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Days Gone By…

As part of our school wide project, celebrating 50 years of Holcombe Brook, the children in y4/5 have been looking at real sources (a school log book from the 1970s & 80s, photographs, emails and a newspaper article) to learn more about events of the past. 

They were shocked to discover that there was a fire in school in 1983! They imagined what it would be like to be a pupil during that time and wrote very emotive diary entries. 

Do you have any information about the fire? Were you a pupil here in 1983? The children have lots of questions left unanswered and we’d love to hear from anyone involved. If you can help then send us an email at

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