As chemistry was my favourite subject at school I thought this week would be ideal for ma as soon as I saw the laboratory photo.
For more of the best days of your life, schools, laboratories - whatever, cross over to Sepia-saturday-176.
However when I looked through my photo archive it was more difficult than that. From the age of 11 I went to Stamford School in Lincolnshire, then an independent school, Now it it is part of Stamford Endowed Schools along with what back then was Stamford High School for girls.. [Note to Facebook - Stamford School, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England - NOT Stamford School, Lahore, Pakistan as you insist it is on my profile and won't let me correct]
|Stamford School & School Chapel|
The buildings are situated on St Paul's Street; on the other side of the street are more school buildings.
|Brazenose House - 2007|
(Richard Croft - CC BY-SA 2.0 - Geograph Project Collection)
Brazenose was built in c 1688 and rebuilt in 1723 and is now part of the Stamford Endowed Schools campus. In my day the upper floor contained the Staff Room and class rooms; the two bottom windows on the right were those for the School Prefects' Study. The entrance at the right hand end led down to Brazenose gardens.
Later in 1957, two years after I left, a new science block was built at the bottom of that same entrance. Annoyingly, for me, the photos of the opening of the block and one of my old chemistry master in the lab are copyright protected on the members only part of the School website
Major Lamb (Algy) to us was the one who suggest that I go one to his old university at St Andrews. [Note to Facebook - In St Andrews, Fife, Scotland NOT South Carolina] St Andrews University is 600 years old this year.
|St Salvator's Hall -1956|
I'm perched on the railing on the top floor of the men's hall of residence; you can't see it in this shot but that is the North Sea behind the far hedge,
Not to be thwarted I managed to find a shot of a St Andrews lab that did not exist while I was there.
|Nuclear Resonance Lab, St Andrews - 2009|
(Shandchem from Scotland - CC BY 2.0)
Finally, definitely before my time, I finish with a shot of Paris from the Scientific American Supplement - Author L Page.
|Drawing of the Lab of the School of Physics & Chemistry|
Paris - 1884