Old Boys’ General News

Old Boy donates equipment to DT department

The DT department of the Boys’ School was grateful to receive a very kind donation of equipment from Old Boy Geoffrey Brazendale. Mr Brazendale (1949 – 58) made the donation personally in October 2017 having travelled from his home in Cumbria.

Old Boy elected Master of the Merchant Taylors’ Company

Old Boy Peter Magill has recently been elected as the Master of the Merchant Taylors’ Company in Threadneedle Street, London. It was Crosby sheep farmer John Harrison who first went to London and joined the Company as an apprentice to learn the tailoring trade. His son, also called John, continued in the trade and subsequently […]

Merchant Taylors’ Boys’ School shows support for Sri Lankan Charity

It is thanks to a Merchant Taylors’ Old Boy, Mark Edwards, that rural school cricket in Sri Lanka is getting a boost of much needed equipment. Tragically Mark recently lost his life following a short illness and, in his honour, Merchant Taylors’ School and its pupils is putting its full support and energy behind collecting […]

‘Whatever Happened to…’ – Peter Emmerson 1975 leaver

I’m currently facing a quandary which I doubt most of my contemporaries at MTS are contemplating: having just celebrated the age of getting my free 60+ London travel card, do I finally hang up my flak jacket and helmet and perhaps have a more ‘settled’ lifestyle, more befitting to my recent birthday? MTS (1971 – 1975) will […]

Birchall Brothers visit Old School

The Schools were pleased to welcome back Old Boys Bill and Basil Birchall for the afternoon as they paid a visit to departing Headmaster David Cook. The visit was a result of Bill attending our North American reunion dinner, where he was first introduced to David. The brothers returned at the School’s invitation to meet […]

A Leap of Faith

I left Crosby in 1991 to study Civil Engineering at Newcastle University. After graduating with my first Masters degree I joined a design consultancy in Newcastle and enjoyed a very fulfilling career with them for nearly 15 years. When the company experienced a delayed reaction to the 2007 economic crash, I was laid off in […]

LOBAGS Golf Day Report 2017

The West Lancashire Golf Club   28th June 2017 The previous year’s winners, Old Lerpoolians, had the responsibility to organise this year’s event and chose to host it on the links of The West Lancashire Golf Club in Blundellsands. Old Crosbeians were able to enter two teams of five players of handicaps ranging from plus 1 […]

Triangular Golf Match Report 2017

Team from left to right – Ian Duckett, George Apel, Josh Chan, Martin Glenn, David Anderson, Peter Magill, Nick O’Brien, Geoff Freeman. Climatic conditions play a large part in achieving decent scores on the championship links of the West Lancashire Golf Club. It was with some trepidation that the players from the three schools arrived […]

Old Boy becomes President of Michigan Intellectual Property Inn of Court

William Abbatt left Merchant Taylors’ in 1962 to study Material Sciences at Imperial College London. He stayed a further year to take a Masters course in Production Engineering and Management. Having worked for many years in this field, he decided to study Law, the profession in which he has made his name in the following […]

School Council gives support to Sefton Sea Cadets

The Boys’ School was pleased to welcome back Old Boy Philip Cave on behalf of Seaforth Sea Cadets Corps to accept a donation from the School Council of £1,100. A 2010 leaver, Philip is currently a senior 2nd officer and navigator for Princess Cruises, having gained sponsorship from the company for his officer training upon […]