IN THE blink of an eye 60 years has gone by for Murwillumbah High School's senior class of 1953.

Last week the former students celebrated in style.

Marjorie Stubbs is one student from that year who would not have missed the reunion for the world, even checking herself out of hospital in order to go on the boat cruise with her old friends.

Mrs Stubbs said this particular group of friends had always been a tight unit and stayed in touch.

"It's amazing really. This group has always stuck together and looked after each other," Mrs Stubbs said.

Across the weekend, the class members had a lunch at the Tweed River Art Gallery, went on a Tweed River boat cruise and then headed to the school for a lunch with current students.

"We were a young class that year," Mrs Stubbs said.

"A lot of us were only 16 that year.

"It's amazing to see some of the people who were thought to be real scallywags and now are millionaires and success stories."

Mrs Stubbs' family has a long history in the area, with her forebears helping to pioneer the area back in the 1880s.

When asked what she remembered from that senior year all those years ago, Mrs Stubbs instantly had memories of pranks and the school formal.

"I remember the end of year formal, cooking the main meal," Mrs Stubbs said. "There were two big tubs to make fruit salad in.

"Of course there were the funny moments like one student taking it upon themselves to advertise the principal's brand new car at a very low price."



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