N.B. The AGM was held, at 06:15, before the Dinner - To view those proceedings, click on AGM.
Some (very brave) Members who were at the Dinner asked
the question, "Could our pictures go onto the Website?"
The answer is quite obvious. IT IS YOUR WEBSITE!
To prove this, we have left these five empty spaces, for your pictures. What about some of you hardy souls sending some of your pictures, to fill these boxes? We will adjust the size to suit the space required by your subject.
We did notice a few Kodak Brownie Cameras (or such) being flashed about inbetween the courses and pints. :-)
We would prefer JPEG Pics WITH SOME DATA SUCH AS - Who - What - Where - When - AND Why :-)
We'll be bating our breaths in anticipation.
Our Annual Dinner took place at the Athenaeum in Liverpool which is our usual venue. Nearly 80 members attended to celebrate 176 years since the School was founded. We were delighted to welcome old boy, Graham Stow, as our guest speaker. He attended School from 1955-1962.
year, we report to our members that the speaker was of top quality. This
year, we can report that he was "better than that". We are sure
that our members can remember the show on the TV titled 'The Comedians';
Graham could have graced that show, with something to spare. He promised
us a short speech and then left us wanting more.
Graham opened with a comment regarding the long wait (since 1962) before being asked to speak at our dinner. Then he moved on to his starting at the school in 3C. Of course, Bertie Banyard had to be brought into things, with the great interest there is in the Battle of the Somme and his intense feelings for the underdog. As you might expect, Graham failed his 'O' Level Maths; how come a lot of those who passed it, were overtaken (in real life) by our Graham? Was it because Graham made such a great Lady Fairfax in the school production of 'The Importance of being Earnest'? Actually, he must have been pretty good as they made him School Captain. It all sums it up by the fact that Graham produced a copy of the 'School Guide' from his pocket. His career progressed and he served a number of well known organisations in senior positions. In addition he was honoured with a CBE and DL.
After school, Graham chose not to attend University, but moved on to his work at Littlewoods. He confessed that he had never actually checked a Pool Coupon, but it certainly sounds as though they kept him mighty busy. Just in case he started to feel under-worked, they also made him do a stint at their Mail Order business.
As you might expect, Graham ended his discourse with his listeners howling
with laughter at a last-minute punch line. This was a thoroughly entertaining
and informative address which was appreciated by all and was roundly applauded.
Our Chairman (Joe Lucas) offered a heart-felt 'Vote of Thanks' and then, the mike was passed on to Mr. Hans Broekman (Headmaster of Liverpool College) to express his own personal thanks for an excellent evening.
As usual members stood to announce themselves before singing the School Song accompanied by a recording made on the original school organ. The School chant then followed.
We are grateful to Graham for such an entertaing address and also Keith Simpson who had kindly provided a CD of the School organ playing the music for the School Song.
The proceedings were expertly compered by our own inimitable MC, Lionel
To email in to enquire about attending next year, please click on:- Annual Dinner
To view the amenities of the Athenaeum Club, please
click on:- Athenaeum
Derek Corlett - Dinner Co-ordinator
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Here is a list of those attending the 2016 Dinner
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