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The Demise of Bude County Grammar School in Pictures

Ray Boyd has found an image of the school being constructed way back in 1908. They are below. As usual click on them to see larger versions.

School under construction 1908 1908 zoom

Roger Hunter pointed me in the direction of these two aerial pictures of the school from 1932. As usual click on them to see larger versions.

School 1932 1932 school

Many thanks to Adrian Abbot for these images and notes. Click on an image and it will open full size in another window. In that window you might be able to enlarge it further by clicking on it again. That will only work on certain computers. Sorry if this page is slow loading but I wanted to use maximum resolution images.

He also sent this note:

You may be interested to know that St. Hillarys care home on the site of the old school is now empty having been closed by the Council as a cost cutting measure recently.

Also, through another matter, I have been in touch with David Freeman, a teacher in the 1959 photo. I have told him of the school web site and hope to hear from him again soon.

I'll see what else I can come up with.

Cheers for now. Adrian, 16th March 2014

If you scroll down you'll find more images sent by Malcolm Townrow.

 

Headmaster's Study
Headmaster's Study.
Boys entrance left, woodwork room right gone. Classroom entrance facing.
Boys entrance left, woodwork room right demolished. Adrian's fifth form room entrance facing.
Domestic science room, white. and girls entrance. Geography room left.
Domestic science room (white) and girls' entrance. Geography room left.
Library entrance right, classrooms left.
Library entrance right, classrooms left.
Library to left looking towards the laboratories.
Library to left looking towards the laboratories.
Adrian's fifth form classroom and another newer classroom
Adrian's fifth form classroom and another newer classroom. The sixth form common room was in the top classroom in 1967.
Rose Cottage, King Street where Adrian's father was born.
Rose Cottage, King Street where Adrian's father was born. Also the top netball court.
Boys entrance up steps. Toilet block left taken from site of woodwork room.
Boys entrance up steps. The toilet block on the left taken from site of the woodwork room.
Woodwork room site, houses rear of Bramble Hill.
Woodwork room site and the houses to the rear of Bramble Hill.
Looking out from the boiler room under the headmaster's  study towards the main entrance.
Looking out from the boiler room under the headmaster's study towards the main entrance.
The images below were provided by Malcolm Townrow

If anyone has more pictures as the school was originally please send them to update (at) budecountygrammar.org - change the (at) into an @ and remove the spaces.