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Old Pharosians to view 1930s Dover Grammar School for Boys building before demolition

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Old Boys from Dover Grammar School are being invited to return to their old school building before it is torn down.

Thousands of boys, over more than 80 years, received their education their in a landmark 1930s building on a hill overlooking the town and port.

The original Dover Grammar School for Boys building, 2015. Picture: Alan Langley
The original Dover Grammar School for Boys building, 2015. Picture: Alan Langley

But as the school roll grew and modern education demands expanded, the education authorities decided to demolish the property as it was too old and to build a new six-storey school on one of the playing fields.

Now the present headmaster, Phillip Horstrup, is inviting the former pupils, called Old Pharosians to return to the school building on Saturday, September 25, for the last time, before the property is demolished,

The get-together will also coincide with the annual meeting of The Old Pharosians Association which has several hundred members, with ages ranging from 20s to 90s.

One of the possibilities being consider is to sell off the bricks of the old school building, as souvenirs, to raise funds for the school and association funds.

It is hoped the new building will be ready to use by next February and a formal opening ceremony is expected later that spring term.

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