"Bolton School was such a large part of my life. I can safely say that I would not be doing what I do for a living if it wasn’t for the vibrant arts scene at the school and the encouragement that I was given."

Neil Eckersley, Former Pupil and Theatre Producer

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Past Presidents

Past Presidents of the Old Boltonians' Association

1939-48                     Dr B Thornley

1948-50                     A Holt

1950-52                     J M Howarth

1952-53                     Dr F Vause

1953-54                     R M Greenhalgh

1954-56                     Sir W Tonge

1956-57                     W H Haslam OBE

1957-58                     P Rawlinson

1958-59                     R Gardner

1959-60                     A W Hamer

1960-61                     A T Fraser

1961-62                     J E Hill

1962-63                     V Lambert

1963-64                     T J Baxendale

1964-65                     A H Smith

1965-66                     T Wild

1966-67                     V A Annett

1967-68                     J Dearden

1968-69                     J W Hindley

1969-70                     C Brown

1970-71                     F Morris

1971-72                     A L Bentley

1972-73                     F Loxham Kidd

1973-74                     C L Scholes

1974-75                     F W Collier

1975-76                     T K Leather

1976-77                     J B Hill

1977-78                     W B Moores

1978-79                     F R Poskitt

1979-80                     B M Gallagher

1980-81                     D Ainslie

1981-82                     A J Mackereth

1982-83                     A R Bullough

1983-84                     R R Morris

1984-85                     Sir R Haslam

1985-86                     A J Mitchell

1986-87                     A Greenhalgh

1987-88                     R C Kirk

1988-89                     D M Jamieson

1989-90                     Dr G D Leather

1990-91                     R Dobson

1991-92                     Judge J M Lever

1992-93                     H Lane

1993-94                     W D Lee

1994-95                     D I Hardy

1995-96                     I C Broughton

1996-97                     Dr D Rothwell

1997-98                     J D A Lowe

1998-99                     M T Griffiths

1999-0                       D C Griffiths

2000-01                     C Taylor

2001-02                     Rev J Wood

2002-03                     N B Slater

2003-04                     P J Nightingale

2004-05                     P A Riding

2005-06                     F B Millhouse 

2006-07                     J A Markland CBE

2007-08                     R Gould

2008-09                     D Jenner

2009-10                     C B Winder

2010-11                     P N Acton

2011-12                     P B Syddall

2012-13                     M Stevens OBE FRS

2013-14                     T P Leather

2014-16                     Sir P Craven 

2016-17                     D E Shaw