Brooks County Primary School Centenary Celebrations

Did you attend Brooks County Primary School or know someone who did?

If so please contact
Linda Jane James
01686  640879 or

with photos, stories, history

We want to celebrate school life in rural Wales for the centenary in 2014 with an exhibition at the school

Keep upto date with progress at



Linda and Paul Butler have recently moved to The School House, Brooks. After many years of visiting mid Wales Linda and Paul came across the opportunity to buy the old community centre/school in Brooks and made the decision to leave London and move here in 2011, travelling via narrow boat from London to Shropshire for six months until they could acquire the property.


Paul Butler is an artist, writer and academic. Until recently he was Head of Painting and professor of Fine Art at the University for the Creative Arts where he was responsible for the Masters programme and Phd research supervision. Throughout his academic career he has maintained his practice and he has exhibited widely in Britain and Europe.


Linda (also known as Linda Jane James) is a practicing fine artist with a first class Fine Art degree as well as being a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. She has an eclectic and broad range of skills in photography, drawing, collage, painting and mixed media installations. Often using found materials and situations exploring environment, architecture, sustainability, social responsibility and global citizenship.


Linda mentors artists, business people, young people and teachers to develop their art and creative practices. Linda is committed to supporting young people to work to live briefs for public display, creating artworks that are responsive to business and community issues and interests.



Since 2012 some of you may have seen Linda and Paul out and about in Berriew or busy at work on The School House preparing it to live in and use as their art studios.  Good progress is being made and in the near future they will provide more details about the Contemporary Art activities that they plan to run up in Brooks, if you wish to make contact in the meantime their contact details are below.