Ex-pupils plan eighth school reunion

A REUNION for former pupils of the old Gregory Street School in Soothill, Batley will be the eighth organised by four former pupils. 

John and David Walker, Diane Jervis (nee Bailey) and Wendy Storey (nee Hall) all attended the school in the late 1940s and 50s.

The school closed in 1981, when pupils moved to Lydgate Road School. Former pupils have travelled from America, Australia and Canada for previous reunions.

Wendy said: “Soothill was a village when we grew up there and we have so many shared memories of our school days and our parents and grandparents as we all knew each other. A lot of our parents and grandparents attended the school.

“There was no housing estate, only fields and allotments leading to Howley and streams to play in.

“It was a wonderful place to grow up and Gregory Street school was the school we all attended and loved.”

All former pupils are invited to the reunion, at Soothill Working Men’s Club on Monday, October 24 (7.30pm).

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