So why on earth would I go and look at an Art Centre? Well I was attending a funeral in Salisbury today and I was thinking about going to Salisbury Cathedral, but time was limited and I decided to just go and get my bearings. I drove to the Crematorium and with over an hour to wait I decided to find a cafe and have a cup of tea.
I keyed in a cafe and set off, narrow winding roads and I just saw this wonderful looking building. Coffee/Tea was cancelled, I pulled into a car park paid my £1.50 parking and walking around the corner.
I thought it was a church, St. Edmund’s Church to be exact, that is until I got to the far side where this awful looking addition to the building was hanging out. I then looked at the flag and saw the sign, SALISBURY ARTS CENTRE. A shame really, but it was good to see this 13th Century building is still being used today, even if it is not as intended.
In 1975 a covenant was drawn up that gave the building to Salisbury District Council for social, educational and recreational activities and the Arts Centre was born, magnificent.
My time was rather limited, I only got to look around the outside of the building. I took these pictures of the ‘Church’ so I could once again share it with you.
(You can click on the images to enlarge them)
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