Can you name the person needed for team reunion?

Pat Paice sent in this picture of Gosport Central School's girls' hockey team taken in about 1950

Pat Paice sent in this picture of Gosport Central School's girls' hockey team taken in about 1950

A Pompey forward heads the ball towards the Milton goal.  (Barry Cox collection)

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These girls were members of Gosport Central School’s hockey team in about 1950.

The picture belongs to Pat Paice and she is looking for help in finding one missing name.

Gaye Boyd, Rosalie Rees and Hazel Dyke at the 2005 reunion of pupils from Gosport Central School

Gaye Boyd, Rosalie Rees and Hazel Dyke at the 2005 reunion of pupils from Gosport Central School

It’s possible someone attending the school’s reunion later this month might be able to fill in the blank.

Pat, of Colden Common, near Winchester, who started at the school in 1949, can remember 12 of the 13 girls.

They are: Pat Corbett, Shirley Kerr, June Johnson, Jennifer Macey, Jill Jukes, June Ridley, Elaine ‘Bunty’ Storey, Julie Weekes, Joyce Freeland, Rosalind Saunders, Mary Ligertwood and Ann Welch.

Among the teachers Pat can recall are headmaster Wilson May, her form mistress Miss Palmer, Miss Day (needlework and cookery), Mr Roberts (French), Mr Rennie, Mr Brammer and Mrs Hayward (sport).

She said: ‘I still keep in regular contact with several of my classmates – Rosalie Rees (nee Osborne), Gaynor Boyd (nee Barnicoat) and Hazel Dyke (nee Bowyer).

‘I also have regular contact with Pat Brown (nee Wheeler) who was in the 1940 intake.

‘We had known each other for several years through the Cruse widows’ club.

‘It wasn’t until I attended my first school reunion in the 1990s that I met Pat there and discovered she was also a Central School pupil.’

The reunion is on Friday, May 20, at the Thorngate Halls, Bury Road, Gosport from noon-4pm and pupils are asked to bring along any school memorabilia.

Pat said the headmaster’s log book will be on display with old school photographs and copies of newspaper reports relating to school events over the years

There will be a ploughman’s lunch with wine or soft drinks at £12 a head which needs to be pre-booked.

Further information from secretary Brian Bacon, 63 Course Park Crescent, Titchfield Common, Fareham PO14 4DW.

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