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Ivy Bank school Fire

Post by Darthlaw » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:34 pm

Sad sight but the old school is currently going up in flames. Hopefully no one is hurt (they shouldn’t be seen as it’s no longer in use)

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Re: Ivy Bank school Fire

Post by gawthorpe_view » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:37 pm

The flames can be seen from the top end of Padiham.

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Re: Ivy Bank school Fire

Post by gawthorpe_view » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:40 pm

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Re: Ivy Bank school Fire

Post by Funkydrummer » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:42 pm

I can see it in all it's glory. Gone up like a good 'un.

Lots of "fire tourists" about, blocking the roads ffs.

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Re: Ivy Bank school Fire

Post by Darthlaw » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:43 pm

Plenty of ghouls walking across the Haberham fields for a closer look / to get in the way of the authorities.

I’m watching folk park outside my house to go for a look

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Re: Ivy Bank school Fire

Post by Funkydrummer » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:44 pm

Darthlaw wrote:Plenty of ghouls walking across the Haberham fields for a closer look / to get in the way of the authorities.

I’m watching folk park outside my house to go for a look
Me too, are we close ? :lol:
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Re: Ivy Bank school Fire

Post by FactualFrank » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:44 pm

Does anybody remember when Towneley High School got set on fire? I was teeing off on what was the 5th hole (I think it's been changed since) on Towneley Golf Course with my Dad as it went up in smoke.

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Re: Ivy Bank school Fire

Post by FactualFrank » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:45 pm

Ash Brown. Love it.
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Re: Ivy Bank school Fire

Post by Darthlaw » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:46 pm

Funkydrummer wrote:Me too, are we close ? :lol:
As we are Burnley fans, some would say my mum is your dad and...
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Re: Ivy Bank school Fire

Post by Imploding Turtle » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:23 pm

I think this is taking the strike too far.

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Re: Ivy Bank school Fire

Post by agreenwood » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:27 pm

It’s been left rotting for such a long time.

Not the first fire there. There was one in the late 80s that destroyed the Art & DT department. Took them years to rebuild it and offer woodwork & metalwork on the curriculum again. Always found that bizarre for a school in a working class area built on industry & manufacturing.

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Re: Ivy Bank school Fire

Post by Vegas Claret » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:27 pm

my old school :( Many a happy year there

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Re: Ivy Bank school Fire

Post by claretdj » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:33 pm

What year did u leave Vegas?

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Post by ClaretAndJew » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:35 pm

What an amazing time I had there.

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Post by Imploding Turtle » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:38 pm

ClaretAndJew wrote:What an amazing time I had there.
It really was the best school for me until i got put on that police register.

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Re: Ivy Bank school Fire

Post by Leyland Claret » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:43 pm

My old school as well. Great memories from it. I went 83-88. Sad to see it like this and should have been demolished years ago to avoid things like this happening.

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Re: Ivy Bank school Fire

Post by ClaretTony » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:43 pm

agreenwood wrote:It’s been left rotting for such a long time
I went past the old girls High School on Kiddrow Lane recently, that was in the process of being knocked down while my old school, the Grammar School, has been replaced by some horrible looking building. I think they were building Ivy Bank when I first went to the Grammar School which was in 1963.

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Re: Ivy Bank school Fire

Post by JimmyRobbo » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:58 pm

ClaretTony wrote:I went past the old girls High School on Kiddrow Lane recently, that was in the process of being knocked down while my old school, the Grammar School, has been replaced by some horrible looking building. I think they were building Ivy Bank when I first went to the Grammar School which was in 1963.
I struggle to believe what has been allowed to happen with our schools. The Girls High, in particular, was an excellent building.
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Re: Ivy Bank school Fire

Post by bobinho » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:21 pm

The girls high school was an outstanding building.

Criminal that it couldn't be used/restored.

With Ivy Bank gone, that's another part of my youth gone forever. `77 - `79 then moved to Nelson and went to Walton high for the remainder of my... ahem... education.

