On Friday 21 September, we were delighted to host the latest of our events to celebrate our 140th Birthday year, our 1878 Drinks Reception.
The venue for the event was none other than 44 Derngate. Now an outstanding private dental centre, the location was one of the buildings used by the school when we were based at Derngate, and it was a special feeling to be able to return home to host this fantastic occasion. Poppy, the Business Operations Manager for the centre, has always been very passionate about the building and its history, and she strives to make sure that the history of Northampton High School is always known to her clients and staff alike.
The evening’s guest list included previous Head Teachers, members of staff past and present, a host of former students and friends of the school. It was fascinating to see old school friends talking about their memories of the school and the building itself in general, and we were overjoyed to be able to welcome members of the class of ’68 to the event, who are celebrating their 50th year since leaving the school!
During the course of the past year we have been proud to share events with our High School family. Such events include our fantastic Arts Festival, our Old Girls Association Lunch and our Family Fun Day – all of the events have been wonderful and we have been overwhelmed by the support we have received from all of our Alum and friends of the school, and have watched on with delight as our guests have talked of their fond memories of their time at the school as we reach this historic 140th year.
We extend huge thanks to Poppy and her team at 44 Derngate for being amazing hosts and for all of their hard work, and also the team from ‘The Dining Room’ who provided us with lovely food and drinks throughout the evening. Most importantly, we thank all of our guests for joining us at the event, and sharing what was a wonderful occasion in this special year for Northampton High School.
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