Celebrating 100 years of Moor Allerton School. 1914–2014

The Lost Gardens of Moor Allerton

June 2nd, 2014 | Posted by Judith_Drever in Change and development | Photo album

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….


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


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  • A E(Ted) W-Barnes says:

    100 – Congratulations

    In the 50’s (and before that) this garden area was to the rear of the premises, outside what I believe used to be Form 1.
    It was always private for the family (W S V Oliver, wife Marjorie, sons John and Martin), but was used annually on Parents’ Day for “PE” displays, Boxing Matches, and the like.

    A.E.W.Barnes – School Captain (’53/’54)
    (father of Oliver E Wilson-Barnes – 1970’s)

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