Moor Lane School 1955-1961

I was at Moor Lane Infants and Junior School between about 1955 and 1961 before going to Queen Elizabeth Grammar School. Below is a class photo of Miss Brotherhoods class. I’m third from the right on the back row. Some names I remember. Most I don’t so it would be nice if someone could put names to faces. It now seems a large class. Over 40!
I also attach a photo of a press cutting, probably from the Chad when, following a draw with King Edwards, Moor Lane were joint holders of the Frederick Freer Trophy in 1961. My recollection is that this junior final was the first to be played under the new floodlights at Field Mill but I stand to be corrected. We played with a especially made size 3 case ball. As left half it still hurt to head it!
They were very happy times. We lived at the time on Hermitage Avenue

Moor Lane Junior School. Early 1960s
Moor Lane School. 1961. Frederick Freer Football Trophy

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  • Myself and my sister Michele attended Moor Lane between 1964 and 1968 before emigrating to New Zealand.
    My memories have faded over the years but I do recall a Mrs Green in infants, I remember liking Mr Booth and the talks he gave on the importance of clean shoes and clean teeth!! I enjoyed going to some hall with my hymn book? and we would sing and pray and Mr Booth would share his wisdom. Does anyone remember Michele or Kerry MacDonald or does anyone know of a young curly haired boy called Lloyd? I think he began school the same year as me 1965.
    The architecture of the school and the wrought iron fence was intimidating to me as a youngster, when I returned as an adult to have a look at the place I totally understood why I felt that way.
    A fond memory is eating mushy peas at the market stall. I lived at 5 Langford Road up until June 1968.

    By Kerry MacDonald (16/01/2021)

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