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Six Bideford ‘Old Boys’ Welcomed Home

Geneva’s Great Greeting

Bideford Senior School Old Scholars’ Association had a special welcome for six Old Boys – J Bowden, H Eastman, J E Evans, F C Mower, S Raymont, and A W Smale – at their Club night on Tuesday, which was specially organised to do them honour and attended by the Mayor and Mayoress (Ald and Mrs J W Fulford). Mr C S F Harding (former headmaster and president of the Association), and Mr J E Down (present headmaster).

Prominent in the hall was a large banner, ‘Welcome Home from BSSOSA’ above a large Union Jack, and the party struck up a cheering note when they arrived and were officially welcomed by the Mayor, who said that was one of his most pleasurable duties.

29.5.1945 POW picture

The full Gazette article is dated 29 May 1945

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