24 Doors of Merchants’ – Day 23

Today’s door is the door into the Derby Wing at the Girls’ School accessed via the front car park.

Prior to the opening of the Vitreum in 2009, girls used to come into the school through the front (staff) car park. Further back, the car park was the site of temporary huts used for teaching.

The iron gates to the car park used to have St John the Baptist’s lamb from the school crest on them but were donated for scrap metal for the Second World War effort.

It wasn’t until the centenary year of 1988 that these lovely new gates were given by the Old Girls’ Association to the school as their centenary gift. It a long lasting reminder of their continuing support to us.