25th September 2002




Reminiscing will be on the agenda when old students and staff from the Lincolnshire School of Agriculture meet at Riseholme Park this Sunday (29th September).


Thirty-eight students and staff from the Riseholme Old Students Association (ROSA) will be meeting this weekend to view the many changes which have been taking place since the school joined the University of Lincoln last October.


The reunion will bring together members of ROSA who have attended the Lincolnshire School of Agriculture since it first opened in 1948 when it was known as the Lindsey Farm Institute.


Among the visitors will be Mrs Marjorie Readman, wife of the late Stanley Readman, who replaced Peter Marsden, the school’s first principal, when he retired in 1961. 


The event has been organised by Alan Revell of Jubilee Farm, Gainsborough, who was an agriculture student at the school in 1954.


“I am delighted with the response to the invitations,” said Alan. “I sent over 120 letters but wasn’t expecting so many replies.


“The visit will start at Lodge Farm at 11am followed by a buffet and tour of the new buildings at Riseholme.  We will also be visiting the Brayford Pool campus at about 3.00pm to see the facilities which new students now have access to.


“The group last met in 2000 when the association decided to disband.  We spent the last of our association money on the wrought iron gates which now adorn the entrance to the Lincolnshire Showground. 


“However, Clive Bound - Director of Riseholme Park - gave us an update at that presentation and it was suggested that we should meet again in two years’ time to view the changes.”




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