FORMER classmates from Huddersfield College met to celebrate their 60th reunion.
Eighteen members of the Class of 1948 at the college attended the reunion dinner at the George Hotel, coming from all over the UK and even Majorca.
They enjoyed reminiscing and even managed a rendition of their school song ‘We’re boys of the North’.
The classmates’ school was at New North Road, which is now part of Kirklees College’s Highfields annexe.
The former pupils were the first intake under new headmaster Arthur Bielby following the Second World War.
Ex-student Neil Shuttleworth, of Fixby, who helped organise the reunion, said: “We were very much pushed by him to become high achievers.
“There were 31 of us in our year and almost everybody took a degree – about a dozen won scholarships to Oxford and Cambridge.
“Quite a few in our year went on to become top in their professional field and work all over the world.
“One became a well-respected doctor for the World Health Organisation in Canberra, another became an oil scientist – now retired – working in Sweden and one went into theatre and ended up teaching drama in South Africa.
“Only three of us are now in Huddersfield, but we all keep in touch regularly and we plan to hold reunions every three years now instead of five!”
Those who attended were Bob Armitage, Alan Barker, David Brewer, Tom Crossley, John Hepworth, Harry Howe, David Jessop, Martin Lawn, Malcolm MacDonald, Don Mather, David Muxworthy, Tony Orton, Barry Parsison, Phil Poulter, Neil Shuttleworth, Tony Couch, Norris Lockley and David Thewlis.