Calling all past students

Reunion. The Smithton High School class of ’67 is looking for fellow pupils to join in a reunion early next month.

One of the organisers, Rob Wells, says the group has been able to contact more than half of the 89 former students.

“Some we have added that did not appear in the Wybian at the end of the school year as some had left earlier to go to work positions they had managed to find,” Mr Wells says.

“In the day when we left school, jobs were not an issue.

“In most cases employers were seeking school leavers to fill positions. Speaking personally I had three positions offered to me from different fields without having to apply, many would have experienced the same.”

Many are travelling from Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria to attend the event.

The leaving classes from 1967 were B1, B2, C3  and C4.

For this same group, a reunion was held at Tall Timbers in 1992, which happened to be the night a tornado went through Nelson Street and severely damaged the service station, many houses and worked its way out through Irishtown.

The night was attended by many from the year and funny stories told by Trevor Kingston, Colleen Walsh and others.

To mark the 50 year anniversary, a guided tour of Smithton High School will begin the trip down memory lane on the afternoon of Saturday November 4, with a reunion dinner to follow in the evening. Music will be played from the period 1964 to 1967, and stories from the latter years will be told.

On Sunday, before many visitors leave for home a barbecue in Stanley will conclude the reunion event.

For more information phone Rob Wells on 0423 942 052 or email robwellssolar@gmail.com.

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