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 31st January 2015

News Items

The first Cabinet Meeting of 2015 took place on 13th January, hosted very gracefully by our immediate past President John Whalley at Dilworth House, Longridge. He also took photographs of the occasion - see below.


It is with deep regret that the Association has to announce the passing of Mark Stephen Barnes ("Barney"), at the age of 61, on Saturday 10th January 2015. Although not a Member of the Association, Mark was a Preston Grammar School Old Boy, attending the School between 1965 and 1972. He was in Goodair House.

The thoughts and best wishes of the Association go out to his family, friends and colleagues at this very sad time.

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be! Five old reprobates from Form 5B of 1956/7 got together on 9th December at the Italian Orchard for a Christmas Meal.

John Pearson, Peter Bonage, Jim Goring, Brian Hall, and Dave Simpson.

It was a most enjoyable evening, with much discussion and reminiscing, where they all got to know much more about each others' lives over the last 50-odd years, both the highs and the lows.
The Hot Pot Supper 2014 went off in great style at the Fulwood Conservative Club on Friday 28th November. Apparently a good time was had by all, but a combination of medical misfortune for some members and a lack of forward planning by others has resulted in no pix being available.

Ron Challen, an Old Boy of the School, played a significant part in the activities at Bletchley Park during WWII. With the help of a friend he recorded his memoirs electronically and these have now been issued on a set of 4 DVDs. More information about these, and an order form, can be seen here.

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Event Reports

Visit to the School 2nd July 2014

The Roebuck Cup 9th July 2014

The PGSA Golf 9th September 2014

Visit to Normandy 3rd - 6th October 2014

Bomber Command Presentation 16th October 2014

Visit to Museum of Lancashire 21st October 2014

Remembrance Service 9th November 2014

Hot Pot Supper 28th November 2014

Cabinet Meeting 13th January 2015

Visit to Fulwood Barracks 29th January 2015


Annual Dinner 14th March 2015

Executive Council Meeting 9th April 2015

AGM and Hot Pot Supper 8th May 2015

The PGSA Golf Tournament 12th May 2015

Visit to School 18th June 2015

Cabinet Meeting 30th June 2015

The Roebuck Cup 1st July 2015

The PGSA Masters Golf Tournament 8th September 2015

PGSA Football Club

The "Old Boys" Football Club was formed in 1907 and engaged in an expanding series of matches annually, initially as "friendlies", 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.

The Gallery


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(3) The photographs shown here are of recent events. From time to time albums will be transferred to the main photographic archive.

Barracks Museum
29th Jan 2015

Committee Meeting
13th Jan 2015

Service of
9th November 2014

Visit to
Museum of Lancashire
21st October 2014

MOL visit
Presentation on
Bomber Command
16th October 2014

Visit to Normandy
3rd - 6th October 2014

The PGSA Masters
9th September 2014

Roebuck Cup
9th July 2014

roebuck cup 2014
School Visit
2nd July 2014

Welcome board
8th May 2014

Best-looking guest
The 2014 AGM
2nd May 2014

The New President