|The front apex of the building, with the year of construction. This was originally a classroom, but now houses the toilets.|
And what a difference a decade makes. In the intervening eleven years, windows have been blown in, damp has crept through, algae has formed on the linoleum. In fact, don't take my word for it:
|This is the main classroom. Note that all of the desks are still there, along with even a piano.|
|Boys Toilets. After it became law that indoor toilets had to be the norm, the second classroom was converted.|
|Kitchen. Currently not suitable for domestic goddesses.|
As another little bit of history, it turns out that Valerie Thomson, the former Home Economics teacher at my secondary school, who was tragically killed in a hit and run incident in 2009, attended this school as a child. There are not many pictures from the school when it was in use, but I have found one from Betsy West's photo gallery. She too attended this school, as documented below.
|A photo of the class at Portnahaven Primary School circa 1915.|