Since , Furness School has dealt with pupils having severe emotional, behavioural and social difficulties. Initially, just three blocks were constructed: one pair of Dames' Homes, housing a total of fifty boys; the Headmaster's house, which included accommodation for forty boys and two Assistant Masters; and the school hall. The new buildings, designed by Messrs Spalding and Auld, were in the Queen Anne style and constructed in red brick with slate roofs. Before travelling a long distance, always check that the records you want to consult will be available. During the Second World War, the home was severely damaged by incendiary bombs. On January 1st, , the Hextable Special School opened on the site, providing support for children with learning difficulties. At the start of the twentieth century, Sir Christopher Furness, owner of the Furness shipping line, became Chairman of the home's Committee. Home Page Introduction All About By the s, these included: carpentry, wood carving, farm and garden work, needlework, knitting, blacksmithing, plumbing, fretwork, photography and collotype printing.
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