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Newmarket Nostalgia: Houldsworth Valley Primary School celebrates 50 years with blast from the past assembly



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In today's nostalgia we go back 20 years to when a school celebrated 50 years since its doors opened.

Houldsworth Valley Primary School in Newmarket was marking its 50th anniversary with a week of celebrations which included a re-creation of the school’s very first assembly in 1952.

One of the guests was former pupil Peter Goodchild who was there back in 1952 and whose grandson James Bristow was the third generation of the family to attend the school.

Today's nostalgia sees us go back 20 years to when a school celebrated its 50th anniversary with a special assembly.
Today's nostalgia sees us go back 20 years to when a school celebrated its 50th anniversary with a special assembly.

The school, in Rowley Drive, first opened its doors to pupils on June 23 of that year and the annual fete, organised by the PTA 50 years later, attracted around 400 visitors, some of whom dressed up in 1950s style clothes, and raised £640 to pay for some new outdoor play equipment for the youngsters. All the pupils, including Jami Harper and Michael Stokes, pictured, were presented with commemorative mug.