One passion which has run through the decades at Moor Allerton is that of football. The teams and squads best documented in the school archive are those of the middle decades, between the 60s and the 80s, and here you can see a gallery of teams from this period.

Only a few have records of the actual pupils. So if you are on those line-ups, or you recognise any of the faces, then please leave a reply and let us know.

Likewise, if you have any footballing photos from this or any other period of the school’s history, please let us have them so we can add to the gallery.

To go along with the post from earlier in the year – Ashes to Ashes – Cricket stars of the future… from the past! – we’ve found some more undated cricket 11 line-ups. These are possibly from 1970, 1971 and 1982 respectively – but if you are able to date these more accurately; if you recognise any of the faces in the teams; or better still, if you are one of those boys, we’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment in the ‘Leave a Reply’ box foot of the page.

Moor Allterton Cricket 11 from approx. 1970

Cricket Team c.1970

 

Moor Allterton Cricket 11 from approx. 1971

Cricket Team c.1971

Moor Allterton Cricket 11 from approx. 1982

Cricket Team c.1982

In the archive, we have three editions of ‘Moor Allerton News’ dating from 1976. This is a magazine written and produced by a small group of pupils and circulated throughout the school. The highlights displayed here show the magazines contained a wide variety of school news and news from the wider world, topics relating to what was being studied at the time, sports reports, quizzes and competitions.

The writing and production is of a very high standard. Apologies for the quality of the reproductions here. Remember, there were no PCs with desktop publishing programs, so everything would have had to have been typed out on a manual typewriter and cut-and-pasted before being photocopied! An interesting read, and a great record of the times.

Good work Michael Joy, Paul Dixon, Richard Dean and all your contributors!

 

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.