It perhaps seems strange to think of a sport like boxing being one of the key physical activities taking place at Moor Allerton. But it was, certainly up until at least 1948, as this ticket shows. Did you box for or against Moor Allerton, or maybe you had a parent or grandparent who did? We’d love to find out more…

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This programme is from 1939 – the final one before the school was closed temporarily during World War II.

1936_Sports_Cov_ImHere’s a selection of sports day programmes dating back to 1936 and 1938 – a fine afternoon of events taking place in 1936 – including a full programme of boxing!

 

 

 

 

Sports-day-1963With our minds on the up-coming sports day(s) during the summer term, here’s a great selection of photos showing how they did it 50 years ago at Moor Allerton in 1963.

Among the athletes shown are Peter Phillips, Malcolm Gow, Ric Burslem, Henry Pugh, Colin Pugh and Ian Slater. If you are, or know any of these boys, then we’d love to hear from you and your memories of the day.