Parkes High School classmates reminisce about school days at 1969-1974 reunion

OLD FRIENDS: Back, Owen Murray, John Littler, Ella Donai, Donald Gill, Robert Smith Roberts (obscured), Malcolm Armstrong, Colin Digby, Clive Hawken and Scott Harris; third row, Maryanne Jackson, Sharon Eldridge, Mandy Keen, Murial Nash, Louise Mullins, Shirly Carter, Janine Cunningham and Joanne Tye; second row, Annemarie Cox, Wendy Phillips, Andrew Holman, Philippa Dwyer, Vicki Anderson and Marietta Gartner; front, Barb Hentschel, Beverley Drabsch, Janet Smith, Linda Pope, Robyn Smith and Una Grant. Photo: Submitted
OLD FRIENDS: Back, Owen Murray, John Littler, Ella Donai, Donald Gill, Robert Smith Roberts (obscured), Malcolm Armstrong, Colin Digby, Clive Hawken and Scott Harris; third row, Maryanne Jackson, Sharon Eldridge, Mandy Keen, Murial Nash, Louise Mullins, Shirly Carter, Janine Cunningham and Joanne Tye; second row, Annemarie Cox, Wendy Phillips, Andrew Holman, Philippa Dwyer, Vicki Anderson and Marietta Gartner; front, Barb Hentschel, Beverley Drabsch, Janet Smith, Linda Pope, Robyn Smith and Una Grant. Photo: Submitted

The class that attended Parkes High School from 1969-1974 came together for a very enjoyable reunion over the weekend of September 21-23.

The weekend began with an informal gathering on the Friday night at the Hart Bar, Railway Hotel.

Ex-students settled into the friendly atmosphere that prevailed.

Then a dusty road trip on the Saturday morning out to the Dish Café for brunch continued the activities of our group.

A dinner was held at the Coachman Hotel on the Saturday night where a gathering of 40 exchanged stories and memories of friendship. There was much laughter in the room.

As is our custom, a display of peers on a memorial wall of remembrance was an important part of the evening.

Photographs and memorabilia, including copies of the school magazine Currajong were included in the display.

To conclude the weekend some ex-students met at Cooke Park before going their separate ways on Sunday.

Ex-students expressed their gratitude to the reunion's organisers Andrew Holeman, Janet O'Donoghue and Philippa O'Donnell.

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