Antony Perrett, back from his travels, has once again done a great job in producing this year’s Newsletter.
Click below to see for yourself!
At last year’s Annual Reunion Dinner (and there will be another one as soon as Covid 19 is out of the way) I was asked if we could make the Newsletters from previous years, available online. Well, here they are!
A big thank you to Ken Webb (1954-61) for lending me his file of Newsletters, and now 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!
Colin Bamford (1965-1967)
President, Old Altrinchamians
Brian Clark is pleased to announce the much anticipated launch of his history of the Old Alts Football Club. As the title suggests, the club this year celebrates its centenary and Brian has been a part of that since 1961.
This work has been meticulously researched – a task which has clearly given Brian much pleasure. He manages to bring life to many of the characters who have played their parts in the development and success of this terrific organisation.
Virtual Open Day – June 2020 – now available for Year 5 children & parents.
See Graeme before and after!
Take a tour on our website: https://www.agsb.co.uk/about-us/virtual-open-day/
In view of the massive amount of publicity around Sale Sharks’ announcement on Thursday that they would like to build a new rugby stadium at Crossford Bridge Sports Ground, I thought that you might be interested to read this initial statement from the member clubs who currently use the site.
“The Crossford Bridge Management Association (CBMA) and its members (Sale Harriers, Sale Utd and Old Alts) would welcome Sale Sharks in returning to the area, it would be excellent to have a professional sports club in the town, however it must not be to the detriment or loss of 3 well established community sporting clubs totalling over 250 years of history.
The CBMA delivers sporting facilities and activities to over 2000 children and families each and every week, offering a diverse range of sports not collectively available elsewhere in the area.
We are also very concerned for the local residents and wider community who would lose what little green space there is available in Sale for walking, jogging, dog walking, children’s play area and much needed open space which has been an essential lifeline to support mental health for thousands in recent months.
We are open to hearing and discussing the detailed plans and proposals of Sale Sharks, which we must stress has not happened to date, but it is essential we do not lose the current facilities and green space.”
BRIAN CLARK : firstname.lastname@example.org
Interview with Tony Keeling.
Old Alt, Stephen Wilks and his business partner have launched a website that a million UK school children have signed up to since lockdown, with 3.7 million people using it to help with learning. See the link to the full story in The Sunday Times for the full story.
They share a flat in Clapham, south London, where their laptops vie for space in the kitchen with a sofa and exercise bike; they eat Hello fresh meals and play Fifa. Lukas Feddern and Stephen Wilks are like many other twentysomethings working from home. They also happen to have launched a website that a million UK schoolchildren have signed up to since lockdown, with 3.7 million people using it to help with learning.
AGSB are urgently sourcing these materials to help the NHS frontline.
The school has the resources, but has run out of the materials they need to make items and are very keen to assist with this war.
Please advise if you know an individual or a company who may be able to assist.
The view looking northwest from the all weather pitch.
I am delighted to finally reveal the details of the 2020 Old Altrinchamians Annual Dinner and it’s safe to say it’s going to be a bit different!
After discussion with many Old Alts, we’ve gone for a more casual event this year, to be held at Blanchflower on Shaws Road, Altrincham (opposite the renovated and very popular Altrincham Market). It’s a relatively new and highly commended establishment, with a capacity of only 70 diners so tickets this year are very much limited and we expect to sell out fast based on the initial interest.
You’ll remember that the school is around a mile away, (a short dash, or a leisurely stroll, depending on whether you attended school when lunch time trips to Alty were allowed or not!), so for those who enjoy a pre-dinner tour of the School, they will be doing tours at 3pm on the same day, so please contact the School if you’re interested.
Anyone wanting to meet up beforehand to chat with old friends over a pint have plenty of options available.
Within this fresh approach, there’s still plenty of room for important association traditions – the Head Master will be in attendance to share the latest school news, the raffle will entertain and reward once again, we’ll light candles to remember those Old Alts who have since passed and most importantly, friends old and new from AGSB will be with you to share the experience.
Here are the finer details:
Date & Time: Friday 17th April. & for 7.30pm.
Price: £30 (no concessions).
Dress: Smart casual but NOT black tie.
House Smoked Salmon, Pickled Cucumber, Brown Butter Mayonaisse, Sourdough
Goat’s Cheese and Salted Beetroot Tartlet w House Salad
Boeuf Bourguignon, Dauphinoise Potatoes, Buttered Kale & Chanteney Carrots, Parsnip Crisps
Cod Loin, Buerre Blanc, Roast Fennel, Charred Tenderstem, Parmentier Potatoes
Lemon Meringue Tart
Speciality Coffee / Leaf Tea
NB. There will be a vegetarian option for non-beef/fish eaters.