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SAVE THE DATE – OLD ALTRINCHAMIANS DINNER 2018 – FRIDAY MARCH 9TH

Dear Old Altrinchamian,

Next year’s Association dinner will be held at the school on Friday 9th March 2018.

Full details will follow including specific timings and costs but I wanted to let you know now about the fact that this year’s dinner is going to be a little bit extra special.

You…

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Annual Sportsman’s Dinner

Mark Crossley and Paul Boardman

The Old Altrinchamians A.F.C. held their 2017 Annual Sportsman’s Dinner on Thursday 30th November.
The After Dinner Speaker was Mark Crossley (Nottingham Forest & Welsh International Goalkeeper).
The Star Comedian was Paul Boardman.

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Alan Booth Deceased

We have recently received this email from Mrs Booth;

I’m sorry to have to let you know that my husband Alan Roy Booth, an ex Altrincham Grammar School boy and Old Alt for many years, recently passed away.

I’m afraid I don’t know the dates of his time at the school,…

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The Annual General Meeting

This year’s AGM was held in the Library at School on Wednesday 8th November.

As has become a tradition, wine and nibbles were kindly provided by the Headmaster.

The evening marked the end of Colin Bamford’s five years as Chairman of the Association. He was pleased to hand over to Christian…

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Nick Cohen Delivers the Voltaire Lecture

Old boy Nick Cohen, who was at the school in the 1970s delivered the British Humanist
Association’s prestigious annual Voltaire lecture in May this year. Previous speakers
include Michael Foot, Brian Cox, Richard Dawkins, and Ludovic Kennedy.
Nick is a political journalist and author currently working primarily for The Observer.
His writing is…

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Newsletter 2016 – 2017

Many thanks to Anthony Perrett for once again pulling together the annual Newsletter.

In it, you will find the Headmaster’s summary of the year at school, an introductory message from me as acting Chairman of the association, a review of this year’s dinner and a fascinating report from ex pupils…

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Tim Gartside

Today Tim has declared his intention to retire as Headmaster at the end of the Summer term of 2018.

He intends to continue as Executive Head of the Hamblin Education Trust and in his role as an Ofsted Inspector.

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It Was Twenty Years Ago Today . . . . . . . .

On Saturday 7th October James Buxton and 36 of his fellow pupils who left in 1997, came back for a trip down Memory Lane. Headmaster Tim Gartside and Chairman of the Old Alts Colin Bamford were on hand to show them around the School. Special emphasis was…

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We Were Kings – Film

The Film

WE WERE KINGS

 the rediscovery of Burma’s lost royal family

by Old Alts Alex Bescoby and Max Jones

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Pilot Officer Kenneth James Pierpoint

PLAN TO COMMEMORATE THE LIFE OF A FORMER ALTRINCHAM GRAMMAR SCHOOL PUPIL
https://rnli.org/news-and-media/2017/august/08/fleetwood-rnli-meeting-605-squadron-for-75th-anniversary


The Headmaster has received an email from Wing Commander Paul Bell of the 605 (County of Warwick) Sqn RAuxAF, telling us that they are planning to commemorate the life…

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