Preston Grammar School Association
The Association's page for Events, Photographs and Special Items
This page is intended, initially, to provide a central location for the Association's photograph archive - the pictorial record of the various doings of the members, from the formal (the Annual Dinner) to the calamitous (the 2010 Bowls tournament) and all places in between. All contributions are welcome, provided there is some connection (however tenuous) with the PGSA.
This page was last updated 6th July 2015
News Items and Site Changes
Today - 2nd July 2015 - saw the annual PGSA Masters Bowling Competition take place at Guy's Thatched Hamlet at Bilsborrow. The event, beautifully organised as usual by Tony Olivine, was an overall success - marred only by Tony himself taking a tumble and breaking his left hip. He is now incarcerated in the Royal Preston Hospital awaiting surgery to install a new one. Our commiserations and good wishes go to Tony and Jen, who will be pleased to receive contributions to the RPH car park fund.
24th April 2015
The photograph alongside purports to show our Secretary Charlie Billington (r) and our Minutes Secretary Phil Billsborough in the grounds of the Ancient Oak pub at Cottam, about to enjoy a pint after they had just completed their first circuit of Preston's Guild Wheel. A valiant effort, their names can now be added to the list of distinguished Old Boys who have already successfully circumnavigated this challenging course.
15th April 2015
Revision of the 2015/2016 Calendar of events
26th March 2015
Amendment of the history of the Football Club
1st April 2015
Ernest Walters BA (1903 - 1993), a former President of the Association, is commemorated in the Harris Reference Library, Preston, by a bound collection of "The Hoghtonian", in 8 volumes, the inside front cover of each volume having the decorated inscription shown here. He had a particular interest in the Football Club and "The Hoghtonian" for January 1948 included an article, over 3 pages, by him about the history of the Club (pp54-56). The curious thing is that, in this Memorial bound issue, of the thousands of pages these are the 3 that are missing! Does anyone know why? Fortunately the Reference Library holds a second complete set of "The Hoghtonian" which does include these pages.
Calendar (subject to revision)
|8th Sept 2015||The PGSA Masters Golf|
|17th Sept 2015||Visit to Arboretum|
|13th Oct 2015||Cabinet Meeting|
|22nd Oct 2015||WW1 Presentation|
|8th Nov 2015||Remembrance Service|
|27th Nov 2015||Hot Pot Supper|
|12th Jan 2016||Cabinet Meeting|
|28th Jan 2016||Visit to Fulwood Barracks|
|19th Mar 2016||Annual Dinner|
|7th April 2016||Executive Council Meeting|
|6th May 2016||AGM and Hot Pot Supper|
|10th May 2016||PGSA Golf|
|9th June 2016||Visit to School|
|28th June 2016||Cabinet Meeting|
|1st July 2016||Roebuck Cup|
|6th Sept 2016||PGSA Masters Golf|
PGSA Football Club
The "Old Boys" Football Club was formed in 1906 and engaged in an expanding series of matches annually, initially as Club games before becoming a league team, until 1914, when the outbreak of WW1 resulted in a temporary demise. The hiatus lasted until 1927. Following its re-formation the Club performed with some success at various levels of the local football leagues until the 2012/13 season, at which time the decision was taken to bring its existence to a close. For more details of its history and achievements see here
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PGSA Masters Bowls
2nd July 2015
The School Visit
18th June 2015
14th March 2015
29th Jan 2015
13th Jan 2015
9th November 2014