These rooms belonged to the Domestic Science and Art departments in my day. Mr. Skelton was my art teacher. He’s a lovely guy and I met him again a few years ago when I visited one of his art exhibitions and bought a print. I’m proud to say that I also have an original work by George Skelton, he drew my Dad’s retirement card. The (half) ground floor classroom was my form room for a while with Mrs Whitehead. Sadly I have missed the demolition of the hall, it must have come down in a day because earlier in the week it was there, now it’s gone! See Thorp Academy Page for previous photographs and articles.