In the early years it lacked storage space, and the changing accommodation was insufficient. In 1946 a new "L"-shaped cupboard was fitted to make up for the previously inadequate storage. But there was still no hot water in the showers by 1952, and they still weren't working properly until 1956.
The changing rooms have large, open, prison-style shower areas. A teachers' shower area was converted into toilets at a cost of £275 in 1968.
The east wing housed a modern keep-fit
gym in the '90s.
Matthew St.John donates the following
anecdote, told to him by Mr Harkin
in the mid '80s:
The building is one of my personal favourites from an architectural perspective, definitely in that early 20th century school style, and seems to have stood the test of time a damn site better than the comparatively crumbly New Gym. The Old Gym was mainly used for circuit training and basketball, and contained all those archaic PE devices like vaulting horses and medicine balls.
The Old Gym can be spotted in photos on the Lower School and Admin Block pages.