QUEEN’S Park High School in Chester celebrates a centenary of educating children this year and students and past pupils have been busy collecting memorabilia for a special exhibition.
The exhibition spans the 100 years from 1911, when the Handbridge school opened as the City & County School, to 2011, the 40th anniversary of the school becoming a comprehensive.
In 1992, the school held a ‘coming of age’ reunion to celebrate 21 years as Queen’s Park High School and the Chronicle has got hold of photographs from the occasion.
Sue Robinson (née Finlay) attended the celebration and has fond memories of her time at the school.
“My favourite teacher was Mrs Venton, the dance teacher,” she said. “She used to organise dance classes on a Saturday and we regularly entered the Chester dance festival and won. She was a really good choreographer.”
Sue left the school in 1984 to attend catering college and now runs Doorsteps sandwich shop in Handbridge and catering firm A Catered Affair with husband Mike. The duo will be catering for a centenary ball on Saturday, September 24, at the school.
“I went to a reunion back in May, organised by a past pupil and still have close contact with current teachers and pupils, who call into the shop for their lunch,” said Sue.
Tickets for the centenary ball are £35 per person from Mike Benson on 01244 681843 or email HSA@qphs.cheshire.sch.uk.
If you recognise yourself in any of the photographs or have any memories of your time at Queen’s Park High School email email@example.com or telephone 01244 606411.