Cavendish class of ’76 plans reunion

Let's get together again ... former Cavendish pupils are having a reunion
Let's get together again ... former Cavendish pupils are having a reunion

It is 40 years since Cavendish Secondary School class of ’76 left school and we are having our reunion on July 16 at 7.30pm at the Eastbourne DGH Hospital Social Club, writes Evie Sier.

We would also like to extend the invitation to our teachers and to other people from the same year who went to other senior schools in the Eastbourne area and may know some of us from junior school.

Cavendish School has an interesting history, which dates as far back as 1843, making it one of the oldest schools in the area.

Actor Douglas Moleheimer started Cavendish School in order to pass down his love of acting.

Cavendish School became a central part of Eastbourne life and the name quickly grew in the town.

In fact, we even had the BBC come and do a story of our school because apparently Cavendish had the most pairs of twins in a school in the country.

We also had a pair of twins that were both teachers in the school.

When we were at school, Cavendish was in Melbourne Road – now the site of Bourne County Primary School.

We only had a concrete play ground and often went to the Rec in Seaside for physical education lessons.

We went to Devonshire Park Swimming Baths, which were in Carlisle Road, for swimming lessons and once a year on Sports Day we all went to the Oval in Channel View Road.

As the school grew, mobile classrooms were put in the play ground.

In 1979 Cavendish out grew its old building and was moved to its current site in Eldon Road, which was then the Girls’ High School when we were at school.

An extension was built in 1982 and further programmes of building and refurbishment have been completed in the intervening years.

For some reason the register for our year has been mislaid but a few of us have got together and managed to get a list of pupils together for our year.

We have already managed to find and contact quite a few people and we have people coming from all over the UK and also Canada and America, but we still have a few more to trace.

If you or you know anyone who went to Cavendish and left school in 1976, can you contact Evie 07852 903873 or email or you can find us on Facebook - Cavendish school reunion class of 76.

* Ratton School pupils from the class of 1986 to 1991 are also being called to a reunion.

The year group will all be 40 to 41-years-old now and the team organising the reunion, which is to be held at the school in Park Aveneue on September 17, is appealing for as many former pupils and teachers from that year group to come forward.

Cara Chollerton, one of the ex pupils organising the reunion, said, “It will be a fun night with music, food and drink and a great opportunity to catch up with the old school days.”

Cara said they would like to hear from Mr Salmon, Mr Westwood and Mr Douglas, who they remember fondly from their school days.

Anyone wanting to attend the reunion should email

A price for tickets will be confirmed when organisers have an idea of the number of people attending.

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