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A paper on the changes in the pattern of part time courses in building to be discussed as a meeting held on 25 June 1963.

A paper on the school's courses in plumbing.

A paper regarding the change to metric units in the construction industry, October 1967

Brixton School of Building

Brixton School of Building

  • BSB
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1979

Contains the records of Brixton School of Building. The collection has been arranged into the following categories:

BSB/1 Works in Converting the Baths in Ferndale Road into a Technical Institute, 1902;

BSB/2 Prospectuses, 1936-1971;

BSB/3 Historical Publications, 1955-1979;

BSB/4 Magazines, 1955-1958;

BSB/5 Distribution of Prizes and Exhibition Work, 1948-1960;

BSB/6 Syllabuses, Course Notes and Examination Papers, 1953-1970;

BSB/7 Administration, 1960s;

BSB/8 Professional Publications, 1963-1977.

BSB/9 Photographs, c.1910-1930s

Brixton School of Building

Course Notes for Teachers of Plumber's Welding and Hard Metal Work, Welding Workshop Equipment, Recent Developments in Plumbing and Drainage, Refuse Disposal and Hot Water Supply

Comprises course notes for teachers in the Building Trades Department including: notes on the topics of Hot Water Supply and Refuse Disposal for the Higher National Certificate - Construction I course; notes for the post graduate course 'Recent Developments in Plumbing and Drainage'; notes for the Welding Workshop Equipment course. Also includes notes on a special course for teachers of Plumbers' Welding and Hard Metal Working concerning pipe welding.

Brixton School of Building

Distribution of Prizes and Exhibition Work

Comprises programmes listing students who have received awards in different categories of study. The programmes are from awards ceremonies in the following years:

November 1949

November 1950

January 1952

November 1952

November 1954

November 1955

November 1956

November 1957

November 1958

November 1959

November 1960

Brixton School of Building

Examination Papers

Comprises the following examination papers:

1st Year Bricklayers - Social Studies, 1954

2nd Year Brickwork - Calculations, 1959-60

1st Year Carpentry and Joinery -Technology B, 1960-61

Ordinary National Certificate III - Public Health Engineering Science, 1961-62

Higher National Certificate Endorsement - Hydraulics, 1961-62, 1962-63 and 1965-66

Higher National Certificate II - Public Health Design II, 1964-65

Ordinary National Certificate III - Sanitary Science III, 1965-66

Higher National Certificate V - Design II, 1965-66

Higher National Certificate V - Public Health Engineering, Installation Design II, 1965-66

Institute of Plumbing Part I - Design I, 1967-68, 1968-69 and 1969-70

Higher National Certificate - Services, 1967-68

Higher National Certificate II - Services Design II, 1969-70

Brixton School of Building

Going SI Metric

Pre-publication version of a booklet designed for staff and students of Brixton School of Building to assist them in the process of metrication of the UK Construction Industry.

Brixton School of Building

Gymnastics Class

Students using gymnastics equipment in the old swimming bath area that was filled in and floored after the First World War. The space was also used for major construction projects, thus the corner of a house can be seen on the left side of the photograph.

London County Council School of Building

Historical Publications

A short essay of recollections and two historical publications regarding the Brixton School of Building.

Arthur J. H. Clayton, Brixton School of Building, D. A. G.Reid

House Construction Project

A house built in the old swimming bath area of Ferndale Road. The space was used for major construction projects, as well as gymnastics.

London County Council School of Building


Comprises two issues of the Brixton School of Building in-house magazine; one from February 1955 and one from January 1958.

Brixton School of Building

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