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

Excitement is building as the reunion is almost upon us. As promised, we have a varied programme of events planned with something to suit everyone. At all our events partners are, of course, very warmly welcomed.

Please use the booking form to reserve your place.    Below you will find an overview of what is going on.

The prelude to the weekend on Thursday 17th will be welcome drinks at Old School House hosted by Graham Davies. An opportunity to take in the atmosphere of the old building and renew some acquaintances. This will be a pay bar and will run from 7.30pm to 10.30pm.

Friday sees the weekend begin in earnest with a busy schedule of events to choose from. The morning will be given over to organised tours of the school, this is a marvellous opportunity to see the changes and improvements made to the school and revisit old haunts.  The tours will be flexible to accommodate everyone’s specific interests.

Following a sandwich lunch at The Borough, Dalton Square, a private tour of Lancaster Castle and the former prison has been arranged. This will be a fascinating ‘behind the scenes’ look at the life of this extraordinary building and its many lives.

Guests will then be given a few hours to rest and get some dinner before reconvening at Old School House for a Drinks Reception in the Miller Room.  We are expecting this to be a busy evening. There will be a pay bar and the event will run from 7.30pm to 10.30pm.

Saturday will be a more relaxed day with most of the activity centred on the evening. This should give our visitors time to ‘do their own thing’ for a few hours before meeting at the School Dining Hall for an early pre-gig dinner. This will be catered by Chartwells who also provide our Founders’ Day lunch.   You are guaranteed a sumptuous selection of food and drink.  After dinner, guests can wander down the hill to the Assembly Hall in New Building where a gig with pay bar awaits.  Acts performing include ‘the Bootlacers’, a superb band fronted by Graham Davies who play a fantastic range of covers from the 60’s and 70’s, a George Formby tribute act and two special performances from current pupils at the school. Will Eagle and his band who play late 60s influenced music and Tom Burrows, an award winning pianist. As with previous evenings the pay bar will run until 10.30pm.

Sunday will be a day of rest and recovery with a buffet lunch planned at The Borough before everyone makes their farewells.    

Lancaster is brimming with activity over this weekend with cricket matches every day on the Douthwaite Field including the 1st XI v Birkenhead School on Saturday from 10.30am, the ‘Highest Point’ Music Festival with street food and bars up at Williamson Park and finally, on Sunday, the Lancaster City Regatta down at the river.

And lastly, sincere 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.