From Norman Luck, gentlemenranters.com
Nearly 20 years after the last Express employee left the landmark art-deco Black Lubyanka building, close to Ludgate Circus, a reunion is planned for July 1 to be attended by up to 300.
Goldman Sachs, the worldâ€™s richest investment bank â€“ and current incumbents of 133 Fleet Street â€“ who took over and refurbished the building in the early 1990s has agreed to host the meeting with full bar and catering services.
Organised by the Express Old Boys & Girls Social Club â€“ the unique fraternity which has over 600 members worldwide â€“ the focus of the meeting will be in the Grade 2 Listed front hall with its muralled ceiling, chrome serpent handrails and multi-coloured floor.
The popularity of the EXOB&GSC â€“ the only national newspaper to have a thriving reunion organisation â€“ is such that they meet on the first Tuesday of every month at the Old Bank of England pub in Fleet Street (a good choice of venue – it is where the SJA holds its committee meetings and the majority of its sporting lunches) with attendances ranging from 40 to 85 and on occasions more than 100.
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