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Former Tower Hamlets School for Girls pupils share emotional reunion

PUBLISHED: 14:14 21 June 2013 | UPDATED: 10:50 23 December 2014

School reunion organiser Brenda, left, gets emotioned as former Head Teacher Dame Daphne Gould thanks her for her effort to get the Tower Hamlets School for Girls pupils together once again.

School reunion organiser Brenda, left, gets emotioned as former Head Teacher Dame Daphne Gould thanks her for her effort to get the Tower Hamlets School for Girls pupils together once again.

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School friends from years gone by have got together for an emotional reunion - complete with a surprise visit from a former headteacher.

Former Head Teachers Dame Marlene Robottom and Dame Daphne Gould, centre, leads the school reunion of Tower Hamlets School for Girls pupils in Stepney Green.Former Head Teachers Dame Marlene Robottom and Dame Daphne Gould, centre, leads the school reunion of Tower Hamlets School for Girls pupils in Stepney Green.

Former pupils of what used to be known as Tower Hamlets School for Girls – now Mulberry School - organised the catch up for classmates who started there between 1963 and 1983.

And emotions ran high as friends were reunited at an East End pub, with more than 100 former pupils taking the time to catch up with each other.

Organiser Brenda said: “It was brilliant. There were lots of laughs, a few tears and plenty of drinks!

“Everyone’s so happy it was done, and they are really pleased to have got in touch with old school friends.”

Brenda, who grew up in Limehouse but now lives in Dagenham said social networking site Facebook had helped her organise the event, held on Sunday June 16 at the Half Moon theatre pub in Mile End Road, Stepney Green.

Some ex-pupils were overwhelmed when former headteacher Dame Daphne Gould joined the celebrations as a surprise guest, alongside another former head Dame Marlene Robottom.

Brenda is now planning another reunion next year to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the school, in Commercial Road, Shadwell.

She is urging former pupils to get in touch through the Facebook page she set up to help them reunite.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tower-Hamlets-School-for-Girls-THS4G/295346354316

 


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