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Aerial View, Lawnswood High School
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29th March 1963 The two wings of the school can be seen in the centre, with extensive playing fields. Otley Road is in the bottom right corner, the Ring Road runs from the top left across to the right edge, junction with Otley Road.
I went to this school from 1985 to 1988 in the middle of both buildings is the school halls of each, the eastern building hall was gutted in a fire in 60's or 70's and was replaced by a modern sports hall the western building hall remained the same as it was when built, the two buildings between the larger ones were the swimming pool at the bottom and the school canteen at the top. Alas the grand building was demolished in 2003-04 to make way for a state of the art new school which lacks the character of the old one!!!
Moor Grange School at top center of picture, now a business park
Glenis Bartle (nee Smith)
When I attended Lawnswood High School for Girls (left block) in the 60's, there was an imaginary line down the centre of the vast playing field and woe betide any girl who even looked across at the boys of Leeds Modern School (right block) let alone spoke to them! Thank goodness times have changed.
I think that this is wonderful knowing that this is what leeds used to look like.I am very amazed and happy this sam time.Lawnswwood fields look more bigger than now.Then the school is more smaller.
I was a pupil at Lawnswood High School when it was still a girls' grammar school. For any of my contemporaries (or other interested parties) there is a wealth of information about the school on the www.lawnswoodhighschool.com website.
Patricia Cardwell (nee Daniels)
I attended Lawnswood in the 40's and early 50's. When I went it wasn't as built up around it. The girls were let out 15 minutes before the boys, and the girls had to ride downstairs on the trams (the boys were upstairs). i remember the imaginary line!
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