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House Music Competition 2019

You are invited to the inaugural House Music Competition
which takes place on
Wednesday 20 November
in the Coleman Hall at 7pm.

The evening consists of the 4 Houses taking part in:

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Annual Sportsman’s Dinner

Tickets now on Sale John Lukicjamie_sutherland

If you haven’t attended an Old Alts AFC annual dinner at the Cresta Court, now’s your chance. Tickets don’t hang around for long, especially when Fred Eyre is the MC and John Lukic, the goalkeeping legend of Leeds and Arsenal is the special guest speaker.

This year, one of the North’s finest young comedians, Jamie Sutherland will be on hand to further entertain the guests.

As is tradition, the dinner is at the recently upgraded and very smart Cresta Court Hotel in Altrincham.

Dress code is Smart Casual and tickets are priced at £35.

Date: Thursday 28th November 2019
Time: 7.15 for 7.45pm

Please direct all enquiries and ticket requests to Brian Clark on 0161 428 9836 or

2019 Newsletter and all the way back to 1946!

Larry Bode has once again done a great job in producing this year’s Newsletter.
Click below to see for yourself!

At the recent Annual Reunion Dinner (and if you weren’t there, why not?), 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!

Happy reading,

Colin Bamford (1965-1967)
President, Old Altrinchamians

Newsletter 2019

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Good to see Ian Livingstone on “Click”.

Good to see Ian on “Click” this morning!


The University of Suffolk this week announced that Ian (old boy of AGSB and Guest Speaker at our dinner in 2014 ) will be receiving an honorary award at the graduation ceremony in October, and explained why:

Ian Livingstone CBE is regarded as one of the founding fathers of the UK games industry and will be presented with an honorary doctorate at the graduation ceremonies. He co-founded iconic games company Games Workshop with Steve Jackson in 1975, launching Dungeons & Dragons in Europe and later Warhammer.

In 1982, he co-authored The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, the first interactive gamebook in the Fighting Fantasy series which has sold almost 20 million copies worldwide. He wrote 15 of the titles, including City of Thieves, Forest of Doom and Deathtrap Dungeon.

Whilst serving as Executive Chairman of Eidos plc, he launched global video games blockbusters including Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

He has been awarded a BAFTA Special Award for his contribution to the video games industry and said of his honorary award, “I believe the arts and sciences should no longer be a question of either/or and must be brought together to encourage creativity and innovation. Creativity is a core strength of the UK and gives us an edge as a nation. I’m delighted that the University of Suffolk offers both arts courses and a BSc course in Computer Games programming. Not only is programming a transferable skill, it is an essential skill for the 21st century to enable digital creativity.”

The Chair in the Chair!

Friday 19th July
We had 22 Old Alts on the night.
The youngest was from this year’s leavers and the oldest started at the school in 1953.
And a great time was had by all!
Thanks to Dave and the team at The Stamford for making us so welcome.
If you weren’t there, why not?
But don’t miss the next one which we’ll be having pre-Christmas!