Looks like Preston College
This image is an old photograph I have recently acquired of 118 Preston Road. Never the less, it is so similar to 165 Preston Road, that any Preston College students of the 1950s could think that it was Preston College.
To the left of the front door at Preston College was the dining room and behind that was Mr Bastock’s sitting room. On the right of the front door, was might be called an interview room, where Mr Bastock would first take the parents of prospective students. Behind the interview room was the kitchen.
On the left on the first floor was Mr Bastock’s bedroom, behind this was a boys’ dormitory (5 boys including me) and behind that was Mr Bastock’s office. The room over the door was Maurice Brice’s single room. The room on the right was a girls’ dormitory (5/6 girls), behind that was another girls’ dormitory of the same size.
Clean clothes issue
On the top floor were 4 boys dormitories with 5/6 boys in each; also there was a linen room which held all our clean clothes. We would line up once a week, I think it might have been Saturdays, so matron could issue us with our clean clothes.
Additions to the building
Attached to the rear of the building were two downstairs, and one on the first floor for Mr Bastock’s class. In the late 1940’s a single detached classroom was built in the back yard (school play area). There was no fire escape in 1950.