A group of 18 former pupils of Northampton School for Girls has met up 60 years after they first started at the school together.
The group of women, now all aged over 70, started school together in 1953 when the secondary school was based in St George’s Avenue.
The women first had a reunion in 1972 and have met every year for the past decade.
Mavis Jones, one of the organisers of the ‘Diamond reunion’ held at The Hopping Hare pub in Duston this week , said the group had enjoyed reminiscing about their school days together.
She said: “We have had people travel from Scotland and Guildford to come to the reunion, but most of us still live in and around Northamptonshire. We’ve gone into a variety of different jobs including a teacher, tax officer, bank official and police officer.
“We are all like a close family and it has been great to speak to each other through sickness and health.
“It has been a great benefit to all of us to be part of a group and we often meet up at Christmas.”
Nessie Claypole, a former Northampton School for Girls pupil who attended the reunion, added: “The reunions have reinforced our friendships and we have all been very blessed for it.”
Northampton School for Girls is still the only all-girl comprehensive secondary school in Northampton and, in 2004, was the first school in the country to gain specialist music college status.
The current school campus also includes Spinney Hill Theatre, where both Northampton School for Girls students and other groups regularly perform.