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Former students of Langleybury School class of '89 reunite
Former Langleybury School students were reunited with old friends from the class of 1989 last month.
Paul Burroughs, who graduated that year, organised a reunion to rekindle memories and mark the year they all turn 40.
The class back in 1989.
Gareth Power, a former pupil, said: "It was great to see so many people who we hadn’t seen in so long. Some of them didn’t look like they’d aged a day. It was such a great opportunity to catch up and find out what everyone has been up to. Everyone had grown and got married and had children. Someone even came all the way from Switzerland."
Mr Power, who has been married for 10 years and has four-year-old twin daughters, will be celebrating his 40th birthday this Saturday.
Mr Power said: "We started the day off with a tour of the old school grounds. We even saw the first aid station where we all went to get our BCG vaccinations. It brought back a lot of memories."
Even old teachers turned up for the celebrations, including the former year head, Roger Hennah, and "popular" member of staff, Tony Breslin.
Mr Power said: "Our year head Mr Hennah was there. He was a teacher who scared the living daylights out of us and I still felt compelled to call him ‘sir’. He was the sort of teacher who was always firm but fair. To see him 25 years on was wonderful, he looked a lot mellower and we could just talk like old friends."
The event organiser, Mr Burrows, was given a new Watford FC shirt, with the year the class graduated on the back, to say thank you for the work he had put in.
Mr Power added: "The evening felt like it went on forever but you didn’t want it to end. Even people we hadn’t really kept in contact with were making a real effort to find out what people had been up to. Some of the stories were absolutely fantastic. It was just a really great night.
"I personally would like to say a big thank you to Paul for organising the brilliant event."
The classmates are now planning to organise an annual meet-up because the event proved so popular, and may get together again for a Christmas reunion.
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