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Re: Ivy Bank school Fire

Post by ClaretTony » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:36 pm

JimmyRobbo wrote:I struggle to believe what has been allowed to happen with our schools. The Girls High, in particular, was an excellent building.
The oldest but the best building of the three of them. Such a shame to see it derelict and the demolished.
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Re: Ivy Bank school Fire

Post by BurningBeard » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:41 pm

Neither the Grammar / Habergham or Ivy Bank were architectural delights but both deserved better fates. The girl's school had become the 6th form by the time I went and it was definitely the best building of the three and as you say Tony, a real shame.

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Re: Ivy Bank school Fire

Post by BigF » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:45 pm

Sadly a lot of the older schools were closed - and though I can't say this is the case for everyone of them - some where simply moved because of ~EU grants. To get the grant new schools had to be built but existing ones could not use the grant to be improved. Towneley School was one case - a perfectly good building being closed, (later knocked down I think - I live in Sussex now), and the new school built on the old playing fields across the river, which often used to flood.
I also remember Ivy Bank being built when I was at the Grammar School - 1962-69

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Re: Ivy Bank school Fire

Post by Pimlico_Claret » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:49 pm

Darthlaw wrote:Plenty of ghouls walking across the Haberham fields for a closer look / to get in the way of the authorities.

I’m watching folk park outside my house to go for a look
Anyone know what pleasure people get from looking at a fire. It's not as if they are never orange and hot?

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Re: Ivy Bank school Fire

Post by Vegas Claret » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:51 pm

claretdj wrote:What year did u leave Vegas?
91

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Re: Ivy Bank school Fire

Post by theroyaldyche » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:54 pm

i left in 2002

great school

loads of people have been going in it recently to have a wander around. Seen vids on it quite a few times recently

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Re: Ivy Bank school Fire

Post by tiger76 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:55 pm

Mine and my mother's old school,and my nephew attended Hambledon in more recent years,never understood the rational of merging Hambergham and Ivy Bank,they hated each other,saw many set-to's during my schooldays in and out of lesson time.

The football rivalry was notable,but i'm sure there was other reasons for the animosity.

Yet more history being lost to developers :(

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Post by ClaretAndJew » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:39 pm

theroyaldyche wrote:i left in 2002

great school

loads of people have been going in it recently to have a wander around. Seen vids on it quite a few times recently
You left a year before me, interesting times.

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Re: Ivy Bank school Fire

Post by FactualFrank » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:44 pm

ClaretAndJew wrote:You left a year before me, interesting times.
You may have passed each other on the corridor.

Without nutting him.
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Re: Ivy Bank school Fire

Post by bfcjg » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:47 pm

They used to say at Ivy Bank if by fourth year you're not pregnant you get expelled for letting the school down.

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Post by bob-the-scutter » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:52 pm

JimmyRobbo wrote:I struggle to believe what has been allowed to happen with our schools. The Girls High, in particular, was an excellent building.
And quite a good bit of excellent and rampant totty!
IVY Bank merged with my old school The Grove a couple of years after I left but many a lunchtime was spent flitting from one girls school to the other. :twisted:

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Re: Ivy Bank school Fire

Post by theroyaldyche » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:02 pm

FactualFrank wrote:You may have passed each other on the corridor.

Without nutting him.
The way i was bk then he wudnt have lasted 2 mins ;)

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Post by BFCmaj » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:41 pm

JimmyRobbo wrote:I struggle to believe what has been allowed to happen with our schools. The Girls High, in particular, was an excellent building.
bobinho wrote:The girls high school was an outstanding building.

Criminal that it couldn't be used/restored.
I’m surprised it stayed up as long as it did. It was falling down when I was at Habergham in the late 80s.

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Re: Ivy Bank school Fire

Post by FactualFrank » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:47 pm

theroyaldyche wrote:The way i was bk then he wudnt have lasted 2 mins ;)
Punching someone for 30 seconds is knackering. :D

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