TWO lifelong friends have searched the globe and tracked down the majority of their old classmates, but are still searching for six more to join a 50th anniversary school reunion. 

David Archard and Dave Ardron are arranging a get together at Marwell Hotel in September for the 30 members of Class A from the former Prices School in Fareham from 1973 to 1978.

So far, 24 classmates have been tracked down with the help of the internet and school alumni group 'Fareham Society of Old Priceans', some locally, some around the UK and some in such far-flung destinations as Australia, the United States and France. 

It was in September 1973 that as 11 years olds most of this group walked nervously up Park Lane, Fareham to Prices School for the first time to start on five years of secondary education.

The class are pictured in May or June 1978 as their O Level examinations got underway.

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Mr Archard told the Daily Echo: "New friendships were born, some remained long term, others as lives changed and progressed were lost, until now, as this reunion has brought about the potential to resurrect those long lost friendships.

"From the final class register of 30 pupils, so far by just using the power of the internet 24 have been found, leaving just six still to be located.

"We're desperately trying to find those missing friends that have so far eluded us. There were some real characters in there and I'm sure they've got a lot of stories to tell!

"Having exhausted the internet and with little or no information on these pupils, we are hoping that someone reading this article or looking at the picture might just know of their whereabouts or lives since they finished their education at Prices School.

"Any details however small could be really be useful in the search."

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The missing pupils are Richard Arnott, Andrew Christie, Howard Davies, Stuart Day, M. Bailey and P. Chapman

Prices School took many pupils from the 'west' side of their catchment, including areas like Warsash, Locks Heath and Park Gate. 

Anyone with information should email