Soham Grammarians: Visit to Bouillon, Belgium, September 1963

On August 30th, the school-party, under the supervision of Messrs. Hart, Ades and Bozeat, set out for Belgium, leaving the School at about 5.45 a.m.

After a pleasant three and a half hour sea-crossing, we arrived the same day in Brussels, which we toured the next day, seeing many famous and interesting sights, including the remains of the 1958 World Trades Fair. In the afternoon we travelled by coach to Bouillon.

From Bouillon the party went on three memorable tours, with the "infamous" packed lunches. Perhaps the most interesting tour was that to the Grottes de Han, which reach a depth of 500 ft. and are reputed to be the largest grottos in Europe. The two other trips were to Sedan, in France, and to Luxembourg. On this trip, we ventured across the border into West Germany.

The masters formed crazy-golf teams from the many "volunteers" and contests were held on the two free days. Certain members of the party tried their hand at canoeing, with varying measures of success. There was also an indoor football contest. The more hardy souls went with Mr. Hart on his early-morning "walks".

After this most enjoyable holiday, we departed on September 6th, after an early breakfast. The party arrived at the School in the early hours of next morning, and on behalf of the party we take this opportunity to express our thanks to the masters, who made this such a memorable holiday.

A.G.S. and B.R.L., 4 L.

From the Soham Grammarian Spring 1964 - If you can add anecdotes or photos about this trip, please contact the editor.