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Whiteacre School reunion raises funds for Cancer Research

PUBLISHED: 00:00 30 July 2018

Dale Winder,  Jackie Frearson, Victoria Fraune, Shirley McGlynn, Linda Giller and  Jackie Levick

Dale Winder, Jackie Frearson, Victoria Fraune, Shirley McGlynn, Linda Giller and Jackie Levick

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Former pupils from a Lancashire boarding school travelled from around the world for a reunion

Eighteen months of hard work by organisers Beverley Hargreaves and Belinda Helme paid off when old girls from a Lancashire boarding school travelled from around the world for a reunion.

They had all been pupils at Whiteacre School near Whalley, which was running for around 20 years before closing in 1980.

More than 100 ex-pupils, who reverted to the names they had at school, gathered at the Foxfields Country Hotel in Billington to rekindle friendships and swap memories over a celebration dinner.

They even managed to find the old school bell, which had been recovered from a sunken ship just off Liverpool.

The ladies, who travelled from USA, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Spain and Bulgaria, also raised £335 for Cancer Research.

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