My father designed post-war school
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