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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

Are any Old Alts interested in supporting the above musical production
This is a KS3 production of ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat,’ which will take place on Tuesday 27th June at 7pm in the Coleman Hall.
It is a one night only performance and tickets are selling fast on eventbrite for parents and members of the community.
Click on this link for tickets : technicolour-dreamcoat-tickets-643624166207


Published Date: 9th June 2023
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Old Boys Fixtures

Old boys fixtures complete! Well done all involved. Draw in the hockey, old boys took the rugby and school took the honours in the football. Great afternoon!


Published Date: 31st March 2023
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Recent Leavers Rugby and Football

I’ve just been told that the annual School v Recent Leavers matches are to be held at 2:30 today Wednesday 29th March!


Published Date: 29th March 2023
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2023 Golf Day – Fri July 7th. Book Now!

On the tee……You if you hurry! Limited places now ready to book for the Old Alts Golf Day. Friday July 7th, 9am, Chorlton GC.

Whether you’re a single figure demon or just started playing, the Old Alts Annual golf day is a great day for all golfers of all abilities. The unique aspect of our event is that it is a mix of Old Alts as well as current staff and pupils.

Some have asked if you have to be a member of a club, or a decent golfer, or both to play in this event. The answer is that it’s very much open to all.

Come along on your own or bring some of your ex-AGSB pals and prepare yourself for a great day out both on and off the course.

Tee times are strictly limited, so please confirm your place as soon as possible.

Details for the day are as follows:

  • Arrive at 09.00am
  • Format is a singles stableford, played in 3’s or 4’s
  • First tee time: tbc
  • Cost – tbc but approx. £30 inc golf and Chorlton’s famous buffet.
  • Venue: Chorlton Golf Club

To secure your place, email with the following information:

  • Years you attended AGSB
  • Handicap
  • Name(s) of other player(s) if you have pre-arranged a pair or group


Published Date: 20th March 2023
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Old Alts Annual Reunion Dinner 2023

Congratulations to Steve Perrett and Christian James for a very successful dinner at Blanchflower on Friday 10th March!


Published Date: 13th March 2023
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Sir Graham Brady to stand down as MP at next

Sir Graham Brady has become the latest senior Conservative MP to announce they will not contest their seat at the next election.


Published Date: 8th March 2023
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Old Boy Obituary Just Found on Lancaster University Site

Michael Waller, founding member of Russian Studies passed away on 24 October 2021. Michael was born in Manchester on 14th February 1934 and was educated at Douai College and Altrincham Grammar School. He learnt Russian while on National Service with the Navy. After taking a degree in Classics at Corpus Christi, Oxford, and a period of teaching at the Lancaster Royal Grammar School, he took a second degree in Russian at Manchester. He also worked with the late Barry Gregson to open a pottery at Caton, and he continued to make elegant and distinguished ceramics for many years. The forthcoming University of Lancaster planned to include the study of modern languages within Humanities, and it is said that Michael persuaded Charles Carter (Lancaster’s founding Vice-Chancellor) to include Russian. He, therefore, took up a post on 1st September 1964 as the founding member of Russian Studies (subsequently Russian and Soviet Studies), and further additions enabled Lancaster to offer a cluster of East European languages. Michael also met his wife, Manon Allee, at Lancaster, and she predeceased him in 2019. Language studies suffered under the Thatcher cuts to universities in the early 1980s, and the Senate narrowly approved the closure of Russian and Soviet Studies. Michael then moved to the Government Department at the University of Manchester, and in 1993 to a chair in Politics at Keele, where he became Director of European Studies.


Published Date: 2nd March 2023
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AGM 2022 agenda and notices

Please find herewith the agenda and notices relating to the 2022 AGM. The meeting will be held at school in the Old Library on Tuesday 15th November 2022. Those wishing to attend in person or via web link, please contact Antony Perrett Many thanks!AGM Agenda 2022-11-15


Published Date: 11th November 2022
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2022 Newsletter and all the way back to 1945!

Fantastic job from Antony Perrett once again in producing this year’s Newsletter.
Click below to see for yourself!

At a previous Annual Reunion Dinner I was asked if we could make the him Newsletters from previous years, available online. Well, here they are!

A big thank you to Paul Atkinson who sent me copies of the 1971 and 1972 Newsletters, to Ken Webb (1954-61) for lending me his file of Newsletters, and also to Peter Monether (1963-70) for scanning his copies! Ian Stephen (1949-54) has sent me a box full of goodies which include an extra seven Newsletters!

Happy reading,

Colin Bamford (1965-1967)
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Published Date: 26th September 2022
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2022 AGM

2022 Old Alts AGM – 7pm Tues 15th November

Hi all – this year’s AGM will take place at school on Tuesday 15th November 2022. There will be a zoom option for those unable to attend in person. We’ll issue the Agenda and Reports in due course. Many thanks, Christian.


Published Date: 26th September 2022
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