Two images from the now demolished Harrison Gymnasium (Please see the post on the Harrison Gym and the Institute for more details).
The coat of arms used to be with a commemorative plaque above the entrance to the stairway that took you up to the changing rooms. The leaded glass door was just inside the side (Charles Street) entrance to the gym, outside the boardroom.
I rescued the pressed copper coat of arms just prior to the demolition team moving in, but sadly I don't know what became of the leaded glass door or the other interesting features of either the gym or the institute.
I'm giving the coat of arms to Blackburn Museum next week, so I thought I would get a photo published in case it ends up in their archive, never to be seen again;-)
I wonder why the Harrison's had a dogs head on their arms? I love their motto - Not Rashly Nor With Fear
COURTESY OF THE CP COLLECTION