COSELEY HISTORY - DEMOLITION OF MOUNT PLEASANT PRIMARY SCHOOL

In January 1991, the buildings occupied by Mount Pleasant Primary, until July 1986, were demolished. These splendid Edwardian additions to the site, still etched with their original names, echoed to children's voices for over eighty years.

Cookery Centre - chimney bearing '1903' plaque


Cookery Centre - chimney bearing '1903' plaque Beryl Wilkes

Cookery Centre - stonework above entrance carved 'Cookery Centre'


Cookery Centre - stonework above entrance carved 'Cookery Centre' Beryl Wilkes



Girls School - stonework above entrance carved 'Girls School'


Girls School - stonework above entrance carved 'Girls School' Beryl Wilkes

Note the bell tower

Girls School - rear view


Girls School - rear view Beryl Wilkes

The main building cleverly disguised the sloping playground

Cookery Centre - Sedgley School Board foundation stone


Cookery Centre - Sedgley School Board foundation stone Beryl Wilkes

A piece of history - lost for ever?

Some of the letters are difficult to read. The best interpretation is set out below.

Stephen Wilkes Esq. J.P. C.C. Chairman

Rev W. Spencer M.A. Vice-Chairman

Mr John T. Homer C.C.       Mr W. H. Rolinson

Mr Peter Pugh       Rev H. Eachus

Mr G. W. Summers       Mr W.P.? Hipkins

Mr A. H. Pearcey       Rev F. W. Job?

Mr Joseph Brown

                               Mr A.E. Greenway    Clerk

At the time Stephen Wilkes and John T. Homer were County Councillors; Rev W. Spencer was the Vicar at Christ Church and Rev. Henry Eachus was the Minister at the Old Meeting House.

Alfred H. Pearcey was the Chairman of Sedgley Urban District Council from 1913 to 1915.

A description of the history, and photographs, of the Mount Pleasant Schools can be found here.