If it had not been for the public outcry this building which had become derelict would have been demolished as part of the Milleniumn Village redevelopment. It was refurbished at a cost of approx £750,000 to its present standard.

It is now a thriving part of our community, the Parish Council, childcare facility, brownies, weight watchers, martial arts and Brighshaw High School all have facilities based here.

Charities Commision report on the Old School from 1897
old school report083.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [268.0 KB]

Please click on the link above to open the report

Allerton Bywater School was opened in 1898

 

Board

Charles Bickerdike - Chairman

G.Smith - Vice Chairman

Mr.Wade, Mr Robinson, Mr Hayward, Charles Wilson - Architect from Castleford

The restored Clock
Foundation Stone

The Primary School before it became "surplus to requirements"

The Old Primary school after refurbishment

After the refurbishment
Rear view of the Old School
side view of the Old School
Front View of the Old School

Interior of Old School after refurbishment

Cricket team circa 1950

Back row

2nd left Mr Dibb

2nd right Mr Jones

front centre Billy Booth

front row middle - Ronnie ?

front row 2nd from left is Eric Silverwood

 

can anyone put names to faces, if so contact us.