When I left 5C3 in 1969, I stayed in touch with a few local AGGS girls; some I’d known as five year old friends from Heyes Lane Primary School in Timperley! Initially we met for drinks in the George & Dragon, Altrincham, then upgraded to annual Sunday lunches in the Old Hall or the French Brasserie. I love getting old friends together so arranging reunions became a bit of a hobby. Gradually I traced more AGGS girls from all A, B and C classes, sometimes just by spotting them in Altrincham, advertising in local newspapers or in later years through Friends Reunited.
Over the years, many girls moved to various parts of the UK, or abroad, through marriage, careers and adventures but were drawn back to the reunions in Altrincham to visit parents and relatives. On our 40th, 50th, 60th and 63rd birthdays, thirty to forty girls enjoyed getting together for dinner, chat, fun and laughter at the Belmore Hotel, Woodside Golf and Cottons Hotel. We find ourselves on our long school photo taken in 1967, recall all our favourite teachers and fondly flick through reunion photos from the 1980s onwards. We may be a touch larger, greyer or short-sighted but most can still recognise our sixteen year old selves!Â We have history and every time we meet up, we just carry on from where we left off!
Friends are important and keeping them together takes time and effort, but it’s very worthwhile. At our recent reunion at Cottons in April, all agreed we should meet up again to celebrate our 65th birthdays …so if you have a friend, cousin, sister, Aunty, Mum, Grandmother who was an AGGS 5th former in 1969, ask them to contact me!
Kind Regards, Mrs Kit Clay nee Kathleen Finn.
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