Photo-a-Day (Friday, 6th July, 2018)
Deanery High School
Hope that cladding is not the same as Grenfell Tower. Looks similar.
Nice looking building. I do like the modernism architecture.
I've often wondered about the reason why the school was renamed The Deanery instead of the original name of All Saints. Was it because Gidlow School was combined as well? Those are the schools I remember growing up in the 50's/60s. I lost touch when I left Wigan early 70's.
I think modern architecture is appropriate here particularly with the nature of the modern science based curriculum. Classical or gothic for the arts however.
Poet , anyone on this forum can see you are highly gifted in use of the word . Gio , I value your contributions enormously, shown throughout this forum , because you are a
one off , who speaks his own mind .
Saying this , I disagree with you both . This is nothing more than a box designed by computer software . It looks cheap , and no doubt cost cheap . In twenty years it will gone and replaced with a similar box . Poet ,
I am happy to discuss with you what ever ism
you like , from now back to the renaissance,
you will not persuade me otherwise . This is
a box . Just my opinion . Ps keep writing Poet . Gio , just be , some have it , some don’t ... that’s what makes life an incredible journey of discovery. No Garry , I’m not on the Sherry , I just enjyoy interesting debate and discussion..
Ernest Pykes last submission before his untimely death was a picture of the old building. R.I.P. Ernest.
Veronica, a 'deanery' is a group of parishes. When the school grew and also accepted pupils from parishes other than All Saints, it was renamed accordingly.
Thank you Dostaf - I suppose it was the logical thing to do.
Hi Julie ,thanks for your posts which are never dull.
I think the needs of functional buildings like schools, hospitals or factories e.g. are ever changing and therefore a cheaper flexible approach to their existence is more appropriate than an expensive bastion that would soon outlive it's purpose.
The trick of course is to make them as pleasing on the eye as possible .
The architect has succeeded here in my view by using classical allusions of columns and mathematical proportion.
Regarding 'ism's' I think anyone who follows one automatically reduces their capacity for thought by at least half.
Please keep writing yourself Julie. My best regards to you.
Poet have you ever watched the series 'M.A.S.H. . It's on 'Talking Pictures' at the moment you remind me of the Maj. Charles Winchester character.....;0))
Sorry Poet the series is on Channel 61 I do beg pardon... You must watch it ! I love it!
Hi Veronica,yes I love MASH. One of the great classics in fact.
Thanks for the Winchester comparison. I'm most flattered.
What a cultured and kindly chap he is and not without a certain physical resemblance also.
Cheers Hot lips.
ps. That reminds me. Cheers was good too!
I have actually been inside the 'Cheer's Pub- I couldn't believe I was there! I think I have a bit of 'Hot Lip's ' short fuse too - but not the gorgeous figure - not now anyway! Cheers Charles! I think Oozy could be 'Hawkeye'! Hahaha!'
Having been away, I am only just catching up with p-a-d. I am falling out with no-one; I love Poet's comments and poems but I do agree with Julie on this one. It looks like it has been built out of Lego or a "Bayko" building-set
, (showing my age there!), by a five-year-old, although I DO like the WINDOWS in the blue bit as they have a slight 1930s look. And Veronica has a lovely figure as well as a short fuse! (Only joking on the second bit, Veronica!).
Irene, missed your lovely comments! The figure isn't 'girlish' unlike yours though ..!
Veronica, you are too kind! For reasons known to yourself I am not able to access Wigan World as often as I did but I catch up when I can, and I miss you all.
I couldn't agree more with Julie. This building has no character whatsoever, the old building was far superior.This is just a box and I wouldn't want to be having to go to school there.