2020 - Our Centenary Year

The original boys school, Woodlands, opened in 1920. The Golden Jubilee was recognised and celebrated in 1970 and as we approach 2020, we are planning for our Centenary.
It is not viable to hold both the Annual Dinner and a special event that year, so the OGA Committee has decided to arrange a one off

Centenary Dinner Dance

The date and venue are yet to be confirmed, but it will be held around Easter 2020 in Southport. This will keep us in line with our regular date for the Annual Dinner and AGM. This may seem a long way off, but the planning is already underway and it is useful to let as many people know in advance to assist in their personal diary and holiday plans.

The invitation will be open to members of the Association, their partners and any other friends and family that they would like to join them at this event.
Members can, of course, still attend by themselves and be seated with their regular fellows.

We already have acceptance in principal from several guests of honour, including Lord Derby (whose great grandfather opened the school) and the office of the Mayor of Sefton.
We plan to have a variety of musical entertainment on the evening, centred around the artistes being current and former members of the School and/or College.

The dress code will be optional Black Tie and Evening Dress. Lounge suits and cocktail dresses are perfectly acceptable.

Several members have already committed to reserving a table to seat 8 or 10 and if anyone wishes to do the same to ensure their party is seated together, this can be accommodated.

For any further enquiries, please contact Jonathan Elliott by email on