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Welcome to you all

If you are new to TOGA then we extend a particularly warm welcome. We hope you enjoy reading this year's issue and continue to subscribe to this outstanding Old Students Association. Please pass the word on to colleagues that The Association, with current members such as Len HOOPER, and Peggy BEST nee MANN, Audrey WATSON nee JONES who started at the school in the 1920's, to those attending when the school went comprehensive in 1980, is still going strong with approximately 550 members! New members are always welcome and are always needed to keep the Association alive.

Former pupils from the 1960's and 1970's are particularly encouraged to join as some of you are the Committee members of the future, through whom TOGA will live on. If your children went to TGS in 60's or 70's, and they are not yet members, or even aware of TOGA, please try and get them to join. We are delighted to have old and some new advertisers on board this year. These are from businesses owned by or closely involved with Old Grammarians. WITHOUT NEWS there would be no Newsletter. My grateful thanks to everyone who has kept my email and my postman employed with all the news. I accumulate news all the year round, the Newsletter starts production in April and takes till July to be typed, edited, proof-read several times, printed, collated, then labelled, stamped and despatched by the Committee to over 450 paid up members.

Keep telling old students about TOGA.


Dear Old Grammarians

Once again the time has come for me to send greetings to you all, particularly those of you who are unable to attend our reunions. It also gives me the opportunity to pay tribute to your committee who work so hard on your behalf particularly Mary Thomas, Editor of the Newsletter, Sue Ansell our Treasurer and Events Organiser and the newest addition to our committee, Julia Sutherland (nee Dodd (68-74) as secretary. She replaces Sylvia Harris who served the Association for many years and who deserves our sincere appreciation. Happily Sylvia will continue on the committee. Last but not least, my thanks to our President, Dr Peter Thompson, who has supported our association over many years. Please continue to support TOGA by maintaining your membership and attending the reunions when you can.

Best wishes to you all, Colin Graham