Lancaster Royal
Grammar School

OL Club

The Old Lancastrian Club

The purpose of the Old Lancastrian Club is to:

  • consider requests for financial support from the School and its community. 
  • support the advancement of the education, careers and interests of pupils and former pupils of Lancaster Royal Grammar School through activities including communications, fundraising, careers advice, networking and social events. 
  • establish and maintain strong ties between alumni and the School. 

  • nominate three trustees to the Lancaster Royal Grammar School Charity who also serve as Trustees or Members on the School’s Governing Body.

Since September 2022 we have given over £20,000 to the School, its departments and its sports teams, and also to Sixth Form pupils. Details of these grants can be found in the 2023 edition of the OLC Newsletter.

In this section of the website you will find information on the individual branches of the Old Lancastrian Club, any news and details of forthcoming events

The OL Club has a comprehensive collection of photographs on its Flickr account which we welcome you to browse.

OL Club Membership

Membership of the Old Lancastrian Club is open to any former pupil of the School.  New members are given an OLC tie or scarf and a copy of the latest OLC Newsletter. Members who pay an annual subscription of a minimum of  £15 are sent a copy of the annual Newsletter, as well as receiving invitations and news of the latest events. Members whose Standing Orders are for the old rates of £5 or £10 can read a digital version of the latest magazine, attached below.

Also attached below is the Application for Membership form. If you would like to join, please complete it and return it to the Development Office at: Development Office, LRGS, East Road, LA1 3EF.


Despite significant inflation since the last increase a few years ago, the Committee has decided not to alter the current rate of £15. However, if you would kindly consider voluntarily amending your Standing Order to a higher amount of your choosing it would be most appreciated. 

OLC Officers                                                                                Dates in brackets refer to the end of the period of office (at the AGM of the year listed).     

Club President: : John Ashworth, c/o Development Office (2025)           

Club Vice-President, Barry Wild, c/o Development Office (2025)

Elected Officers:

Chairman: Martin Alexander, 1 Seymour Grove, Heysham, Lancashire, LA3 2JP (2025)
Treasurer: Simon Corless, 22 Rays Drive, Lancaster, LA1 4NT. (2025) 
Secretary: Paul Andrew, The Archive, LRGS, East Road, Lancaster, LA1 3EF. (2025) E-mail: 

Committee Members

Steve Aughton, c/o Siemens plc, Princess Road, Manchester, M20 2UR. (2026)

Paul Bradburn, 2 Dean Close, Edenfield, Ramsbottom, Bury, Lancashire. (2025)  

Richard Brigg, Conder Bank, Ellel, Lancaster, LA2 0QG. (2026)    

Rod Burgess, Cantsfield House, Cantsfield, Carnforth, LA6 2QT. (2025)    

Jeremy Duerden, 7 Highcross Avenue, Poulton-Le-Fylde, FY6 8BY. (2026) 

Peter Dyer, Knoll Cottage, 23 Lindeth Road, Silverdale, Carnforth, LA5 0TT. (2025)   

Robin Jackson, c/o Development and Alumni Office. (2025)     

Olly Jacques, LRGS, East Road, Lancaster, LA1 3EF. (2025)    

Ian Weir, 20 Castle Park, Lancaster, LA1 1YQ. (2026)   

Donald Wilkinson, Green Croft, Church Lane, Moor Monkton, N Yorks, YO26 8JA. (2025) 

Damon Hall, School House, Quernmore Road, Lancaster, LA1 3EB. (2027)

Ian Gibbs, 9 Hereford Drive, Clitheroe, BB7 1JP (2027) 

Ex-Officio Committee Members:

Headmaster: Dr Chris Pyle, LRGS, East Road, Lancaster, LA1 3EF.  

Development Officer: Lorna Lightfoot, LRGS, East Road, Lancaster, LA1 3EF. Tel: 01524 580612. E-mail:

OLC Newsletter Editors: 

Paul Andrew, The Archive, LRGS, East Road, Lancaster, LA1 3EF. E-mail: 

Stephen Clarke, Lancaster House, 435 Clifton Drive North, Lytham St. Annes, FY8 2PW. E-mail: