Whiteacre School reunion raises funds for Cancer Research
PUBLISHED: 00:00 30 July 2018
Former pupils from a Lancashire boarding school travelled from around the world for a reunion
Whiteacre School reunion
Organisers Belinda Helme and Beverley Hargreaves
Portia Hargreaves, Kim Fitzgerald, Joy Entwistle and Margaret Harrison
Dale Winder with the schoo lbell from a ship which sank in Crosby Bay in 1937
Jeanne Burns, Val Corlett, Mandy Atkinson, Joy Entwistle, Miriam Kasseum and Donna Thompson
Debbie Hanson, Ruth Andrew, Sue Hodgson and Kathleen Keig
Joan Hall, Helen Hesketh, Janet Cochran, Dorothy MacInnes, Christine Webster and Pam Rothwell
Joanne Feachine, Liz Jarvis, Susan Bull, Dianne Millington, Sue Jarvis and Heather Drinkall
Julie Jones, Lesley Crowther, Bev Sumner, Helen Drewery, Alison Ashworth, Felicity Durrant, Tracy Simpson and Carol Corlett
Ann Bargh, Helen Hesketh and Julie Coxhead
Pat Smith, Eileen Skelly, Zoe Nightingale, Miriam Kassem, Judy Lee, Shirley Leech and Joanne Sharples
Dale Winder, Jackie Frearson, Victoria Fraune, Shirley McGlynn, Linda Giller and Jackie Levick
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.