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Former pupils of Dalston school get together for reunion more than 60 years after leaving

PUBLISHED: 12:29 21 November 2013 | UPDATED: 12:45 21 November 2013

Ten former war-time pupils from Queensbridge Road School have been meeting every two years for the last  60 years.

Ten former war-time pupils from Queensbridge Road School have been meeting every two years for the last 60 years.

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Old school friends, who have been meeting regularly for more than 60 years, came together for their latest reunion last Friday.

The former pupils of Queensbridge Road School in Queensbridge Road, Dalston have been meeting every two years since the end of World War II.

They all attended the school during the war years and many lost their families and homes during this time. Many of them were also members of Pembury United Football club.

Ten pupils from the school attended the reunion at the Eagle Inn in Snaresbrook, Essex.

Robert Long, of Tolleshunt Knights in Essex, who organised the reunion, said: “It was a great evening.

“We were all born in 1933 so are all aged 80.

“Our headmaster Francis Fathers was a very special teacher and introduced this bunch of East End boys, who had their behinds hanging out of their trousers, to another world of theatre, music, literature and manners.

“We have all gone in to different areas. Some of us became company directors, business men, taxi drivers, local Government officers and even a chairman of a District Council, but we have not lost our East End humour!”

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