3 July 2021

It has been decided it is probably best to not have the Reunion this year. Instead, we are looking into possibly having the event next Spring. Discussion is taking place on Facebook to get feedback on how people feel about this.

If you don’t use Facebook and have any comments or suggestions about this idea, please comment below or send a message using our Contact Form.

1 July 2020

Following a discussion with Julie at the Masonic Hall, the Reunion Committee have made the decision to postpone Reunion 2020.

While lockdown restrictions are generally easing, social distancing will remain for a long time to come. This means large gatherings, such as our Reunions, will be very difficult to maintain.

Because of this, it was decided to cancel Reunion 2020 for everyone’s health and safety. The event will be rescheduled for October 2021.

We know some of you will be disappointed, but it is the right thing to do. It will give us all something positive to look forward to in 2021.

More details will be announced in due course. In the meantime, please continue to stay safe and remember to keep social distancing.

16 April 2020

An update about this year’s Reunion:

The Reunion Committee hopes it will go ahead as planned on 3 October. However, we are all living in uncertain times and many events have already been cancelled. The Reunion Committee feels it is wise to start selling tickets for the event when it is safe to do so. The advice is to keep an eye on here for any further announcements.

Keep well and stay safe.

We heard this week that ex-pupil Daffyd Howell passed away last year on 12 August. Daffyd was 65 years old. Some of you will know him as Goronwy Jones.

2 October 2019

Here’s a date for your diaries – the next Birkdale Reunion will take place on Saturday 3 October 2020. It will be held once again at the Masonic Hall in Southport.

If you have any feedback or suggestions for this event, please use our Contact Form. The committee of Bob Bayley, Mike Fahey and Tony Wright will consider any ideas put forward, and they will aim to make this event a memorable occasion.

Further information will be announced in due course.

8 October 2018

Reunion 2018 was a great success!

Over 100 people attended the event at the Masonic Hall on Saturday 6 October. The turnout was the highest it has been for a few years. Thank you to everyone for coming and making the occasion the fun evening it was.

Thanks must be given to Julie and her team at the Masonic Hall for the buffet and for generally looking after us.

On the night it was mentioned four Committee members have stepped down. Billy Lamont and Steven Brayshaw stepped down at the last Reunion in 2016 after being involved for 20 years but have remained in the background until any new people can properly take over. Sue Tinsley left the Committee in May 2017 for family reasons and Ronnie Gilbody resigned in January this year due to health problems. Thanks were given to all of these people for all their hard work in planning and organising past Reunions.

Tony Wright asked the crowd if they wanted these events to continue in the future. By an overwhelming show of hands, it was clear the majority do! However Tony requested that if anyone is interested in helping or has any feedback/ideas they should contact him via the website.

After a short meeting between Billy, Steven and Tony later in the evening, it was announced Bob Bayley would be coming on board to assist Tony with arranging future Reunion events. Welcome to Bob!

Following the raffle, there was plenty of opportunities for everyone to chat and catch-up. What a fabulous night. Roll on 2020!

Some photos from the Reunion can be seen here.

30 September 2018

After 8 months since tickets went on sale, Reunion 2018 can be considered to be a sell-out. 109 people are due to attend this year’s event on Saturday 6 October at the Masonic Hall in Southport. Thank you to everyone who has ordered tickets – even at 9.50pm last night, which is very close to the wire!

For anyone needing address info for SATNAVs, please check the Reunions page for that.

Let’s make this event a fun, happy and memorable occasion for everyone attending. One request: if anyone takes photos, please send some in so they can be added to the website as a record of the event.

21 January 2018

Due to serious health problems, Ronnie Gilbody has made the difficult decision to resign from the Reunion Committee. Ronnie has done a lot of work behind the scenes and for that, we owe him a big THANK YOU. We all wish him well and hope his health improves.

Tickets for this year’s Reunion on 6 October will be going on sale soon. Further details will be announced shortly. If anyone has any queries regarding the Reunion, please use the Contact Form or email directly to info@bshira.co.uk.

12 August 2017

A mini reunion took place in Manchester yesterday (11 August). Five ex-pupils met up for a chat over a pint and a meal. This was enjoyed by all. In attendance were Chris Yates, Steven Grainger, Steve Malpus, Mike Fahey and Stephen Smith.

Lads’ night out in Manchester – they never stopped talking!
[Thanks to Mike Fahey for the news and photo]

8 May 2017

Following the news the Committee agreed to hold the next Reunion in October 2018, it was confirmed today that this event will take place on Saturday 6 October 2018. It will be held once again at the Masonic Hall in Southport.

Further information will be announced in due course. In the meantime, put the date in your diaries!

6 May 2017

The Reunion Committee held a meeting last night (5 May 2017).

It was agreed the next Reunion will be held in October 2018. The date for this event is yet to be confirmed; further details will be announced as soon as they become available.

Along with Billy Lamont and Steven Brayshaw, Sue Tinsley has now also decided to step down from the Committee. Thank you to Sue for her help in making arrangements with the Masonic Hall at the last couple of Reunions.

With the departure of three of its team, the Committee is now looking for new prospective members. Anyone interested in the planning of future Reunions should get in touch via the Contact Form on this website.

Billy and Steven will remain on the Committee as observers during this transition period.

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