Looking Back: A golden reunion plan for former Morecambe Grammar School pupils

The picture shows the sixth form class in 1965, Mr Siddle is seated in the middle of the front row.
The picture shows the sixth form class in 1965, Mr Siddle is seated in the middle of the front row.

A former pupil at Morecambe Grammar School is organising a reunion for his old year group.

Professor Kenneth Siddle has decided to set up the reunion to mark 50 years since his class took their A-levels and left the school.

The picture shows the sixth form class in 1965, Mr Siddle is seated in the middle of the front row.

The picture shows the sixth form class in 1965, Mr Siddle is seated in the middle of the front row.

The reunion will welcome any pupils who entered MGS in 1958 and took O-levels in 1963 or A-levels in 1965.

Mr Siddle has the names of 180 pupils from his year and has managed to track down 120 so far.

He said: “So far 60 of those have said they will be attending. We are also in touch with a dozen of our former teachers who are still in the area.”

Mr Siddle’s parents were also pupils at the school.

He said: “My mother and father both taught at the school for many years –dad becoming head of English while mum taught maths and physics. So our links with the school and the town really are very strong.”

On Sunday October 11 Mr Siddle and the group will visit what is now Morecambe High School and this will be followed by a tour of the town in a vintage bus, which will take the group to a pub lunch in Heysham.

In the evening there will be a grand dinner at the Midland Hotel.

The picture shows the sixth form class in 1965, with Mr Siddle is seated in the middle of the front row.

Thank you to Mr Siddle for providing the picture.