Lander Road Primary School
Celebrated its Centenary in 2003

During the 'May Blitz' of 1941, the school was heavily bombed with much damage, resulting in the pupils being transferred to Beach Road School and many children being evacuated to Wales with their teachers. The Wartime Auxilliary Fire Service moved into Lander Road School after being bombed out of their headquarters at the Bryant & May Matchworks on Linacre Road during the same 'May Blitz'.

Evidence still survives of the presence of the Auxilliary Fire Service at Lander Road School. On the school wall facing St Elizabeth's Church, can be seen the words 'Fire Station' in faded black lettering.
Photograph © Ronnie Cusworth 2003
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