Beckingham School Reunion
2008 ...

Joyce Scrafield (nee Elsham),Evelyn Leggott (nee Pipe), Pauline Eggleston (nee Cuckson)
Beckingham School Reunion was held at The Peacock Hotel in Gainsborough on Saturday 7th June.

As usual the event was organised by Evelyn Leggott and her sister Ruth Croft with a buffet provided for those that had travelled some distance. Numbers attending this year were 40, which was slightly down on last year (43) (Click here for comparative years) but still a good number considering only 6 attended the first reunion in 2002! Click here to view a list of ex pupils who attended this year.

The Peacock is always the venue and Evelyn tries to organise the event for the first week in June each year. Next year the reunion will be held on June 6th and efficient as always Evelyn had printed cards to remind everyone.
L to R Hazel Paddison (nee Cox), Jaqueline Murray (nee Phillips), Ruth Croft (nee Pipe), Joan Farrow (nee Curtis)
This year, despite there being less people, 11 new ex pupils attended and included in the total of 40 on the day was ex teacher, Mrs N Adams (nee Woodliffe). Mrs Adams lives in the village and brought in the signed poster that all the children had signed when she left the school in 1947. In 1947 most people worked locally and it was due to a move to Everton that Mrs Adams was forced to give her notice in. She had already cycled from Clayworth since 1943 but Everton would have been a little too far in bad weather!
L to R Mary Townsend (nee Anderson), Mary Sheldrake (nee Searson) Maureen Shakesby (nee Stevens), Joyce Winter (nee Stevens), Edna Eminson (nee Stevens)
L to R Rex Madin, Brian Davy, Doug Adams
Nancy Adams (nee Woodliffe), Joan Sangar (nee Longden), Shirley Wilson (nee Madin)
It was suggested (towards the end of the afternoon after some people had left), that next year to have a voluntary collection to give something back to today’s pupils at the school, maybe for a treat at the Christmas party, for some books the school may need, or whatever the teachers/staff may think would be beneficial to them.

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