60s theme to Webster’s High School’s 60th anniversary celebration

Celebrating 60 years of the 'new' Webster's High School.
Celebrating 60 years of the 'new' Webster's High School.

Webster’s High School is preparing to celebrate its 60th year in the current building with an evening aimed at all former pupils, parents and teachers.

The 60s-themed event will be held at the school on Saturday, May 16 when FPs will be able to mix with their old classmates and parents of current pupils will be able to meet up and mingle with past and present staff.

The school’s parent council is extending an open invitation to the celebration, a musical backdrop for which will be provided by Roy Duncan and his band, High Mileage

Webster’s High School is named after Kirriemuir man John Webster, a local writer and banker who bequeathed £7,000 for “erecting and maintaining a school for instructing the youth of the town and parish of Kirriemuir in the arts and sciences.”

The original school was opened on 1837, occupying the building used until December 2001 by Southmuir Primary School, and was known as Webster’s Seminary until 1967.

After the Second World War the school moved to the new building on Prosen Road, opening in 1965.

Tickets for the evening are priced at £10 and include entry, a finger buffet, music and a photographic display by the Art department.

Kirriemuir Round Table will also provide a bar and tickets are available from the school office, Gateway to the Glens Museum, Roy Duncan, Westmuir Post Office and the Blue Shop; 1960s-style fancy dress is encouraged but is optional.

Any ex-pupils who have photographs or memories of their time at the school, or teachers who have been a part of the school’s history can contact social secretary Kathryn William or pass on their information via the Webster’s High Parent Council Facebook page.