Bob has drawn a plan of the school from this time and provided the following description below.
There were porches from classes 4 and ‘Top’ to the playground. Obviously there was a door between 2 and 3 and steps down to the playground. The school was “L” shaped.
Next to the school in Mill Lane is a house which may still be called “Pentlands”. It was the Head’s House really. I was told this morning that there were outhouses/ stone sheds below the various lavatories on the other side of the wall. We used to try to pee over that wall into the garden! The school was cut into the side of Mill Lane; the road to Greenvale was above our eye line when we were in the corridor.
Coke was shovelled into the store from the back of a lorry via a hatch in the outside wall. Cousin Alec told me that one of the blokes who delivered the coke had lost an arm but none-the-less managed to use a shovel.
There was a chain link fence along the top of the wall to prevent balls going over.