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Aerial View, Beechwood School


Aerial View, Beechwood School
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Undated, Beechwood School can be seen in the centre of the bottom half of the view, with Brooklands Avenue on the right. On the right edge, in the centre is Seacroft Congregational Church.

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Steve Morrell

Comment:
This was my school from 1954 to 1960. The infants were spent in the south block, the next two years in portable huts with gas heaters and the final two years in the east block. I have my school reports and Mr Barratt in my last year was my favorite teacher. There were still farms, fields and meadows around, and the old village green.

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gaynor edwards

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I went to beechwood in 1974 ish!!! hated Mr. Bunn!! Aaahhh!! Mrs. Owl!!! And the huts!! FREE MILK!!!! YUM!! Chocolate Pudding with PINK!! custard YUK!!!

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Ronnie Shaw

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Beechwood school what memories. my wife Diane, nee Towers was the first pupil to be registered at the school. I also started on the very first day. Mr Barratt was the games master and took the school cricket team of which I still have a photo of the team with Mr Barratt.There was Miss Dawson who married Mr Bradley, Miss Barrow who was my favourite teacher.

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Steven Morrell

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I have my Beechwood school reports (1955-60); Miss K. B. Sykes for 1B, Miss J. D. Finns for 2B, Miss V. J. Hobson for 3B and Mr A. Barrtatt 4B signed by Mr Thos. R. Fieldsend (Head).

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Alan Edwards

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Sorry Gaynor I have to disagree. Mr Bunn was a top teacher. Also remember - Head Mr. Hargreaves, Secretary Mrs. Wilky, Teachers - Miss Ackerley, Mr Tolhurst, Mr Pendlebury, Mr Hill

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carol brown

Comment:
I went to Beechwood from 1969 to 1973! I loved it! Some of my friends from there are still my friends today. I was in Miss Moorehouses Class (in the huts) and later in Miss Billings Class. Both teachers were lovely! Other teachers I remember were Mrs Harrop, Mr Hill, Miss Pease, Mr Addlestone! Oh, and by the way Gaynor, your brother Shaun was in my year but not in my class.

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Steve Morrell

Comment:
I notice in the picture that the other huts, to the right of the infants (white roofs) aren't there in this picture. The huts were raised on brick columns, so if you were adventurous you might crawl under the classroom floors on dry bare earth - not that you dare. But the noise of shoes on the floorboards was very loud, like people on a theatre stage. The gas heaters suspended from the eaves were worked by the teachers pulling a chain, like a toilet, I think! In winter they were fierce, noisy and hot, the huts were a bit like being a huge log cabins. I don't remember anything about lessons other than everyone had to be very quiet and well behaved. My friend was Carol Kell, as I didn't join in the boys more rough & tumble games. I remember green and pink custard and that wonderful school dinner smell drifitng along the corridors. I know we went up to the village green to play cricket and one day, being useless I was relegated to the very outside of the field. It wasn't very interesting and with nothing to do I was admiring the clouds, I heard distant voices and the cricket ball fell from the sky, hit my right knee and felled me like a tree. I don't like sport but I did like school especially in comparison for boys.

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steve morrell

Comment:
(amemdment) I notice in the picture that the other huts, to the right of the infants (white roofs) aren't there in this picture. The huts were raised on brick columns, so if you were adventurous you might crawl under the classroom floors on dry bare earth - not that you dare. But the noise of shoes on the floorboards was very loud, like people on a theatre stage. The gas heaters suspended from the eaves were worked by the teachers pulling a chain, like a toilet, I think! In winter they were fierce, noisy and hot, the huts were a bit like being in a huge log cabin. I don't remember anything about lessons other than everyone had to be very quiet and well behaved. My friend was Carol Kell, as I didn't join in the boys more rough & tumble games. I remember green and pink custard and that wonderful school dinner smell drifitng along the corridors. I know we went up to the village green to play cricket and one day, being useless I was relegated to the very outside of the field. It wasn't very interesting and with nothing to do I was admiring the clouds, I heard distant voices and the cricket ball fell from the sky, hit my right knee and felled me like a tree. I don't like sport but I did like school especially in comparison to Foxwood Comprehensive School for boys.

