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Report of Latest Meeting from Arthur Whitaker [2002]
Last Wednesday the 18th June we held another very enjoyable reunion of the "The Old Prescotians' Luncheon Club" 38 members attended at the Huyton and Prescot Golf Club which has now become our permanent venue for the 4 events we hold each year. Actually we have a total of 68 members on our register and this continues to grow. Quite a few of our members travel a fair distance to be with us but last week the long distance record was broken when Brian Cook, on his first visit, came from Argyll and Bute in Scotland to be with us.

During lunch I mentioned to Brian that I had a blazer which had belonged to one of our members (Alec Weston) who died last year. The Blazer really is a one off because it has the school crest sewn on the top pocket with the letters OBA (Old Boys Association) under the crest. This was, of course, the insignia used by the group of Old Boys shortly after the St. Helens Road site was established in 1924, and it probably is one of a very few still in existence.(if any) There was another suprise with the blazer when I found in the pocket a copy of the service which was used at the old school for the unveiling and dedication of the war memorial. This is also dated 1924 and Brian asked me to send him a photostat of the service sheet for his own interest.(I do not have a scanner) Anyway, the outcome of this was for Brian to suggest sending you a copy and this is attached by courtesy of Brian's scanner reproducing the photostat which I sent to him. It really is a piece of school history and it truly belongs in the school archives now held by the Knowsley Library authorities.I will be speaking to their archivist about this.

I also have an original copy of the PGS Prospectus when C W H Richardson was the headmaster and this is also dated 1924. This details the rules and conditions of all new pupils to the school when the fees for a term were Two Pounds, Three Shillings, and Eight Pence (2/3/8) This also came to me via Alec Weston and although it is a bit bedraggled I will try for a photostat for Brian in the hope that he will be able to scan you a copy. I will now try my luck at fitting an attachment to this message so keep your fingers crossed!

Kindest Regards, Arthur Whitaker.

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