Insight into history of the Pall Mall site

St George's school from Market Street with the Church Institute on the right

St George's school from Market Street with the Church Institute on the right

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A reader whose father was the headmaster at a former Chorley school, and whose firm helped engineer the landmark shop which went on to stand in its place, has given the Guardian further insight into the area.

Tony Rigby has helped shed some light on the QS Fashions site in Pall Mall, as the final stages of demolition work take place to finally raze the building to the ground.

He said: “The main part of the site was originally occupied by St George’s CE Primary School which I attended, and which my father G R (Rex) Rigby was headmaster from the end of the Second World War until his retirement in the 1960s.

 

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