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anonymous

Comment:
In about 1970/71 some workmen came to the school and layed some cable. They left behind a large wooden spool (like a giant cotton real, about 4/5 feet in diameter). One evening myself and an accomplice (we were about8/9 at the time) pushed it up onto the grass beside the infants (white roof, far right). We then let it go, it rolled down the slope, across the playground and hit the left hand corner of the playground wall, causing a large crack and displacing that section of the wall. The crack was there for several years, but may have been repaired by now. Not a very exciting story but I've led a pretty dull life and this was a high point. I should mention that we escaped the scene and were never brought to justice for this crime, so must remain anonymous, the law may still be after us.

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stephen lyons

Comment:
i went to beechwood from 1959 until 1965. great little school. 1 remember most of the teachers and kids in my class. i dropped by last summer. i live in canada and the memories just flooded back. i hated and feared mister bradley back then but he was a truly great teacher and nice man.crippled with arthritis. he seemed to be old but had a couple of young kids and an attractive wife.i never knew she was a teacher before my time. it would be really nice to hear from anyone who went there.nice to reminisce. steve lyons

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frances kirlew

Comment:
LOVE THE ANONYMOUS STORY / EMAIL ! LOL ! THATS THE SORT OF STORY YOU TELL YOUR GRANDKIDS IN LATER LIFE AND CAN LAUGH - PRETTY SCARY AT THE TIME THOUGH WHEN YOU`RE JUST A KID. I HAVE A SIMILAR STORY, BUT I WILL HAVE TO CONTACT MY ACCOMPLICE FIRST, SEE IF IT`S ALLRIGHT TO TELL IT - WELL I DON`T WANT TO GET LOCKED UP AT MY AGE....................

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tony nash

Comment:
i also went to beechwood 1972-75 what great times i had mr hargreaves head teacher liked using his cane as i remember i got it twice 1st for scaring the dinner ladies by jumping off the roof at the far left of upper play ground.2nd was for laughing at a friend of mine (carl)dont worry i still laugh haha.but i have more great memorys than bad ones.i still see a lot of the people i went there with.

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Susan Jones nee Ratchford

Comment:
I was there about 1958 to 1963. In the infants if it was your birthday you got to wear a gold crown for the day and was given a bag of sweets.I remember the gas heaters, one time when the teacher put one on it blew up, so we all had to go outside until the gas cleared. Does anyone remember Mr Gorlsworthy? (not sure of the spelling)he always smelt of pipe smoke.I think my Mum has my class photo of of us with him. I can remember some people in some of my classes Janet Dickinson,David Lloyd,Willam Savage,Susan Sanderson,Margret Sutcliffe (nick name sooty)we shared the same boyfriend for a while!!!! he was called Graham Kelly. I now live on the Costa Del Sol but my Mum still lives on North Parkway. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me.

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Stuart Clapham

Comment:
I moved to Beechwood from the Grange in the very early fifties. I think we were the first pupils. Mr Barret was my form teacher, we were in the bottom left hand classroom. It was handy for me as I only lived the road on Kentemere avenue. I also remember Mr Bradley. A great little school.

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Paul Murphy

Comment:
I was at Beechwood School from '58 to '61. I lived in one of the houses next to the roundabout above the school in the photograph (158 Brooklands Avenue). My favourite anecdote concerns Steven Rawson. He was the biggest boy in my year, and he did something to annoy me (I cannot recall what it was). I was quite feeble, but very brave, so I waited for him at the school gates and when he came out I shouted, "I'm going to get you Rawson" .... He picked me up, threw me through a hedge and went home. Happy days!

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Chris Simpson

Comment:
I joined Beechwood and went into Miss. Hall's class - Class 5 in 1972. I remember she left halfway through term and I cried bucket fulls!!! We then got Miss. Ormanroyd and I still have the class photo with all my old school mates on it.When I look at it now I can still name most of them, especially my first love - Emma Thackray!!! I went on to Mr. Addlestone's class - big fella I remember with a booming voice that would stop you in your tracks!!

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Valerie Mckeown

Comment:
I started at beechwood in 1955, my brothers Rodney and Howard were already attending. They ran away from home while they were at beechwood. Came back of course, it was in all the local papers. I would love to have one of those papers now. I remember Mr blakemore,and Miss Peas,and Miss Finn. I was in Mr Barratts class for the last year. I have no school photos of Beechwood, I wish I had.

