Tuesday, February 01, 2011

It's batty

Emmanuel School for boarders, especially the children of missionaries, was closed down a long time ago and was up for sale. There were reports that it had been sold to the superstore Asda - but, thankfully, planning permission wasn't granted - and then to other developers.
It's finally been demolished and the workmen have moved in to build a small housing estate but even before the school was knocked down a small hut was specially built on a bottom corner - just below that little red star on the photo.
It's a special bat house to accommodate those displaced by the demolishing.
I find it both depressing and heart-warming. Depressing that people who can't pay their mortgages are evicted while special measures are taken to protect small mammals; heart-warming that our country can still pass laws that benefit creatures without votes.

3 comments:

calonyddaear said...

Ah, the Bible College... fighting in the classroom and fornication. Those were the days - not that I attended. I had friends that were students.

Leslie: said...

seems awfully contradictory! I"m glad they kept the bats - they'll keep the bug population down.

nick said...

"Heart-warming that our country can still pass laws that benefit creatures without votes." I like it!