Former pupils of an Ellesmere school in the 1950s and 60s have come together once more to celebrate together.

The group of former Ellesmere Secondary Modern pupils met at the Ellesmere Hotel, in the High Street, for a drink, food and a catch-up on Saturday.

With the added bonus of the carnival, one of the organisers, Colin Hose, admitted the chance to come home to Ellesmere from his life in the Cotswolds is one he enjoys every year.

"We went to the Secondary Modern, which is now the Lakelands Academy, from about 1959 until 1965," said Colin.

"We've been a group of lads who have been doing this every year, and we have around 10-25 of us.

"This year, the carnival might have had an impact on the day but we still had a good day. I had family come down and join me too and it''s nice to be back here in Ellesmere.

"I miss living here but I love coming back and I would move back here if I could.

"It's my birthplace. That's why it's so special.

"I just love seeing the Mere and all the beautiful countryside around the town

"But I couldn't move back because my wife's family are all in the Cotswolds, which isn't too shabby for countryside either is it?"

"I just want to thank everyone who came along and made it a lovely day for us."