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Paul Murphy

Comment:
Valerie, I think you will be able to get those papers ..... from the reference section in Leeds central library or from the Yorkshire post archives.

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Name:
Hazel Ramejkis (Somers )

Comment:
Great to find this photograph. My two daughters went to this school. Gail Somers in 1958 and Georgina in 1960.Gail loved it from the start and couldn't get rid of me fast enough. I left in tears on her first day while she just couldn't wait to play with all the toys laid out on the tables. Georgina on the other hand screamed and struggled to come home. The sight of her little face at the window as I walked away down the path cracked me up and I sobbed all the way home. Needless to say she settled down and both of them had a happy time up to us leaving to live in Liverpool

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Steve Morrell

Comment:
In reply to Susan Jones nee Ratchford, my younger brother Andrew was in your class and I remember William Savage very well, as he had a mop of light blonde hair and was a bit rough (coming from the Kentmeres). When I was about 11 or 12 he had a fight with me in the Brooklands by the ginnel, obviously trying to look good fighting with an older Foxwood kid. My brother looked on (not being much use)and we grappled and fell through a big privet hedge into a garden and rolled around and around rather inconclusively. I recalled not wanting to hurt him and I don't think he hurt me either, eventually maybe some neighbour spooked us and we ran off in different directions. He later claimed that he had given me a good beating. This is memorable for me as being a coward I managed to avoid any other fights - either arranged for the schoool-gates at four o'clock or otherwise.

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Name:
Steve Morrell

Comment:
This site by John Wells who went ro Foxwood has one or two old Beechwood interior photos and class photos with kids and teachers. www.wells-genealogy.org.uk/school/schindex.htm

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Name:
Hazel Ramejkis (Somers )

Comment:
Further to my comments re my daughter's starting school at Beechwwod. I was delighted to see on the aerial photograph Blencarn view which our first home after living with my in-laws. Happy days

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Pat Crawford

Comment:
Re.Susan Jones nee Ratchford. I attended at the same years as Susan and remember William Savage, and Susan Sanderson, I have a class photo and remember Gillian Wilks,Susan Perry the teacher was Miss Routledge, had really long straight hair down her back,she used to sing in assembly(above everyone else)in the class there were 24 boys and only 15 girls !!remember most of them but forgotten names.prob if I hear em will jog memory,anyone out there who thinks they remember me...I lived in Kentmere Approach,have two older brothers David & Gordon Crawford.

Date:
16-Sep-2008

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Name:
Stuart Clapham

Comment:
I went to Beechwood when it opened in the fifties. Does anyone remember planting trees with our name tags on them in front og the main block ?

Date:
09-Dec-2008

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Name:
Ian Simpson

Comment:
My Mother and Father were married at the Congregational Church in 1958.

Date:
10-Mar-2009

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Name:
Valerie McKeown

Comment:
Note to Paul Murphy. I have tried the reference centre at the library and no luck, any other suggestions. Does anyone remember this at all. Also I have no photos of my time at Beechwood, I was in the same classes at Steven Morrel and Jeremy Camp, if anyone has anything I would love to have copies please.

Date:
28-Mar-2009

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Name:
Dave Nelson

Comment:
Valerie, If it's old newspapers you want, you could try the British Library at Thorpe Arch (the big concrete building near the trading estate entrance). They keep a copy of almost every publication going back many years. You can't browse through them though, you need to give them the name and date of the publication, and they get it for you. Good luck.

Date:
21-Apr-2009

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Name:
betty Crew

Comment:
My father became caretaker of this school in 1961 when due to illness he tranferred from Victoria County Primary in York Road. He lived with my mum - the Infants Block cleaner - in a council house just at the bottom left of the picture. You can just see the path they both made over the grass on their several times a day trips across the field near the darker square.

Date:
17-May-2009

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Name:
ronnie shaw

Comment:
In answer to Stuart Clapham yes i remember planting the trees in front of the main building and tagging them with our names.The comment about Mr Bradley from Stephen Lyons is wrong Mr Bradley received his injurery by been knocked down by a car in Cross Gates when he was leaveing the Cross Gates school were he used to teach.Ending his footballing career.

