Those who started the Dental Course in 1964 but graduated in 1968. By Michael Trenouth
Photo: left to right: Back row: Paul Johnson, Peter Hilton, Michael Trenouth, Barry Pearson, Bill Morrison, Rob Baxter, Gordon Abbotts. Middle: Jenny Baxter (Mason), Jayne Regan (Noyes), Angela Stanley (Jones), John Trewella, Ros Lomax (Crawshaw), Clare Hale (Jackson). Front: Tony Hale.
The Class of 64 reunion was organised by Barry Pearson and held on Wednesday 1st May 2019 at Billesley Manor Hotel near Stratford on Avon.
The historic manor was mentioned in the Doomsday Book and it was here that Shakespeare wrote “As you like it.”
Those of us who arrived during the afternoon had time to look round the extensive grounds including the 100 year old topiary garden. In the evening drinks in the bar were followed by an excellent meal.
Although it was 55 years since we started out as students together the group bonded as if it was only yesterday. We had a lot to catch up on and compared our different experiences of the dental profession.
The most notable change was the dramatic improvement in dental health we had all witnessed during our practicing careers. We all agreed that dentistry was both difficult and stressful and were probably all glad we had retired except for John Trewella who was still working away at the tooth face!
This fact has been put into even greater perspective by the corona virus pandemic something which at the time would have been totally inconceivable. We also acknowledged the sound advice of the then Dean Professor Horris Radden, an Australian gentleman with a very forceful personality, who said that dentistry required application!
The following were unable to attend; Dave Ashton, Dave Atkinson, Liz Berger (Marshall), Don Bidwell, Anjan Dass, Dennis Earle, Sue Gilkison (Taylor), Dipi Marcanday, Sid Marko, Pete Marsden, Jerry Podesta, Ray Walsh.
Unfortunately we were unable to contact the following and would be pleased to hear from them so that they could attend future events; Dave Barrett, Leo Klein, Monty Miller, Gill Morgan (Taylor), Dave Priess, John Whitbread. The contact e-mail for Barry Pearson is: email@example.com
Sadly the following were deceased but fondly remembered; Maurice Brohn, Martin Lomax, Denis Regan, Ann Worthington (Smith), Bill Worthington.