Old Lyonian Reunion and One Hundreth Annual Dinner

The John Lyon School is proud of its connections with Old Lyonians. This year is a particularly important date as it sees the Old Lyonian Association celebrate its One Hundreth Annual Dinner.


Date: Mon 21 May 2012   Author: M. Gascoine   Category: Events   Share: Share on facebookShare on TwitterShare on MySpaceShare by Email


This year the Old Lyonian Association celebrated their 100th Annual Dinner on Friday 30th March 2012.  The event was held at the Shepherd Churchill Rooml at Harrow School and was a great success with 200 Old Lyonians and guests enjoying an evening of memories, friends and good food.

The dinner was hosted by Mr Joe Kerridge (OL 1962-69 ), President of The Old Lyonian Association and organised by Mr John Barnard (OL  1959-66).

The association was addressed by Mr Kerridge and by Miss Haynes, on behalf The John Lyon School and Liam Halligan (OL 1980-87), broadcaster & journalist and flown in specially from Moscow, where he is now based, treated us to an OL’s view and his memories of the School and how proud he is to still have contact with pupils and teachers from his time.

As part of the celebrations a reunion was held at The John Lyon School including a tour of the Old Building, which is presently undergoing renovation for the new Sixth Form Building.  The building held many memories as several of those visiting the school started their school time at the School in this very building.

The Alumni Office was proud to welcome so many OL’s back to the school and tours were held all afternoon, with tea served in the Mall. The visitors were guided around the school by Head of School Michael Duncan and his deputy Ben Marsh, and were joined for tea by Miss Haynes.

Many of those that came had not returned to the School since leaving and were amazed at all the changes, but also pleased to see that the School continues to work to preserve its history, a heritage of which it is very proud.

The Alumni Office would also like to extend their thanks to all those OL’s who have kindly donated precious photographs with more promised.