Friday, 30 June 2017

Purley Colts C C 1952-53a

Don Baker sent this in - see him in the Middle of the front row.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Don Baker writes


Don Baker in School uniform  Summer 1953

and below in BANNED Sea cadet Uniform 1953 for Queen's Coronation . Dr Birchall - Headmaster  banned myself and Younghusband from wearing the senior service uniform on School Premises as he was so Biased toward Air Cadets

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Monday, 12 June 2017

Keith Goding RIP

Simon Keen reports the sad death of Keith Goding ( PGS 1966-1973 ).

The Funeral is on the 20th June at Bosham church at 2:30pm. 

More details when known.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Another shot from Pavilion prize giving - Sportsday 1981

Mike Bonsier and Malcom Stayton in suits -  any other names? 

Monday, 5 June 2017

Whyteleafe CC in 1955

Not strictly part of Purley Boys but so many of us played cricket at this ground over the years.

The clip is part of the classic film Reach for the Sky. The Kenley Aerodrome cricket match was actually played at Whyteleafe CC.

Scene of many an epic cricket match between the Old Boys and Whyteleafe CC.

Affectionately known as the "Richard the Third" playing fields due to the abnormal amount of evidence that dogs walk there in considerable numbers.

Fas et Patria

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