|School foundation plaque|
The original logo of the school, with the ears of corn was supposed to represent that it was an agricultural area.
The school was designed by J C Robinson, who also designed the Hawes Side Library. Ironically half of this building has been demolished in April 2012.
He was the architect for the borough between the wars.
The original plans for the school were for two separate schools, one to accommodate 400 boys and one to accommodate 400 girls.
However, due to financial restrictions only half the scheme was completed, so the school opened as a mixed school for boys and girls.
The school was built surrounding an inner courtyard in the form of a quadrangle.
The cost of the school was £ 19,270 and it opened its doors in 1933 with 280 pupils.
The school year ran from age 11 to 14 and accommodated many pupils who had been unsuccessful at the 11+.
This information is derived from the Evening Gazette.
20 Names in all. No other information.
"Pro Patria" - for one's country. Perhaps a little ambiguous looking at it from 70 odd years in the future! The meaning is clear enough - that this is not a Roll of Honour.
My guess is that these brave men are on other memorials in the Blackpool area.
I am indebted to the school. The school is being rebuilt. The head assures me that this will be well looked after in the new build. I have taken photographs of the old school which will be in the datastore in due time.
I visited this school, because it was being flattened. A new school would take its place. I extensively photographed the school during my evening there. The photos are published on my datastore page here.
I met a couple of friends of mine and many students that night!