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Video archive
The Video Archive captures some filmed and televised King James ’s School or Old Almondburians’ Society activities over the years. Please note that the early material is derived from original footage shot on 8 mm film or recorded on VHS video, and the quality may therefore be variable.
OLD ALMONDBURIANS' AFC v OLD MODERNIANS (1968)

The soccer match between the Old Almondburians and the Leeds-based Old Modernians was always a keenly contested fixture. Shot around 1968 by Dave Bush, this clip shows the match in progress at Old Modernians, and a few of the Old Almondburians players - who include Dave Bush himself - are just recognisable.
The early frames give nostalgic views of Wakefield Road at Waterloo (look out for the old Waterloo Cinema on the right), and there's also a shot of Rushworth's Corner with its familiar rotating clock.
OLD ALMONDBURIANS’ SOCIETY DINNER (1996)

Jack Taylor proposed the toast to 'The School' at the Annual Dinner in 1996. Attended by a record 370 Old Almondburians and guests, this was the year of Dave Bush's retirement after 35 years' service. This clip is a short extract from Jack's hilarious speech.
OLD ALMONDBURIANS’ SOCIETY DINNER (1996)

Sara Kalogeropoulos (Head Girl) addressed members of the Old Almondburians' Society and their guests at the Annual Dinner in 1996. Attended by a record 370 Old Almondburians and guests, this was the year of Dave Bush's retirement after 35 years' service.
OLD ALMONDBURIANS’ SOCIETY DINNER (1996)

Allan Dobson delivers a message from his father Gerald Dobson who was unable to attend the Annual Dinner in 1996. Attended by a record 370 Old Almondburians and guests, this was the year of Dave Bush's retirement after 35 years' service.
OLD ALMONDBURIANS’ SOCIETY DINNER (1996)

David Hall , Barrister-in-Law at Leeds, proposed the toast to 'The Society' at the Annual Dinner in 1996. Attended by a record 370 Old Almondburians and guests, this was the year of Dave Bush's retirement after 35 years' service.
OLD ALMONDBURIANS’ SOCIETY DINNER (1996)

Graham Cliffe (Chairman of the Old Almondburians' Society) makes a presentation on behalf of the OAS to Dave Bush. Attended by a record 370 Old Almondburians and guests, this was the year of Dave Bush's retirement after 35 years' service.
OLD ALMONDBURIANS’ SOCIETY DINNER (1996)

Dave Bush taught at King James's from 1961 to 1996. In this clip he responds to a presentation from the Society to mark 35 years' distinguished service to the School.
400TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER  (2008)

BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson was principal guest speaker at the 400th Anniversary Dinner. For further details of the 400th Anniversary celebrations click here. To purchase copies of the full video, click here.
RETIREMENT OF ROBERT LAMB AS HEAD TEACHER (2015)

Robert Lamb retired at the end of the Summer Term 2015 as Head Teacher of King James's School. In this interview, Robert talks to Roger Dowling about his time as Head Teacher and recalls particular memories of staff and pupils.
FIRST INTERVIEW WITH IAN RIMMER AS PRINCIPAL  (2015)

Ian Rimmer became the 27th head master (now Principal) of King James's School in September 2015. He talks to Roger Dowling about himself and his ambitions for the School.
OAS REUNION AT TROLLEYBUS MUSEUM, SANDTOFT (2016)

On 14th May 2016, a group of Old Almondburians, together with friends and family members, paid a visit to the Trolleybus museum at Sandtoft near Doncaster. One of the operational trolleybuses on display was originally purchased by Stephen Lockwood and David Beach, both of whom took part in the visit.