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Peter L

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Re: Manchester Central Grammar School for Boys
« Reply #120 on: 23:16:55, 04/09/18 »
Having lived in the USA (Virginia) for nigh on 40 years attendance will be difficult, but I can raise a glass of Boddington's in your honor


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Alan J

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Re: Manchester Central Grammar School for Boys
« Reply #121 on: 12:56:10, 05/09/18 »
Dear Peter,


Cheers to you, too!  Don't forget, though, you still have great memories of your time at school - some quite amusing - and we all look forward to hearing from you.


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Re: Manchester Central Grammar School for Boys
« Reply #122 on: 13:07:51, 05/09/18 »
Dear All,
A bit of late news, but I met up with one of my old school friends, Keith Hawkins, in August and had a super day in Manchester.  We observed changes in the city centre, looked around the Museum of Industry and had some food and drink.  Our conversations brought back terrific memories of friends and happenings and reminded us that school is not just about lessons and passing exams but also about forming relationships which enriched our lives and held us in good stead for our futures.


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Alan J

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Re: Manchester Central Grammar School for Boys
« Reply #123 on: 14:54:09, 20/10/18 »
Dear Bob Ellis, Peter L and Anthony,


I have located the organisation responsible for granting the fitting of Blue Plaques, which is headed incidentally by Mike Read the music presenter on the B.B.C., and shall recommend to him as to the validity of fitting a plaque at Whitworth Street to commemorate those former students.


Let's see how I get on.
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mccormick

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Re: Manchester Central Grammar School for Boys
« Reply #124 on: 00:10:40, 23/10/18 »
my name is Peter McCormick. At MCGB 1950 to 1957. Discovered this site during writing memoirs. Dr LP de la Perrelle was new to the Whitworth Street the same day I was. A lovely man. Mr Bowcott was Second Master, and I agree with previous OBs that he was a stern disciplinarian. Mr Ford was my first form master; a gentle soul who died whilst I was at the school. I remember Mr Rourke the music teacher, and his 'flying angel' - the board duster thrown at inattentive boys. M Stang was our French teacher; Caldbeck and Beale ('setsquare' and 'chiseler') were the woodwork teachers. Joss Horrocks was for Geography and Mr Trueblood for history. 'Fud' Lever and 'Piggy' Stewart were not my teachers. Bob Acton taught maths, Bill Speakman taught Biology, AW Smith taught Chemistry, and 'Trog' Davis was for Physics. Contemporaries of mine in the sixth form were Moses Veeder, Capper, Heywood and Michael Mason. I would love to learn of these boys.



I subsequently read Medicine at Edinburgh, Tropical Medicine at Liverpool. Settled in Kettering, Northants, and retired from General Practice in 1995. This was followed by 13 years of volunteer work in Cameroon, where I founded a Charity for child cancer.


Glad to have found this site; I'll keep an eye on it now!


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Re: Manchester Central Grammar School for Boys
« Reply #125 on: 18:40:03, 08/11/18 »
Hello again,  just to let you know there will be another meet of the boys on Monday 19 th at Morrison's Store, Cheadle Heath.  We will be in the small cafe, this is situated on the right as you enter  the store.
So sorry such short notice but have not been able to make any posts for a week or so.
Look forward to meeting any old boys from asylum  there are not many of us left now.
TONY.

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« Reply #126 on: 15:52:02, 03/12/18 »
Hello. Frank Brown here. I was at school from 1956 to 1963. So good to see many names I remember. Dave Gooch, Keith Hawkins, Alan Jackson, Tony Caruana etc.
I have many fond memories of school and of staff, some good, some horrible. Like some of you I was in the CCF and enjoyed many camps at various RAF bases. Dave Gooch might recall almost blowing my head of with a pistol at RAF Topcliffe.
A group of us joined a ballroom dancing class in Didsbury (no doubt hoping to meet young ladies).


Alan J

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Re: Manchester Central Grammar School for Boys
« Reply #127 on: 17:35:28, 09/12/18 »
Dear Frank,


I was delighted to receive your post announcing yourself on to the Site - all we need now is Dave Gooch and John Coxon and we have the full set.  You will have read that I had an excellent day-out with Keith Hawkins some weeks ago and you featured well in our conversations.


I should be very pleased if we could communicate via e-mail (it is more private) and I have also Tony C's address so I suggest you send an e-mail to Anthony Marino who has the MCGS e-mail address.
Incidentally, are you still living in the Manchester area?


Alan D. Jackson