‘End of an era’ at Warddykes

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Former pupils of an Arbroath primary school were reminiscing after demolitions work began earlier this week.

On Monday contractors started work at Warddykes Primary School to prepare the site for the construction of a new primary school building as part of Angus Council’s programme of improvement for the town’s education infrastructure.

First to go was the old janitor’s house and the Arbroath Herald posted a photograph online of the work which prompted some former pupils to remember their own school days.

Lynn Dick posted: “I was in the first Primary 5 class when it opened. It was a great school.”

Mandy Singh said: “Sad but hopefully the new one will be great for the future pupils.”

Nancy Tollen added: “I went to that school when I moved from Canada. We lived in Warddykes.”

Dave Bridges commented: “Best days were at this school. Made some great friends, loved every minute of this school, sad times.”

Diane Docherty wrote: “Loved that school.”

John Petrie added: “Brill school, sad, but time moves on.”

Julia Boath commented: “End of an era.”

Dave Brown posted this very colourful reminiscence of his school days: “Can still hear the echo of Mr Tapley’s shoes walking down towards his office while rubber neck waited with baited breath to watch him lash yer hands.”