Two former pupils took a trip down memory lane when they returned to see their old school reopened as the new headquarters of Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd.
Brothers Ted and Eric Hall attended Central School in Willenhall during World War II and have remained residents of the town ever since – often reminiscing about their time there during regular walks around the town.
The site took on even greater interest to the pair when they heard of plans to renovate the building and the brothers met company chairman Jeremy Woolridge, who was delighted to take them on a trip down memory lane with a personal tour of the site during the construction phase.
The building has now been fully restored – with an iconic clock tower retained - and was officially opened as the new base for the nationwide company at the beginning of December.
Thrilled to see the landmark building returned to its former glory, Ted and Eric were among guests at the opening ceremony.
Indeed, Ted accepted an invitation to formally cut the ribbon on the new building alongside Mr Woolridge.
Ted, now aged 94, said: “It’s a pleasure to have been given the opportunity to open the new headquarters of Wedge Group Galvanizing at my old school.
“I wish all concerned with the company many years of happiness and prosperity.”
By Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd