Norton mistake

SIR - Following your letter in this paper ( Sign of the Times is Wrong ) I am writing with regard to the Norton Road School building. The new concrete plaque which boldly states 1908 – 2008 is indeed incorrect. The Herts County Schools, as it was then k

SIR - Following your letter in this paper ('Sign of the Times is Wrong') I am writing with regard to the Norton Road School building.

The new concrete plaque which boldly states '1908 - 2008' is indeed incorrect. The Herts County Schools, as it was then known, was housed initially in 'The Sheds', on Nevells Road, in 1905. These had originally been built to house unemployed workers from London who built the Garden City's roads, they later hosted Catholic communions, the 1905 Cheap Cottages exhibition and was the first home of the Spirella company. The Herts County School on Norton Road (later simply Norton Road School) was opened in November 1909.

JOSH TIDY

Curator - Exhibitions & Operations

First Garden City

Heritage Museum