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John Armstrong

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Re: Manchester Central Grammar School for Boys
« Reply #105 on: 16:54:51, 16/06/18 »

Hi.
I attended MCGS from April 64 (joining the 1st year in the 3rd term) until May 1968.
I was in forms
1H – Hale
2B – Hollick then Bland
3B – Lawes
4B – Eckersley
5B - Lawes
 
 
My register read:
Armstrong John
Bagguley Robert
Binnie David
Cartwright Neil
Dennell graham
Duggan Peter
Edwards
Fletcher Ray
Johnson Jeffrey
Kuranke-Taylor
Hanson Paul
Harris Phil
Heap Geoffrey
Merron
Oldfield
Owen
Sutton David
Stevens Martin
Szenystzn Paul
Thompson
Worley Stanley
 
I have a few anecdotes to share in future posts but would be interested to hear from anyone mentioned, or otherwise.
best wishes,
John Armstrong

Alan J

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Re: Manchester Central Grammar School for Boys
« Reply #106 on: 11:18:26, 23/06/18 »
Hello John,


Welcome to the site.  Your anecdotes will be very much appreciated.  Do you still live in the Manchester area?


Alan J

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Re: Manchester Central Grammar School for Boys
« Reply #107 on: 19:11:19, 01/07/18 »
Hello again chaps,


      NEXT MEETING OF THE FEW, WILL BE HELD ON


                   TUESDAY 17 TH JULY,,,,,,,,,


   WILL BE AT A NEW MEETING PLACE,  MORRISONS SUPERSTORE, CHEADLE HEATH.


   AS YOU ENTER THE STORE  JUST A FEW YARDS ON THE RIGHT  THERE IS A CAFE.


   WILL BE THERE AT 12.00 NOON.   


   PLEASE NOTE NOT THE MAIN RESTAURANT  BUT THE SMALL CAFE.


  PLEASE COME ONE,,,,,,!COME ALL ,,, WE WILL BE  GLAD TO MEET YOU.


                       TONY..
 

Bob Ellis

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Re: Manchester Central Grammar School for Boys
« Reply #108 on: 14:18:22, 03/07/18 »
Hello Frank Wharram,


Remember me. Bob Ellis? We were good friends all those years ago. As I remember it you wer a paatrol leader in the scouts. I was in Owl patrol. Eckersley and Russel took this City boy on his first real experience of the Peak and Lake districts.
 I can still taste that dreadful stew Robert's made at Youlgreave and you and I following a little gill up the hillside above Grasmere.


The sadistic (and that's being kind) woodwork teacher you remember was name Beale. I think he was the only human being I have genuinely hated. he was a vile person. I promised myself that one day I would go back and batter him and have always regretted that I never did. Rorke of course should never have been allowed near small boys but authorities were more careless then.


I hav only just discovered this site and wonder how many of our intake (1944) are alive kicking, and contribute to this. For sure there won't be many older than us.


One thing that has bugged me for years. There are little blue plaques all over Manchester celebrating some very minor people. There is nothing on that building on Whitworth St. about Chadwick (Nobel Prize winner) Alcock (First man to pilot a 'plane non-stop across the Atlantic. Donat (Academy Award winner) or Statham (Great fast bowler who was once England's record wicket taker.


All ex-pupils and I am sure there are more.






Peter L

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Re: Manchester Central Grammar School for Boys
« Reply #109 on: 16:59:04, 09/07/18 »
Reply to Bob Ellis


David Griffin was in my year but not my class, went on to be known as Dave Lee Travis

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Re: Manchester Central Grammar School for Boys
« Reply #110 on: 14:34:34, 10/07/18 »
STOOGOL,   just a quick note. Where did you find the school roll that you published, I have been down to the Central library to try and find other years but they have no , repeat no record of us even existing. Can you let me know where you got the details so I can do some more research. Answer me here or on,
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Many thanks ........ Tony.

charliegarratt

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Re: Manchester Central Grammar School for Boys
« Reply #111 on: Yesterday at 06:39:27 »
Hi all

I just joined the forum, having found it via Facebook.

I was at MCGS from 1961 to 1968, year one in Whitworth Street then in Kirkhamshulme Lane. I don't remember much about Whitworth Street, except standing above the grill over the kitchens in winter - it stank of cabbage but it did keep us warm! Also, Mr Hale(s) was year 1 form teacher and he ran the recorder group I think.

Found myself singing the school song, Non Nobis Domine, last week for some reason so guess that's what brought me here.


Jc01

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Re: Manchester Central Grammar School for Boys
« Reply #112 on: Yesterday at 20:50:14 »
Most memorable, the whole year being banned from Lewis’s for (who?) dropping stink bombs 5 floors down the escalator!