Date:
15-Jun-2009

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ronnie.shaw@talktalk.net

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Name:
Steve Lyons

Comment:
Loved the football and sports day. Lots of happy memories. I remember all the teachers from 59 to 65 when i attended. Mr Sloane who was head for only 2 years suddenly disappeared. He was quite different to say the least.We met up with an old classmate Julia Davison and her husband last september after 45 years .Extremely interesting .Does anyone have any news about my old mate Roland Hooper who emigrated to oz in 65. Please let me know if you know of his whereabout.

Date:
15-Jun-2009

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Name:
gordon davison

Comment:
Went to Beechwood for 4 years to 1960. Can remember you Stephen Morrell!Remember Mr Barratt who took the football teams and was also a local NUT man and thespian of some repute.Mr Beaumont was the Art teacher who seemed a decent sort. I only went back once [in 1976] and that coincided accidentally with Miss Wilkie's retirement party.Can recall the cricket on Seacroft Green and the lollies from the shop after.Also the Summer sports days.Jeremy Camp[ey]very sad to relate,took his own life some ten years ago.Can remember some big event when we 'celebrated' the return of a teacher who had been on a two year exchange to Canada...Miss Crinckles or something.John Wells' site is well worth a look and has given people a lot of pleasure especially when Friends Reunited was hitting the nostalgia buttons.The headmaster was also secretary of the Leeds Schools FA and did his best to give us an easy run in the Wynne Cup.Remember Mr Barratt saying something to that effect to a bemused bunch of 10 year olds.Also the trips to the Swimming Baths at Union Street in Leeds.Hey also Mrs Ormonroyd!and Miss Pease.Or was that Lynn Pears and Christine Currie. This ain't healthy! Alec Rowan,David Croft,Malcolm Little [bad boy!]Ian Russell,John Loades,Stephen Hirst, Trevor Hattersley and..... an Orange.

Date:
19-Jun-2009

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Steve Lyons

Comment:
With regards to Mister Bradley being hit by a car ,this is news to me and i have no reason to doubt it but our class was told by the headmaster Mister Hargreaves that although he was riddled with pain due to arthritis he never complained. It is possible to be injured and get arthritis .Even so he was a very nice man and a great teacher even though he did cane me alot . Fortunately due to his lack of movement he couldn,t get much of a swing.

Date:
16-Dec-2009

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Steve Lyons

Comment:
I was Christened at the congregational church.I,ve even got the certificate but unfortunately the holy water and all those prayers and blessing did not work because I,m as much of a believer as I was the day that I thought he was going to drown me.

Date:
08-Jan-2010

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stevelyons@sympatico.ca

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Name:
Steve Lyons

Comment:
There are lots of info and comments on Friends Reunited.com

Date:
13-Jan-2010

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Gillian Holmes

Comment:
What a great website, I found this on BBC Leeds Website (have lived in Canada since 1973) my home was a police house which backed on to the school 42 Kentmere Avenue, eventually we moved, last year when visiting England with my daughter I took her on a trip down memory lane and yes it did bring memories back.

Date:
24-Feb-2010

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Name:
Steve Lyons

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I have just been to Florida where on a small island called Captiva I was chatting to an English couple who live there. They said they lived in Leeds until 1964.When I told him that I was from Seacroft he said that from September 58 until July 59 he was a teachers assistant after just finishing school himself from Leeds Grammer school and before going off to university. He was only 18 at the time and his dad who was the headmaster in Lawnswood had wangled him the job. I started at Beechwood at Easter 1959 so I must have seen him as he said riding his Lambretta scooter with an attractive young teacher on the back.His name is Keith Roberts and he taught 7 to 9 year olds. Being an expat myself living in Canada since 82 I found our conversation most interesting.

Date:
10-Apr-2010

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Philip Haines

Comment:
Note to Susan Jones nee Ratchford and Steve Morrell - I was in the same class. I remember Susan Sanderson, Pauline Cave,David Lloyd, Janet Dickinson. I also remember Andrew Morrell but can't get a picture of him in my minds eye. Teachers I remember were Mr Bradley, Mr Galsworthy,Mrs Croome and the head Mr Fieldsend. I also remember the school secretary who was quite a large lady but very jolly - her name was Mrs Wilkie I think. I enjoyed my time at Beechwood and went on to Foxwood(another story). I still live in Leeds and took early retirement from the health service.

