About Vintage Stuff

The aim of Vintage Stuff is to display some of the ephemera that I have collected, often inadvertently, over the years. I am now deliberately seeking out interesting old adverts, screen shots, leaflets, obscure record covers, picture postcards and illustrations; anything that catches my eye, in fact. They will be mainly, but not exclusively of UK origin (so many vintage blogs appear to be American) and almost always a scan from something that I actually have in my collection, rather than off the net. If you do re-blog, please acknowledge the source. Further stuff, mainly photographs, can be found on my Flickr pages, via the Benny Hill record cover.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Boatmans Institute

In order to educate the children of boatmen on The Grand Union Canal, this school was opened at Brentford in 1904. Built for The London City Mission in the Arts and Crafts style, the architect was Thomas Henry Nowell Parr (1864-1933), who, at the time of it's building, was architect to the local council. Now a private house, it was grade ll listed only in 2000; this view dates from 1985.

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