The carefree days of school were brought back to life with a reunion of St Audrey’s Convent girls in Leverington

St Audrey's Convent reunion

St Audrey's Convent reunion - Credit: Archant

The sound of giggling and talk of the old days echoed around Beechwood House in Leverington when 56 former pupils of St Audrey’s Convent met up for a reunion.

Margaret Hunt, the former chair of the Old Girls’ Association, organised the event as she felt it was time for everyone to get together again.

Margaret said: “I was considering organising an old girls’ reunion, when I was contacted on Facebook by two old classmates and a retired headmistress, and that made my mind up to do something about getting together again.”

The convent, which was located in Alexandra Road, and run by an order of Rosminian nuns, closed its senior school in 1985, although the junior school stayed open until 1997, when it moved to Wisbech Grammar School.

However, the name never moved with it, and it became Magdalene House.


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Attending, were former pupils who went to the school when it first opened in 1933 through to the class of 1985 – the last senior class at the school before it closed.

To the delight of the old girls they were joined by former teachers and a head mistress.

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Margaret said “I was delighted with the response from the old girls, some of whom I didn’t know by married names, but on the day most faces were very familiar, as many of them said, being part of such a small school we were like a big family and have remained close classmate friends, which was still very evident on the day.”

The ladies enjoyed a good catch up with their former classmates in glorious sunshine over a sumptuous buffet and a glass of wine and finished off with a rousing rendition of St Audrey’s holiday hymn O Causa Nostrae Laetitiae.

Margaret said: “I did receive an overwhelming amount of thanks on the day, but never expected the response of thanks that I have received on Facebook and phone calls all asking, are we doing it again next year?.”

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