Memorial Hall, Penketh School
Built at a cost of £934, the building comprised three classrooms, Master’s Room, Lecture Hall and Museum. Joseph Nodal’s original design showed a fine elevation, relieved by a noble projecting centre gable. This, however, was most unfortunately rejected by the School Committee as being far too grand, and out of keeping with the old frontage of the centre building. The architect was commissioned to modify his design, with the result that a plain factory-like structure was put up, which looked, unsightly from the passing trains on the railway. Happily, as years went by, this bare surface of brick was overgrown with ivy.