Yeovil’s Classes Of 1983 School Leavers Reunite At Yeovil Labour Club.
School leavers from Westfield, Preston and Bucklers Mead schools reunited at the Yeovil Labour Club yesterday ( Saturday, 25th September).
Those attending were celebrating 40 years since finishing at their schools and appeared to have celebrated in style.
The function room at Yeovil’s Labour Club was packed full of revellers who partied the night away despite now being in the 56-57 age range, although the night, despite their ages, seemed more like a recreation of a night at Carnaby’s night club in the 80’s – without the cigarette smoke.
Beer and wine flowed fast as old schoolmates celebrated in style, 40 years since leaving school.
The ladies turned out in style in outfits that would put any Milan fashion show to shame, whilst it was clear that this group of school leavers had some of the most beautiful women probably seen in the Somerset town.
Meanwhile, with the majority of men now having lost their hair, except for a couple of exceptions, they turned out well groomed despite bald heads and pot bellies after 40 years of supping ales and local ciders.
The function saw people travel from far and wide to the event and former pupils who have lived out their lives in the market town. The furthest being from New Zealand.
Noticeable was the lack of dancing, probably due to ageing limbs and plastic kneecaps, or it could have been that the former pupils were preoccupied chatting with friends, former lovers and in a couple of instances, now husband and wife!
Former Preston Punk rocker Mark Congdon attended with his childhood sweetheart Lisa, who attended Westfield and have been married for 35 years.
One of the organisers, Rob Scott, now retired from Westlands and Yeovil’s star poker player, told Global247news:
‘ It was great to see so many old faces and catch up; I thought all the ladies looked stunning; I couldn’t keep my eyes off them; our year certainly had some stunning chicks; they didn’t look to me, 40 years older!’
Former Bucklers Mead pupil Natalie Quinn said: ‘ I even caught up with my knicker carrier. I went on a cruise and forgot my suitcases, but he lived in Spain and arranged them to be brought to Gibraltar, where he met me knickerless, coming off the ship,’ she laughed.
It’s unknown when the next reunion will be, more likely 50 years for those that make it, but by last night’s turnout, it looks like another bash could be had.