AS FRODSHAM High School prepares to break up for good this summer, former pupils from the late 1950s to mid 60s are planning a nostalgic reunion.

Christine Peck, Maria Hendry (formerly Cottigi) and Barbara Elliott (formerly Fletcher) still live in Frodsham and are keen to contact old schoolfriends for the get-together on Friday, February 20 at Frodsham Conservative Club.

Christine said: “A few of us still see each other quite regularly but we thought, with the school closing this year, it would be good to catch up with our other friends and see what we’ve all been up to since we left school all those years ago.”

Christine began her working life at the former Pollard’s Ironmongers in Church Street, Frodsham, before training as a hairdresser and running her own salon in the town. She eventually worked as a sales representative in the drinks industry.

Now 61, she is retired but remains a long-standing member of the local Conservative Club Committee.

She said: “I was 14 when I left school in 1962. It was Frodsham Secondary School then and most of us left without any qualifications.

“Mr Juneman was headmaster then and the classes were big – between 37 and 40 pupils. I remember some of the teachers were very strict and thought nothing of rapping our knuckles – but it made us concentrate and we didn't mess about in their classes!

“But it was a good school and gave us all a really good grounding. I think most of us went on to do quite well.”

Frodsham High, a designated science and technology college, will close in July and remaining students will transfer to Helsby High School.

Former pupils attending the planned reunion will be asked to pay a small charge to help cover costs of hiring the venue.

Anyone interested – or who can help spread the word about the event – should contact Christine on 01928 734782; Maria Hendry (0798 665 1842) or Barbara Elliott (0790 554 6473).