On Friday 1 September 2017, almost 50 years to the day after they had first walked through the Pell Street gates, 45 survivors of the 1967 intake started to congregate in Swansea for a reunion weekend.
Over the weekend, the group enjoyed tours of the old school buildings, now owned by the University of Wales Trinity St David, and the Liberty Stadium. For the sports enthusiasts, there was a golf tournament at Swansea Bay Golf Club and a choice of two rugby matches to attend – either Ospreys v Zebre at the Liberty Stadium or Dunvant v Crymych at Broadacre, Killay.
On Friday evening, the first Reunion meal took place with many meeting at the Brunswick in Duke St. before moving on to the Thai Bach for curry where it was necessary to have two sittings as there were so many in attendance!
On the Saturday evening, 49 years and 363 days after the group’s first day at school, the full complement of 45 sat down in the Dragon Hotel’s Pembrey Suite to their formal Reunion dinner, which was later described as ‘excellent’.
During the evening, the opportunity was taken to raise money for the charity, ‘Thinking of Theo’ (http://www.treeofhope.org.uk/thinking-of-theo) and, over the weekend, a total of over £2500 was raised.
A full account of the ’67-ers’ Reunion Weekend, written by Ted Nield, appears in Issue 32 of The Dy’vorian.