Cassland Road Board School

In wandering round East London, I am increasingly admiring of the scale and ambition of the London Board Schools.   They were designed to be ‘Lighthouses, my boy !  Beacons of the future !  Capsules with hundreds of bright little seeds in each, out of which will spring the wiser, better England of the future’.   The one in Cassland Road was opened in 1902, the year after education was taken over from central government by the local authorities and was designed by T.J. Bailey in the grandest Wrenaissance style in the middle of an area of market gardens.   It is now – surprise, surprise – being converted into luxury flats:-

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