Missing, Presumed Lost: School Clocktower
East Way is not as it once was.
Bournemouth School, built in the 1939, was, at some point during the last week, left mutilated after the disappearance of its most striking and defining element: the clocktower.
For nearly eighty years, the green, copper tower adorned our roofline, reliably informing many a student as to how late they were for Latin vocab tests. And yet, despite its enormity and awkward position abutting from the pitch of the roof, it has been left abutting no longer.
As yet, no trace of its golden numbering or ornate weathervane have been uncovered. Its material value was presumably the incentive behind its disappearance, although we cannot yet confirm if it was pilfered.
We all worry for our priceless patrimony.