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Monday, March 19, 2007

The Blewcoat School



Two reasons to visit the Blewcoat School, just by Victoria Station. First, it's an old building, built by a brewer to educate the poor (to 'read, write, cast accounts and the catechism') and it's free to get in. Second, the reason it's free is that it is the National Trust London shop, and they have some nice stuff if you are looking for a more unusual souvenir or gift. a win-win situation.

posted by Ham at 00:10 -- Comments here: 4

Comments on "The Blewcoat School"

 

Blogger Jean said ... (01:54) : 

Only in England. I went to Dame Alice Owens Grammar School in Islington. Our governors were the Brewers of London and we got "beer" money each Founder's Day.

 

Blogger lynn said ... (08:52) : 

These schools did marvellous work, bringing education to many who otherwise didn't have a hope of even the basic achievements. Shame that it closed.

Standards in some areas are now so low and cash-poor, it wouldn't be a bad idea to bring them back. Either that or throw Blair out immediately with yesterday's papers. Ooh political, political.

 

Blogger Mandi said ... (12:51) : 

Nice photo and I enjoyed the write up too.

 

Blogger ems said ... (20:10) : 

They say you learn something new every day...

 

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