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Getting old pals back together

Monday, 26th August, 2013

(From left) Judy Bevan, Cheryl Meuret and Joan Casey are inviting their old classmates to a reunion of BH High School students who started school there in 1966. (From left) Judy Bevan, Cheryl Meuret and Joan Casey are inviting their old classmates to a reunion of BH High School students who started school there in 1966.

By Emily Roberts

A reunion is being held for students who attended their first year at Broken Hill High School in 1966.

It will be held at the Sturt Club on October 26 and is being organised by Cheryl Meuret, Joan Casey and Judy Bevan.

Tickets cost $20 and this will include finger food.

“We would like people to let us know if they are interested so we know if it will go ahead,” Cheryl said. “We would like to see lots of people come back for it.

“If any locals know people who live away it would be great if they could pass it on that we are having a reunion.”

Cheryl said the last one was held almost 32 years ago.

“It was great to catch up with everyone and find out what everyone had been up to,” she said.

Now social media has played a big part in keeping everyone up-to-date.

“A lot of people who I went to school with are now on the Facebook site ‘Growing up in Broken Hill’,” Cheryl said.

BH High School was the only high school in the city at that time.

“We had a big number of students.

“A lot of them finished in Year 10 because they were guaranteed jobs on the mine.

“You only went on if you were going to become a teacher or something like that.”

Cheryl said during her time at high school teachers were very respected by students.

“My favourite teacher was Ross Clark. He had just qualified to teach - he was a history teacher at the time,” she said. “He still gives me a hard time about it.”

She said she also had fond memories of all the sporting trips.

“We went away for sports a lot, it was a big part of my schooling,” Cheryl said.

“Things were also more relaxed. There was a shop of ever corner where you could go and buy your lunch.

“I remember buying half a pasty for five cents every recess.”

 For more information phone Cheryl on 0427 021 918, Joan 0417 085 124 or Judy 0401 132 593.

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