Battles Bricks and Bridges

Arney School and its former pupils. Memories and stories of a community and landscape

“Qualities of community, civic duty and pride, and a welcoming ethos, are still to be found in Arney today. The stories that weave around the old school buildings and cottages spill out into fondness of people and places and allow us to glimpse a culture and way of life that is modern and forward thinking while rooted in that history and sense of place. In investigating buildings and the people connected to them we can perhaps agree with Henry Glassie who argued: “Buildings, like poems and rituals, realise culture”.

Barbara Graham, University Tutor in Anthropology

Lynne McKerr, Researcher, School of Education, Queen’s University Belfast

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