TWO former schoolfriends who had not seen each other for more than 30 years have been reunited.
Evelyn Beever, of Dale Street, Crosland Moor, and Harry Bottom, formerly of Milford Street but now living at Greenacres nursing home, Meltham, worked at Joseph Lumb's mill at Folly Hall.
But the pair, who are now aged 93, lost touch with each other 30 years ago.
They both went to St Paul's School, which used to be near Huddersfield Drill Hall, and Buxton Road Chapel, which used to be on Chapel Hill.
The reunion was set up by Gordon Crowther, of Heaton Drive, Kirkheaton.
"My daughter-in-law, Adele Crowther, works at Greenacres and one day before Christmas my grandchildren were singing carols there.
"Harry asked them their names, and as soon as they said Crowther he said he used to know someone called Stanley Crowther, who is my dad.
"I had never met Harry, but I went to see him and just had a chat. He asked me if I knew the Beever family.
"I told him Evelyn was my sister's godmother and asked him if he would like to see her again."
Mr Bottom said he would, so Mr Crowther went to arrange the meeting.
The pair were very pleased to see each other and they soon got chatting about pupils and teachers at the school.
"I don't know if they are going to meet again, but they certainly enjoyed catching up," said Mr Crowther.