Peter Tavernor,The Principal of MANCAT gave a warm welcome to all the 38 staff members who attended the Christmas reunion in the Bristo East at the MANCAT Openshaw site. We were treated to a delicious traditional Christmas dinner with an excellent service provided by the student trainees. The occasion was dampened by the news that Jim Norbury had collapsed on the College campus. Jim, like many of us, enjoyed many happy years at the college and had cancelled a previous engagement just to be with us at the reunion. Jim was rushed to hospital but we were sadly informed later that he could not be revived. We would like to dedicate these pages to the memory of Jim.
Members attended. Norman Bede David Botham Ralph Bramwell Ken Bromley Arthur Brown Harry Burgoyne John Chatterton Anne Corrie Bill Delaney Brian Dixon Graham Gaskell Jim Hill Kevin Holmes Leighton Hughes Joe Joseph Ray Mackey David McKee David Marsh David Marsland Jack Masters Cliff Mooney Peter Mooney Derek Munt Ian Nuttall Mike Perkin Syd Poulton Bob Prest Joe Rackstraw Jack Redston John Royle Joe Smith Peter Smith Bill Thompson Jack Thornton Brian Titchett Donald Wood Eddie Wood Roger Wood