LRGS Alumni - Old Lancastrians

Welcome to the Alumni section of the LRGS website. Here you will find information on the Old Lancastrian Club, recent and forthcoming alumni events and more. 

If you have any questions or comments about the website, or enquiries regarding forthcoming events please contact 

Fiona Alderson-Beeching via email or tel 01524 580612

 

Fifty years on!

Thursday 17th May to Sunday 20th May 2018

Last month we welcomed a group of 1967/68 leavers to the School for a chance to catch up and reminisce with long-lost friends about their time at LRGS. The weekend was one of the hottest of the year so far, giving us the perfect conditions for a packed weekend of activities.

Welcome drinks kicked off the 50 Year Reunion in the Miller Room at Old School House. This was an excellent opportunity for the former pupils to take in the atmosphere of the old building, renew some acquaintances and let the memories flow.

After a brief rest, Friday morning saw the weekend begin with a busy schedule of events for guests to choose from. Guests had turned up from all over the country to attend tours of the school, which provided a marvellous opportunity to see the changes and improvements made to the school over the years. Current Lower Sixth pupils led tours and happily answered former pupils' questions, often going off-piste to revisit their old haunts and classrooms.

Following a delicious lunch at The Borough in Dalton Square, some guests attended a private tour of Lancaster Castle and the former prison, which provided a fascinating ‘behind the scenes’ look at the life of one of Lancaster's most iconic buildings and its many lives. Guests had a few hours of rest before reconvening once again at Old School House for an evening Drinks Reception.

Saturday was another busy day for the former pupils, who enjoyed a great selection of food and drink before attending the much-anticipated Reunion concert held in the New Building. Performers included the Bootlacers, fronted by former pupil Graham Davies, who played a fantastic range of covers from the 60’s and 70’s, a George Formby tribute act and a special performance from Tom Burrows, a current pupil at the school and an award winning pianist.

A Sunday lunch at The Borough was the last event of the weekend before everyone made their farewells and the long journey home. 

We thank all who attended the Reunion Weekend's events, with special thanks to Edward Walton for letting us use his outstanding and evocative photos from the '60s.

 

School Archives

Do you have any questions about the history of the School, its staff or its pupils? Or do you have any information about Lancaster Royal Grammar School, former staff or Old Lancastrians that you believe we might find interesting and useful? If so, please email us.

Archive Photos

We have now made a selection of photos from our archives available online. Take a look at them here, keep checking the link as new photos from old OL Dinners and select other photos will be going on there regularly.