Reg Foster, the oldest former head of the Wolston High School, near Rugby, was the guest
of honour at an open day organised by estate agents Shortland Horne and builders Beazer
Homes who are creating a housing development on the site of the former school.
Mr Foster, who was in charge at the school between 1959 and 1980,
cut the ribbon on the show home which stands on the site of the schools
former bike sheds!
Beazer are building 57 houses on the site, currently priced between £74,950 for a two
bedroom property up to £187,000 for a five bedroom detached house. Seventeen have already
been sold or reserved.
Mr Foster said:
"It has certainly changed since I was last here. The school closed down in 1992 as
a result of cut-backs. When I first came here there wasnt a single house for sale in
Wolston but the village has grown since then.
"I read that Shortland Horne were trying to trace the oldest headmaster and had
lots of phone calls from people who had seen the article in the papers. It was nice to
hear from so many of them."
Mr Foster said around 500 former staff and pupils attended a reunion when the school
shut down and former pupils were among those who came to view the development over the
Chris Crump, Shortland Hornes new homes sales manager, said several had looked
"The weekend was a great success and several people mentioned they had been at the
school. We were delighted Mr Foster could attend and are very grateful to him. He had a
lot of memories of the site after being so long associated with the school and took a
great interest in the houses."