Former Bassingbourn Village College head boy attends launch of new school history exhibition at Royston Museum

PUBLISHED: 10:59 07 March 2017 | UPDATED: 10:59 07 March 2017

Ray Jude, Jorja Hird,  Ami Tobin and Avuyile Mdzinwa.

Ray Jude, Jorja Hird, Ami Tobin and Avuyile Mdzinwa.


The former first head boy of Bassingbourn Village College was transported back in time when he visited the latest community display at Royston Museum – 53 years to be precise.

Bassingbourn Village College Then & Now.Bassingbourn Village College Then & Now.

Ray Jude popped into the museum on Saturday for the launch of the exhibition, Bassingbourn Village College Then & Now.

The display shows just how much the college has changed since it was opened in 1954 with photographs of the first students alongside those currently there.

Bassingbourn Village College opened in 1954 with 315 students and 35 staff led by Warden F W P Thorne. There had been numerous developments to the site since then and the current college now boasts 605 students with more than 70 staff under principal Duncan Cooper.

Avuyile Mdzinwa, Jorja Hird, Ray Jude and Ami Tobin,Avuyile Mdzinwa, Jorja Hird, Ray Jude and Ami Tobin,

Year 7 students Ami Tobin, Jorja Hird and Avuyile Mdzinwa were on hand to chat about their experiences at the college and were delighted to hear of the antics of Ray and his friends when they were students there.

Bassingbourn Village College Then & Now runs until April 29 at Royston Museum. Admission is free.

See and for more information.

Bassingbourn Village College Then & Now.Bassingbourn Village College Then & Now.


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