Wee School reunion

DID you start at Laurencekirk’s “Wee School” in 1956? If so your former classmates want to hear from you.

A reunion is being organised for the class of ‘56 later this year, for the very special reason that they will turn 60 this year.

Pupils attended the infant school or “wee school” in Laurencekirk High Street for two years, before moving up to the “big school” now part of Mearns Academy.

The reunion is the idea of two of the class, Lyndia Donald and Madeleine Smith.

They have a list of 40 names of members of the class and are trying to get in touch with them, but anyone who has been missed out should contact the two ladies.

Lyndia says: “The plan is to have a get-together in the wee school building, which is of course now the community centre, on September 17. Our first teacher, Mrs Elizabeth Paterson, formerly Miss Glegg will attend and is looking forward to meeting as many of us as possible.

“We have been speaking about a reunion for some time and felt it was appropriate to do it now as we all turn 60 this year.

“We were at the wee school for two years and at that time there were two intakes per year, so anyone who joined our class is welcome to get in touch.”

Madeleine has been on the website Friends Reunited and has traced a number of the class that way.

Anyone interested in attending the reunion function should contact Madeleine on Madeleine.jack1@virgin.net or Lyndia onLHKD123@aol.com or ring 01561 377665 or 377513 respectively.