On 14 November 1969, John P McIntosh MP opened the new Preston Lodge building, after the old Preston Lodge burned down.
It was a big moment for our community, and 50 years later staff and students, past and present, came together with friends of PL to mark the event. We all had a great time, and a particular highlight was the viewing together of Louise Marr’s Film Club’s PL Homecoming Film, which meant former headteacher David Allan, and perhaps our best-known former pupil, John Bellany, were able to be there, too!
We even had a former pupil from Australia join us for reflection, nostalgia and celebration! If you are a former PLer, who couldn’t join us yesterday, do let us know if you’d like to visit the school and have a look around. The PL family is always keen to catch up with long-lost relatives!
Happy Birthday, PL!