Preston Grammar School Associationuniting Old Boys, former staff and friends of
Preston Grammar School
News Items and Site Changes
(17th October 2016). We have received notice of 2 upcoming events in connection with WW1. The Lancashire Infantry Museum is hosting a Study Evening on behalf of the Friends of the Museum on Friday 18th November 2016 at Fulwood Barracks entitled "Four VCs". See here
for details. The required Attendance Return (booking form to you) can be printed off from here
. There is also "The Great War Exhibition", details of which can be seen here
(9th October 2016). Members (and guests) of the Military Interest Group visited France over the weekend of 30th September/3rd October on an organised conducted tour of some of the sites of the 1916 Somme campaign. Charlie Billington's pix of the "Remembering the Somme 2016" Tour can be seen here
. Report awaited.
(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.
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 26th October 2016
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