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Farewell to Beech House Open Afternoon

Monday, 09 March 2009

It was an emotional afternoon at Beech House as past pupils, staff and parents attended the Farewell to Beech House Open Afternoon. Old and young were represented as former pupils and teachers had a final chance to reminisce about past times before the building is pulled down as part of the School's new buildings project.

The current Headmistress, Mrs Crawforth, was delighted to renew acquaintances with past Head, Miss Boston, who was in charge of Beech House from 1959-1983. Like many others on the day, the current Head then experienced a mixture of delight and awe as she came face to face with her first teacher, Miss Finnigan (now Mrs Wallwork).

The afternoon, on Monday 9 March, ran from 1.30pm to 4.30pm and there were displays of photos from the archives, refreshments and tours of the School. The current children continued their lessons and provided some wonderful singing for the visitors.

A new Infants' School, which will retain the name Beech House, is currently being built on Dobson Road, next to the School's Nursery.

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Ex-Head, Miss Boston (left) catches up with the current Head, Mrs Crawforth

Ex-Head, Miss Boston (left) catches up with the current Head, Mrs Crawforth (right); centre picture is Mrs Wallwork née Finnigan, who was Mrs Crawforth's first teacher