Hundreds of photos, newsletters, stories and newspaper cuttings will go on display when Highbridge’s King Alfred School marks its 60th anniversary with an exhibition on Thursday (August 17th).

The school is holding an open afternoon for former pupils, staff and visitors to drop in and see the display, which features thousands of faces from down the years. It will be open from 12.30pm-3.30pm.

A group of students at the school worked with teacher Cerrie Williams to compile the display to illustrate the six decades. The exhibition was first held in July.

Headteacher Denise Hurr has praised the efforts of all those involved in compiling the exhibition items, which will be stored in the school archives.

The exhibition was compiled by the ‘Friday Project’ team, who researched the school’s history over several weeks, and included a visit to the Somerset Heritage Centre earlier this year, as reported here.

Among the documents on show are council minutes from the 1950s when the school was being planned, plus plans, maps and microfiche newspapers about the early days.

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