OLD friends from a long-closed Worcester school were reunited after more than 50 years last week.

About 70 ex-pupils of St Peter’s School, which closed in the late 1950’s, shared memories at a reunion at the former site of the school in Severn Street – now the Museum of Royal Worcester.

The event on Wednesday, August 13 was organised by the Dixon family – sisters Susan and Gillian and their brothers James, Bill and Barry – who all attended the school.

The family, who lived in Quay Street while at the school, appealed for their former classmates to get in touch through the Worcester News, resulting in floods of ex-pupils dropping them a line.

Susan Cole, formerly Dixon, said the event was “a resounding success from start to finish”.

“To think I started this in March never believing for one minute so many people would respond,” she said.

“To say it was hard work is an understatement.”

She said a number of people who attended the event brought along memorabilia and all the attendees enjoyed sharing their memories of the school.

“Some of the photographs were amazing and surprisingly people recognised themselves and put their name against their picture,” she said.

“I also had a memory box and asked them to jot down a couple of their fondest memories or not-so-fondest memories of their time at the school.

“There were some interesting comments.

“What surprised me was how many people who turned up were born in the 1930s.”