|Wirksworth House, some time between 1960 –1971. [State Library of Tasmania]|
It is called Wirksworth House, and it belongs to the Education Department. It is opposite Clarence High school. In the news last month there were plans to turn the site into an early-aged care facility.
The fence and trees shown in the old pic above are gone now, so the house is easy to see from the street. In the last few years it has been extensively renovated and returned to its earlier glory, without its 1960s-era weatherboard additions.
Guilty admission: I love the weatherboard additions. I have no building engineering, architecture or history qualifications at all; but I actually love to see how a building has been adapted, sometimes misguidedly, through its lifetime.
|Dining room [State Library of Tasmania]|
From the photos online it was used for Phys Ed camps, and training Phys Ed teachers.
|Photo from Miss Chicken on Flickr|
Let's just go back to a simpler (and more glarey) time shall we?
|Dover school group [State Library of Tasmania]|