MORE than 60 people flocked to the reunion of pupils from a former city school.

The St Stephen’s School event was held at Gheluvelt Park — not far from where the building used to stand off Ombersley Road in Worcester.

Organiser Dawn Irlam said: “Fortunately, the weather was kind to us.

“It was lovely to see ‘old’ friends and share wonderful memories and photographs with older and younger ex-pupils from the school.

“Some had made a special journey from Devon, Sussex and the south of England.

“Everyone enjoyed the afternoon and it was even mentioned that it would be nice to hold another one sometime.

“Our thanks go to Worcester City Council for allowing us to hold the event, the Sons of Rest building for the refreshments that were available to purchase and the groundsman for keeping the toilets open a little later than normal.

“In particular, my thanks go to my helpers Alan Buxton and also Suzie Irlam and Mike Siviter for taking all the photographs.

“Also to the ex-pupils who made the event a success.”

The Facebook page for former pupils of the school had been created by Dawn, whose maiden name is Clarke, after she was unable to find much information online and the group has grown.

The junior school, which was on the Ombersley Road side of St Stephen’s Church off St Stephen’s Street, was demolished in the 1970s.

In October 1974 the then-Worcester Evening News reported that children were set to transfer to nearby Northwick Manor School, Northwick Road, with St Stephen’s closing after 110 years.

The area where it stood is now covered by retirement housing complex Noele Court which was built in 1979 and features 38 flats managed by Sanctuary Housing.