It is good to see the old stonework salvaged from the Brown Building out of store and ready to be incorporated into the remembrance garden at Gorebridge Beacon.
Some of you might even remember the previous life of the Brown Building (run by the trust for a few years as a community centre before it was demolished to make way for the new carpark to serve the leisure centre and Beacon) – as the only Gorebridge primary school. When it was demolished we kept as much of the sandstone as was possible. All the stone used in the gabion retaining walls near the entrance to the leisure centre was from the Brown Building. The best stone was reserved for the remembrance garden, including the lintels over the then segregated boys and girls entrances, to be used as seats. Segregated seating?