28 September 2019 (12:00 - 16:00)
The school is the oldest working Primary school in Edinburgh. The original building dating from 1845 (architect James Lessels) later extended in 1874 and 1875 has its exterior intact. Its original timber sash and case windows, a relatively unchanged interior retaining timber boarded dado panelling, iron radiators, stone stairs, cast-iron banisters and double-height hall make the school an impressive and virtually complete example of its type.
It also contains the recently refreshed ?Wee Museum? a permanent display of Newhaven artefacts.
Architect: James Lessels
Building Date: 1845
Talks will be given at 12.30, 13.30 and 14.30 and tours of the building lead by pupils will start at around 12 noon, continuing on a regular basis throughout the afternoon. Plans of the new school will be on display as well as the opportunity to comment on potential uses for the existing building when acquired by the community. Refreshments, Newhaven Community Choir will perform at 14:30