UP TO 100 former students from Mirfield High School are expected to attend a reunion.

The 30th anniversary is a celebration for those who left school in 1983.

Organiser Steph Hepworth, nee Hoyle, said the gathering, which will include a 1980s disco, will raise money for cancer research.

The year group – now aged 46 – last staged a reunion 13 years ago at the Old Cornmill near Cooper Bridge.

Former students and teachers are invited. Some are expected to travel from abroad.

The reunion, which costs £5 a head, will be held at Lower Hopton Working Men’s Club on Saturday June 22 at 7.30pm.

Around 150 people attended the last reunion and Steph, a bank manager who lives in Mirfield, said: “I don’t know how we managed to contact so many people last time.

“Now, with Facebook and Twitter, it is so much easier.”

Mum-of-two Steph said her abiding memory of the last catch-up was that most – even the girls – had so much less hair!

She added: “With it being the 30th anniversary we thought it was a good time to have another reunion.

“Maybe the next one will be a tea dance!”

Steph’s fellow organiser Joanne Stephenson is hoping to blow up an old school picture to poster size for the reunion.

A professional photographer Matthew Hoyle will take pictures on the night.

The event is pay on the door.