Memories of National Service?
Members of Tang Hall Local History Group are interested in hearing from York men who were conscripted to National Service. They are preparing a questionnare, which can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning Ralph Peacock on 01904 421656.
Missing bits: Scarcroft School
It’s a handsome building, isn’t it, Scarcroft School. I’ve taken a fair few photos of it over the years. Here’s one from 31 July 2007:
Apparently this photo records some architectural detail since lost. A reader emailed recently with the following observation/concern:
I wondered if I could highlight to you the changing face of Scarcroft School clock tower. Over the last few years the four finials appear to have disappeared. I imagine they were wooden and simply rotted to the point of becoming a danger to anyone walking underneath – not good in a school.
The architect was York’s WH Brierley and I reckon he (like me) would be disappointed if they’re never to be replaced.
It was listed Grade 2* in 1968 and I’m not sure what that means with regard to reinstating them but I imagine there’s a commitment to keeping the building as original as possible.
I hadn’t noticed this, but then I don’t pass this way very often. Perhaps York Civic Trust could help with the necessary restoration? Or do we just accept that details like this will rot and fall away?
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