A few years ago, Tony Lawrence (Mop) and I decided it would be a good idea to try and track down some people we used to hang around with at school.

This meant people from our school year (who left in 1973) and the people in years below us who we used to spend most of our time with. We started off knowing where about 6 or 7 of us were and now, due to some expert detective work, we have 65 names on our database. We're still tracking though so see our wanted page!

We first met at the Centre of the Universe - the Marquis of Granby in Hoveringham.

This was a very strange experience but everyone must have enjoyed it as we've done it a few times since then, although we're overdue for another meeting now. We moved the venue to the Westdale Tavern a few times which is within staggering distance of where our parents live or lived.

Have a look at our picture gallery and see what we look like now....check our where are they now page for some updates!

It appears others were also reaching that strange age and organising reunions.

The starters in 1953 when the school opened formed the Carlton le Willows Grammar School Society and organised a 40th Aniversary reunion at the school on 29th April 1995. This was an excellent chance to see that the school has actually survived and meet with some of our old teachers.

Carlton Le Willows Grammar School Society are having another of their regular reunions on Saturday 11th September 2010. It takes place at Portland College on Nottingham Rd, Mansfield from 12.00 to 6.00pm. Tickets are £18.00 for members and £25.00 for guests. For more details go to their web site

And other years have been organising their own reunions - check the news page for information

And then of course there is the 2003 reunion. This was organised by the Carlton le Willows Grammar School Society as a50th anniversary reunion - 50 years since the school opened in 1953. A full pictorial record can be found here!