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 :-

SEE:-  Beaman or A.Williams or Gregg or Golf or A.Killen or W.Pobjoy or The Fire or Arthur Davies or A.Loyley

or Football or Morris or Hollinghurst or R.Edwards or Pat.Kneen or Founders' Day or 11/11/2014 or Pat.Kneen or Yerbury


To email in, click on  Webmaster - Secretary - Membership - Treasurer - Newsletter

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 <webmaster@liverpool-collegiate.org.uk>


HOT NEWS :-  See the reports for this year, by clicking on DINNER or AGM


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!

TEACHERS
TEACHERS

Hi - Here's a little picture that is meant to baffle those who have never trodden on this bit of carpetry - To help those with vertigo, I can assure them that there is  a lift available (the Yanks call them 'Elevators' ) - In any case, 'all will be revealed' by clicking on the picture :-)

STAIRS


In response to requests from members (particularly overseas COBs):-

to view the Shaw Street Apartments click on Flats


LOST, STOLEN or STRAYED

We must admit, that we have been careless enough to have mislaid members. 
To help rectify this, please click on Here


A Relay Race

Here at COBA, we are as vulnerable to the ravages of ‘Old Father Time’, as anyone else. Bearing this in mind, we have decided look for a ‘reserve team’ of members who would be capable of ‘accepting the baton’ and taking over the duties of certain present Officers of the Council, when the time comes for them to pass on their duties.

There was also, a more pressing need for a new organiser for the Annual Dinner, whose duties would commence with the 2014 Function.  Fortunately enough, a replacement has come forward, in the form of Derek Corlett.  We are sure that Arthur Evans will be able to offer advice to Derek.  Please note that next year's AGM and Annual Dinner will be held on the 31st of October, 2014.

We have identified three of the offices that could suffer most, from an hiatus due to a retirement. These are Secretary, Treasurer and Webmaster. With this in mind, we are trying to prepare for all eventualities, by:-

(a) Keeping a set of (up-to-date) ‘Backup Data’ for each of the three jobs.

(b) Inviting volunteers from the membership who would be prepared (at this time) to acclimatise themselves as to how the duties of a retiring officer are performed and how the data is organised. This, of course, is with a view to taking over the duties when a retirement occurs.  Thus, we are inviting interested members to contact our Chairman, by clicking on Chairman for further details. 


Introduction

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.