Over the last 100 years there have been lots of changes to Moor Allerton School and its surroundings – not least to the land immediately around the school building itself. Early photos offer tantalising glimpses of greenery, indicating that there were once gardens at both the front and the rear of the building. The following photograph in particular shows how extensive those gardens once were….

MAGarden

 We’d love to hear from anyone who knows exactly where this was, and when it disappeared…

 

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!

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.

Some more pages from the photo album showing some of the staff and pupils from the late 1930s.

One of the star finds we’ve made in going through the Moor Allerton archive is this photograph album which charts every day life at the school between 1936 and 1955. It gives a fascinating insight into what went on at the school. As these first few pages from the start of the album show, some of them are familiar and still go on today – swimming trips and sports matches (how about a Dads [and Mums] v Lads [and Lasses] centenary cricket match, Mr Millard?!); but some of them seem very strange, such as the boxing competitions, mentioned in previous posts!

Look out for more pages from the album appearing here very soon.