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Morley Memorial School

Morley Memorial School

Notes on the history of Morley Memorial School

For information about the history of this school follow this link:

Morley School area 1927

Morley School area 1927

Information about its founder Samuel Morley can be found here:

Former pupils include:

Lance Corporal Laurence Austin awarded DCM 1915

Syd Barrett

Roger Waters

Former members of staff include:

Michael Bowyer (aviation historian)

To see a document containing excerpts from the press about the history of the school follow this link:


Michael Bowyer in Air Raid! pub. 1986 notes that during the raid of May 9th 1941 several incendiary bombs landed in the school playground.

Tony Whitmore, in 2016, reminisced about his school days at Morley at the end of the 1940s and his move to Coleridge:

Peter West attended Morley during WWII. In 2016 he reminisced about his time here and in particular the routines they had in the event of air raid alerts.

Joan Robertson was at Morley in the 1930s. In 2016 she recalled her memories of those days:

Pamela Knights also attended Morley in the 1930s and remembers the air raid shelter (2016):

Her own children went to Morley and she remembers the differences between their experience and hers:



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