Welcome to our official Website
This Site was updated on the 8th of December, 2014
Here is a set of LINKS to recent changes to the Site - The lower right hand corner is the most recent - To view the associated item, just click on a link :-
N.B. We have been gettting reports that some of our members have not had any luck, when using the above (email) links. We are aware that the successful members seem to be the ones who use "Outlook". It is possible, that the unsuccessful ones may be using "Gmail" or "Thunderbird" etc. If some problems do seem evident, you might try using your usual email procedure and an address of <email@example.com>
Just received a letter (from Bill Thomas) to say that Dave Tallon 1954--? had a fall on Sunday afternoon returning from watching football on tv and passed away later that night - Have any of our members got memories of Dave?
Mystery Teachers & COBs
What we have here is a couple of (RECENT) pictures of ex-Collegiate Teachers and Pupils. These were sent in by a COB as a challenge for our members to recognise anyone who they may remember applying some discipline to their (bent over) rear-ends. Admittedly a few of them look a little bit more "long in the tooth" and their ‘strong right arm’ may have ‘withered with age’. But then, try looking in a mirror, yourself :)
Unfortunately, this member did not identify exactly who each person was. Can we members rectify this omission and name any teacher or Classmate? If you fancy that your memory is infallible, why not email in to "Webby" by clicking on HERE to identify any of your previous Mentors or Classmates? (Those you attended the recent Dinner, may have an advantage, here.) I'm afraid that we can't offer the successful member, even a "Putty Medal" but think of the 'honour and glory' of your name in lights :)
And, for those who are baffled by this challenge, do you have any (MYSTERY) pictures of your old teachers for us to baffle other member with? All are welcome. Come one, come all!
The Association was formed in 1909, following the transfer of the Shaw Street Schools from the Liverpool Collegiate Institution to the Liverpool City Council, and it maintained a strong connection with the Liverpool Collegiate School up to the time of the School's closure in 1985. Since then the Association has kept a watching brief on the future use of the Shaw Street building, which is Grade II listed. The building has been converted now for residential use, containing some 90 very tasteful apartments. We hold a service on Remembrance Day, the 11th November each year, in the Entrance Hall of the Building. (Click on"Memories", for details).
A Newsletter is published annually by the Association and is sent to all its members. It is full of news, reports on activities, obituaries and a wealth of interesting correspondence and photographs from former pupils of the School. In addition, the Association has created this Website, which contains much interesting information and which will be updated on a regular basis.
A Cri de Coeur.
It has been pointed out to us, that what we need (on our site) are some definitive articles about periods in our history, that are often referred to, but exact details are not commonly known. Accordingly, we would like to put together a page covering exactly what did happen, at any one of these times
What we need, is data, from our readers including, of course, photographs (Preferably scanned at 300ppi or better and be in JPEG form). Any of our readers, who have memories of such incidents can contact us by clicking on HERE.
Such topics, might include :--
Bangor - The school was evacuated to Bangor - Where? (exactly) - When? (exactly) - For how long? - Did ALL the school go? - Which members of the staff went? - Did "The Prep" go? - Was the Shaw St. building closed down? - What Sport was available?
The Fire - What we need, is a definitive article about the disastrous fire that caused closure of the school. We do have quite a few photos of the damage that was done - but no description of the events. We don't expect - "I was sitting there reciting some Latin, when I felt a blast of hot air rising up the back of my chair ......." - What were people doing when it occurred? - What did people say, to each other? - Did anyone rush down to see the flames? - Or next day to see the ruins? - Did you go inside? - Did you see any souvenir hunters, picking through debris?
Colomendy - (Sometimes referred to as 'Colomenditz') - Many Liverpool schools used this 'Outdoor Centre' - Contributions from Non-COBs would be considered (to stimulate memories )
School Camps (and CCF Camps) Where? - When? - How long? - Who went? - Which staff went? ETC. ETC. ETC. ETC. ETC. ETC. ETC. ETC. ETC. ETC. ETC. ETC.
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