Preston Grammar School Association
Uniting Old Boys, former staff and friends of Preston Grammar School
News Items and Site Changes
Please note! This re-structured webpage is now operational but is still in development. There is more information to be added, and of course potentially some errors and infelicities to be corrected. Readers are requested to email the webmaster
with comments, queries, complaints and/or suggestions. All will be gratefully received.
(27th September 2016). The Fulwood Conservative Club has been forced to close temporarily because of theft and serious damage and is not likely to open again before early November. As a consequence the Association's WW1 Trench Warfare Presentation due to be held there on Friday 7th October 2016 has had to be postponed. The Presentation will be rearranged for some future date - details will appear here as and when they are finalised. In the meantime the Hot Pot Supper will take place as planned on Friday 25th November 2016 - this will be confirmed nearer the time.
(26th September 2016). The Association has recently been informed of the deaths of 2 of our Members - Norman James Thomas and Peter Richard ("Dick") Wilkinson. See here
(21st September 2016). On 15th September members of the Association and guests visited the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, calling first at the German War Cemetery, just a few miles away. Pix (from our Secretary) here
. Report awaited.
(20th September 2016). The calendar has been updated.
(19th September 2016). The Military Interest Group has been added to the Items of Special Interest section, and corrections have been made to the Military Records and Speech Day sections.
(7th September 2016). The 2016 Annual PGSA Masters Golf Tournament took place yesterday, at Ashton Golf Centre. Pix from Maurice here
. Report here
(25th August 2016). The death has been announced of James Anthony Paddock, at the age of 87, in the USA, on Thursday 11th August 2016. See here
(7th July 2016). The Roebuck Cup, the annual PGSA Masters Bowls Tournament, took place today at Guy's Eatery and Fun Palace at Bilsborrow. Beautifully organised by Tony Olivine (with no repeat of last year's failed gymnastics exhibition) and won by Allan Turner, the Report is on the Events page here
(in the Bowls Tournaments section) and the pix are in the gallery.
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Items of special interest!
Military Service records
A database of the military service records and other appropriate data of old boys and staff during the two world wars, other conflicts and the National Service period has been assembled by Aleck Hadwen. This includes information about individuals killed in action, grave locations, honours won and the like. There is more info out there in the world, just waiting to be identified. If you have any of it please let the Association know.
The database can be accessed here.
Google Discussion Group
The Association also maintains a Discussion Group on Google - click here
. Please visit and express your views.
Moor Park High School & Sixth Form College
The building in Moor Park Avenue, officially opened in 1913 as the new home of Preston Grammar School, following its move from Cross Street, is now home to Moor Park High School and 6th Form College. The Association maintains close links with the High School, the Headteacher - currently Peter Cunningham - being an Association Member. Likewise Keith Nightingale (a former Association President) has now retired as Chair of the Board of Governors after several years of service but remains as a Governor, with Tony Olivine (another former President) and Ian Yates also representing the Association.
These pages were last updated on 27th September 2016
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