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Sports Day Barbeque 1968
Below: Left to Right: Miss Davies (Kennedy House Mistress), Margaret Potts (1963-1968, Pigot House), Liz Mumford (1961-1968, Powys House), Miss James (Powys Deputy House Mistress), Miss Shimmin (Wilson Deputy House Mistress). Simon (the dog) belonged to Miss Davies. Photo supplied by Liz Mumford-Hall.

Both Margaret Potts and Liz Mumford-Hall were at the 2012 Reunion. Liz Bailey-Donlan met up with Miss James in February 2013 for the first time since 1968!

Sports Day circa 1973
Liz Bailey-Donlan has found a 2-minute cine film from the 1970s of her on a tea visit with her parents and also in a couple of races on Sports Day 1973. At the start of the clip Anne Gutch (Gresford House) is in the back of the car with Liz. Thanks to Mike Donlan, the standard-8 cine film has been transferred to video and can now be seen here.

Sports Day 1978
The Inter-House Athletics was a major event annual event as each House became extremely competitive. There were four classes:

Junior: Lower III, Form II and Form 1
Middle: Upper III and Lower IV
Intermediate: Upper IV and Lower V
Senior: Upper V and VI

In addition to the main races, there was also the small brothers' race, small sisters' race, mothers' race and fathers' race.

Click on the image to the right for a full programme
Supplied by Helen Miller (nee Simpson) – Helen can be seen in some of the photos of the 1970s. Also there is a few seconds of live footage of Sports Day 1970.

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