The Old Wymondhamians are represented on the Wymondham College stand at each year's Royal Norfolk Show, so please come and see us when you're there. (click thumbnails to enlarge).
2002 Jack Smith (first Head Boy 1951) talks to Tom Holt (Head boy 1998) and friends Krisha Stevenson & Friend 2004 1951 'Guinea Pig' David Ladbrooke at left, with Alan Bridges foreground. At times it got quite crowded! Sue Baxter (Muir) and Colin Leaford Oliver Witton (1978-83) and Colin Leaford 2005 Carole Arnold, Steve Read and Michael Brand 2006 Philp Wade greets Judith Lord. Jo Allen, NK and Philip Wade. Yvonne Coppin, Terry Coppin and Bryan Tungate. Scrutinising the 1951 Technical School photo for names.
"Two days of fantastic weather meant record numbers of visitors to the Show, although we may have had a few less visitors to our own stand than in previous years. The stand was kindly manned by Steve Read, Phil Robinson, Carole Arnold, Colin Leaford, Philip Wade, Alan Bridges and Bob Rowell, whose support was much appreciated. It was a good opportunity to raise our profile locally, plus we sold a couple of reunion tickets and 4 books!" - Joanne Allen
At the Woodfordes beer tent this year, Phil Robinson bumped into Guy Pettit, Lynne Pettit (Semmens) and Simon Marfleet. Not quite a mini reunion - just an hour for a couple of beers. Guy and Lynne hadn't met up with Simon for 37 years!
Once again an intrepid band of OW volunteers manned the Old Wymondhamian's stand within the Wymondham College marquee at the Royal Norfolk Show.
During the two days over sixty OW's came to see us for a chat and to enjoy the strawberries kindly provided by the College.
The weather was very kind and we all enjoyed the opportunity to meet old and new friends.
A most re-assuring tale was heard at the show from a 1951 Pioneer Spring entrant. It was a tale relating to Chattaway the outrageous English master, he of the flowing gown who in a trail of nicotine would sweep all before him down the covered ways of Wymondham. It was reported that his first English lesson called for our pioneers to write the words Wymondham College on a plain sheet of paper. A few spelled it correctly, the rest incorporated a “d” after the “g”. On such stuff was our great College founded!
The Wymondham College Marquee Sue Baxter (Muir) attempting to boil some water for tea and coffee on an Energy Bike which had been set up by students. Karen Snook (Rumball) talking to Sarah Anthony, sister of Charlie and Simon Scott (1977-1984, Kett Hall). She is also the mother of the out-going head girl and in-coming head boy ! Julie Harding (Ebbens) and Denise Herod Hubert Harbord, David Spinks and Melvyn Simms Julie Harding (Ebbens), Pietro Stasi and Jennie Foster (Clarke) Jennie Foster (Clarke) trying to capture the photographer on film! 2013
Several members of the OW Committee attended the Royal Norfolk Show on 26th and 27th June as part of the College stand and over 70 past pupils and staff visited us and signed the visitors book, among them several people who weren't aware of us who were sent home with lots of information!
The Wymondham College Marquee The OW Stand Another part of the stand showing pictures of the Heritage Trail and OWs awarding a cheque to the school towards their 2012 Rugby Tour Another part of the stand showing the presentation of the OW Travel Award to Bella and information about her trip. Promoting Miss Colls 100th Birthday to get as many Wells girls as possible to send her a message.
A group of former students meet - forty years after leaving the College in 1973!
From left to right - Steve Read, Guy Pettit, Lynne Pettit (Semmens), Phil Robinson, Anne Richardson (Warner) and Simon Marfleet.
John Morfoot 79-81 Lincoln Tony Tann 78-85 New Hall and Lincoln
Wymondham College Remembered