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French Exchange

Dated: 1963

Stephe Cove writes: "The French exchange was to Lons-le Saunier in the Jura mountains -famous, of course, as the birthplace of Rouget de Lisle who wrote the Marseillaise, adopted as the French national Anthem in 1795. Vive la revolution... The one shot is all the kids and teachers that went both to Germany and France (I  think)."

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Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 22/12/2014 - 17:12


Thanks Steven. I was on the trip but am not in the picture. No worries - I just want to add that myself and Kitty (my french pal) have kept in touch and 2 years ago I went over (from Canada) and we met for the first time in more than 40 years. It was like yesterday. Those exchanges changed my life in many ways.

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 19/08/2016 - 23:05


Pupils from year 1961-66/68 included:

Back row L to R
4. Richard Mathers, 7.Alan Naismith, 8. Clifford Latham, 9. David Riley,

Third row L to R
2. Judith Brereton, 3. Frances Howes, 4. Kay Quinby,

Second Row L to R
8. Marilyn Martin, 9. Gillian Brent