Former pupils enjoy first reunion since leaving Soham Village College in 1963

The A Team reunion

The A Team reunion - Credit: Archant

A group of school mates shared stories on Sunday when they gathered for their first class reunion since they went their separate ways 51 years ago.

Twenty-three out of the 32 former Soham Village College pupils who formed part of the A stream came from as far as Devon and Chester for the reunion at The Fox in Burwell.

Classmates came from as far as Devon and Chester to be a part of the joyous occasion.

They joined the college when it opened in 1958 under headmaster Mr S W Percival and stayed together until 1963.

Organiser Jenn Page said she was thrilled with the turnout and plans are in place to put on another reunion next year.

She said: “Three of us meet up near Stretham and one day we were having coffee when I said how about a reunion.

“Quite a few of us still lived in the Soham area. None of us were on social media so tracking down everyone else took some detective work. It was a lot of fun.

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“We were amazed by the response. Everybody was so keen. Maybe it’s because we were the first year of Soham Village College and we had brilliant teachers. Everyone said what a great time they had at school.”