Bridgewater blazer treads the boards!

Our Bursars Office is always a hive of activity and we have a long history of dealing with the more unusual requests made of Bridgewater School! Our latest request has been from a local lady (Mrs Christine Barwood) who has been a regular attendee at our school fairs and whose sons’ originally attended the same school as our Bursar – Mrs Fay Davenport-Thomas. One of her sons’ (Nick Wray) is a member of Groomsbridge Amateur Dramatic Society – and was trying to source some school blazers for their up and coming production “Daisy pulls it off” – a classic comedy romp in the style of St Trinians and Enid Blyton set in the exclusive ‘Grangewood School for Young Ladies’. Hurrah! Once more Bridgewater managed to save the day!..obtaining two freshly laundered blazers from our preloved uniform shop.

Christine and her sons have strong links to the local area as well as the armed forces and she volunteers at the Agnes Hopkins Centre in Swinton where they run a Cook House Breakfast Club every Saturday. A regular attendee is a lovely gentleman called Jack who comes to the Cook House most Saturdays and is just about to celebrate his 102nd birthday at the Centre on 15th July!!! A true veteran of the armed forces, he had previously served with Montgomery El Alamein.

Christine’s son Nick is currently based down in the south east, working as an Operations Manager for BT. Their Charity of the Year is the Soldiers, Sailors and Air Forces Association (SSAFA) and he is currently fundraising for them by walking across the Lava flows of Iceland. Members of the armed forces including their centurion Jack, will be attending Bridgewater Family Fun day on 2nd July to help raise funds for this valuable charity.

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