Big school reunion planned in September

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A school reunion is being planned to coincide with a significant piece of royal history.

Pupils from Hillside Infants school and Paulsgrove Infants school are arranging to 
meet up on September 12 at The Golden Lion in Bedhampton.

On September 10, Queen Elizabeth II will become the longest serving monarch in British history after succeeding her father on February 6, 1952.

A number of Portsmouth pupils started school in the same year and since then many of them have kept in touch and met up regularly.

Robert Rowe, who is organising the reunion said: ‘To date we have 24 boys and girls who went to either Hillside Infants school or Paulsgrove Infants school, who at the age of 11 either amalgamated into the Paulsgrove seniors school (now King Richard) or went on to grammar or technical schools but have stayed in touch.

‘By the time this event has been fully circulated we expect to have in excess of 30 67-year-olds attending.’