This page is a collection of sequential
photos taken mostly by ex-Poundswickian Peter Massey during November and
December 2010. I am grateful for his co-operation and perseverance,
without which there would have been almost no record of Poundswick's demise. The
photographs are in two sections: the first sequence was taken
from the Greenwood Road entrance, and the second from Simonsway. I
have left the photos uncaptioned other than for the dates: you will know
what you are looking at!
Section 1 : From
30.11.2010. The large brick building in the background
is the Computer Centre on Cornfield Drive.
Section 2: From Simonsway
Within a few weeks of the last wall falling, the piles of
rubble had been removed. The area was then grassed over and by the
summer of 2011 passers-by would never have known that a Grammar School
called Poundswick once stood here.
||For reference I
thought it would be nice to include this aerial photograph courtesy of
Google maps. It was evidently taken in 2009 during the early
stages of construction of the Academy building. At this time
almost all the original Poundswick buildings were still intact (only the
Music and Arts Centre and the Caretaker's bungalow had gone).
Note the 'new' (2002) blue roof on the gym block, and the huge
2001-built Sports Centre which is now part of the Academy complex.
Other items of interest are the
dining hall extension north of the Science Block (with the light grey
concentric-squared roof) and the original front lawn which was long ago
converted into a staff car park.
No doubt Mr. Google's satellite
will pass over the ancient hamlet of Poundswick again at some time in
the future. When it does it will be interesting to include the
equivalent photo then.
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