|The Electronic Newsletter of St Augustine's Grammar School, Sharston Mount, M22 4PJ||6
|From the Headmaster||News||Old Boys||Old Staff|
|Looking Back||Miscellaneous||Classified||Births Deaths and Marriages|
|Letters to Editor||Cybergems|
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|"From the Headmaster"||Stripes in Magenta|
|News||Stripes in Magenta|
The website has gone through a stable but quiet period.
The jokes page has had a steady spate of contributions "All in the Worst Possible Taste!"
Password requirement on the Message Board has been questioned. The webmaster runs various other websites and unfortunately without such measures, the board would quickly become filled with (robot) entries offering to enlarge various parts of our anatomy. I just haven't got time to constantly monitor this.
All contributions still welcome.
2nd Grand Reunion
Due to popular vote, the 2nd Grand Reunion has been deferred to 2005 - the 40th anniversary of the opening of St Augustine's Grammar School.
This has been mainly due to a lack of attendees but also to a lack of organisers.
This could be in November as previously or we could go for Saturday, 10th September 2005 being the Saturday after the 40th anniversary on the 6th September.
Opinions are now canvassed.
All offers of help gratefully receieved - please join an orderly queue in Martin Harding's Inbox! (firstname.lastname@example.org )
|Old Boys||Stripes in Magenta|
Tom Gurrie < email@example.com
> formerly Gurhy
Paul Bridge < firstname.lastname@example.org >
John Timmons < email@example.com >
St John Plessington
|Old Staff||Stripes in Magenta|
|Rev Peter Philips - now
moved to St Mary of the Angels, Chester Rd., Childer
Thornton, Ellesmere Port. < firstname.lastname@example.org
|Looking Back||Stripes in Magenta|
32 years ago today (give or take) I started at Augustines. That's a hell of a long time.
We all had long trousers except for Aidan Joy. I remember how childish that seemed then. Now I'm sitting in my shorts tapping on this computer, smelling the smoke from forest fires in British Columbia 500 miles away.
Other than that I've changed little - well I'm 160 pounds heavier, a little greyer, and a lot better looking.
Our form master was Mr. Glynn - or Panda as we called him.
Scrowsten had the whole class thrashed in the first week.
This week all those years ago I found out to my horror I would be learning the violin - and got to grade five without practicing. Years later it meant I could pick up a guitar and start picking almost immediately so there was a payoff.
I fell in love with a girl from Sharston -the way her knees poked out from her skirt as she sat prim and proper in her green blazer on the 80 (or was it the 88?). It was unrequited. But I remember those knees, and the occasions of sin they brought me to.... it would be a shame to go to hell because of a pair of knees!
Very few memories of the first day.
|Miscellaneous||Stripes in Magenta|
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|Classified||Stripes in Magenta|
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|Letters to Editor||Stripes in Magenta|
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to the editor
Just to let you know that I am
moving from Our Lady of Pity, Harlescott, Shrewsbury to a
new parish, St Mary of the Angels, Chester Rd., Childer
Thornton, Ellesmere Port.
Rev Peter Philips
Sorry I've not
contributed for some time, but I hope this arrives in
time for the next Stripes.
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