Earliest pupils wanted to celebrate diamond days

Sixth form students at Ansdell Secondary Modern School (now Lytham St Annes High) in the 1960s
Sixth form students at Ansdell Secondary Modern School (now Lytham St Annes High) in the 1960s
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A landmark Fylde school celebrates its diamond anniversary this year – and its earliest students are being invited to a reunion.

Ansdell Secondary Modern School, now Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College, the biggest school in Fylde, opened its doors on September 8, 1955 under headmaster Mr A H Hall.

‘It will be an opportunity to renew old relationships

Margaret Quigley

To celebrate the big date, ex-students Gillian Freestone, nee Teakle, and Margaret Quigley, nee Melling, have booked the school’s main hall for a get-together on Saturday, September 5 – and want to hear from any students who were there between 1955 and 1960.

Margaret, who started at the school in 1959, said: “I recall that the school emblem was The Primrose and school hymn Loyalty Binds Us and we hope to hear from as many ex-student who started there during the first five years as possible.

“It will be an opportunity to renew old relationships and remember those formative years, with some familiar faces and no doubt lots of reminiscences and laughs.

“As numbers are limited, we felt attendance should be restricted to those people who started at the school in the first five years but dependent on the response it might be opened up to subsequent years.”

Partners are welcome. Call Gill at gillyfree@googlemail.com or Margaret on (01253) 723993.