St Augustine's Grammar School Old Boys
Visitors Book 2006

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My dear visitor, thank you for visiting www.staugs.org, the virtual home of the Old Boys of their alma mata, St Augustine's Grammar School.
All friends of this great school are cordially invited to mark the occasion of their visit by appending their signature and comments to this esteemed visitors' book.
However, be assured that in the event of inappropriate entries, particularly from those who have no regard for this school, these will not be tolerated and the usual and full measures will be implemented including suspension.

just found the back of me head in the solomn blessing site on mr widdells table.happy new year!
stuart wadsworth <stuart.wadsworth@bigpond.com>
burwood nsw, australia - 31 December 2006 at 03:05:48
anyone remember me?.sorry about the cricket .im copping a right bashing over here!
stuart wadsworth <stuart.wadsworth@bigpond.com>
burwood nsw, australia - 30 December 2006 at 06:53:17
test after site relocation
webmaster <webmaster at staugs dot org>
UK - 27 November 2006 at 21:27:13
Just wondering if Adrian Jessett has been released yet...?
Prefer not to say <tooembarrassed@hotmail.co.uk>
Manchester, Manchester UK - 29 October 2006 at 14:05:42
7/9/06, Hi,all,I just stumbled over your site as I googled the word "Ralivo",as it just came into my head at work today as an old sreet game we used to play after our tea/school in Woodhouse-Park in 1957-1963(ish) I've forgotten the gist of the game,I think there was an element of hide&seek about it? I'll read more on the site and discover what it was.Most of all I'd appreciate any contact from anyone who has any memories of All-Hallows secondry-modern in (was in,now long demolished)Calve-croft road, Peel-Hall. I was a pupil there between 1961-65 long time back now.I left at 15 worked in various jobs then became an apprentice chef,went to Hollings college and Salford Tech to do City & Guilds joined the Merchant Navy sailed on Passenger liners round the World for 8 yrs and having seen enough ended up on the "Rock-Dodgers" (Ferries) in Dover I'm planning returning to Wythenshawe when I get made redundant in Dec 2008,Sorry but I can't recall St.Augustines Grammar back in my school-days, what year was it built?? Can anyone recall walking round the back of the old airport past the "Romper"pub to get to Castle-Mills open-air swimming-pool in the summer??? very best regards to all readers! Phil Bell. p.s. I am an ex Stretford-Ender
Phil Bell <Dingerbell4@aol.com>
Dover, Kent UK - 07 September 2006 at 23:09:35
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mugulomle <eze@yahoo.com>
UK - 06 September 2006 at 14:31:42
Great memories.Still have nightmares about Spikes letter each term and the numerous attempts to have no mistakes-"your most humble pupil"!! .Seriously damaged me as I am still watching city
Simon Allen <si.allen@lycos.com>
UK - 09 August 2006 at 23:04:11
Notified about the site from a work colleague. Spent enjoyable few hours recalling happy days,cut short by the introduction of SJP.
Would be great to hear from any of the class from 73. especially the football team.

Luke Lingard <Luke@lukelingard.wanadoo.co.uk>
Tyldesley, Manchester UK - 26 July 2006 at 23:28:53
Great to see so many old names are still around and taking time out to stay in touch. Class of 76, regards to you all. I was sorry to see that Mike Fannon had died. Can anybody fill me in on what happend to him?

Regards to all

Fred Harding

Fred Harding <morrison-harding@shaw.ca>
Vancouver, Canada - 17 July 2006 at 00:08:53
well, some people have better memories than others. mine is far too good, i remember a lot, however on a school re union i asked a friend if he would love to meet a particular teacher down a dark alley, and he couldn't remember how this teacher persecuted him, i remebered it more than he did, guess he moved on??
still billy b <brennwll@aol.com>
UK - 13 July 2006 at 23:48:28
Yeah and Doctor Shipman was a GP just like any other.
Ben Chill <Stillbitterafterallthesebeers.com>
UK - 06 June 2006 at 20:25:07
it was just a school like any other. My eldest daughter is just about to leave for college, she's just like me, hates it!! School is like anything else, you either like it or you don't. i wasn't proud to go to augustines, couldn't wait to leave to be honest, made a few mates though
billy brennan <brennwll@aol.com>
UK - 04 June 2006 at 22:08:31
Was St Augustine's
# the bricks and mortar (now long demolished)?
# the late priest who "started a fire that will be hard to put out"?
# the boys that passed through, now well into middle age?
# the staff that taught there?
# a collection of distant memories gradually eroded by time by time?
# a snowball rolling out of control?
# a vision that became an obsession?
# the last bastion of an educational ethos now defunct?
# a pink striped blazer?
# a formative influence, good and bad, for some 1300 pupils?

