On 16 Dec 2017 at 3:03pm Katy wrote:
Anyone know what the thick plume of smoke was- somewhere behind County Hall at lunch time today?
On 16 Dec 2017 at 3:06pm Who knows wrote:
I don't know but there were lots of fire engines on scene
On 16 Dec 2017 at 3:08pm Smokey the Bandit wrote:
St.Annes (special) school has burnt down. Not quite 24 hours after public consultation to decide its future expired.....funny that. Too early to assess how bad the damage is.
On 16 Dec 2017 at 3:16pm Woolly jumper.. wrote:
Special ?!?!? Really in this day and age you still use special .. it wasn’t called st Anne’s special school ! ..
On 16 Dec 2017 at 3:43pm Old Timer wrote:
Really, Woolly jumper. In this day and age they are still referred to as “Special Schools”. The DofE still refer to them as such. They are specialist schools which cater for students with Special Educational Needs. The reason that this term is not used as much is because the local authorities have closed most of them down.
On 16 Dec 2017 at 5:02pm Smokey the Bandit wrote:
Woolly Jumper. I continue to call it "special" because that's what it was called when I went there....and it was also very special to me. Those hard working teachers really turned my life around and I can't thank them enough.
On 16 Dec 2017 at 5:39pm Perry Digweed wrote:
It’s burnt down but it’s to early to assess the damage?
On 16 Dec 2017 at 5:42pm A Person wrote:
What a wonderful thing to say, Smokey. My close friend worked there for several years: I'm so glad it helped you, and congratulations too because it takes two. Special indeed.
I was walking the dog there this afternoon: I got the impression that it was the modern outbuildings (rather than the Victorian house) which were affected. And yes: just after the planning permission consultation to decide on demolishing them - funny that.
On 16 Dec 2017 at 8:23pm snowflake wrote:
Welcome to the snowflake generation....those who get terribly offended on behalf of everyone else. FFS
On 17 Dec 2017 at 9:02am Wooly jumper wrote:
I am so offended for sheep.
On 18 Dec 2017 at 2:44pm snowball wrote:
How's the fishing out there today Snowflake? Any bites?
On 18 Dec 2017 at 7:00pm St Annes wrote:
On 20 September 1955 John Every’s grandson sold the house and land to the County Council ‘as a site for a school for educationally sub-normal children and a site for rebuilding Southover Church of England School’. The building was restored and expanded between 1958 and 1960, and in that year St Anne’s Special School, which had been established in De Montfort Road in 1951, moved to Rotten Row. The school closed at the end of the Summer term of 2005.
On 19 Dec 2017 at 8:38am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
And now the old primary school in Newhaven has gone up in smoke.
Bit of a coincidence.
On 19 Dec 2017 at 10:18am Michaelmas wrote:
Hi St Annes
I'm interested where this information comes from. Can you let on?
Do you happen to know how big the site sold by John Every was?
On 20 Dec 2017 at 12:07am A Person wrote:
If you google the sentence, you'll find it comes from one of the Bonfire sites.