Following the winding up of
the Prescot Grammar School war memorial
committee, winch had been formed to fund and
replace (at Prescot Comprehensive School) the war
memorials lost in the fire at the St Helens Road
site, it was agreed that the bond of fellowship,
winch tins committee had engendered, should be
It was felt that occasional
lunch ( "Pubnosh **) meetings at acceptable
establishments within a 20 mile radius of
Prescot, would be of appeal to those old boys who
had fond memories of the old school.
The first of these events
was held in 1994 at The Stanley Arms, Gillars
Green, St Helens, and by the year 2000 no fewer
than 14 separate happy and growing reunions had
taken place, all of which were in addition to the
annual reunion held at Statham Lodge in Cheshire,
which also included the past pupils of Prescot
It had also become practice
to have our own end of year PGS reunion at the
Rocklands Hotel in Raininll, but after the hotel
was closed, the 2001 Christmas reunion was held
at the Huyton and Prescot Golf Club for the first
With membership now fast
increasing and with it becoming much harder to
find different "Pubnosh" venues to
accommodate our growing numbers, it was perhaps
no surprise that in 2002 we sought and were
permitted to have a permanent home in the comfort
and attractive surroundings of the golf club.
However, because of the
seating arrangements in the golf club dining
room, membership is now limited to a maximum of
85. Applications above this number are placed on
a waiting list.
No formal constitution or
committee exists to administer these events other
than a small team of volunteer organisers whose
names are shown at section 7 of this document.
The initial concept of
holding reunion meetings was proposed by Pat
Bailie, and it was entirely through his effort,
and a small sum donated from ins old boys'
magazine account, "The Old Prescotian",
which finally led to the establishment of
"The Old Prescotians' Luncheon Club".
In 2000 the last issue of
"The Old Prescotian" was published, and
from the closing balance of this account a
donation was made by Pat Bailie to act as a
reserve towards future events. In consequence of
this, a new account was opened, and this document
has been prepared to establish the authenticity
of "Prescot Grammar School Old Boys Luncheon
Club", formerly "The Old Prescotians'
Luncheon Club" and its operating and
The name of the reunion
group is "Prescot Grammar School Old Boys'
To foster goodwill and
fellowship between the old boys of Prescot
Grammar School by arranging a number of convivial
lunch meetings throughout the year.
4. Meetings and Venue
Meetings are arranged in
Spring (March), Summer(June), Autumn(September)
and Christmas(December), and are held at the
Huyton & Prescot Golf Club, Huyton Lane,
Membership is open to the
old boys of PGS and is available on application
(phone or letter) to the organisers. An annual
membership charge will be made to cover
6. Honorary Membership
Members aged 90 and over
are registered as honorary members. No membership
charge is applicable to this group.
Mr J A Atkinson,
(Treasurer) 63 Fairholme Avenue, Eccleston Park,
Prescot, L34 2RN Phone 0151 426 5663
Responsibilities : Bank A/c
and Membership Control, all Document and Label
Printing and all Postal Communication.
Mr K J Wilcock, (Liaison
Officer) 12 Plum Tree Close, Eccleston Park,
Prescot, L35 7JT Phone 0151 426 7860
Responsibilities : Booking
Dates for Meals and arranging Menues; Writing the
Quarterly Letter to all Members; Organising and
controlling the agenda and speakers for each
The above Officers are
non-elected volunteers and hold no permanent
claim to the positions shown. Changes will be
made on an ad-hoc basis when appropriate.
All functions to be self
-financing with each member paying the cost of
his chosen meal. Costs for administration will be
met by the Membership Charge. (See section 5
9. Banking Details.
All cash reserves are held
at the Royal Bank of Scotland pic, Ormskirk
Branch, 24 Derby St, Ormskirk, L39 2BY, in the
name of "P G S O B Luncheon Club".
Signatories to the account are the above
Organisers, with two signatures authorised to
sign appropriate cheques or other documents. All
bank statements, bank details, and cheque-books
etc. are held by the treasurer.
10. Income and
These will be prepared at
the conclusion of each meeting and issued to
members when the invitation to the following
meeting is made.
11. Winding Up
It is not in the interest
of the club to accrue an unnecessary bank
balance; however should it become necessary to
discontinue the luncheon club, then, prior to
closure, ample time should be provided for the
financial assets of the club to be gradually
depleted and used for the benefit of the full
membership. This should be in the provision of
subsidised reunion lunches, raffle prizes or
other benefits as agreed by the members.
This document was first
approved by those attending the Summer Meeting at
the Derby Arms, Rainford on the 26th
A revised edition (Document
of Identity - Issue 2) was made in 2007 and
approved by the members attending the meeting at
the Golf Club on the 5th September
A further revised edition
(Document of Identity - Issue 3) was approved by
the members attending the meeting at the Golf
Club on the 9th December2009 and
confirmed with the Royal Bank of Scotland in
Another Edition (Document
of Identity - Issue 4) now shows a change to
Section 7. There are now only two Organisers ( K
J Wilcock and J A Atkinson ).
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