Topic: Class of 1969 of Darfield High School

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'The Class of '69' celebrate or commiserate the milestone birthday

When an ex-pupil of the third form Class of 1969 of Darfield High School announced she was having one of those monumental birthdays, and therefore everyone else in the class must be also having theirs soon too, a suggestion that everyone should "come 'home' to Darfield" for a combined birthday party was soon more than an idea.

After some considerable effort tracking down many of that year who now reside around New Zealand and Australia, an invitation was sent out to them to help 'The Class of '69' celebrate or commiserate the milestone birthday. So Saturday 25 February was set aside and school friends and partners travelled from as far as Alexandra, Oamaru and Wellington to Coalgate Tavern for an evening catching up and reminiscing. They even had a birthday cake! Pictured above are: Janet Lancaster (Reveley), Neil Sanderson, Elizabeth (Clarkson), Judy Gallagher (Elson), Gaynor Sutherland (Black), Shirley Johnstons, Shirley Mclaughlin, Denise Scott (Webster), Lorraine Clarkson (Brown), Robyn Broughton, Mark Creamer, Jim Webster, Matthew Williams, Elaine Lloyd and Marilyn Joyce. Source:

Malvern Record, 7th March 2006

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