Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Panorama 1984

Peter Blake as tracked down and scanned in the missing panoramic photo - click to explore in details.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Staff vs School Rugby Match part 3

The last of Dave Hall's scans includes a rare photo of Headmaster Derek Akers refereeing a match.

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Monday, 22 August 2011

Staff vs School Rugby Match part 2

Thanks to Dave Hall for these nostalgic scans - click to see full sized.


Geoff Hayes writes: 

The staff v 1st XV photos are without doubt in the 70s.  I was there 74-76 and during all that time, Les Blyth was clean shaven and the staff look too young for it to have been in the 80s

Mike Davies, the member of staff I've been trying to locate is in the top photo.  In the staff line-out you have DGS at the back, then Les Blyth, then MP Davies.  Mr Lunn is at the front of the line-out.


Thursday, 18 August 2011

Staff vs School Rugby Match - around 1983 ? part 1

Thanks to Dave Hall for these nostalgic scans - click to see full sized.

Wonderful use of facial hair in the staff team - John Sutherland with the Jason King look and Les Blythe going with Francis Drake look. More coming ! 


Tuesday, 16 August 2011

1963 Under 13 Cricket team

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Tuesday, 9 August 2011

And then it was gone PART 2

The demolition is completed and this is the view from the Tudor Rose end of the plot. Then and Now. 
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Thursday, 4 August 2011

Cross Country 1963

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Tuesday, 2 August 2011

And then it was gone...........

At long last, the demolition of Purley Boys is complete. Thanks to Andrew Wilson for the photos. 

Part one - taken from the "Junior End" - in 1970 and this week, More to come soon. Click to see full sized. 






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