The school was named after Canon Major Lester who worked in Liverpool for most of his life, dedicated to the poor of the city. Right - Anfield Cemetery, Thomas Major Lester’s tombstone. Thanks to Steve for the photo.
The BBC has some memories posted on their site.
Left - pupils at Major Lester school in 1912 (courtesy of Liverpool Record Office)
Below left: Hope Valley school, which is in the Major Lester building, in 2006. Hope Valley was formed in the late 1990s from Major Lester and Eileen Craven schools.