Nelson Central School, Nile Street. Nelson Provincial Museum, Kingsford Collection: 160057.

Throwback Thursday: Nelson Central School

0
1996

In 1878 education in Nelson was booming and seven of the existing schools amalgamated, creating what was to become Nelson Central School.

Boys and girls remained seperate  until 1927.

The new school was overcrowded, difficult to heat and, after investigation, was found to be decayed and weakened following the Murchison earthquake.

 

 

[twentytwenty]Nelson Central School, Nile Street. Nelson Provincial Museum, Kingsford Collection: 160057. Nelson Central School. Photo: Brittany Spencer.[/twentytwenty]

 

In 1929, approval for the new school went through and the old buildings were demolished.

In 1930, local MP Harry Atmore who was a strong supporter of the new school, laid the foundation stone and gave every student a day’s holiday.

After only four months the school was complete, opening on June 23, 1930. This is the building we see today.

LEAVE A REPLY