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At last! Many thanks to Frank Baker for sending me this photo of the old school huts that were once at the bottom of Deneshey Road. I’ve been after a photo of this site for absolutely ages! I’m guessing that photo was taken after the sheds were last used in anger as the windows look boarded up and maybe there’s a section of roof missing (lefthand)?
The site was redeveloped around 1989-90 by a property company called Brock that built a few bungalows and six mews-style houses. Access to the close (Hume Court) was via electric gates that I’m pretty sure hardly ever worked and have since rusted away.
Despite being just a young whipper snapper myself I can remember these sheds quite well as I went to school there one day a week for a year. Woodwork, art, chemistry and technical drawing – a subject that my O Level unclassified grade clearly indicates was one that I didn’t really take a shine too! I can’t remember what we did for lunch …if it was school dinners then for me they must have been pretty forgettable!
Were these huts/sheds always used for schooling or were they used for other purposes prior to that?
Did you go to school here? Did you work here? Have your say in the comments below. And if anyone has other photos of this site please get in touch as I’d love to share them.