Class of 1983
It was a pleasure to welcome the 1983 Leavers on Friday 28 April for a reunion. A group of former pupils met in the Pavilion for tea and a tour of the school, before heading to the Abbey Lodge via a stop or two on the Broadway. Organised by Will Nelstrop, 15 members of the class came for a trip down memory lane and within minutes of meeting up, the last 40 years melted away and the memories flowed. It was a pleasure to meet them and to talk about their experiences at St Hugh's in a very different era. When they were pupils, co-education was a very new concept, Mike Kelham was the Headmaster and every one of them was a boarder. Recounting their days in Fairmead or as Dorm Captains in the main school building, they spent time in the Pavilion looking through some of our archive material, talking about old friends and also marvelling at the orange chairs in the Forbes Hall which are still in use 50 years after being purchased! Thanks must also go to Elliot, Dan, Peyia, Poppy and Huxley for showing them around school. They themselves will have learnt a lot about the St Hugh's of the past! We were also really touched by their generosity as well as delighted to receive a framed rugby shirt from one of their number, John Mallett, who played over 200 games for Bath, as well as representing England and the Barbarians.
Anyone connected with St Hugh's is welcome to drop us a line - we are always happy to meet you and to show you round and we'd also love to hear your anecdotes about the school as we build our connections with our past to reinforce our future.
Jeremy Wyld, Head