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Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Bridgetown Grumpy Old Men member Trevor Davis, pictured with Terry Linz, with the desks he made for the historic Brooklyn Schoolhouse.
Camera IconBridgetown Grumpy Old Men member Trevor Davis, pictured with Terry Linz, with the desks he made for the historic Brooklyn Schoolhouse. Credit: Tari Jeffers

History and community spirit came together this month with the construction of desks for the historic Brooklyn Schoolhouse near Bridgetown.

The building is the last historic single-room schoolhouse in the State that is still at its original site.

Building owner Gwen Wheatley asked Bridgetown Grumpy Old Men to create vintage-looking desks to replace the borrowed desks used for the school’s 100th anniversary last year.

With drawings made by fellow member Terry Linz, Trevor Davis created six school desks.

“It took about a month in my spare time,” Mr Davis said.

“I’m working on a schoolmaster’s desk to add to the room.

“The drawings Terry did up made them so easy.”

Mr Linz said Bridgetown Grumpy Old Men had been happy to donate the desks.

“This was just something we could do for the community,” he said.

Mrs Wheatley said the desks were amazing.

“They look very authentic, everyone involved with the school will love them,” she said.

“It makes it look like a real schoolroom.”

The Brooklyn Schoolhouse was used until 1936. Its highest enrolment at any one time was 14 students.

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