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The girls are back in town for Stalybridge School reunion
Monday 21st May 2018 @ 15:47 by Tom Greggan
News Stalybridge Tameside

A 40-year reunion for those who attended Stalybridge School for Girls has raised hundreds of pounds for Willow Wood Hospice.

The former school on Waterloo Road closed down in 1978, with pupils joining the boys at Copley High School that September.

Alumni Christine Maloney organised the reunion and around 100 women met up for a party at The Bridge Inn on Friday night, but not before they posed in front of the old school entrance!

Each guest paid £5 and donated prizes for the £1 raffle. One of the ex-pupils did the buffet, the DJ offered his services for free and the manager of the Bridge Inn also donated a bottle of Moet et Chandon. Over £700 was raised, with money still being counted!

The ladies had a fabulous time at The Bridge Inn, sharing memories of their years at school.

“It was an amazing night,” Christine said. “I was so overwhelmed by the ladies who came, the youngest being just 55.

“Even two teachers came, Mrs Stone (English) who looked amazing and Mr Poulson (Drama) who has also aged well. Everyone is still commenting on photos and saying how much they enjoyed the night on our school Facebook page. Some ladies even continued the night into the early hours at Judge’s Bar.

“I’ve told them we’re going to Benidorm next time, but we’re not leaving it another 40 years!”