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Stained Glass Window

Residing in the Junior Library, the beauty of the stained glass is revealed by sunshine. We'd like to share its history with you and rekindle some memories for those who have known it over the years.
30 Sep 2020
School News
Our amazing window in the Junior Library
Our amazing window in the Junior Library
We're sure that many of you will recognise this image of our beautiful stained glass window but how many of you know its history? You may have walked passed it day in, day out and not given its origins a second thought - it was just...always there. 

The abstract stained glass window in our Junior Library was originally located in the 1965 Boys’ Grammar School building. This building was demolished in the 1990s but fortunately the window was saved and renovated and moved to its current location by a specialist company -Bristol Stained Glass.

The window was originally designed by Tyrone Guy of the Royal College of Art. He was probably a protégé of the RCA’s Keith New, who worked on the stained glass of Coventry Cathedral. Local stained glass expert Adrian Barlow, visited us in the spring and it was his enthusiastic response to the piece that led to access to the window being planned into this year’s Cheltenham Heritage Open Days.  Unfortunately due to the pandemic, this had to be cancelled, but Andrew, together with our volunteer Archivist Rob Rimell, has made a fascinating film which is well worth a watch and is available on the Cheltenham Civic Society website  https://cheltenhamcivicsociety.org.uk/events/hods/ and on You Tube https://youtu.be/zy-yDPZfY0w

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