Reunion for old pupils

Pupils at the convent school in March 1990.
Pupils at the convent school in March 1990.

In what is sure to be a particularly poignant event given recent developments, a reunion for Alnwick’s convent school is taking place next weekend.

As previously reported by the Gazette, the reunion for former pupils and teachers of Our Lady’s Convent High School is on Sunday, July 5, at St Mary’s Convent of Mercy, on Bailiffgate, using the old boarders’ canteen with access to the memorabilia room. It starts at 11am.

For those who wish to, some pupils will be attending mass at St Paul’s at 9.30am that day.

Last week, organiser Sarah Moyle said: “As things stand with attendance, we have 67 confirmed ex-pupils attending, some are even travelling from America.

“I don’t think Alnwick knows what is heading for them as many of us have booked into B&Bs on the Saturday and an informal meet-up will be happening in the evening.”

Many of the students will be wearing the maroon berets for quick identification.

For the main Sunday event, everyone is asked to bring an item for the buffet, including napkins, paper plates, etc. There will be full access to the kitchen on the day so sandwiches can be made. There will be an attendance book for people to sign and include their fondest memory, which will be left with the sisters, but it is hoped that a digital copy can be made to add to the Facebook group for those unable to attend.

A scanner/photocopier will be provided if people would like copies of the photos from the memorabilia room and some lapel badges have been manufactured which will be on sale that day.

More information is available via the Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/groups/OLCHSAlnwick/