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2020 Committee Officers

Paul Beverley - President​

I left King Edward VII School in 1989 and did the usual University thing, extending my stay there so that I could play more University football, and also finish off my Masters degree. More by coincidence than by design I got my first job in Preston, so I came back home, and settled again in Lytham. Over the last 25 years I have shared my time between London and Lytham, but always referred to FY8 as home. I have kept myself involved with the Old Lidunians ever since leaving school, mainly to play in the annual golf tournament, which in the latter years I have taken up the challenge of organising. Back in the day, I also enjoyed the Old Lidunians Annual Dinners.  My aim is for the Old Lidunians to once again be a thriving organisation offering the chance to catch up, reminisce, and offer a network of support to like minded individuals who had the chance to share a private education on the Fylde coast.

David Edwards - Secretary
I left King Edward VII School in 1997, heading straight for University, taking a degree in Politics 3 years later. Having graduated, and spent time living in Bordeaux teaching English in a French comprehensive School, followed by the obligatory gap year in Australia, I decided that a career in the law was for me, and following a further 2 years of study, I began work as a Trainee Solicitor at a firm in Blackpool. I qualified as a Solicitor with that firm in June 2007, specialising in Serious Criminal Defence and also Litigation/Employment. In 2012, I moved to Harrison Drury Solicitors, on Winckley Square in Preston, where I am currently. Outside of work, I enjoy road cycling in the UK and abroad. In addition, I am an active member of Freemasonry in Blackpool and the South Fylde. I am also a serving committee member of The Preston Law Society. The Old Lidunians will, once again, become a thriving organisation, providing an opportunity for former pupils to network with one another, both socially and professionally, and to enjoy successful social and sporting events throughout each year
Stuart Dewin - Treasurer


Having left King Edward VII School in 1994 and graduating, I fell into financial services when I took a position at Guardian working within their pensions department. This role also provided me with the opportunity to commence studying in my chosen career.


Following a role at a local accountancy and financial planning firm, I joined Questa in 2007 when it was founded and became a director in 2010.


I am a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute, a Chartered Financial Planner, a Certified Financial Planner and an Affiliate of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. I specialise in helping clients identify and achieve their financial goals and objectives.


Outside of work, I enjoy football, golf and spending time with the family. I am an active member of the local community and serve on the Fylde committee board for the YMCA and look forward to helping re-establish the Old Lidiunians as a thriving organisation.

Committee Members

As we look to rebuild the Old Lidunians we are looking for as many people to help as possible. The active committee members that we currently have include:

- David Coupe

- John Booth

- Charles Bell

- ​Mark Cadley

- Chris Hibbert

- Ralph Dowds

If you would like to offer your time to contribute please do email us at

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