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Class of 1983: 40th Reunion

Old Lyonians rekindle memories and create new bonds over afternoon tea and biscuits.
OLs enjoy an afternoon reunion and meet the new Head, Mrs Rose Hardy.
OLs enjoy an afternoon reunion and meet the new Head, Mrs Rose Hardy.

The halls of nostalgia echoed with laughter and shared memories as OLs from the Class of 1983 gathered at the refectory at John Lyon School. The event, held on November the 3rd, 2023, was a resounding success, thanks to the enthusiastic participation of our cherished alumni.

The atmosphere was charged with excitement and camaraderie as old friends reconnected and the venue buzzed with animated conversations, laughter, and the unmistakable joy of rediscovering long-lost connections.The highlight of the night was the photo gallery that sparked conversation and a walk down memory lane and a 'guess who' quiz to name as many pupils in the School group photo from 1983. 

Guests were treated to a sumptuous feast, creating the perfect backdrop for conversations that flowed freely. The event was not just a reunion; it was a celebration of shared experiences, triumphs, and the indelible mark that John Lyon has left on each attendee's life. 

Thank you to Keith Palmer who orchestrated the gathering and to all who contributed to the success of the 40-years-on reunion. 

We must mention a thank you to Colin Groothius who had travelled from New Jersey, US to attend this event. 

OLs in the picture (Left to right):

Colin Groothius
Paul Martin
Iain Bitran
Paul Burgess
Adrian Schofield (rear)
Steven Pollard (front)
Andrew Burgess
Shailen Patel
Amit Midha
Andrew Rutley (rear)
Keith Palmer (front)
Simon Bird
John Shirras
Simon Kelly
Per Hogberg
Martin O'Halloran
Paul Copplestone


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