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    This school building was erected in 1866 at the request of the local rector, who collected money for the purpose and he himself contributed 150; the National Society made a grant of 70. The first teachers at the school, a husband and wife, found themselves with over a hundred children. They were both still teaching in 1899, when there were 140 places and an average attendance of 110. The school was originally a Church school, but failure to raise the funds for its necessary enlargement led to the compulsory formation of a School Board in 1879, to which the Church authorities leased their school at a nominal rent. Early in the 20th century the school was again enlarged by the provision of a porch, and in 1927 a new head teacher's house was built on a fresh site in the village, the old one being occupied by the school cleaner.

    This was a solo explore on a nice evening, as soon as I looked through the window of this place and saw inside I knew it was going to be a good explore. All the old furniture that now sits piled up is lovely, and the old benches were visible at the bottom. The different colours and the decay in here is beautiful. I was in here for about two hours on my own just taking in everything around me and after feeling a little bit down the last few weeks it certainly cheered me up :)
















































    Thanks for looking,

    Rubex

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    Very nice Rubex, you've taken some lovely pics;)

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    Love this,old school with high classroom windows so the kids couldn't be distracted by looking at the outside world and a room divider to convert 2 classrooms into one hall(pictures 13 and 15)beautifully captured,thank you
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    Could you imagine being sat in class with the coal fire going next to you, id be falling asleep all the time haha great post

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    You have got some lovley shots there chuck - i love how nature takes over from man or woman made structures and it just becomes a wonderful thing.
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    This one always puts a smile on my face.

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    Nice find, another great set Rubex.
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    First class images,so much to look at.Thanks for sharing.

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    Furniture, books and building left to disintegrate without the aid of the brain dead or firebugs, Lovely, Thanks Rubex,

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    That's lovely - so many little bits to see and beautiful shape windows. Glad you followed up on my tip off. I so wish I had had the time to explore this myself. Next time I'll definitely visit it.

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