Bangor Grammar (the end of an era) 17/11/2012

The school moved to new premises on the site of the old Gransha Boy's School. There was a Grammarians dinner held in the assembly hall on Friday 16th November 2012, followed by an open day at the school on Saturday 17th, a last chance for former pupils to see round their old classrooms. These are the photos of my visit
The School Sign 'Founded 1856' The plaque at the school entrance
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The School Sign
'Founded 1856' The plaque at the school entrance
Original Entrance The original main entrance, leading in to the assembly hall
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Original Entrance
The original main entrance, leading in to the assembly hall
The Clock Tower You can see the boards where the clock has been removed. It has been taken away to be cleaned and restored to full working order and will grace the entrance...
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The Clock Tower
You can see the boards where the clock has been removed. It has been taken away to be cleaned and restored to full working order and will grace the entrance…
The Crosby Building The oldest part of the Grammar, now a listed building
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The Crosby Building
The oldest part of the Grammar, now a listed building
Residents These pigeons are now the only occupants
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Residents
These pigeons are now the only occupants
Crosby House The original building
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Crosby House
The original building
View from College Avenue The school entrance
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View from College Avenue
The school entrance
Looking In The school canteen (on the left) and the old Geography rooms (on the right), looking in towards the main quad
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Looking In
The school canteen (on the left) and the old Geography rooms (on the right), looking in towards the main quad
The Assembly Hall Morning assembly, exams, PE, Parent-teacher meetings - the hall was used for all of them
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The Assembly Hall
Morning assembly, exams, PE, Parent-teacher meetings - the hall was used for all of them
Geography Entrance This was the entrance to the geography block when I attended the school, 1972 to 1979
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Geography Entrance
This was the entrance to the geography block when I attended the school, 1972 to 1979
Geography Corridor Room 16 doorway now all blocked up. This was where my roll call room was in 1st and 2nd form
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Geography Corridor
Room 16 doorway now all blocked up. This was where my roll call room was in 1st and 2nd form
Doubling up A lot of my old classrooms seem to have doubled up now. This 6th form area used to be room 16 and room 17
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Doubling up
A lot of my old classrooms seem to have doubled up now. This 6th form area used to be room 16 and room 17
More doubles This is The Library. It used to be art rooms. The furthest away room was where I got Helen Addie for art in first form. She retired and Joe Gildea took over...
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More doubles
This is The Library. It used to be art rooms. The furthest away room was where I got Helen Addie for art in first form. She retired and Joe Gildea took over…
Careers Room The careers room used to be a Geography room , my teacher was George Cameron, his sideburns were legendary
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Careers Room
The careers room used to be a Geography room , my teacher was George Cameron, his sideburns were legendary
Inner quad During summer term we sometimes had classes outside in the Inner Quad, it was locked the rest of the time
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Inner quad
During summer term we sometimes had classes outside in the Inner Quad, it was locked the rest of the time
Canteen Looking over the main quad from the new bit at the Orlit Block
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Canteen
Looking over the main quad from the new bit at the Orlit Block
Physics Room This was where I got Physics, I sat on the left where the black stool is
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Physics Room
This was where I got Physics, I sat on the left where the black stool is
Green Rooves Looking over the old geography block, assembly hall and Crosby buildings
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Green Rooves
Looking over the old geography block, assembly hall and Crosby buildings
Room 123 Room 123, Subject Maths, Teacher Tony Ragg
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Room 123
Room 123, Subject Maths, Teacher Tony Ragg
Room 125 Roll call from 3rd form on was in room 125, here I am sat at my old desk
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Room 125
Roll call from 3rd form on was in room 125, here I am sat at my old desk