Class of 1957 visits their old Hang-out


Murphy’s Diner in storage, Haverhill, Mass. – 1981

Here is an update on my post from November about Murphy’s Diner….
https://dinerhotline.wordpress.com/2009/11/28/murphys-diner-lives-on/
where I mentioned that the (North Cambridge, Mass.) Matignon High School class of 1957 classmates were slated to visit their old hang-out, Murphy’s Diner now operating as the 50’s American Diner in England this month.

I got an email from Maryellen McCarthy last week informing me she and 10 of her classmates were flying over to England on Friday, April 30th. They were meeting a relative of one of their classmates who lives in England and taking a train from London to the South Derbyshire station on Monday May 3rd, where they were greeted by the local Antique Car club who ferried them approx. 6 miles to the diner in an impromptu parade.


50’s American Diner, South Derbyshire, England

Check out this piece from the BBC….
http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/derby/hi/tv_and_radio/newsid_8662000/8662001.stm

According to Maryellen, Jeff Laight and Trish Whitehouse were gracious hosts and their staff were courteous and friendly. Also the food was really good and the 2 hours that the classmates were there flew by.

I am a little proud to say that if Maryellen had not attended my Local Roadside Memories slide presentation last June, this little adventure would not have happened.

2 thoughts on “Class of 1957 visits their old Hang-out

  1. Larry, I think you should be a little bit more proud than that, I think it’s incredibly cool that because of you these people connected with such a touchstone from their past in such an unusual way, and in turn, had a once in a lifetime adventure! hooray for connecting and diners!

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