FORMER teachers,  governors and pupils returned to Priory Grove School in Friars Lane, Barrow, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of what used to be called Abbotsmead Infant School.

They had a chance to share stories at a school open day with a 1940s theme, receive a piece of birthday cake and a commemorative mug.

The Mail, on February 8 in 2000, noted that current pupils read from school logbooks from the war years and  sang a medley of wartime songs.

Headteacher Pat Burton said: "The wartime pupils could relate to the things the children read out from the logbooks.

"Many could remember different things about the war and talked to the children about it.

"The children are very interested in the stories and we have invited a couple of old pupils to come back to the school to tell more stories to the pupils."

Among those at the open day was Pat Hughes, who was at the school in the early 1940s.

She said: "I loved learning but I was very ill at school and always had something, like whooping cough, chicken pox or measles."