Withington Now and Then

Last night was the ‘World Premiere’, no less, of the Withington ‘Now and Then’ film, made with the support of National Lottery Heritage funding. Over 200 people attended and shared a fantastic insight into life at Withington through the ages. The film was a refreshing reminder that the core values we are all so proud of today have their roots through many decades gone by. Many thanks to the Alumnae who kindly gave interviews to current pupils, resulting in a joyful, and often humorous, film to keep for posterity. A fine achievement from all concerned!

The evening began in the Hub with a range of refreshments including cheese and wine. Archive material was on display and many pupils were on hand to tell the stories surrounding the artefacts and photographs.

This very special film was created by our own girls and staff,  combining archive footage with Alumnae reflections on a range of topics from Founders’ Day, ethos and the School’s centenary to school lunches and uniform. In addition, an old reel of film from the summer of 1939 was digitised  and it was a delight to witness the Withington spirit and ethos just as evident then as it is today.