Date:
25-Apr-2010

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philip.haines2@btinternet.com

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brian webster

Comment:
as a lad of abbout nine i recaul walking up brooklands avenue i went ther wet bult as my aunt nelly brown come out of the pefabs to live on brooklands avenue in the center of this photo her garden went all the way up to the school ( RIGHT WHITE ROOF ) her son gordan brown went to the school not mutch came of him

Date:
20-May-2010

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Barbara Rushton (nee Ibbetson)

Comment:
I attended Beechwood in the 50's and my friends were Joan Hurst, Hilary Bennett, Susan Marshall, Andrea Whittaker, Catherine Smith and Christine Lee. I would love to hear from any of them. I live in Australia but make regular visits to UK I will be there later in 2011. I remember Mr Bradley and Mr Goldsworthy and secretary Mrs Wilkie. Great Memories

Date:
25-Apr-2011

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Robert Parr

Comment:
Went to Beechwood from 1961 - 67. I remember Miss Webb, Mr Pendlebury (who's wife was a teacher at Foxwood, if i remember correctly) This was a great school, ran in the days when kids had respect and the tail was'nt wagging the dog like it is now!

Date:
17-Apr-2012

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Steve Grant

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I was at Beechwood 1957-1961 remember the teachers named on here but pretty useless at remembering the names of pupils be all over the word but have ended up living just round the corner from the school were it all began all those years ago remember Bernice bryan and Stuart Killbride Andy Nassmith..... sgalaine@aol.com

Date:
12-Oct-2012

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richard rawnsley

Comment:
i went to beechwood primary when the headmistress was mrs rawnsley (no relation), but it stopped the bullies haha, i remember it like it was yesterday and not 35yrs ago, a great school!, and i remember you Teddy Edwards!! :)

Date:
22-Jan-2013

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sandra jones

Comment:
has anyone got foxwood shcool group photos from 1974 to 1978 or does anyone have any photos to put on my f b sandyhorner@hotmail.co.uk [ my sons are called stephen backhouse richard backhouse jonathan backhouse [ or stephen thompson richard novogoski] please i would appreciate any photo thankyou

Date:
23-Jan-2013

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joan Ibbetson

Comment:
I went to school with Susan Ratchford ,william sAvage stephen george,christine higgins gillian taylor both I am still in touch with after fifty something years

Date:
08-Apr-2013

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joanstewart40@yahoo.co.uk

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Carole (nee Scargill)

Comment:
I went to this school 1961-67 I remember Mr Wales teaching us to swim, anyone remember Karen Derry, Sandra Smith, Lee Blackburn, Alan Stubbs, Perry , Larry Jones, Carol Tantrum Lesley Powel Lesley Hargreaves, Karen Tobin, Debbie Holmes Pat Stone, Gail Wilson etc etc. I loved being there a vast school even by todays standards. I don't have any class photos but remember we had a green uniform.

Date:
26-Dec-2013

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Alan Halkyard

Comment:
I have fond memories of dodging mr pendleburys black board rubber it hurt when it connected but it was nice to sit with mrs Wilson as she stuck the plasters on

Date:
22-Mar-2014

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Alan Halkyard

Comment:
I was wrong her name was miss Wilkie I was mates with bob savage, Chris Taylor , Dave Clark also if pat crossley reads this would you please email the class photo with all the kids on I remember the names not the faces

