Sunday, 30 March 2014

Friday, 28 March 2014

Then and Now

Here (top) you can see the last days of Purley Boys School before demolition and (below) the site today with Coulsdon College built upon it.
It is hoped that there will be a Reunion and tour of the new college later this summer to commemorate the 100th year of the opening of PGS.
Watch for more details here.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Purley Grammar School Roll of Honour

Terry Lawson has written in - "I'm starting to look at researching the names that are on the above, a copy of which I've attached

I'm an old boy from 1959-1966, did the full seven!

Do you or any other old boys know if this research has already been done?


Terry Lawson"

If you can add anything to this project please can you contact Terry at

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Centenary Update

The organisers met this week to assess the response to the proposed Centenary Celebration - PGS for Boys opened in 1914.

Based on feedback so far, it appears that there are going be over 200 people . Many will come with partners, wives, nurses, carers etc which will further increase numbers so we will need somewhere big.

We are going to try to finalise for June / July and will let you know just as soon as we have something certain for your diaries.


Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Ian Moss in the gym 1976

With Paul Masters (l) and Graham Tony (r)

Friday, 7 March 2014

Derek Eneas in his element

Legendary Teacher and Sportsman, Derek inspired so many of us. Here he is in his his element - as a referee in the Gym.

click to see full size.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Basketball Practice in the old Gym - 1977

Left to right:
Paul Masters, Paul Rocky Rawcliffe, Clive Bealey, Dave Barnes ( semi hidden ) Paul Cocks (wearing 14 ) Paul Thomas, Keith Masters, Niel Caddick.

Can you remember sitting up on the top of the wall-bars ?

Fas et Patria

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