Inferno ripped through abandoned school which was 1980s time capsule

A former school that had been perfectly preserved since the 1980s was ripped apart by a huge fire that firefighters tackled for over 12 hours over the weekend (July 1).

The time capsule-like Margaret Beavan School in West Derby, went up in flames after people were "seen running" from the abandoned building.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, the four-storey Grade II listed building was well alight and sadly the full extent of the damage caused by the fire is not yet known.

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Closed in 2004, the 19th-century school building has lain derelict and abandoned ever since reports LiverpoolEcho.

Since the school closed, the building has been used for filming including the children's TV show Young Dracula.

Although many of the rooms were damaged in the 2018 fire, others remained as they were the day the school closed for good.

The school has previously been an object of fascination for urban explorers who have photographed it in great detail.

The school has previously been an object of fascination for urban explorers who have photographed it in great detail.

Shots from inside the school show blackboards which still have lessons written on them and even a 40-year-old BBC microcomputer that was released in 1981.

There is also a traditional school bell, changing rooms and a painted football goal on an outside wall, a sight that will take many people back to their own school days.

Eerie photos on The Derelict Explorer's Facebook page show plastic chairs along with drawings and school work in silent classrooms as if it had just been left and forgotten by pupils.

Creepily they also found children's drawings that had been decaying for years.

The building was awarded Grade II listed by Historic England in 1998 for its special architectural and historic interest.

The former special educational needs school was deemed surplus to requirements after pupils were integrated into mainstream education.

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