Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Derek Akers photo archive

Derek Akers, the former Headmaster of Purley has kindly donated his photo archive to the website. Many gems to follow for a long while yet.

A Happy New Year to all our readers. 

The Swimming Pool roof - what year was this?

Thursday, 24 December 2015

PGS cricket 2nd XI 1974

PGS cricket 2nd XI 1974 - Please help with the missing names

Back row : L-R

? Clive Tucker, Chris Lehur, ?, Kennedy, Nigel Howard Bowles,

Front - John Harrison, ?, Pete Irwin, Mick Martin, Alec Martin.

Sunday, 20 December 2015

The 190 Bus in Placehouse Lane

RM548 back at the Old Couldson terminus outside The Tudor Rose. Taken any time between 1976 and 1981.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Snowdon Trip 1978

Can anyone help with these gems? 

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Thursday, 10 December 2015

The Purley Rule Book 1978

click to savour !

Thursday, 3 December 2015

The Prefects of 1986

Paul Rogers has dug into his attic and come up with this gem - the prefects of 1986.

Names please in the comments below.  

click to see it full screen.

Fas et Patria

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