Ray Gerrard Letter

From: Ray Gerrard

Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 5:02 PM

I was wondering if you could help me. I was wondering if you had a full list of the headmasters of the Liverpool Collegiate School.

I am in the process of tracing my family history and have been told that my great Grandfather was the headmaster at the school sometime around 1860 to 1900. He died by drowning in Sefton Park Lake. His surname would be Gerrard. Do you have any record of a headmaster by the name of Gerrard or any teacher by that name around that time period.

Should you not have this information do you know where I may obtain it from as I am trying to establish if this story is true or not.

Thank you for your help

Ray Gerrard

From: DAVID WILLIAMS [mailto:davidwilliams465@btinternet.com]
Sent: 17 March 2011 14:04
To: Ray Gerrard
Subject: Re: Headmasters of the Liverpool Collegiate School

Dear Ray,

Thanks for your enquiry.

I do have some historical information regarding the Collegiate, including many old copies of the school magazine, Esmeduna, going back to the early 1900s. Also, I have a copy of a history of the school, which, alas, covers the years 1905-1985. Therefore I cannot help regarding the era you have asked about.

I would suggest looking at the Liverpool Records Office web site, to whom we have loaned all the Collegiate memorabilia we possess rather than let it gather dust in my office at home. If you live locally, it would also be well worth a visit and is on William Brown Street, between Lime Street and the Birkenhead tunnel entrance. However, I know they were undergoing some renovation work, so I would check on the internet first.

Sorry I could not be of more help, but I will also pass on your enquiry to our webmaster (which is presumably where you found me) and see if any help is forthcoming.


David Williams

Hon. Secretary - COBA

From: Ray Gerrard
Sent: Friday, March 18, 2011 11:16 AM
Subject: RE: Headmasters of the Liverpool Collegiate School

You have been of great help.

I live in St Helens and have visited the library on several occasions. At the moment it is split with one half being somewhere in Kirkdale and the other half has gone to the Museum.

Thanks for your help anyway but if you do find any records regarding this era please contact me

Ray Gerrard