THREE former Northwich students are appealing to fellow ‘class of 1974’ members to take part in a 40th anniversary reunion next June.

Philip Johnson, David Jubb and Grahame Shepherd all left Sir John Deane’s College in 1974 and are hoping to attract as many former classmates as possible to take part in the reunion.

“It was still a boy’s grammar school when we were there,” said Phil. “During our final year a new head started at the school and it became a sixth form college shortly after – it was quite a significant year of change.

“The college has benefited from £28million investment in new buildings which have transformed the site, while retaining the old school hall and immediately surrounding rooms which we all remember.

“After 40 years, ‘old boys’ are probably spread far and wide. If you are aware of the whereabouts of any former pupils from this era, please pass this note on to them.”

Phil, David and Grahame hope to hold the reunion on June 14, 2014, with college principal Kerry Kirkwood having agreed to host the event at the college.

The June event will feature a buffet lunch, a presentation on ‘where are they now’, a chance to meet teachers from the 1970s and an opportunity to reminisce and catch up with old friends – tickets will cost around £10 and will be available to purchase from this July, reliant on sufficient interest.

Pupils who left the school between 1972 and 1973 are also invited.

If you would like to attend the reunion, email, mail Messrs Jubb, Shepherd and Jonhson, c/o PA to the Principal, Sir John Deane’s College, Northwich, CW9 8AF, or call 07906416257.

Staff at Sir John Deane’s College are also hoping to create an Alumni database of former pupils, with more information this and the reunion available online at