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Aerial View, West Park School


Aerial View, West Park School
Description:
Undated, In the foreground is West Park Secondary School on the end of Spen Lane. The road junction is with Butcher Hill, Abbey Grange School can be seen in the top left corner.

User Comments:

Name:
John Tailby

Comment:
This picture predates the building of St Andrews Church to the left of Butcher Hill and of West Park Drive Flats at the right edge of the picture on the junction with Moor Grange Viewö also of the two ämodernä detatxched houses in Moor Grange View near the junction with Butcher Hill.

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Name:
SteveLearoyd

Comment:
I spent 18 happy months here from mid 1953 as a primary schhol child. Tinshill Lane School, Cookridge, was too small to take all the children, so those of my age (8) were sent here, even though it was a Secondary school. sWe used to walk acroos the fields to Carnegie College once a week, for swimming lessons.

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Name:
Angela

Comment:
My memories are almost the same as S Learoyd, previous comment. I was there on the Opening Day of the school, and we were referred to as the "juniors" as we were not really old enough to be there. I then stayed on at the school until school leaving age, and went on to a technical college in Leeds. I remember the headmaster Mr W N White, and have photos of the staff and classmates. Happy Days (well some of them were, but others not always). Anyone else with similar memories must be well into their 60s now like me!!

Date:
09-Jan-2010

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Name:
Ron Davies

Comment:
The uneven ground and rubble at the bottom left of the picture, is the remains of Old Oak Farm. It was a great place to play when it became derelict, this was in the early 1950s. The open land to the left of the picture is now playing fields,but at one time it had been a P.O.W. camp,I think for Italian nationals,during the war. This again was a great place to play,it was quite intact until about the early to mid 1950s.The playing fields used by Abbey Grange School,towards the top left,had once been a quarry. I remember this being filled in,there was a constant convoy of lorries full of rubble struggling up Spen Lane for what seemed like years dumping their load into the void. Years later, due to settlement, a large hole appeared in the school rugby pitch.

Date:
02-Feb-2010

Email:
rondavies66@googlemail.com

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Name:
Peter Riby

Comment:
I was a pupil at West Park Couny Secondary School from 1952 to 1955 the head at that time was a Mr White I think when I left in 1955 and moved to the North East in 1957 to Whitley Bay I can think of a couple of people I knew Michael Grundy and Ann Steadman anyone can contact me at below.

Date:
21-Apr-2010

Email:
ribypriby@aol.com

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Name:
CF

Comment:
I can see my house on there. Wish I could zoom in like google street.

Date:
21-Sep-2010

Email:
cirianon@gmail.com

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Name:
Sue Batty

Comment:
I was a pupil at the school from 1964-71. At that time it was an all girls secondary school and the Headmistress was Anne Sugden she was a mathematician and quite scary. The deputy head was Mrs Norton. I went into the 6th form, our form teacher was Mrs Copley, an Engish teacher, we took part in shows written by her husband. When in the 6th form I went across to Moor Grange boys secondary to study French and some of the boys came over to West Park for lessons. It was a great school and I have fond memories of it. Please get in touch if you know me, my maiden name is Smithies.

Date:
27-Sep-2010

Email:
suebatty@yahoo.co.uk

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Name:
Peter Riby

Comment:
I went to west Park in 1951-55 The head master I think was Mr White I lived in Adel and had to cycle all year to school,We used to get teachers in training from Carnegy from the top of the playing field bank. Left Leeds in 1957 and moved to the North East

Date:
27-Jan-2012

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Name:
lynn harrison

Comment:
i went ti west park school 1960 to 1965 fantastic school any body know me

Date:
10-Sep-2012

Email:
johnlynnhirst@gmail.com

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Name:
Cherie

Comment:
My mum went to this school, from aprox 1954 -1959..Mr white was the headmaster, she caught a school bus from Adel everyday, she was in class 1A2, her name is Christine Briggs. She talks foundly of this school.

Date:
03-May-2013

Email:
wandalhotbread@bigpond.com

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Name:
jeannie nicholson(burns)

Comment:
i left this school in 1963. i think they were glad to get rid of me!!!!

Date:
04-Sep-2013

Email:
knicksknacks@ic24.net

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Name:
Valerie smith nee flemington

Comment:
I loved this school so many happy memories, I was there in 1955 till 1959 best years of my life at the time. So sorry to see it demolished a great school reduced to rubble such a shame

Date:
28-Mar-2014

Email:
Valsinkirk@yahoo.co.uk

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Name:
Ann urquhart

Comment:
I was at the school 1962 to 1965Came at age 13 having passed the 13 plus second chance. I have happy memories made good friends Maden name was McIntoshJust retired after a lifetime nursing.

Date:
18-Apr-2014

Email:
Ann.urquhart059@hotmail.co.uk

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