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PUBLISHED: 13:08 10 March 2010 | UPDATED: 11:33 23 August 2010

STAFF at a secondary school which is being demolished later this year are appealing to readers for historic images of the building. Northfleet Technology College, Colyer Road, Gravesend, will be pulled down this summer as it moves to a multi-million poun

STAFF at a secondary school which is being demolished later this year are appealing to readers for historic images of the building.

Northfleet Technology College, Colyer Road, Gravesend, will be pulled down this summer as it moves to a multi-million pound new building on the site where it hopes to put together a display charting its history.

Christine Snell, the business and community links co-ordinator is appealing for readers or historians to get in touch with them with any pictures of the school, which dates back to the 1930s.

She said: "We have had very little success so far. Searching through Coldharbour Library we found two very poor quality pictures.

"There are tons of photos of Old Perry Street and the surrounding area but none of the building itself.

"Frustratingly, the Gravesend reference library is undergoing work so we haven't had luck there either - we are running out of options."

"The school was bombed during the war so pictures of the damage and how the school looked after that would be very interesting."

Construction of the new school is due for completion in July, while the old school will be demolished during the summer holidays to make space for a open area of parkland and garden.

To celebrate the new build the school is hoping to place a display of photographs past and present in the main entrance

Northfleet Technology College is one of the first schools in Kent to benefit from the huge rebuilding programme undertaken by the government, Building Schools for the Future.

The main feature will see a state-of-the-art Information Computer Technology suite built.

Ms Snell added: "We are all excited about the new school but want something to celebrate our heritage and show the changes that have gone on. We would be extremely grateful to anyone who can help."

l To contact the school called Christine Snell on 01474 533802 ext 306.

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