Welcome to The Old Loughtonians Association website
For reports, stories, photos & memories
MEMORY CORNER: We now have a fascinating account of life at Loughton School in 1943-48 from Ken Stafford; a great read.
Keith Pye has written an informative and very detailed study of the Battle of the Somme, including details of Old Loughtonians that fought in that battle.
David McAdams has written a life-story which is an interesting read.
There is also here a section called “Things Teachers Say” with an “Old School” contribution about leadership.
If you have similar memories please send an email to [email protected]
There are many reports and photographs of past OLA AGM/Dinners from previous years. Many old school faces to try and recognise.
First visit of 2019 was to Stationer’s Hall, London, with origins back to 1403
This highly recommended visit, together with the associated Wren’s St Martins Church, was quite breathtaking and now tops the “EVENTS” list with details and photos.
The next OLA outing was a Thames river trip with lunch and commentary on Sunday 1st September. A superb day on the river, with a superb commentary along the way about the history of the buildings we passed.
SHOOTING DAYS… Subject to the Corona-virus restrictions, we are hoping to arrange shooting days where you can be taught to use a shotgun and rifle, or show off your prowess if you can already shoot.
OLA Dinner: We had hoped to hold the Annual AGM/Dinner in November 2020. However, under the present restrictions, it has to be cancelled.
Check “EVENTS” for all the above details
IF YOU WENT TO LOUGHTON SCHOOL, HAVE YOU JOINED THE OLD LOUGHTONIAN’S ASSOCIATION.
We’d love to have you on-board to keep up with the Association’s news, events and membership get-togethers.
There is a membership application form under “Membership Details” above.
See “PHOTOS&NEWS” above for full details of this and other events
There are many reports and photographs of past OLA AGM/Dinners.
The Ploughing Competition was simply fascinating – read the review+photos
A Tour of the Cutty Sark at Greenwich was followed by afternoon tea.
For future events please let Hon Sec know you are interested.
Other events/tours were being considered for 2020 but the health and safety situation is our main priority
That said, so far, ideas include a Glass-making factory, North Weald Museum and others….
See Photos&News for our tours of The Royal Opera House
and for details of last year’s AGM/Dinner
Tour of London’s Trinity House: see “Photos&News” for story
LATEST NEWS: See, and contribute to, our new Memory Corner …..
read about a boy called Primrose McConnell
Your stories and memories of Loughton School and Loughton itself, down the ages and don’t forget……..
We hope you find something to interest you. Please scroll down…..
There’s archive film of the last days of Loughton School,
photos&reports of the Shooting Group, Golf Group, AGM Dinners
Also photos&reports of our special events: Tours of the Royal Albert Hall, The Brunel Museum, Memorial Services
Read all about our new Malawi School project, helping to provide education to many African children
Note for Diary: The next Committee meeting is Monday 11th February 2019
Just a reminder: if you have any OLA items, news, photos or film of the old school please let the Hon Sec know
(Malcolm Trowbridge [email protected])
PLEASE NOTE: The Old Loughtonians Hockey Club can also be visited for updates and news with the link: http://www.oldloughtonians.co.uk/
Special Note: The Hockey Club is organising Sunday Fun Days for us old’uns to pick up a stick once more. Visit their site for details of future fun sessions
See Chris Plant reminiscing during the last moments of Loughton School on film…. click here to view the video produced by David Welford.
Have a look at old Loughton in the 60’s followed by a modern tour… click here to view
All OLA golf fixture venue details for 2019 will appear in Events above. Don’t forget, all players welcome; members, family, friends and all standards/abilities.
Dinner/AGM displays photos from 2014 to 2017 AGM/Dinners
School will display historic photos of Loughton School
News will display any news items of interest
Click the heading Schools Information for a fascinating historic chronicle of the origins and life of Loughton School
Under the Schools Information heading, you will find sub-headings for Club, Masonic Lodge & Merchandise
Click on the heading Committee for details of the Association’s top table
Under the Committee heading, you will find sub-headings for Contacts and Committee Membership
Keep an occasional eye on our website and I’ll include anything of OLA interest; events, photo-shoots, history, news items, etc.
Please feel free to thoroughly explore this website; you can’t break it and if you did, I would get the blame anyway!
Andrew Kaye: WebMaster: email [email protected]