Attention: You are using an outdated browser, device or you do not have the latest version of JavaScript downloaded and so this website may not work as expected. Please download the latest software or switch device to avoid further issues.

News > Reunions > Class of 1968 Reunion

Class of 1968 Reunion

What a group! - Lucky John Colwell who coincidentally dropped in during his UK travels all the way from Australia.
7 Nov 2018
1968 Leavers
1968 Leavers

On Wednesday 7th November, we welcomed back to John Lyon School leavers from 1968.

In 1968, the Music Schools were newly opened, Boyd Campbell was in his final year soon to be replaced by Gordon Surtees as Head, OLs were asked back for the first time to give advice to current boys about careers (we’re still asking!), a new all-weather practice pitch was opened (funded in part by contributions from OLs and boys), and a thriving model railway club met in the upper floor of the Old Building (now the Thomas Blackwell Centre).

The Class of 1968 enjoyed tours of the School with our current excellent Prefects, who always impress and can never believe that one day they could come back for the same reunion. 

They lunched together catching up on 50 years... 

...and recalled childhood escapades.  We wondered whether Jeremy Tatham’s school friend also remembers testing what would happen if he held on to two compasses stuck into a live socket in the Red House! Or perhaps that memory was erased during the event!  Please get in touch, if that was you!

Do you recognise the faces from the main photograph?

The answers are...:

From left to right: Jeremy Tatham, Paul Harris, Robin Hiley, John Colwell (Class of 1956)) with his wife Didi, John Evans, Timothy Forcer with his wife Janet, Geoff Roland, Stephen Janaway, Richard Mason and Timothy Moore.


To view this News Article


Recent OL visitors 2018-2019

Shourya, Upper Sixth prefect for the Old Lyonians, reveals what the OL visits mean to him as a current John Lyon pupil. More...

Transfer Connex

Louis Lavers (OL) discusses why he would recommend looking to fill internships with OLs More...

In memory of Old Lyonians and friends of the School who have died: More...

Seventy years after their first days at John Lyon School, a group known as the 49ers returned to see their old school. More...

30 years on reunion

Read about the 107th OLA Annual Dinner and see the photos from the night...featuring the Class of 1989, 30 years on reun… More...




Middle Road, Harrow-on-the-Hill
London HA2 0HN

Hindes Road, Harrow
London, HA1 1RX

This website is powered by