Friends reunited after 50 years

PUBLISHED: 11:34 27 September 2008 | UPDATED: 13:37 06 May 2010

Fifty-five former pupils of St Albans School gathered for the reunion

Fifty-five former pupils of St Albans School gathered for the reunion

FIFTY years of friendship was celebrated when former pupils of a St Albans school came together for a reunion in the city. Fifty-five old boys from St Albans School lunched together at Woollams on Harpenden Road, followed by drinks at The Six Bells pub

FIFTY years of friendship was celebrated when former pupils of a St Albans school came together for a reunion in the city.

Fifty-five "old boys" from St Albans School lunched together at Woollams on Harpenden Road, followed by drinks at The Six Bells pub in St Albans. The next day the party embarked on a tour of their old school before playing a spot of golf to end the holiday on a relaxing note.

Organiser and ex-pupil Mike Hodge, who lives in Harpenden with his wife, said it was an amazing experience. He added: "The years just disappeared as soon as you knew whom you were talking to. We all had an absolutely wonderful time".

Mr Hodge, aged 61, used internet sites such as Facebook and the electoral roll to contact his old school friends and Kate Le Sueur, the school's development officer, also helped organise the reunion.

Guests came from all over the country and some arrived from far-away destinations, such as America, Australia and Hong Kong.

Phil Talbot, senior tutor at the school who showed the party around, said the ex-pupils were fascinated to see how the place had changed. He added, "We're so glad they came because developing ties with old Albanians is something the school's very keen on.

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