Grammar school pals together 60 years on

Former CIty Grammar school  students at their 60th anniversary reunion
Former CIty Grammar school students at their 60th anniversary reunion
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Sixty years on more than 30 friends marked the month they started classes at a historic Sheffield grammar school.

The Class of ’54 from City Grammar School held a special reunion in The Bessemer pub next to Leopold Square, close to where they once sat through maths and double chemistry.

Former pupils pored over a gallery of photos from the era, recognising themselves in class portraits and sports teams of the day.

“We also had a cake decorated with the school badge and, as we cut it, we all sang the school song,” said Pat Grayson, who helped to organise the event.

“These days the place where the school was is all bars and restaurants, while the girls’ playground is the courtyard. We were the first co-educational grammar school in the city.

“It was a school where we all learned Latin and the teachers wore gowns, and we received the kind of grammar school education we are still all very grateful for today.”

People came from many different parts of the country for the event.