OLD friendships were renewed when former pupils of Falmouth School’s class of 1980 gathered at the Membly Hall Hotel on Saturday night for an evening of high spirits, dancing and reminiscing.
Organised by Rob “Nobby” Morris, the reunion was held as everyone in the year group has either just turned 50 or will reach their half century by September. It follows on from other similar parties held to celebrate their 30th and 40th birthdays.
“A couple of years ago people started talking about it and although I don’t live in Falmouth any more I grabbed hold of the idea and started to make things happen,” said Rob. “Facebook has been great. I set a page up and soon 109 people had been on it, although they didn’t all make it on the night.”
With a DJ playing music from the 1970s and 80s, the 70 or so people who did attend had a great time catching up with old friends with some even took the party onto a nightclub when the hotel closed.
“It was an extremely good night,” said Rob, who now lives in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. “It went much better than I had hoped for – it was everything I could have wished for and more.
“The DJ got everyone up and dancing. A lot of people, including myself, met people we had not seen since we left after the fifth year or the sixth form.
It was great fun and a lot of friendships were re-forged. It was a chance to get email addresses or mobile numbers so we can now all keep in touch.”
The group, some of whom came from as far afield as Manchester, London and Bristol, have pledged to get together again in a decade when they reach 60, but after all his hard work in organising the weekend’s bash, Rob joked: “It will happen, but I am not doing it – it’ll be down to someone else to organise that one.”