The 1962 class of Princess Margaret Rose School have taken a trip down memory lane to celebrate their 60th reunion.

To mark the occasion, the group took a step back in time and visited the site of their old school, now Trinity St Stephen’s Church of England First School on Vansittart Rd.

Former pupil and reunion organiser Norma Wood, 75, from Windsor, said: “This was a big one. Not only did we have our normal lunch, we also went back to the old school building. It was absolutely fantastic for us.

“Walking around the school we recognised so many things. We could remember which classrooms taught subjects and it really was interesting.”

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The group were given a tour of their old school (Credit: Norma Wood)


The group of now 20 women have stayed in contact since leaving the school and meet up twice a year to reminisce and catch up.

“Every time we meet up we all get on so well, there is so much chat,” Norma added,

“Not only reminiscing about the past but how our lives have evolved over the time.

“But going around the school, that was something different. We were so lucky to do that, we all loved it.”

This year is the first time the group have been back to the school since leaving at age 15/16.

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Teachers of Princess Margaret Rose School in Windsor 1962 (Credit: Norma Wood)

Some of the women have moved further afield, traveling to the reunion from Gloucester, North Devon and Portsmouth.

“People love coming, the journey never seems to bother them,” Norma said.

“With emails and texts it is so much easier to keep in touch with people.”

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The former pupils at the 1990 reunion (Credit: Norma Wood)

The group’s last big reunion was in 1990, where 41 former pupils attended a party at Princess Margaret Royal Free School in Bourne Avenue.