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THE END IS NIGH!

It would appear that our school is going to be demolished in the near(?) future if 'The Utley centre' gets its way with BDMC.

Check the story in this week's Keighley news or Google the following link:

http://www.keighleynews.co.uk/news/12948592.Delays_to_sale_of_prime_Keighley_town_centre_site/

There's a lot of real history in the site, not to mention the stained glass windows in the main staircase backing onto Lord Street.

Will the vandals save those?

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1959 - 1966

Current location (optional) Shoreham-by-Sea

Re: THE END IS NIGH!

'Progress' always seems to ignore built heritage. It should not be beyond the wit of the planning department to ensure that parts of the old building be retained, preserved and incorporated into the new build.

Current location (optional) United Kingdom

Re: THE END IS NIGH!

Quite true Allan to anyone who has even a modicum of intelligence but, and it is a BIG BUT, you have to remember that it is Bradford MDC who are in control.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1959 - 66

Current location (optional) Shoreham by Sea

Re: THE END IS NIGH!

Fair point, Dave. But clearly their offices are respected in some quarters in that a former leader of the said BMDC has been granted a knighthood in recognition of his services to local government.

Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2015/05/22/arise-sir-eric-pickles-to-be-honoured-with-knighthood-5210416/#ixzz3awQlMBhF

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1952-1960

Current location (optional) Nirvana

Re: THE END IS NIGH!

Just seen this. Surely, the knighthood was never completed, for once on his knees how on earth would he rise to the occasion?

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1951-58

Current location (optional) Keswick, Cumbria

Re: THE END IS NIGH!

That's the last straw! I'm going to send mine back.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1958 - 65

Current location (optional) Dudley, West Midlands

Re: THE END IS NIGH!

It's pronounced "sir" but I understand they are going to spell it "cur".

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 55-60

Current location (optional) Harrogate