Date:
22-Mar-2014

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Yamiman@btinternet.com

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jane keenan

Comment:
anyone who remembers me pls email janekeenan@hotmail.co.uk

Date:
09-Apr-2014

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John Brooke

Comment:
Great photograph but the first and second junior year huts are missing . Was there between 1955 and 1960 before going off to Foxwood. Many of the names below contributing I remember. I started in juniors class 2 (can't remember teacher), then class 4 (Mrs Garside), then 1B (Mrs Sykes), then 2A (Mrs Routledge who left and was replaced by??) then 3AA and 4A (Mrs Ormerod). I remember others like Miss Pease (1A) an absolute terror and Miss Quelch (1C I think and went to Canada and back). Mr. Barratt I also remember as he took the cricket team that I played in during my last year. All of them top teachers. One day I was playing beneath the trees at front of school and was knocked out by stone dropped by I'm sure Tony Penrose who was a bit older than me. I came round in the teachers common room and whilst waiting for my mother or the ambulance or both was fed Milk Tray by Mr. Fieldsend and Miss Wilkes. Names I remember from my 3A and 4A classes: Frank Brearley, Kenneth Cross, Michael Raw (good guy, he left but beat up Malcolm Little before leaving - Malcolm Little went to live in France or so he said), Gordon Davidson, Roger Taylor, David Croft, Ian Russell, Jeremy Campey (very sad!), Trevor Hattersley (lived in black pumps), Peter Hutchinson, Andrew Farrar, Alex Rowan, Neil Varley (he came down a year to join us, top left handed batsman and wicket keeper), Janet Walls (great swimmer), Christine Currie, Linda Bramham, ??? Underwood............ Best game I ever played was hot rice with a tennis ball in the main playground. First serious love interest was Andrea Webb with pony tail who was year below in same class as my brother, Andrew. I was crazy about her, we both went to Seacroft Congregational as well - she was the reason I went - and I finally found the courage to give her a bar of chocolate. I lost her to Neil Varley later. I'll think of more and write it up. Thank-you to Beechwood and everyone there for creating such beautiful memories.

Date:
10-Oct-2014

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Name:
robert Parr.

Comment:
Some of the names I think I remember from my time there were;- Malcolm Hyde, Carl Woodhead, Malcolm Toy, Ann Bond, Suzannah McGowan, Elaine Kirby?

Date:
05-Jan-2017

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Name:
R McKeown

Comment:
Kentmere Avenue on the right continuing over the roundabout as Ironwood view. South parkway running from 10 O'clock to 2 O'clock.Seacroft Congregational Church is at the Junction Of Brooklands Avenue which continues up the the Roundabout on the left, continuing on the left of the roundabout alongside Redmire view.

Date:
23-Mar-2017

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Name:
Alec Sunter

Comment:
I went to Beechwood Infants and Junior school from approx. 1953-1959, and remember quite a few of my classmates from an early age (but can't remember what I had for tea last night)!. I remember Andrew Naismith, Stuart Kilbride (who used to have me screaming with laughter at some of his antics), Brian Holt , Tony Freeman, Alan Calvert, Wilfred Hall,David Longstaff,Alan Birkett ?David Kellett who was a close friend in Brooklands Avenue, I lived at the bottom in the last pre-fab before the roundabout and he lived higher up on the other side of the road in a semi with his two sisters, Yvonne&Sylvia. The girls in school with me(us),I can remember were Sandra Durkin, Margaret McMillan, Joan and Carol Guy (blonde haired twins),I was in love with one of them and gave her a chain and cross, but can't remember whether it was Joan or Carol,there were a couple of Susan's and a Brenda I think, but their surnames elude me.The teachers for the most part I remember were nice except Ms Rouledge who seemed to hate me,she used to pull me out of my seat by my ears until one day I went home complaining if ear ache, when I told my mum she stormed up to the school and we were in Mr Fieldings office,mum told Ms Routledge that if she ever did it again 'I will pull you out of this school by your b-------g ears',it never happened again! Does anyone remember Ms Davies, she was Welsh and taught the class a Welsh Poem which I can still remember word for word even today, also Ms Kirby who I remember seemed to be a very tall lady, but I suppose I could have been small. I left Beechwood in 1959 to go to Foxwood where I stayed for two years and finished my schooldays at Coldcotes School (the biggest mistake of my life was going there, the place was a dump).It was nice to read the memories people have of their schooldays, and bringing back other peoples.

Date:
26-Jun-2017

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asunter@btinternet.com

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Name:
EDWARD FIELDING

Comment:
I also went to Beechwood School approx 1968 / 1969 ish I remember I was the school football goalkeeper and I remember we had a football trip to Scarborough- I also remember a huge match we had on the top field and I was down to a penalty at the last minute of the game - I saved it !! Most of my lessons I remember where in the huts on the left ??

Date:
22-Oct-2017

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mathew

Comment:
I go to this school now it is my final year and to see this picture now it is amazing to see and hear the differences from then to now because the large hut at the bottom that is misery the first half of the school the white roofs are yr 1'& 2 and in the other half is yr 3&4&5&6

Date:
04-Dec-2017

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