The Old Almondburians' Society
King James's School, Almondbury
400th Anniversary of the Royal Charter

For the record, the full programme of events was as follows:

Friday, 4th October — Friday, 14th November, 2008
Exhibition at the Tolson Memorial Museum, Ravensknowle Park
Monday — Friday 11.00 am —5.00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 12.00 noon — 5.00 pm

Thursday, 13th November, 2008
Speech Day
Huddersfield Town Hall

Monday, 17th November — Thursday, 20th November, 2008
Drama Production
School Gym

Thursday, 20th November, 2008
Old Almondburians’ Badminton Club
School Sports Hall
7.00 pm — 9.30 pm

Friday, 21th November, 2008
Firework Display
School Playing Fields
7.00 pm  — 7.20 pm
Bar and Bar-be-que afterwards provided by the Old Almondburians’ Cricket Club

Saturday, 22nd November, 2008
Old Crock’s Football Match
School Playing Fields
Time to be advised

Saturday, 22nd November, 2008
Old Almondburians’ Society Annual Dinner
Galpharm Stadium Banqueting Suite
6.30 pm for 7.30 pm — 12.00 midnight

Sunday, 23rd November, 2008
Founders’ Day Service All Hallows’ Church, Almondbury
Gather at the school from 10.30 am for coffee before the procession up St. Helen’s Gate at 11.30 am for the Service at 12.00 noon — 1 pm. Refreshments served at the school after the Service and tours of the school available. Entertainment by Gilbert & Sullivan performers.

Monday, 24th November, 2008
Founders’ Day

Tuesday, 25th November, 2008
Royal Visit to the School by HRH The Duke of Gloucester
10.15 am —11.15 am

Saturday, 17th January, 2009
Disco Reunion Party
8 pm — 12.00 midnight

A special commemorative DVD can be ordered online on our Buy It Now! page.

A special issue of the OAS magazine The Almondburian was published in July 2009. Members may read it online by clicking here.

ANNIVERSARY DINNER: 22nd November 2008

The Anniversary Dinner was attended by 400 Old Almondburians from all over the world. The principal guest speaker was BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson.

A  special issue of the OAS magazine The Almondburian (free to OAS members; £3.50 to non-members inc packing and postage) was published in July 2009. Non-members may purchase a copy online by clicking here.

For a selection of superb professional photographs taken by DE Photos throughout the evening by clicking here. Prints are available direct from DE Photos as follows:

Small - 7"x5" (£9.00)
Standard - 9"x6" (£10.00)
Large - 12" x 8" (£12.00)

Simply click on the photos you would like and follow the links to order.

Anniversary Weekend - The Video
A professionally-shot video of the weekend celebrations including the Dinner and Founders ’ Day procession and service is now available for only £15.00 (see trailer on our Buy Now! page).

You can order online on our Buy Now! page.