My fa­ther de­signed post-war school

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Letters And Opinion -

I was sad­dened by the news that the gov­er­nors of Si­mon Lang­ton Girls’ School have given up the un­equal strug­gle to pre­serve the cur­rent build­ings de­signed by my late fa­ther, Sir Hugh Wil­son.

Can­ter­bury’s ar­chi­tec­tural her­itage spans many cen­turies and it seems short-sighted to erase such a sig­nif­i­cant post-war mile­stone.

I won­der if there is any chance that the build­ings could be re-pur­posed in an imag­i­na­tive fash­ion to serve fu­ture gen­er­a­tions?

That said, were my fa­ther still alive I doubt he would have cried salt tears over the dis­ap­pear­ance of his cre­ation. He was al­ways one to em­brace the lat­est build­ing tech­nol­ogy and would have leapt at the chance to of­fer a new

Our re­port of the de­ci­sion on Si­mon Lang­ton Girls’ School

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