SchooIdays - Reunions

24 October 2012 City Grammar School 1958 Induction Year.

Venue :- City School - Stradbroke Road - Sheffield

As you may be aware The City School has recently moved has moved a little further down Stradbroke Road into a modern architect-designed building suited to 21st century education.

Our first whole school production now we are all under one roof will be A Midsummer Nights Dream !
We Have the same programme in our archive which you have on your web page and wondered if you were still in contact with the original cast members as we would like to invite them to the first night of our production of A Midsummer Nights Dream on Tuesday 23rd October.

We would hope that as many cast members as possible would be able to attend and we would also hope that they would be able to a attend a small reception beforehand in The Learning Resource Centre to have a look at the archive and to perhaps have a look round the new building.



CGS Reunion and Midsummer Night’s Dream
A few of us from the intake year of 1958 ( Helen [nee Amiry] and Roger Hilton; Adrian & Sue Potts [nee Dixon]; Ray Brown and his wife Chris; Trixie Sanderson and myself)  met on 29th September 2012 @ Platillos in Leopold Square having fun reminiscing and trying to work out which classroom we were sitting in.
During the process of organising this reunion a number of us were approached by James Carnell from the new City School indicating that they were putting on a performance of Midsummer Night’s Dream to commemorate the opening of their new hall/theatre. The school was inviting the cast of the 1965 version – performed in our “new school” @ Stradbroke - to the new performance on 23rd October. Unfortunately not many of us could make this date but Helen Amiry (“make up” but could only make the pre-visit and not the performance); Steve Hodkinson (Lysander); Pam Ward (Hermia); and myself (Quince) were there for the performance. It was a very different, modern version of the play with lots of music and dancing but with a great deal of enthusiasm from the cast and their colleagues and friends in the audience. There were one or two moments when the cast forgot their lines but for an opening night performance a great success.
Prior to the performance we were welcomed and hosted in the Library with nibbles and sandwiches and then given a tour of the new school. This is a very modern design with lots of space, colour, great facilities and grouped into faculties. It transpired that our “new”school was in the process of demolition – most of it had already gone. Came as a bit of a shock but I suppose it was 50 years ago when we moved into Stradbroke.
We were made very welcome by everyone @ the City School and they were very appreciative that we made the effort to come.
The following day a number of us met up for yet another reunion and reminisce @ The Toby Inn, Parkhead.  This included Phil Hall and his wife Mary; Trevor Coy and his wife Jean; Adrian & Sue Potts; Helen Amiry; Ray Brown; Viv Whittaker (nee Myers); Marilyn Booth (nee Keyworth) and myself and a memorable time was had by all.
During the process of all of this we’ve managed to find a few more email addresses and a lot of people contacted were unable to come for a variety of reasons but I suspect that this will not be the last reunion of the 1958 intake – watch out for emails and on Omnes Amici for more news.

Barry Muir


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