Class of 1969 Reunion

On Saturday 23rd June, the Meridian Centre will host a reunion of Withernsea High School’s Class of 1969 admissions.

The reunion, which will take place between 7pm and 11pm, has been 18 months in the planning and comes in the same year that the members of the cohort turn 60.

It is over 40 years since many of the group will have last seen one another and the event has sparked a large amount of interest, with confirmed attendees jetting in from as far afield as South Africa and Australia, along with many others from closer to home. 

Cathryn Brown (nee Burman), one of the reunion’s organisers, commented: ‘We are all really looking forward to reconnecting with one another and sharing memories of our time at Withernsea High School.

We have tried to contact as many of our year group as we can and are hoping for a fantastic turn out. We would certainly love to see as many familiar faces as possible, so if you were there with us, or know anyone who was, please do get in touch.’

Attendees are invited to bring with them any school photographs/memorabilia they have to share with others and inspire memories.

To coincide with the meet-up, the group will also enjoy a tour of the present day Withernsea High School. Although many of the buildings they remember were demolished as part of the school’s 2015 rebuild and refurbishment project, sections of the original school remain which are bound to help jog a few memories.

Media Coordinator Tim Nuttall commented: ‘It is always a pleasure to welcome former students back to the school and we are delighted to offer the class of 1969 an opportunity to tour the site as part of their reunion weekend. 

Of course, much has changed in the 44 years since they last walked the corridors of Withernsea High School, but we hope they enjoy a look around the modern facilities our current students benefit from.

We are always keen to hear about the varied life and career experiences that have been enjoyed by our former students and we look forward to learning more about the paths they have taken which may provide an inspiration to our current students.’

Key information about the event

* The reunion takes place between 7pm and 11pm on Saturday, 23rd June at The Meridian Centre, 201-203 Queen Street, Withernsea, HU19 2HH.

* Admission is £10, which can be paid ‘on the door’, and covers the cost of the venue, food and entertainment.

* The evening’s food will be a buffet supplied by Roos Butchers and the entertainment will be provided by local DJ Luke Owens.

* Please contact Cathryn Brown (nee Burman) if you plan on attending or would like further information. 

* Cathryn can be reached by phone on 07958 163 047 or by email at


The following photographs, found in the school's archive, are taken from the 1972/3 album and show members of the class of 1969 in their fourth year in the school.