Friday 8 October 2010: Old School Too
The thought's crossed my mind, after beginning to document the construction of the new college campus, that the old building deserves some sort of pictorial record of it's demise too.
As far as I'm aware the old building, once it's vacated next July, won't remain standing much longer in this spot. I'm pretty sure it'll be snapped up, flattened and developed into something else pretty quickly. It's not a hugely ancient building - 1958 or so - but it's certainly showing it's age now. I'm really looking forward to the last winter in here with it's straining heating system struggling to keep the ice of it's old metal framed windows (that's the inside by the way). I've been floating around the idea of turning the whole place into one big giant canvas, getting the last intake of students to do something creative around the classrooms and corridors before the wrecking ball levels the place. Will wait and see how that one unfolds.
So, here's the first of some images from the old Forebraes Junior Secondary School/Clackmannan College/Forth Valley College (Clackmannan Campus). These doors separate two of our Art and Design department's three rooms. Good, heavyweight doors they are too. The Apple logos have been here for a while too (this rainbow logo version from 1976 was replaced in 1998 by the monochrome versions), probably placed here before I started working here in December 1997. In a college of a fair few hundred Window's based PCs, this is a nice wee sign of digital defiance with our lab of a dozen Macs.