Old Boys’ General News

Sports Tour Sponsorship

We are looking for support for our upcoming sports tours for both the Senior Boys’ and Senior Girls’ School squads. The Boys’ Rugby Tour will see them travel to New Zealand and Fiji, while the Girls will play Hockey and Netball in Australia and Singapore. If you would be interested in sponsoring a pupil or […]

Old Boy Awarded the Alastair Ross Goobey CBE Prize

Old Boy of the Schools, Philip Latham has been awarded the Alastair Ross Goobey Prize for overall best performance on the MPhil Real Estate Finance course at Cambridge University. The prize is given in memory of Alastair Ross Goobey – one of the most prominent and respected fund managers of recent times, credited for developing […]

Sixth Form to Represent MTS at Model G20 Youth Leadership Summit

This weekend, nine Merchant Taylors’ Sixth Form students travelled to the USA to participate in the Model G20 Summit which is taking place in Boston this week. Molly Rigby, Ceci Power, Tala Bugis, Sophie Green, Khaira Ashcroft from the Senior Girls’ and Harry Scott, Aryan Patra, Mazin Karem and Zak Mansuri from the Senior Boys’. […]

Fantastic Response to Cricket Charity Campaign

Merchant Taylors’ School in Crosby is delighted to support a cricket charity campaign set up by one of its former pupils, Mark Edwards. ‘The response from our school community, as well as further afield, has been remarkable’ said Headmaster, Deiniol Williams. ‘People have been dropping kit into us since they read or heard about the […]

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 […]