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40 Year Geography reunion

40 Year Geography reunion

Christine Gaukroger (Historical Studies 1973-1976) attended a 40 year Geography reunion with her flat mates who were geographers of the same year.  Here is her reflection on the reunion:

Is it really forty years when Portsmouth was a Poly and for every girl student there were 8 boys? 
Back in the day, Quentin was banned from Mercantile House  for wearing his roller skates, the Sound barrier echoed with Bowie’s “ Sailors fighting in the dance halls” ( how true in Pompey!)  and the Mary Rose was still buried under the Solent. 
I shared a flat with geography students 
Dick and Edna ran the Kings
Wavecrest provided our fish and chips 
Kashmir our curry 
5th Hants our HSB. 
We were sorted! 
RIP India Arms- gone but not forgotten.
No Nero’s, No Joanna’s, No dancing!
Swap it for all that’s new  – I don’t think so.
And yes I did get a degree….

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40 Years On: Portsmouth Polytechnic Reunion, Years 1974 - 1979

40 Years On: Portsmouth Polytechnic Reunion, Years 1974 - 1979

40 Year Geography reunion

40 Year Geography reunion