Hartlepool classmates meet up 30 years on

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The former classmates from a Hartlepool school met up for the first time 30 years on since they left.

Past pupils from the Dyke House class of 1985 held their first school reunion which marked 30 years since they left school together.

Around 40 members of the class met at the Rovers Quoit club in Easington Road in Hartlepool to reminisce about old times and raise funds for charity.

The evening was organised by Bev Playfor and Jenny Berry who were keen to find out what the class had been up to since they left the school three decades ago.

During the night the former classmates took part in a raffle and played old school games to raise funds for charity.

All the proceeds from the event were donated to Poppy’s Appeal and The Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) Teenage Cancer Ward.

The event raised £450 for the charities and organisers thanked their past school friends who helped raise the much needed cash for worthy causes.

Past pupil Graham Button said: “The night was amazing, with around forty school leavers from thirty years ago attending the evening.

“Just when the night couldn’t get any better, in walks probably Dyke House’s most loved teacher, Mr McLeod- or Bob as he now likes to be called by his past pupils,

“The night was topped off with Hartlepool’s very own band, Little Details.”

Classmates are now asked to keep in touch via the Facebook page All Dyke House Ex-classmates for more get-togethers, to share and relate to past school day memories and also to chat about what everyone has been getting up to.