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The 2018 Golden Reunion


The Golden Reunion took place on Saturday September 29th 2018, at the Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel. The event was attended by 162. Originally 179 bought tickets but for health and other reasons some had to drop out nearer the time.

The Venue

The Mercure Darlington King's Hotel Profile

The hotel situated in Priestgate, was completely rebuilt within its shell, after the great fire of 2008, it is now part of the Mercure Hotels chain and used to be called The King's Head Hotel.The hotel is a 4 Star venue and has 83 bedrooms, 2 bars, The Carriages Restaurant & 4 conference rooms. The Ballroom boasts natural light from large skylights and has 9 chandeliers, as well as its own private bar and dance floor. It is serviced by two other adjoining rooms for reception drinks or break out zones. 


Those who attended are below:   

Mike Cooke 69-72 & Carol Cooke, Charlie Denman 71-74 & Pam Denman, Rob Murphy 71-74 & Janice Murphy nee Fish 71-74, Carol Dover nee Davidson 68-71, Sue Cooper nee Smith 70-73, Elaine White 68-71 (from Australia), Diana Durman-Walters 68-71, Derek Atkinson 75-79 & Dorota Atkinson, Barbara Nuttall nee Purdom 75-78 & Trevor Nuttall, David Hodgson 71-74 & Sue Hodgson nee Burgess 71-74, Mary Newell nee Finlay 73-76, Steve Watt 73-76, Lynn Trussell 73-76, Jean Taylor nee Haywood 68-71, George Ford 68-71, Gerald Twomey 71-75, Nick Vento 73-76 & Peter Scott, Jennifer Thompson nee Scott 68-71 & Mike Thompson, Linda Wickham 72-76 & Bernard Charlesworth, Andrew Southgate 73-77, Terry Begley 73-76, Ian Rooke 68-71, Kit Howe 71-74, Peter Armstrong 68-71 & Betty Armstrong, Geoff Berriman 67-75 (Deputy Principal), Liz Waddington nee Toothill 73-76, Pam Attwood nee Didsbury 73-76, Sue Williams nee Turner & Dave Williams 73-76 , Cathie Town nee Gray 68-71, John Stinson 69-72, Linda Nisbet nee Skeldon 68-71 & Ian Nisbet, Brian Mullan 73-76, Sue Foreman 70-73, Beulah Olver nee Taylor 70-73, Glynis Ovington nee Jones 70-73, Nicola Dixon nee Waistell 70-73, Kathryn Atkinson nee Pexman 68-71 (from New Zealand), Barry Leese 73-76, Gary Biggins 73-76, Janice Kimber 72-75, Viv Stevenette 72-75, John Shevill 73-76, Andrew Willerton 73-76, Barry Stannard 69-72 & Shelagh Stannard nee Steele 71-74, Trevor Lyons 69-72, Gretta Mahon nee Page 71-74 & Kevin Mahon 71-74, Ron McGreevy 71-74 & Dulcie McGreevy (live in Spain), Bernard Mitchell 73-76, Frances Roberts nee Holloway 69-72, Myron Adkins 73-76, Gillian Deighton-Tarry nee Deighton 74-77, Pauline Kell 74-77, Glynis Dunn 74-77, Maureen Howard nee Doyle 72-75, Sue Park nee Hogg 72-75, Barbara Curry nee Metcalfe 72-75, Christina Postolan nee Lebid 70-73, John French 71-74, Dave Wood 71-74, Sue Wilson nee Chapman 76-79 & Dave Wilson 75-78, Alan Boorman 73-76, Joan Wadey nee Young 75-79, Carolyn Wilson nee Jepson 75-79, David Wilson 73-77 & Muriel Wilson nee Fisher 73-76, Patrick Cook 70-74, Kenny Wilson 69-72, Nic Pearse 71-74, Linda Watts nee Nightingale 68-71 & John Watts 69-72, Sharon Kane 69-72 (lives in France), Janet Kellett nee Shorrocks 75-78 and Paul Kellett, David Copeland 68-71, Linda Hamilton 73-76, Christine Puttock nee Lee 74-77, Brian Corlett 68-71,  Christine Parker nee Turton 70-73 & Marilyn Riley, Wladek Borodin 69-72, Janet Oliver nee Holt 69-72, Alan Rumney 68-71, Linda Griffiths nee Harvey 69-72, Ann Bovill nee Wake 74-77, Lynne Everitt nee Collins 74-77, Howard Green 74-77, Susan Green nee Rowell 74-77, Dilys Lightfoot nee Jones 69-72, Paul Gilmore 70-74 & Joan Gilmore, June Foster OBE 72-75, Anne Fenwick 70-73, Christine Statter nee Buffery 70-73, Susan Harper nee Dunlevy 71-74, Robert Smith 68-71, Geoff Perry 73-77, Geoff Kelly 69-72, Charlie Ellis 69-72, Neil Thatcher 72-75 & Nicola Thatcher, Terry Charlton 72-75, Anne Charlton nee Clennell 72-75, Marilyn Brown 70-73, Simon Peters 73-76, Linda Phillips nee Rial 70-73, Antoine Bowes 75-79,  Fiona Campbell 75-79 & Alex Harland, Glenn Priestly 69-72, Derek Rosenberg 69-72 & Anne Rosenberg nee Marston 68-71, Michael Brookman 69-72 & Heather Brookman nee Tattersall 69-72, Chrissie Coward nee Hamerton 69-72, Peter Scott 69-72 & Christine Scott, Arthur Raymond 69-72, Janet Walker nee Huckerby 69-72, Josephine Nelson nee Elliott 76-79, Allen Wearmouth 69-72, Josette Knowles nee Growden 69-72, John Bennington 68-71, Ian McCollum 68-71, Peter Hasselby 69-73 & Maggie Hasselby nee Parr 69-72, John Brett 68-71, Marianne Tracey 68-71, Ann Simpson 68-71, Kerry Jones 68-71, Geoff Spooner 69-72, Andrew Henry 70-73, Jerry Hinds 72-75, David Weatherall 73-77 (from Canada), Dave Pass 69-72, Tom Jackson 69-72, Philip Martin 72-75, Tony Turner 73-77, Judith Johnson nee Scatchard 70-73, Mary Elsom nee Coard 72-75, Meg Thompson AKA Sue Goodhead 72-75,  Elizabeth Hargreaves 74-77,  Mike Easton 70-73, Peter Noble 68-71, John Blomeley 68-71, Tricia Kilsby nee Hedges 70-73, Dianne McCollum (Ian's wife). Total = 162

  (Updated 9th November 2018)

The photographs below are of the event and those who attended over a weekend period.