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

Well, to find the answer, you’ll have to browse the pages of these two ‘Friends of Moor Allerton’ magazines produced in 1981 and 1982 respectively.

Collating together news of the school, reports and accounts of events, original writing, poetry and crossword puzzles, they also contain ‘The Legendary Moor Allerton Jokes Page’ wherein you’ll find the rib-tickling answer to the question posed in the title of this post.

School-boy humour indeed!

Here’s how Moor Allerton was promoted in the 1980s by way of this full colour 4-page brochure.

Join the club!

March 8th, 2014 | Posted by ma100admin in 1980s | All work and no play.... - (0 Comments)

Some more extra-curricular activities captured for posterity here – some of them closer to home in the form of science, stamp collecting and chess clubs, as well as a music group and some more outward bounds boys.

Not all of the learning is done in the classroom at Moor Allerton. At some point during their time at the school, pupils get to go further afield on field trips and study visits.

Here are some snaps taken at some point during the early 80s on various trips. Do you recognise yourself or anyone else on the photos, or any of the locations?

If you do, please let us know.

The thoughts of all pupils and staff, present and past have been with the family of everyone’s favourite dinner lady Margaret Cummins who sadly passed away at the start of the year. Margaret was at the school for over 20 years. We’ve not found any pictures of her so far in the archive, but here’s one of Margaret’s predecessors taken some time around the early 1980s. If you remember being given your lunch by one of these ladies, let us know and help us put names to faces.

1980s Dinner Ladies

1988 Line Ups

February 27th, 2014 | Posted by ma100admin in 1980s | All work and no play.... | Sports teams - (0 Comments)

In 1988, there was a lot happening at Moor Allerton, as these various line-ups of sports teams and musical groups taken in the summer term show.

Have the parents of current pupils at the school been enjoying the latest batch of school photos which have been arriving in various formats and media over the last few weeks? Well here’s a couple of examples of how the whole school looked in the past. Are you or any of your family or friends in these line-ups? Please let us know.

Whole School Photograph – 1953

Whole School Photograph – 1953

Whole School Photograph – 1981

Whole School Photograph – 1981


We’ve quite a number of sports team line-ups in the archive. Here’s one of the football team from 1981, in which we are able to put names to the full line-up. If you’re on the picture, get in touch – tell us what you are up to now and what memories you had of playing in the team!

1981 Football Team

Moor Allerton Football Team, 1981

Back – Nawaz; Ette; Wong; Towers; Anderton; Aldrich; Mr. Doyle

Middle – Carmen; O’Driscoll; Ford; Boyd; Drumer; Harrison

Front – Burrows; Ince; Casson; Asanoan; Devaney