Appeal to reunite faces on camera

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A GROUP of PENSIONERS are hoping to get together as many old schoolfriends as possible to recreate a 71-year-old photograph.

The picture, taken outside Kirk Hallam Infant School in 1940, has 35 children in it.

Alan Rice, 74, is trying to get all of the people featured back together for a new version of the snap.

He said: “I was the best man for one of my friends in the picture 50 years ago.

“We stayed in touch and I gave a speech at his Golden Wedding not long ago.

“In the speech I mentioned the picture and those of us who were there started talking about the photograph and that’s when we came up with the idea really.”

Mr Rice, who now lives in Ruddington, thinks that there are 20 people still in touch with each other but the group want to track down all of the people who are still alive.

He said: “We know that some of the people in the picture have died but we want to find those of them who are still around somewhere.

“It will be great to all get together and stand in the same spot after all these years.”

If you are in the photograph or know someone who is you can call Mr Rice on 0115 9211821 or email