This page is intended to hold Photos (AND ACCOMPANYING TEXT) that members have sent in, on any of the following subjects. (If any member feels that we should include a new sub-section (to this page) on a different subject, then please feel free to write in with your suggestion.)
It is intended that this will provide an option for members who do have an interesting picture, but not enough text to write a fully fledged letter. Mind you, a picture with no text at all, will look awfully bare and uninteresting.
R E M E M B E R T H I S I S Y O U R W E B S I TE - U S E I T
Let us see the empty spaces (below) 'chokka-block' with memories. Come on you 'Ex-Brycream Boys'; don't let 'Chalkie's Army' outdo you.
BTW - Photos should preferably be in the <*.jpg> format and text should be in <*.txt> format, if possible.
Browse down the page (at your leasure) or click on one of the following LINKS to view just one of the sub-sections of this page :-
Lt. Col. Sidney Francis Chalk, M.C. T.D. - Commanding Officer of the Combined Cadet Force.
Known as "Chalky" and was the 'Maestro' of Metalwork Classes as well as being Form Master of 4D.
Put in a lot of time, indocrinating cadets into the myteries of Firing 0.22 gauge rifles in the Rifle Range on the top Floor. Apart from the Formby and Altcar Camps, he also organised at least one camp at the OCTU in the ground of Eaton Hall (Chester).
He seems to have kept it quiet that he was a "Lt. Colonel".
The 7/7/2016 Lunch
I started School as a "newt" in 1955 in form 3D, when the form master was Maurice Derbyshire. The following years were spent in the A stream and apart from the Annual Dinner, I have had no contact with my fellow pupils.
Just prior to the 2015 Dinner, I was
provided with a photograph of the 3A students and I passed
copies to those lads who regularly attend our Dinners. There
has been a welcome response and exchange of identities which
has been intriguing our group. In spite of our best efforts
and a copy of the form list, we have not been able to put
names to everyone on the photo.
Some of us had no contact since leaving the School in the early 1960's. The first lunch took place at 1:00 pm, on 7th Jume 2016 in the Artists Club on Eberle Street, Livepool (by the Town Hall).
BTW, We haOur thanks for this entertaining and enjoyable meeting go to Norman Kennett and John Morris who are both members of The Artists Club in Liverpool, our venue. BTW, We have our member, Vic Ash (1957 – 1962), to thank for an excellent letter 'touching all bases' regarding our lunch.
This was a grand occasion and it is
hoped that we can meet again later this year. If you would
like to join us (Bags of room at 'The Artists') please feel
free to contact me at :-
This item has been sent in to us to give some old boys the chance to identify themselves in the picture and (maybe) identify others and provide some memories of this occasion.
| There was a touch of Rising Damp
at the Liverpool Collegiate school yesterday.
It came in the shape of old boy and TV personality Leonard Rossiter, who proved himself prize joker at the school's prize-giving.
The star who didnt get where he was to-day by not going to school, kept his audience In fits of laughter as he described memories of his schooldays.
Now famous for his roles in The Rise and Fall of Reginald Perrin and Rising Damp, he said he had few ties left with Liverpool but one of the stickiest was his old school tie. It was his first visit back to the school since he left in 1945.
And the man who added to his fame by pouring drinks over Joan Collins in a TV advert, revealed his bumbling beginnings began at school. Twice he tripped headlong from the hall stage after reading the lesson in morning assembly.
This picture looked awfully bare with no name :-) .
It's over 50 years ago, but here goes.....
Back Row: Yours Truly, Dave Barraclough, John Baldwin, Micky Price, Colin Griffiths, Barry Fitton, Billy Leech, Phil Percival.
Front Row : Mike Galley, Owen Fisher, Johnnie Fowler, Li Ross, Barry Caton.
With apologies to those I might have wrong !
Trust all's well.
Ta! Eric - I wonder whether young Li Ross (on the front rwo) can verify this, for us - Webby :-)
Here is an example of the work of Frank Harris (1939 - 1944) - His cartoons appeared in the Liverpool Echo - his main character was named Willie - It seems that Willie attended the Collegiate when he was a schoolboy - Frank missed out on attending our last dinner, for the first time in years, but some of his cartoons "originals" were raffled off.
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 :)
BTW - There is at least one person here who was only a pupil - Who is that?
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!
BTW - To put you all out of your misery, you can see"Top Cat's" suggestion by clicking onto Mystery Teachers,
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