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Yearly Archives: 2018


2019 Old Altrinchamians’ Annual Dinner – 7pm Friday 15th March

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Join the New Head, Old Friends, Fine Food and Amazing Ales at the 2019 Annual Dinner.

I am delighted to now be able to confirm the details of the 2019 Old Alts Annual Dinner. There’s been an amazing amount of interest in the event after last year’s success, so can I ask that if you are keen to join us, please can you confirm your place asap, following the instructions below.

Why attend the 2019 Annual Dinner?


  • AGSB New Head Master is our Guest Speaker – Having excelled as a paratrooper, submarine commander and navy seal (according to some of the boys in year 7 at least), Graeme Wright takes on the role of our main speaker. So, is there a radical shake up plan ahead? Are we going to see mixed lessons in 6th form and is he planning a re-build of ‘The South Bogs’? All will be revealed!
  • Sweet music, Delicious food and Cheap beer! – we’ll once again have superb ‘ambiant’ jazz from an AGSB combo who will kick the evening off in style. The menu for the evening looks fabulous (see below) and Dunham Brewery is supplying the beer again so expect it to be fresh, tasty and very reasonably priced!!
  • World famous raffle – expect another year of high quality prizes and high pressure 6th former sales techniques under the guidance of raffle-meister….Jake Harrop!

And of course, the best reason of all….catching up with friends old and new to share truths and legends of times past at AGSB.

Key information

Time: 7pm drinks in the 6th form common room
Menu: tbc 
Dress Code: Black Tie or Lounge Suit
Cost: £38 per head

How to book your place at the dinner

Step 1:  Please can we ask that payment is made by FRIDAY 8TH FEBRUARY, via bank transfer, to the following Old Atrinchamians Association account using your name as a reference.
Sort code: 51 61 11
Account number: 82472270
If you’d like to pay by cheque, please make it out to ‘Old Alts Association’ and post to Stephen Perrett at 65 Langham Road, Bowdon, Altrincham. WA14 3NT

Step 2: email Stephen Perrett  at sperrett@cheetham-mortimer.com to confirm a) how many tickets you have purchased and the names of anyone you have purchased a ticket on behalf of. Also, b) if you, or any of your guests would like the Vegetarian option for dinner

I think that’s it for now, please book your places as soon as possible to make sure you don’t miss out on this very special event.

Kind regards

Christian James
Chairman, Old Altrinchamians Association


Published Date: 28th December 2018
Category: News



Peter Morton Memorial Service

In honour of Peter there will be a memorial service on Saturday 2nd February 2019 at 5pm. The service will take place at St Margaret’s Church, Dunham Rd, Altrincham, WA14 4AQ.

Following the service the Old Cestrians Association (OCA) will be hosting a remembrance dinner at the school, to which all OCA members including partners, current and former members of staff, governors and Old Altrinchamians are invited.

The dinner will commence at 6.30pm, with a drinks reception and opportunities to tour the school. Tours will include the extension to the Peter Morton science building, new classrooms and staff room.

Dinner will be served at 8pm in the new school hall, followed by speeches.

Reservations for the dinner are £27.50 per person, and can be purchased online by visiting www.ocadinner.co.uk


Published Date: 11th November 2018
Category: News



Annual Sportsman’s Dinner


Dean Windass and Austin Knight

This year’s Old Altrinchamians A.F.C. Dinner is on Thursday 29th November, once again at the Cresta Court Hotel in Altrincham.

The guest speaker is Dean Windass ex Bradford City and Hull City Premiership player, who is now an accomplished after-Dinner speaker.  He is supported by star comedian, Austin Knight.
The evening will be compèred as usual by local favourite, Fred Eyre, ex-professional footballer, business man, broadcaster, author and after dinner speaker.

The ticket price has been held at £35 again this year.


Published Date: 24th September 2018
Category: News



The Chair In The Chair July 27th, 7pm at The Railway

Join Christian James, the Chair of the Old Alts at The Railway pub in Hale at 7pm on July 27th for a beer, a bite to eat and a chance to catch up with fellow old boys from AGSB.
The first 30 to e-mail Christian (christian.james@ifagency.co.uk) will be able to enjoy The Railway’s world famous Butties and Beer combo for just £10.The deal includes a pint, butties and a Manchester side salad (chips as Southerners call it). Plus a raffle ticket !
For this great offer E-mail Christian ASAP.
For everyone else, it will be £5 in the pot for a pint, and a raffle ticket, plus the joy of being part of this inaugural event.
This is a great opportunity to meet up with Christian and with old friends, and also to catch up with the latest news from AGSB.


Published Date: 12th July 2018
Category: News



Service of Thanksgiving for PETER MORTON

A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Peter Morton is to be held at St. Peter’s Church, Hale, WA15 9BU on Monday 16th July at 11-15 .
No flowers but donations, if desired, to NSPCC.


Published Date: 10th July 2018
Category: News



The Chair is in the Chair – Summer Social 7pm, Friday 19th July – Stamford Arms


School’s out for another year and we thought that was a great excuse to get the Old Alts together in one of AGSB’s most famous/infamous local venues!

Come and join the Chair of The Old Alts at The Stamford Arms in Bowdon for a beer, a butty and a chance to catch up with past pupils, young and old from AGSB.

We’ve booked a space inside from 7pm and everyone is welcome. It’ll cost you just £5, payable on the night. That’ll get you a pint and a raffle ticket for the prize draw……but the first 30 arrivals will also get to enjoy The Stamford’s world famous butties and a Manchester side salad, (or Chips as the southerners call them).

So that’s £5 for a pint and raffle ticket, payable in cash on the night. But the first 30 arrivals, also get butties and chips.

There’s no dress code, no formalities, just a great excuse to get together with a great bunch of people, share stories, exorcise some ghosts, and catch up with the latest news from the school……all in the name of AGSB.


Many thanks

Christian James

Chair of the Old Alts


Published Date: 6th July 2018
Category: News



Old Altrinchamians’ Dinner 2018

This year’s dinner was held on Friday 9th March in Stamford Hall at the school and marked the 104th year of the Old Altrinchamians’ Association.

4 Heads77 guests attended including the existing Head Master together with former Heads, Keith Nodding, Brian Purves, and David Wheeldon. . . . . . .

To read Antony Perrett’s report in full, click here.


Published Date: 30th June 2018
Category: News



Death announced of Peter Morton

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of our President, Peter Morton.
We send our condolences to his family.
Peter was Headmaster of North Cestrian Grammar School (1963 -1996).
Funeral details to be announced.


Published Date: 28th June 2018
Category: News