Thursday, July 06, 2006

Avondale Bites the Dust.

Undaunted by broken glass and the smell of burnt out computers, two Trust members, who are also ex-pupils, took torches, cameras and stout shoes, in order to record what remains of the Old Avondale School building on St. Lesmo Rd. Edgeley.

This rather stately Art Deco facade, though not in it's prime, still has an imposing appearance.

From it's half green tiled walls, to the cast iron radiators, very little has been changed in the life of the building. Even the fluted stage surround is still as crisp as the day it was put there, but the message left on the blackboard, says it all.

The School was opened in 1940 and is very soon to be demolished to make way for a new academy building.