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Dinner kicks off OLA centenary year

Friday 24 May 2019

A dinner at The Savile Club in London marked the start of celebrations for the centenary of the Old Leodiensians Association (OLA).

Six decades of OLs, from the fifties to the noughties, attended the dinner which included an archive display of the last 100 years.

The fascinating display, put together by the school’s archivists John Davies and Neill Hargreaves, included a suggestion book dating back to 1923, a minute book, newsletters and members lists.

The OLA has its origins in a desire to form lasting bonds of friendship among former pupils of Leeds Grammar School in the wake of the First World War. And, in his after dinner speech, Professor Tristram Hope, President of the OLA, looked back at 100 years of camaraderie and traced the life of the OLA from its beginnings to the present day.

The centenary will also be celebrated at a Back to School event at the former site of LGS on Moorland Road, on Saturday 9 November.

Visit the GSAL alumni Facebook page for more photos from the London dinner.

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