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.
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This page was last updated 31st October 2014

News Items

The Annual Dinner 2014 took place at the Samlesbury Hotel - the same venue as in recent years (once known as the "Five-barred Gate", and more recently as The Swallow). The guest speaker was Bob Reeves, a former pupil of the School and currently President of the English RFU. The usual splendid evening was enjoyed by all.

The 2014 visit to Preston North End took place on 18th February, 4 days after the death of Sir Tom Finney, at the age of 91. The scarves, shirts and other items are a tribute to this modest, unassuming gentleman who was also the best player ever to adorn PNE and England shirts. Pix below.

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.

Newsletter and email preferences. All Members are requested to update their preferences by emailing Administration with their full postal address, current email address and choice of method for delivery of the Newsletter (I for on-line availability, E for personal email copy or P for printed copy by post) .


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

Calendar

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

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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.
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The Gallery

Notes:

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(2) If you have photographs or other graphics which you wish to share with the members, please email them to the Gallery, preferably in *.png or *.jpg format. Items submitted in other formats may have to be re-formatted before being put on the page.

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

Visit to
Museum of Lancashire
21st October 2014

MOL visit
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Presentation on
Bomber Command
16th October 2014

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Visit to Normandy
3rd - 6th October 2014

normandy
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The PGSA Masters
9th September 2014

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Roebuck Cup
9th July 2014

roebuck cup 2014
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School Visit
2nd July 2014

Welcome board
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The PGSA
8th May 2014

Best-looking guest
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The 2014 AGM
2nd May 2014

The New President
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