In this section of the website information from the FPA will be posted.  Most of the information posted on this page has come directly from members of the FPA.

New members

If you are an former pupil or former member of staff then you are eligible to join the Former Pupils Association.

The cost to join to Association is £10 per year.  The FPA committee host a number of social and sporting events throughout the year.  

For further details please email


Funeral of John Anderton

To watch the funeral, which was held at Altrincham Crem on 15th Oct.  Simply click the link below and enter the order ID and password that is shown.

Johns Funeral

The order ID is: 51172

password is xpfazmew

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The John's Career

John attended Baines between 1946 and 1953 before reading medicine at Manchester University.  He undertook his National Service with the Green Howards as a doctor in Germany.  He became a captain in the Green Howards.  In 1967 he was awarded the Nuffield Prize being the best medical student in the UK studying Anaesthetics.  In 1970 he became consultant of Anaesthetics at Wythenshaw Hospital.  It was at this time that he pioneered the use of epidurals. In 1973 he became Head of Anaesthetics at Manchester Royal Infirmary.  

He was on the Council of Manchester Medical Society from 1980 to 1985 and 1989 to 1990 and was also Honorary Secretary (Anaesthetics) from 1985 to 1989.  He was the author of a book on anaesthetics published in both English and Japanese.  He presented a paper at the meeting of ‘The History 0f Anaesthesia Society’ 8th - 9th June 1990 at Huddersfield entitled: ‘Historical Review of Methods of Prone Position’

I have since learnt that on diagnosis he joined the local Alzheimer’s Society and chaired meetings until he could no longer cope. (Brave man)