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.