Some more old boys’ portraits from the earliest days of Moor Allerton. Are you related to any of these? Please let us know!

Old Boys 1914–1924. Part 3

January 27th, 2014 | Posted by ma100admin in 1910s | 1920s | Photo archive - (0 Comments)

A further selection of old boys’ portraits from the earliest days of Moor Allerton. Are you related to any of these? Please let us know!

In response to this website, ‘1960s Boy’ writes with the following high praise for the school and his time here:

“I went to Moor Allerton in the 1960s. It was the best school I went to, but I had to leave because we moved away. You don’t always appreciate what you have until it’s gone.

Mr Pugh was outstanding as a headmaster. Looking back I think he was a an educational entrepreneur, always trying new things and looking to expand and improve the school. The academic standards in maths and English were very very high though perhaps not so good in French and Latin. I think I owe Mr Pugh quite a lot in that respect. It was a bit disconcerting that he used to teach something and then move on before most boys (and we were all boys) had quite grasped everything about the topic. I remember him explaining that this was the right thing to do as if you went to the next stage you would grasp the previous one. It was good to have Mrs Amor for maths from time to time so that we could catch up!

The staff were all very nice people, very down to earth and approachable: Mrs Savage, Mr Green, Mrs Wagstaff, Mrs Amor and of course the Mssrs Clark (older and younger). I did not appreciate this at the time, I thought all teachers were like that. This was not the case in the 1960s and probably isn’t now. At my next school they were straight out of the pre-war (probably the 1914-18 one) era. Above all Moor Allerton was a very happy, forward looking and independent (in the best sense of that word, i.e. not just fee-paying) school and having looked at the website it seems it has stayed in that tradition. Long may it flourish.”

Thank you very much for telling us about your time at the Moor Allerton. If any other visitors to this site have their own recollections to tell us about, then this is exactly the kind of material we need to add to our ‘living archive’ of the school, in this, its centenary year.

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The Ashes winter tour of Australia by the England cricket team in Moor Allerton’s centenary year is probably best forgotten (unless you are Australian!) But here are four sets of likely lads from the 1970s who look like they could have given the current England team a run for their money.

Are you in one of the lineups, or do you know anyone who is? Please let us know so we can put names to the faces and include reminiscences of leather against willow.

Further line-ups can be viewed at Ashes to Ashes – Part 2.

Just in time for twelfth night, with Christmas seeming such a long time ago, here are some pictures taken at Moor Allerton’s 1961 nativity play.