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evening in a lovely building with good company. (To email for further
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(better still) you can download a Dinner Application Form by clicking
LOST, STOLEN or STRAYED
This year, we have been having trouble locating certain of our members,
in order to send them their newslatters. In particular, we refer
to the following :-
Dr. J N Hughes 1940/44. Last known address Liverpool 13.
Ted Langley 1945/50. Last known address West Vancouver, British Columbia.
Alan Walsh 1951/57. Last known address Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
W F Wetton, 1964/71, last known address Liverpool 11.
If anybody has information regarding them, would they
please conrtact us by clicking on Secretary
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COUNCIL MEMBERS PEN PICTURES
||GWYN THOMAS - O.B.E -
President of COBA.
Chairman since 1991. Spent career in public transport from leaving
school to retirement in 1990. Held appointments in Liverpool, Wigan
and Wirral before Director of Operations of Merseyside Passenger Transport.
On establishment of Merseyside Transport Limited (Merseybus) in 1986
appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive until retirement in
1990. Services to Public Transport recognised by award of Queen's
Silver Jubilee Medal in 1977 and O.B.E in 1990. Is a Fellow of the
Chartered Institute of Logistics andTransport. Played soccer for Old
Boys' and was Captain of the 2nd eleven for many years.
||ARTHUR N. EVANS - Vice President of COBA.
School 1941-46. - D.P.A. (Liverpool University).
Entered employ of Liverpool City Council 1946. Appointed Director
of Personnel and Management Services in 1973, retiring in 1990. Board
Member of the Merseyside Training Council - Retired in 1990. Elected
onto Old Boys' Council in 1990
DAVID WINSLAND - Chairman.
Played rugby throughout school and later for the Old Boys. Was School
Captain in his final year. Went into teaching from College in Sheffield
in 1968. Continued in teaching and became a Primary School Head
Teacher 1981 until retirement 2006. Joined the OB's Council in 2006.
Is married to Lynne and has three sons and four grand children.
||LIONEL (LI) ROSS - Vice Chairman.
From school studied classics at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.
On graduation he Embarked on career as a Management Consultant, culminating
in his appointment in 1982 as the Director of the Academic Institutions
Management Services unit (AIMS), until taking early retirement in
2003. He has been Chairman of the Collegiate Old Boys Football Club
for more than 25 years. Has been on the OB's Council since 2003. Regularly
writes reviews for the music magazine "Blues in Britain".
DAVID WILLIAMS - Hon. Secretary.
Joined The Trustee Savings Bank in
1976 and continued in banking until 1998 when he left Lloyds TSB
having served the Bank as Senior Customer Service Officer. His subsequent
career has included teaching at HMP Walton and three Lancashire
Prisons as Employment and Training Co-ordinator specialising in
the Employment and Resettlement of offenders plus Presently employed
as Careers Advisor for Connexions Lancashire based in Leyland ,
specialising in the improving the employability of offenders and
benefit claimants. He is presently employed by national employment
charity 'Tomorrow's People Trust' as a Business Engagement Adviser
based in Liverpool, having been appointed in February 2012.
Joined the OB's from school and played
football for every team from the 6th XI up to the 2nd XI, and played
for the Veterans XI up to 2005. Finally, He is the Finance Manager
for the Campaign for Real Ale's Southport Beer Festival.
He also has part time jobs working
as a Customer Access Information Officer for Liverpool Football
Club on match days, and also works for Ambassador Theatre Group
at Southport Theatre and Convention Centre as a Front of House Customer
He is presently Vice Chairman of the
Southport & Formby Quiz League (one of the leagues in the Merseyside
Quiz League) and Secretary & Captain of the Fishermen's Rest
quiz team in the league.
He is a Qualified Observer for Sefton
||RONALD (RON) JAMES. - Hon. Treasurer.
Moved from Southport to Liverpool and joined the Collegiate School.
On leaving School worked for a short time for the United Liverpool
Hospital Board before transfer to the Liverpool City Treasury where
he qualified as a Local Government Accountant (IMTA later CIPTA).
After early retirement became involved with a number of local organisations
including the RSPCA as Hon Secretary and his Bowling Club as Hon.
Treasurer. His interest in and skills at Desk Top Publishing has proved
useful to a number of organisations including COBA for whom he prepares
Members of the Council
||DEREK CORLETT - Council Member.
On leaving School his first job offer came from Motor Union Insurance
Co which he accepted principally as they were then associated with
the AA. The Company was part of the Royal Exchange Assurance who later
became GRE. On reaching the age of 50 in 1993 he accepted terms for
early retirement. His role was Area Life Superintendent and he was
a founder member of the Liverpool Life and Pensions Society and becoming
Chairman in 1982.
Until Government changes took place he served as General Commissioner
of Tax for some 15 years.
His connection with GRE continues as the Pensioners Representative
for Merseyside and North Wales. Apart from playing regular golf at
West Derby Golf Club he serves as a Trustee of West Derby Waste Lands
On taking over the duties of organising the COB Annual Dinner, he
was elected to the OB's Council in 2014.
||PHILIP BROWN - Council Member.
School 1969 - 74
On leaving school he joined Liverpool City Council working in the
City Treasury for two years.
He left to become a Civil Servant working for the Inland Revenue
(now HMRC). He still works there on a "partially retired"
Elected onto the COBA Council in 2017 as assistant to Hon. Secretary
Notable achievements of Old Boys
The Association is compiling a list of former pupils of the School who
made a notable mark in life. Some achieved high office; some were accorded
public honours, medals for bravery or were inventive in their profession.
Some were, or still are, great sportsmen or well-known actors. The list
is endless. It is felt that there should be some lasting record of these
achievements. If you know of such an Old Boy, or are indeed one, contact
our Secretary and let us know. This list will be included in the Website,
the Newsletter and will be deposited ultimately with the Liverpool Record