A walk down the memory lane

Aziz Idris

Former Bruneian students from Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom (UK) recently came together to reminisce at the 50-year golden jubilee celebrations at Royal Brunei Polo and Riding Club in Jerudong.

Twenty members of the class of 1970 (Westcliff1970) attended the event with their spouses and family members in a night of nostalgia. Now in their 70s, most of the members rarely met due to work and family commitments.

Guest of honour Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Mustafa bin Pengiran Metassan said, “It was like old times all over again. It was good to see so many of our former classmates despite the challenging times.”

The reunion saw a celebratory cake-cutting, a slide show of old photos and a presentation of souvenirs to donors and supporters.

Also present at the event were Westcliff1970 Golden Jubilee Celebration Special Advisor Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Suyoi bin Haji Osman and Chairman Haji Razali bin Haji Omar.

Among the attendees at the golden jubilee celebrations included Pengiran Laila Kanun DiRaja Pengiran Haji Bahrain bin Pengiran Haji Abas and spouse Datin Dayang Hajah Masnin binti Haji Awang Ali, former ministers and government officials, as well as other distinguished guests.

Two former classmates browse old photos together. PHOTO: AZIZ IDRIS