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Cleaning of the Cromarty Primary School HORSA hut roof, February 2010
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Cleaning of the Cromarty Primary School HORSA hut roof, February 2010

Picture added on 02 April 2010 at 12:05
What is HORSA?
Added by Fiona on 14 April 2010
Hut Occasioned by the Raising of the School-leaving Age - from when it was raised to 16.
Added by Garve Scott-Lodge on 14 April 2010
I think it might be from when it was raised to 15 by the 1944 Education Act. It went to 16 in 1972. Is the hut 1940s/50s or 1970s?
Added by David Alston on 22 April 2010
The part the workers are on was the kitchen area and the section to the left was used for dining. Mr Rae screened the occasional film in it to help raise some school funds. Some good cooks made some memorable food for hungry bairns too. Probably built late 40's.
Added by DSM on 23 April 2010
The HORSA huts were demolished in 2011 I think - not long after the roofs were cleaned! I think they would have been built in 1947. It was April 1st that year that the leaving age was increased (as agreed in the 1945 Education Act).
Added by Sandy Thomson on 21 September 2013
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