Former students urged to help celebrate high school's 50th anniversary

Chris Hill The honorary historian of Fakenham High School hopes to inspire a wave of nostalgia from fellow former pupils to celebrate the building's 50th anniversary.

Chris Hill

The honorary historian of Fakenham High School hopes to inspire a wave of nostalgia from fellow former pupils to celebrate the building's 50th anniversary.

The building at Field Lane was formally opened by the Marchioness Townshend on 10 November, 1959.

Among the first pupils to study at the new secondary modern school was head boy Jim Baldwin, who is now the school's resources manager.


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And as an active member of Fakenham's local history society, the 66-year-old was keen to update the school's archives and trace his old classmates to mark the school's half century.

Mr Baldwin has planned a special supplement for the school's monthly newsletter and has urged former pupils and teachers to revive distant memories of the corridors and classrooms of their youth.

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“We have asked people who were here when the school first opened if they want to write to us with their memories,” he said.

For the full story, see this week's Fakenham and Wells Times on Thursday.

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