THE first reunion of the St George’s School Old Boys Association for 25 years has been held at the Tramways Working Men’s Club in York.

At the event were former pupils including a dozen former rugby league players, and two former Lord Mayors; Coun Ken King, and David Wilde, who was a former teacher at the school. The old school closed in 1985 and was demolished in 1996.

Musician and playwright Steve Cassidy, who was a teacher and head at the replacement school in Fishergate, also attended, as did Mary Sellers, whose late husband Peter was a teacher at the school for many years.

Tom Sweeney, who organised the event, said: “At one stage we didn’t know whether ten or 20 people would turn up, but there was a buzz as word of mouth got round and in the end, about 150 came, of all ages.

“I want to thank everyone involved, including Terry Bellwood and Tony Clarke for organising the raffle, and Lily, Debbie, Daniel and Tom at the club.”