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24 
Sep

Grammar Old Boys Start Firm

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GRAMMAR Productions was founded in 2016 by old friends Alex Bescoby and Max Jones, who studied together at Altrincham Boys Grammar School.
Later they were joined by Luke Radcliff, and their recent film ‘Forgotten Allies’, the Search for Burma’s Lost Heroes, has been praised by celebrities such as Joanna Lumley. who described it as a ‘remarkable and wonderful film’.
The film discovers long forgotten participants and victims of the Burma Campaign and was filmed across Burma, now called Myanmar.
Alex Bescoby lived there for several years after university so he has first hand knowledge of it. “It’s a beguiling and complex country with a deeply shared history with our own,” he said.
‘Forgotten Allies’ was filmed in Myanmar between 2017 and 2018 and had its world premiere at the National Army Museum in 2019.
Now Grammar Productions are making it available to others. via Historyhit. Known as the Netflix for History, it is an online subscription service.
It was made possible by a crowd-funding campaign endorsed by the late Dame Vera Lynn. Griff Rhys Jones, Levison Wood, Joe Simpson and organisations such as Help for Heroes, the Royal Commonwealth ex-services League and the Royal British Legion backed by people from all around the world.
Following the recent VJ 75th commemorations, the war in Burma has hit the headlines.
During World War 2 thousands of Burmese gave their lives fighting for Britain in a war against the Japanese.
After the Allied victory they became part of ‘The Forgotten Army’. Donations can be made via PayPal or Just Giving.

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Published Date: 24th September 2020
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17 
Sep

Old Alts 2020 Dinner

We had to postpone the Annual Dinner in April and we pencilled in a possible alternative date in November, still to be held at Blanchflower in Altrincham.
However, it’s looking highly unlikely that this will be possible and with social distancing measures they could only accommodate a fraction of the numbers we were expecting. Therefore we’ll have to cancel the Dinner for this year and hopefully be in a position to host the next one in Spring 2021

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A number of people had already paid for their tickets. Those who paid by cheque can simply have the cheque destroyed, but those who paid by BACS and require a refund will need to get in touch with Ken Webb: kenjwebb@btinternet.com

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Published Date: 17th September 2020
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08 
Sep

First Floor View!

An interesting photo inside the first floor of the new Teaching Block looking North, showing the corridor on the West side of the Block facing the original red brick building.
Thank you Alan Simpson and 10architect!4187E3D5-87E7-43C3-8017-6F458A56729F

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Published Date: 8th September 2020
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05 
Sep

New Teaching Block

Another great drone picture from Alan Simpson at 10architect! You can see a well tended Headmaster’s garden, the Scout Hut and some clever roof work linking to the Coleman Hall.
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Published Date: 5th September 2020
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23 
Aug

School as it used to be!

Can anyone date this picture for me? It must have been the sixties or before.
We can see that the new building follows the line of this single storey wooden construction.IMG_4710a
Email me on colincbamford@aol.com

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Published Date: 23rd August 2020
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01 
Aug

2020 Newsletter and all the way back to 1945!

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!

Happy reading,

Colin Bamford (1965-1967)
President, Old Altrinchamians

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Published Date: 1st August 2020
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27 
Jul

A Century of Football

Brian Book1Brian 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.

Brian PicCopies can be obtained from Brian for just £10 plus £2 P&P,
with £5 from each book sold going to the Club.
Please email Brian at R60BRC@BTINTERNET.com,
to discuss payment alternatives.

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Published Date: 27th July 2020
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19 
Jul

New Build Progress

As School breaks up for the Summer, Graeme tells us the new build should hopefully be completed by October half-term! The School role will then increase to c1,500 over the next 5 years.TeachC1TeachC2a TeachC3

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Published Date: 19th July 2020
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25 
Jun

See the Head with the Fastest Growing Beard!

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/

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Published Date: 25th June 2020
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13 
Jun

Progress on Crossford Bridge

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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 : r60brc@btinternet.com

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Published Date: 13th June 2020
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