up overseas by ex-pats all over the world. Here are two examples.

The top photo of a Lindisfarne Middle School swimming gala from March 1989, which appeared in the Gazette last year, sparked memories for Mark Anderson, from Sydney, Australia, who went to school in Alnwick from 1990 to 1993, with some of those pictured entering his class at the Duchess’s High School not long after it was taken.

The Duchess's High School prizegiving day in December 1989.

The Duchess's High School prizegiving day in December 1989.

The second picture from December 1989 made it to Adrian Bell, of Montreux, Switzerland, who is pictured with the shield awarded for the inaugural public speaking contest held at the Duchess’s High School by the Rotary Club. See the original story in the Gazette’s Nostalgia section.

If you have a tale to tell about any of the stories or pictures from 25 years ago, contact us on 01665 602234 or email ben.oconnell@jpress.co.uk.

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