If you take a look at the previous posts Old Boys 1914–1924 Parts 1 2 3 4 5 6 and 7 you’ll discover fantastic original photos and details of some of Moor Allerton’s very earliest pupils, dating back almost a hundred years. Unfortunately, some of the pictures had become detached from the original album, so we can’t put names to faces or provide any more details for the following, but we thought we’d post the photos anyway …

 

Here’s the last selection of photos of boys from the very earliest days of the school. Please let us know if you’ve spotted one of your relations among these faces from the past.

The penultimate selection of photos of boys from the very earliest days of the school. Please let us know if you’ve spotted one of your relations among these faces from the past.

Further portraits from the earliest days of the school.

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!

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

In the Moor Allerton archive, we have a photo album dating back to 1924 which records the names and details of some of the pupils from the first decade of the school’s existence. It contains beautiful portrait photographs and provides dates when each boy was at Moor Allerton, and what schools they went on to afterwards. Here’s a gallery of some of those boys who attended during the very first years of the school. Was one of them your relatives? Please let us know.

Moor Allerton School photo c.1914

Moor Allerton School photo c.1914

Moor Allerton School photo c.1920

Moor Allerton School photo c.1920

We’ve been trawling the Moor Allerton School archive and these are two of the very first school photographs we’ve uncovered. They date from the first few year’s of the school’s existence.

The school was founded in 1914 by Mr Wilfred Keble Rhodes and his wife (shown in the first picture) with approximately 6 children on the first register. The original school building stood on Palatine Road. During the War years, premises at the Ryleys School and Pownall Hall School were used and the school before moved to its current home on Barlow Moor Road.

Moor Allerton School originally prepared boys for entrance to independent boarding schools at the age of 13, and to grammar schools at 11. Girls weren’t admitted until 1981 when nursery and infant classes were also introduced.