Market Lavington builders up for reuniting schoolmates

First published in News

Market Lavington resident Chris Stone is organising a reunion of former pupils of the Adcroft School of Building, where generations of Wiltshire craftsmen learned their trade.

Mr Stone, who attended as a boarder in the 1960s, will stage the reunion at Market Lavington Community Hall on Saturday, April 26, at 7pm.

He said: “The Adcroft School of Building came about when the Hammer-smith School of Building was evacuated from London to Trowbridge in1944.

“It became a secondary technical boarding and day school; its aim to give pupils between the ages of 13 and 16 a grounding in building skills and education to GCE level.

“It was the only school of its type in the country. Its headteacher and driving force was GAF Clarke, who was also the author of a book on building techniques.

“It was a fairly tough regime, but was renowned for producing highly skilled tradesmen.”

To attend, call Mr Stone on (01380) 818115.

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