19 October 2022
The Old Kirkhamians’ Association AGM and Annual Dinner took place on Saturday and was, as always, greatly enjoyed by a large number of former pupils ranging in age from early 20s to 70s.
This diverse gathering enjoyed a superb meal prepared and served in style by the KGS Catering Team, this year in the School Dining Hall, with hot food catering in the Old Hall now precluded by recent developments to accommodate burgeoning numbers in the Boarding House.
Guests then returned to the Old Hall for coffee and speeches, thereby retaining the feel of the Dinner in its usual setting. Toasts to the School and the Association both reflected on the enduring values and atmosphere of KGS through rapidly changing times, whilst the Headmaster in his response paid tribute to all who had worked so hard to ensure the School's continuing growth and development.
OKA President Mike Ward, serving a second term having lost much of his first one to the pandemic, reflected on his own schooldays and the rapid and positive social and material changes that have come about in the thirty years since he left school.
Guests then mingled long into the evening, renewing old acquaintances and making new ones, united by their experiences of the School in different eras. Much has changed, but a good deal remains the same, and the intangible but very real KGS spirit burns brightly whenever Kirkhamians are gathered together.
A selection of photographs can be viewed below and on our Kirkham Grammar School Flickr page at: