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Old Hulmeians Annual Dinner 2017 Announced

We’re delighted to announce that this year’s Annual Dinner will be held at:

Davyhulme Park Golf Club
Gleneagles Road
Manchester M41 8SA

on Saturday 8th April, 2017.

Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons it is not possible to hold the dinner at the School, so we have opted to hold the dinner in the splendid art deco clubhouse.

I am delighted that Lin Leadbetter has agreed to be or guest speaker.

Lin was a pupil at WHGS from 1983 to 1990.He subsequently studied Astrophysics at Durham University graduating in 1994, just! Following a period in the military he managed to sign for a professional rugby team in Australia where he played for 1 year before returning to the UK and literally wrestling himself into a job on the trading floor of the futures market. Awaking one day with a change of heart he has subsequently retrained as a doctor practicing as both a GP and A&E doctor in Greater Manchester.

In addition, the Principal of WHGS Peter Mulholland has agreed to speak.

we are hoping that a number of teaching staff (both past and present) will be in attendance at the dinner, so you have an opportunity to renew old acquaintances.

Please join us for a complimentary glass of cava and canapes from 6:30 pm

Time: Dinner is 7:00 pm for 7:30 pm

Bar: A cash bar will be available from 6:00 pm and a selection of wines will be available for purchase from the bar.

Dress Code: Lounge suites/smart.

Booking Form: 

OHA Members: You will shortly receive the latest Newsletter, which also includes a copy of the booking form so you can complete and return that version if you’d prefer.

Completed form should be returned to our Honorary Treasurer, Chris Baylis c/o the Bursary, at the school.

Non-members: The invite is also extended to non-members. You are very welcome to join us for a lovely evening. Please use the link above to download the booking form and return it to our Honorary Treasurer, Chris Baylis at the school by:


Post: Chris Baylis, Honorary Treasurer OHA c/o the Bursary, William Hulme’s Grammar School, Spring Bridge Road, Manchester, M16 8PR

And why not think about becoming a member …. click on the Join menu to find out more.

Andrew Marsden

President, OHA

Xmas Lacrosse Gathering 2014

Following the success of last year’s event, there will be a Hulmeians lacrosse gathering this Christmas on Saturday December 6th 2014.

From 2.00pm onwards, meet at Brooklands Sports Club to watch all/part of the Brooklands Hulmeians home lacrosse match.

From 4.00pm onwards, meet in the bar at Brooklands for post-match drinks.

There will be a Chinese/Thai meal later on for all those interested.

WHGS Career Days – 1st & 2nd July 2013

On 1st & 2nd July 2013, WHGS held a two day Challenge of Management conference, working through a variety of business scenarios with the Lower Sixth.

The students were split into groups, and were assigned tasks throughout the two days. Each group required a group adviser, who helped guide the students throughout the two days.

We are constantly looking for OHA members to act as group advisers at these Career Days, and ask anyone who might be interested in future events to contact us at

WHGS Carol Concerts

The dates for the Carol Concerts this year have been announced!

Christmas Musical Concert
Wednesday 19 December 2012, 7.30pm in the New Hall, William Hulme’s Grammar School
Please contact the school for tickets.

M.E.N Carol Concert
Friday 21 December 2012, 11am and 2.15pm at Manchester Cathedral
Please contact M.E.N for free tickets.
Find out more information on the WHGS website.

Get Involved!
The school are keen to involve Old Hulmeians with our concerts. Can you play an instrument? Then get involved with the Concert Band. Can you sing? We have a long running Choral Society that meets on Tuesday evenings in the run up to concerts.

Choral Society:

Tuesday 27 November, 7.15pm-8.45pm, Rehearsal Studio, Music Department
Tuesday 4 December, 7.15pm-8.45pm, Rehearsal Studio, Music Department
Tuesday 11 December, 7.15pm-8.45pm, Rehearsal Studio, Music Department (TBC)
All are welcome, including beginners!

If you have any questions or would like to find out more, please contact us.

2013 Fixtures for the OHA Golf Section


Hon. Treasurer
Malcolm C. Davies
306 Moorside Road
M41 5SF

Captain 2012-2013 and Hon. Secretary
Iain J Shaw
32 Park Avenue
M33 6HE
0161 976 1862


Thursday 9 May
Ascension Day Meeting
Chorlton-cum-Hardy Golf Club
Tee time 1.30-3.00pm
This is our traditional annual meeting at the excellent Mersey Valley course.
There are three competitions on the day; best gross; best net; and best Stableford (for 16+ handicappers).
Wednesday 19 June
North v. South Match
Chipping Norton Golf Club
Tee time 1.30pm approx
This is a keenly contested Annual Fixture for the Mather Shield, on a delightful Cotswold course, and the South will be looking to regain the Trophy after the North’s success last year.
Wednesday 3 July
Inter Old Boys Competition
Bramhall Golf Club
Tee time 1.00pm onwards
Old Boys Teams from SGS, CHS, WHGS, Kings Macclesfield, Altrincham GS and Stockport School, compete on the excellent Bramhall course with its fantastic greens. Teams can be of any size, with best six scores to count in the Competition.
After propping up the field in recent years we are aiming to assemble a winning team this year.
There is food available at lunchtime, and a super carvery meal in the evening.

Captains Day
Venue to be arranged
The format of the Competition is at the Captain’s discretion, but are hoping to have a special two-day Centenary Event,with one of the competitions to be played on one of the top NW courses.
Details will be sent to Society members in due course.

If you require any further information please contact the Captain or the Hon. Sec.