Founder's Day, Sunday 10 February 2019
Wednesday 13 Feb 2019
Old Harrovians returned to the Hill for a day of Harrow football and lunch with the School as part of Founder’s Day celebrations.
John Lyon was a yeoman farmer from the village of Preston in Harrow. In 1572, he was granted a Royal Charter by Elizabeth I to found a free grammar school for boys: Harrow School. He lies buried with his wife Joan in St Mary’s Church, Harrow on the Hill, close to Harrow School.