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June Day - Our Oldest Herioter

A visit from Dr Turner (1937)
Lex Turner outside the Pend.
Lex Turner outside the Pend.

June Day evokes fond memories and emotions for Former Pupils of the school and is held dearly by so many. 

This year we were pleased to welcome a very special guest to the celebrations. A Former Pupil who's first June Day was Monday 6 June 1927, at the tender age of 7.

Dr Turner joined 24 other Former Pupils from across the years to watch the Current Pupils walk in their footsteps. At the grand age of 103 Lex was delighted to have witnessed the class of 2023 being applauded out at the end of the event, nearly one hundred years after he first walked the grounds of Heriot's. 

Afterwards, as we all warmed up with a coffee, Lex regaled us with stories and memories of his time at the school, we were fascinated to speak with a veteran of WW2 who recalls so many memories of his service during the war. It was particularly moving to listen and bear witness to these recollections, especially the loss of his Herioter comrades. 

A heartfelt thank you to Dr Turner for joining us, an inspiration to us all, sharp as a tac and fit as a fiddle. 

If you are in contact with any Herioters who are from a similar era, please do get in touch with us so we might hear their story. 

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