Elmley School House, Isle of Sheppey, Kent, UK. Built in 1885 by the University of Oxford, closed in 1920’s due to the village’s decline. The school was to hold up to 86 pupils, however in 1908 it had only 6 children (info – Sheppey Website).


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  • Susan  Morry
    Susan Morryabout 3 years ago

    Haunting and lovely…

  • thank you for the lovely comment, Susan!

    – Irina Chuckowree

  • leftysphotos
    leftysphotosabout 3 years ago

    a beautiful capture, love the way you finished it!

  • many thanks! it didn’t look right in colour :)

    – Irina Chuckowree

  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful image! Congratulations!!!

  • Wow! Thanks a lot for the feature! Honoured!

    – Irina Chuckowree

  • Nikolay Semyonov
    Nikolay Semyonovabout 3 years ago

    Congrats on being featured, Irina! It does triggers many emotions… especially because it’s the same wherever you are

  • thank you, Nikolay! agree, the ruins look the same everywhere. but here in UK there are pretty hard to find for the lack of them :) this delapidated school house is very famous and has been photographed to death :)

    – Irina Chuckowree

  • Dave Godden
    Dave Goddenabout 3 years ago

    One of my fave locations Irina, great image.

  • Hello, Dave! Thank you for the visit :)
    It is an amazing place, agree!

    – Irina Chuckowree

  • polly470
    polly470about 3 years ago

    Irina..I am glad you popped onto my site..I love your work!

  • Thank you for looking in and your kind words, Polly!
    I’m still new to the photography, but I was lucky to be introduced to RB by a friend where I can find so many talanted people to learn from. Like you :)

    – Irina Chuckowree

  • VallaV
    VallaVabout 3 years ago

    Отличная работа, Ирина! Очень нравися дерево, что у здания разрушенного, оно словно поглащает его!

  • спасибо за интересное сравнение, Валера!

    – Irina Chuckowree

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture Irina!! :)

  • thanks for the comment!

    – Irina Chuckowree

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtabout 3 years ago

    my dad went to a little rural school with about 10 pupils in it, left when he was 13.. great shot and treatment irina

  • hi, Carol! i’m glad that this photo evoked some thoughts and memories!

    – Irina Chuckowree

  • Dave Godden
    Dave Goddenabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature 21/04/11

  • great news! thank you, Dave, for the priveledge!

    – Irina Chuckowree

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