I put my name down with Friends Reunited for St. Peter Claver’s College, Mirfield.
It’s funny but I always thought that I would be in touch with those I’d met at the college again. I don’t know why I thought that as there was no internet in those days and I had completely lost touch with all of those who didn’t live in the same town as me. In fact, Id’ lost touch with even some of those who lived in Greenock.
But I knew I would be in touch with them again.
There were a few emails exchanged through Friends Reunited but the first major contact was when I arranged to talk to Jim Kirby on the phone.
He had actually been in the year above me and, to be honest, I didn’t really remember anything about him beyond his name.
However, when I talked to him on the phone it was my first real contact with anyone from that past life for around 35 years.
It was great talking to him.
The last time we had spoken man hadn’t yet landed on the moon, Celtic hadn’t won the European Cup and the Beatles hadn’t released Sergeant Pepper.
Those events were now quite ancient history and yet they hadn’t occurred last time we had met.