or perhaps all of these to different people at different times ...
... but perhaps not just an ordinary catholic school of the 60s

Peter <webmaster at staugs dot org>
UK - 04 June 2006 at 19:23:54
Wasa bit tired and grumpy this morning. Sorry!
Tinchina
UK - 04 June 2006 at 14:09:47
Surprised the things people do three times when the school no longer exists. Thanks for the memory? But why bother? Didn't that just answer the question? Wanker!
Tinchina
UK - 04 June 2006 at 03:57:56
I was told this site existed by my younger brother Tim.
Suprised the things people do. Especially for a Schol that no longer exists. Thanks muchly though for the memories it brought back

philip smith <phil.smith@ubs.com>
UK - 03 June 2006 at 20:58:29
I was told this site existed by my younger brother Tim.
Suprised the things people do. Especially for a Schol that no longer exists. Thanks muchly though for the memories it brought back

philip smith <phil.smith@ubs.com>
UK - 03 June 2006 at 20:58:22
I was told this site existed by my younger brother Tim.
Suprised the things people do. Especially for a Schol that no longer exists. Thanks muchly though for the memories it brought back

philip smith <phil.smith@ubs.com>
UK - 03 June 2006 at 20:58:20
Curses, foiled again!
Simon Sway <yahbutnobutyah.com>
UK - 25 April 2006 at 10:56:50
"Doshvedanya",

Suspect you allocating too much interest by the webmaster
- the site has been unavailable due to technical reasons (beyond the immediate draconian control of the webmaster!) The ISP has been contacted regarding rectifying these problems.

All augustinian input is welcome here unless
1. it might place the webmaster in a courtroom
2. it is gratuitously offensive

webmaster <webmaster at staugs dot org>
UK - 24 April 2006 at 10:02:47
Soooo Herr Vebmeister, ve meet again! Did you really think your puny blocking mechanisms could edit out one of the greatest criminal minds in the history of the school? (The fact that I've got access to dozens of P.C's also helps!)

Seriously Webby, chill! You should thank me for helping to keep the site going. By taking the piss even if occasionally going a bit O.T.T.I'm actually following in one of the great traditions of of the school. Next time don't just block me out, tell me what you don't like. I mean what is this, Stalinist Russia?

Doshvedanya.


Ernst Stavro Puerile Robot Entries <spikewould havebeenproudofyou! >
UK - 24 April 2006 at 09:09:50
Just to let Hartley know I didnt become "the funniest man in the dole Q."
John Pierse (1965-1972)
Bogul award winner 1967

John Pierse <SPierse@aol.com>
UK - 13 April 2006 at 15:03:25
Just to let Hartley know I didnt become "the funniest man in the dole Q."
John Pierse (1965-1972)
Bogul award winner 1967

John Pierse <SPierse@aol.com>
UK - 13 April 2006 at 15:03:18
"Gentlemen, you are the creme de la creme!" Pease name the speaker, the class, any context you can recall and the year, in return for a free Easter Egg, courtesy of our esteemed and honoured webmaster! Please feel free to check out our latest quotation.
Smith
UK - 08 April 2006 at 05:30:20
Re. the reunion photographs. Well, you've worn really well and it was a real pleasure seeing you again. I am of course talking to the jacket!
Holly Hedge <Up the hammersdoffcap.uk>
UK - 22 March 2006 at 22:35:57
Great site. I remember fancying Miss Shiner and trying not to look up her skirt when she fainted in English. I think she'd got to a passionate bit in "the Mayor of Caterbridge" and it all got too much for her. God knows, it sometimes got too much for me too. That Michael Henchard eh? He was a one. Remember Jack Jarvy and Pete Hewitt being quite fatherly when I vomited a bottle of cheap Italian wine on the bunkbed below me on a ski trip to Italy.
Still keep in touch with Pete Gibb.

Carl Morris <mozza4@hotmail.com>
Stockport, UK - 14 February 2006 at 21:36:11
As a founder member of the school, in September 65, I think I became the first in the place to get the strap, for tapping out a rythm on my desk with a pencil in Alan Shaw's maths class (day two, he was still working out our names). My memories are not much better from there on. I now however find that I have spent about an hour looking around the site. Sad old git aren't I?
Nicholas Sumner <nick.sumner@hotmail.com>
UK - 11 February 2006 at 17:53:14
Have just found this site. It has raised many happy memories.
Stephen Donnelly <DonnStph@aol.com>
Lancashire UK - 30 January 2006 at 02:16:48
Hi, I am trying to trace Tony Hurley, St Augustines 1969-73
If anyone knows of his whereabouts could they ask him to contact me, it is important. Thanks.

Yvonne Fleming <YvonneFleming007@aol.com>
UK - 20 January 2006 at 23:05:30