Monday, 25 January 2010

Philip Odell, Martin Everett and Martin Jones celebrate their 60th birthdays

The Old Hall is now looking a bit aged - thanks for the photo Martin Jones.

And talking of growing old together, Philip Odell, Martin Everett and Martin Jones celebrate their 60th birthdays with a visit to their beloved Crystal Palace. The smiles were obviously pre-match since the Palace managed to lose the match 3-0! The three would like to pass on their best wishes to Vic Bimstone's Class 1A of 1961-2 who are all 'celebrating' the big 6-0 this academic year. A reunion in 2011-12 could be on the cards but probably not in the Main Hall!"
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Thursday, 14 January 2010

The latest photos - maybe the last of the Hall at Purley

"After 75 years of life, the school hall quietly awaits its fate on a cold, damp late December morning. Could these be the last pictures of the hall as we knew it? Remarkably, the pictures were taken with the same camera as in the 1988 reunion panorama, see last month's offerings. We're obviously all growing old together!"
Thanks to Martin Jones for these.  

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Monday, 11 January 2010

Aerial photo of Old Coulsdon in the late 30's

Aerial photo of Old Coulsdon in the late 30's, sans houses! Featuring the newly-built PGS and the beginnings of the joke-oak "Tudor" Village.. No Tudor Rose pub yet.

An illustration of just how much development happened to the unfortunate countryside post-war as north Surrey was swamped by suburbia.

Dave Jones

Monday, 4 January 2010

Stalwarts of the 1973 1st XI Cricket team

Nick Peaty, Graham Tong, Clive Bealey, David Barnes.

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Fas et Patria

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