2003: 80th Anniversary

Moseley School 80th Anniversary Celebrations
in September 2003

1250 Guests join in the celebrations

1250 Guests join in the celebrations

This event was undoubtedly a great success with an estimated 1250 visitors joining the celebrations on Saturday 27th September 2003.

Ex-pupils and staff made the journey travelling, in some cases, long distances from Canada Derek Cox (1945-51) American Derek Hathaway (1955-60) and John Garratt (1955-62) Jersey Anthony Day (1945-52) Hong Kong John Williams (1954-61) Cyprus Maria Christoforos (1975-80) Spain Mick Grasham (1951-57) and from Italy Rod Liddiard (1955-60).
Moseleians travelled quite literally from every conceivable part of the UK and spend a very enjoyable day in and around the school grounds. Visiting old haunts and clearing out some of those old ghosts that many of us appear to have been walking round with!
Around 340 people made the trip to the top of the tower while others viewed the old pool which had laid hidden under the west wing hall but is now spectacularly lit and viewable from trap doors cut into the floor.
Moseleians V Attock cricket match

Moseleians V Attock cricket match

The gym heralded an array of memorabilia with old photo’s, magazines, books, press cuttings, uniforms, painting and general artefacts stretching the eighty years which had been brought down from the archive and put on display.

John Clark who joined the school in it’s first year in 1923 was able to see his old school photo as were many others who spend time sifting through the archive while other relaxed in the sunshine and enjoyed the Headmasters XI play Attock Cricket Club, a fixture which caused so much pleasure and comment from that there is talk of it becoming an annual event.
The east wing played host to dance, drama and numerous educational ‘tasters’ which were much appreciated and admired as current Moseleians demonstrated that the traditional values of quality and education have stood the test of time at Moseley.
Hundreds of balloon head off at the start of the balloon Race

Hundreds of balloon head off at the start of the balloon Race

Hundreds of balloons filled the air at the start of the balloon race in a dramatic and poignant moment while in the Heads garden a Lime tree was planted to mark this very special occasion

The evening saw around 350 Moseleians party into the night with good food, good drink and best of all good company. Towards the end of the evening a spectacular firework display lit up the skies above Moseley with the grand finale sending hundreds of tiny lights whizzing around our heads.

Fantastic fireword finale

Fantastic fireword finale