Kate's gates transform her old school!

Kate's gates transform her old school! from Wrought In The Port

By: Wrought In The Port  06/06/2012
Keywords: railings, wrought iron, security gates

 Whitby High School in Ellesmere Port is looking smarter than ever thanks to a full set of new gates designed and made by ex-pupil Kate Owen (previously Gooderham) of Wrought in the Port.

The gates have been created in two different styles; decorative arched gates for the two main entrances on Sycamore Drive and Overpool Road and some simple barred gates for the side entrances.  

Kate, 32, from Little Sutton, says “As you can see, the ironwork has made a big difference to the school’s appearance. I am very pleased with the finished job; particularly the main entrance gates. I think that the silver letters make the name plates stand out nicely and the seahorse emblem is a detail which I borrowed from the school badge - I can remember studying it in a History lesson, nearly 20 years ago!  

We do a lot of work for customers living in the Whitby area and we drive past Whitby High on a regular basis. For the past couple of years I had been thinking that the school could do with some new gates so I was absolutely delighted when they called and asked me to design some! The Head-teacher and Deputy-Head had compiled a short-list of photos from my website (www.wrought-in-the-port.co.uk) and I worked from those to create the final designs.  

I have got lots of happy memories of my years at Whitby High but it felt quite strange to be visiting the school as a contractor, rather than a pupil. I had a real sense of déjà-vu as I made my way round the corridors heading for the Head-teacher’s office!  

I am proud to say that Wrought in the Port will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2012. As you can imagine, we have completed a huge number of projects over the years but for me this has definitely been one of the most memorable and enjoyable.”

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