letter received from Mr.David Asbridge
I never made it to Prescot Grammar School
although a number of my peers did but more
importantly, from a personal point of view, three
of my brothers were former pupils at PGS.
Bill, Tom and Bob Asbridge were pupis during the
late 1930's and early 1940's; Bill and Tom both
had wartime service with the RAF whilst Bob was
with the Merchant Navy. On leaving
the services at the end of the war Bill became a
teacher, so did Tom after brief career as a
professional footballer with Wolves and PNE.
Bob followed a career in Accountancy.
Bill was the eldest of the ten Asbridge boys from
Roby and he and Tom attended PGS reunions and
celebrations whenever his health permitted.
As a retired Head Teacher, brother
Bill had a great affinity with a number of
schools in the Roby, Southport and Liverpool
areas but his great love was for Prescot Grammar
Bill was a very caring and a very gentle man who
was much loved by most, if not all that knew him,
sadly he died, rather suddenly, in October 2001.
Bill would have been 81 on 7th December
2001. I write in the hope that some
of your more elderly subscribers may remember my
brother Bill and may wish to know of his passing
I also send my very good wishes to former pupils
of PGS who were friends/peers of mine during the
(The youngest of the ten Asbridge boys)