#75841 Balancing on his “Chopper” bike to get a better view, Education Centre, Festival & Gala Day, Wester Hailes, Scotland, 1979. John Walmsley was Photographer in Residence at the Education Centre for three weeks in 1979. The Education Centre was, at the time, Scotland’s largest purpose built community High School open all day every day for all ages from primary to adults. The town of Wester Hailes, a few miles to the south west of Edinburgh, was built in the early 1970s mostly of blocks of flats and high rises.
PAN listed photographer John Walmsley has his ‘The 60s and 70s in B&W’ show at the Guildford Museum until 10th September. Open every day except Sundays from 11.00am to 4.45pm. Free entry.
Postcards from the collection are available here
#90859 After the electricity was cut off, students made do with candles and tilly (storm) lamps during the sit-in at Guildford School of Art. 23rd June 1968 The sit-in was the longest ever at a UK education establishment and led directly to students being on the boards of all establishments today.