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Arnewood School Class of '83 Reunion, New Milton - November 2002

It's nearly 20 years since Nosher did a bunch of 'O' Levels and left school (to go on to Brockenhurst College), and - courtesy of "Friends Reunited" - it's discovered that there's a school reunion. It's being held at the Rugby Club on the edge of Fawcett's Field: Nosher drives down and crashes with Hamish, and we both head over to the gig. It's an interesting night - several people have not been seen since school, and although Nosher was in a bit of a funk about "life in general" at the time, it turns out to be a quite cathartic experience. There's a big range of outcomes in life-choice, between some who left school, sprognated and have done nothing since, to those who have travelled the world. Nosher came to the realisation that actually his life was quite good, really.

next album: HP Bazaar/3GSM Conference, Cannes, France - 17th-21st February 2003
previous album: 3G Lab Watersports Fun Day, Wyboston, Bedfordshire - 8th June 2002

Sax player from the Arnewood Jazz Orchestra, Richard Gimmler (right)

Hamish (right)

Mark Davidson (Nosher's form-mate)

Hamish and Alberto Castella

Paul Rowsell and Alberto

Christine, unknown and one of the former 'hard bwois'

Ray Mitchell and his school-girlfriend Christine

Alberto and Ray

Alberto, Nosher and Ray

Christine and Mark Davidson

Today, yesterday

The next day, Nosher and Hamish are walking around Barton on Sea and bump into a fellow alumnus

Barton cliff-top

Hamish pushes Kira along the cliff top

Hamish, with Bruce on piggy-back, points out to sea

Nosher's driving around the back roads between Bransgore and Burton and spots rellies N&C

The old 1970s SCOLA building at Arnewood (an acronym for Second Consortium Of Local Authorities, which oversaw this and other school prefab buildings)

The main entrance to Arnewood School

Nosher's car on Gore Road

Arnewood School sign

Another former life: the Brockenhurst College entrance

A lecturer once said that Brock College was meant to look like a battleship in profile

Funky lights in roadworks on the M25

M25 Roadworks

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Sax player from the Arnewood Jazz Orchestra, Richard Gimmler (right)