TM1614 : Alton Park Junior School grounds: demountable classrooms and willow

taken 24 years ago, near to Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, Great Britain

Alton Park Junior School grounds: demountable classrooms and willow
Alton Park Junior School grounds: demountable classrooms and willow
This photograph shows demountable classrooms to the north-east of the school, behind one of several willows in the grounds. The playground lay beyond. Both the demountables and the willow have since been removed (I looked on Google Street View to add context to the picture).

Taken as part of a photography exercise as a ten-year-old pupil; I remember Mrs Nixon with great fondness.

I was educated in this group of demountable classrooms from eight to ten years old (1993-5) and remember them as comfortable, well-lit, warm, and dry apart from the occasional roof leak which did not bother us children. After going up the wooden exterior steps visible in the picture you would enter a cloakroom which led through a door into the classroom. This was rectangular, with large windows, strip lighting for winter or overcast days and a sink and roller towel in one corner. A blackboard with chalk or whiteboard on which the teacher would write with marker pens was on one wall (blackboards were just beginning to be replaced at the time).

I noticed when scanning the picture that there is a child (now long since grown) visible at the left hand side.
Grounds, Alton Park Junior School, 1995
The school was built in 1952. The school grounds are much changed since these photographs were taken.

I remember my time at the school with affection.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 13 September, 1995   (more nearby)
Friday, 2 February, 2018
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Educational sites 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 1674 1485 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:47.4177N 1:8.4816E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TM 1677 1484
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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