Opening of the new buildings

If you look closely at the architecture of Worksop College, you will notice that there is quite a mix of styles and none of it quite matches. This is because (despite the grandest of plans at the outset) the building work on the main buildings was not completed until the early 1930s and until this time much of the College was left incomplete. When the East Wing was completed it finally created the originally envisaged “Quad” – it is presumed to be lower than the other wings (in particular the opposite West Wing which stands at double its height) as the funds were not available at the time. On completion of the remaining buildings, the Duke of Portland officially opened them – as captured here by British Pathe.

A series of photographs also show the ceremony and some of the new facilities (including new squash courts)

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