King's School Macclesfield 2018 annual gala dinner
PUBLISHED: 00:00 01 May 2018
Nostalgic King's School former pupils returned home for a record-breaking annual gala dinner.
King’s School Macclesfield 2018 annual gala dinner
James Hoe, Roger Wilson and Alan Hoe
Tim Selfe, John Eccles, Gill Parry and Bob Bracegirdle
Former Boys' Division Principal Bill Beatson
Matthew Tute, Matthew Kirby, Michael Ford and Simon Barber
Todd Eden, Rebecca Rogers, Susi Jarvis and Andy Holt
Lauren Tidey, Headmaster Simon Hyde and Caroline Johnson
Neville Rose, David Styles, Chris Goodwin, Paul Durbin, Ian Goalen and Mike Ashton
Roger Wilson, Julian Jones, former Principal of the Sixth Form Ruth Roberts and Darren Stockwell
Derek Way and Barry Jones, President of King’s Former Pupils' Association
Nick and Katie Jordan with Eilir Rogers and James Wilson
Jayne Johnson, Tracey Elliott and Lauren Tidey
Headmaster Simon Hyde, guest speaker Brian Redpath and Sixth Form student saxophonist Alex Clarke
Members of the Former Pupils’ Association enjoyed a three course meal in the Macclesfield school’s Main Hall on Cumberland Street, and many of the 140 former pupils were given a tour of the old school.
Guest speaker was former Scots international rugby player Bryan Redpath, whose sons all attended King’s. The event raised £4,000 for King’s School Bursary Fund, which provides part and full fee bursaries for families of limited means.
One of the oldest former pupils Derek Way, who came to King’s in 1944, said: ‘It wasn’t at all strict. We ran riot really and were lucky not to be thrown out, but it was such great fun.’