Thursday, 17 December 2009

Martin Jones' Long lost photos are found.

Taken around 1988 - probably at the Reunion held that year.

" Having seen Graham's photos of the school in various stages of ruin, let's take a last look at the school as it was in the 1980s, as a slim-line Martin Jones takes us on a tour of buildings that have disappeared, or will soon disappear, as part of the present redevelopment. Feast your eyes one last time on Room 11 and the library, the pavilion, and the boys' toilets with their distinctive odour, and remember the times when the sun shone on reunions, and Capris and Allegros were the height of fashion in the school car park. And, as the school ends its 95th year in existence, let us join with the Revd Holt in singing hymn number 333 from the school hymn book, "Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing"

Martin Jones Long lost purley picsTo see them individually then click the thumbnail above

No comments:

Fas et Patria

Please explore the world of Purley Boys School 1914-1988. Feel free to leave your memories and comments on the photos.

There is a search function too - see the box top left ? Just enter a keyword and all the articles or photos that match will appear from the archives.

Many thanks - Nick Peaty - mail me at

If any of you are tempted to make a donation to help with the long term upkeep of this site then please click the Paypal Donate Button below.

 Grateful thanks to those of you who have sent funds in the past