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Bewerley Street Infant School, seen from the rear in Kirkland Place

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Bewerley Street Infant School, seen from the rear in Kirkland Place
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4th June 1964 View showing the buildings and rear entrances of Bewerley Street Infant School. It was the first purpose built school to be erected by Leeds School Board and opened its doors to pupils on August 8th, 1873. It has classrooms with large, arched windows and behind the high wall, toilets are situated. By the 1950s, the school was for Juniors (7 – 11 Years), the Infants having moved to a school on Hunslet Hall Road.

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Name:
Charles Clifford Hayward

Comment:
I was a pupil here from 1942 to 1950 and it was known as Bewerley Street County Primary School. The infant school was at Hunslet Hall Road.

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cliff@dorcliff17.demon.co.uk

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Name:
Donald Lax

Comment:
I attended this school from being 7yesrs old to leaving at the age of 14 in 1943. It was a junior school for 7 to 11 year olds and a senior school for 12 to 14 years olds. I attended Hunslet Hall Road infants school from a 3 year old to a 6 year old. I started school in 1932 and left school in 1943.

Date:
18-May-2013

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Name:
Cliff Dunn

Comment:
I attended Bewerley Street from 1960-64. When I started in Junior 1 it was separate boys and girls and ran Junior 1-4 and Senior 1-4. My brother Robert was in Senior 1. My first teacher was Mr. Naylor. The school then changed to junior only and became co-ed much to my Mother's dismay who always thought girls were a distraction! I remember a Miss Leavesley, Mrs Shaw, our rugby coach Mr. Llewellyn and of course the headmaster Mr Blakeborough. Cannot remember the football coach. My Mother, Nellie Hollings, also attended c.1932 and Blakeborough was teaching there then.

Date:
20-May-2013

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kalbo_53@yahoo.com

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chris gore

Comment:
my dad geoffrey gore attended around mid 30 ish i have an old class photo with children and teachers in dress of the time also a picture of his mum in pottery field girls club 1912 with most of the names on

Date:
24-May-2013

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Sid Buckley

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I left the school in 1957 when I first started Mr Meeks was the head teacher then Mr Blakeborough became head.I will never forget the time he took our class up to Leathley to Washburn Valley we met his mother who lived in a cottage there I think this is the place he was brought up has a child he showed us how to tickle trout I have great respect for the man to me a stern but very good teacher.Children of today would not know what it was like for us to go out to Leathley I had never been more than three or four miles from my home in Hunslet at that time,how things have changed.

Date:
15-Jun-2013

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Peter Jackson

Comment:
Hi Chris, have tried to make contact with you through leodis, re the photo of the girls club in Pottery Field with names on back,perhaps you would consider adding the photo to the site for I think it would be of interest great to members of Leodis, Have displayed my email should you wish to make contact.

Date:
04-Aug-2013

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petermj67@hotmail.co.uk

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Name:
chris gore

Comment:
hi peter im on hols with my family in kos as now 13 aug when i get back i will get in touch via e mail the pottery field girls club is like a step back in time with handwritten names on, the pic of class is so clear, glad of it is of interest to you as it is to me......cheers.....

Date:
13-Aug-2013

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Harry Cockerham

Comment:
I was born December 1937, and so I was 5 in December 1942. That was my age when I started at Hunslet Hall Road Infants’ School, which was therefore already open in 1943 . I remember having a teacher called Miss Pattison, who taught us to write in the copper-plate style (light upstrokes, bold downstrokes of the steel-nibbed dip-in pen). On my first day, I wandered off home to Parkfield Street at the morning ‘playtime’, thinking that was it for the day.

Date:
06-Sep-2013

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Name:
Peter Jackson

Comment:
Hi Chris Had no contact so far, Rose has forwarded my email and still no response, Hope sometime in the near future you are able to give info re the photo of the girls club in Pottery Field circa 1912, failing that why not just scan it and send it to leodis,

Date:
20-Sep-2013

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petermj67@hotmail.co.uk

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Name:
Elaine Judd (nee Peacock)

Comment:
I went to Princes Field School (circa 1950 - 1961)but have memories of Bewerley Street as we used to go there on Thursday mornings for cookery lessons. Our teacher was Miss Turner. We learned how to produce such culinary delights as tea, toast and fishcakes! Happy days.

Date:
09-Oct-2013

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Denise Foster

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I also went to Princes Field, with my older brother and younger sister, between 1956 and 1961 when it closed. Miss Metcalfe used to visit from Bewerley St to teach 'housecraft' to the senior girls. The head of Princes Field at that time was Mr Jennings and his deputy was Mr Penty. Other teachers were Miss Greenwood, Mr Kilmurray, Miss Brooke, Mr Swinscoe, Mrs Lavelle, Miss Raymond.

Date:
13-Oct-2013

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peter shaw

Comment:
Went to this school in the very late 80s to very very early 90s. Remember all the class rooms being off a hall in the middle. Remember a woman walk through the playground with no top on, aparanetly she had been a battered wife from bret gardens and had relapsed on drink. Was certainly a site for most 8 year old lads

Date:
13-Oct-2013

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spanners

Comment:
Wow what a nice memory,I went there as a child.

Date:
16-Jan-2015

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Name:
anne

Comment:
to chris gore.my mother attended this school probably 20s or 30s would be fantastic for your photo to appear with names so i could see if my mother was on it.

Date:
13-Jul-2015

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Name:
chris gore

Comment:
anne the school photo has no names on but my dad was born 1927 so assuming photo is 30 s the other picture is def 1912 of leeds pottery fields girls club which his mother was on doris sunderland and most of the other girls names are on i have since moved to greece and have left photos with my daughter in england as keepsakes but i will try and get some copies in near future and post them....

Date:
20-Jul-2015

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Name:
anne

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to chris gore.my mother was born in 1918 and i know she attended this school. she told me she had a friend called Teresa Green.My mothers name was Annie Gomersall.

Date:
26-Jul-2015

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Nicola Jackson

Comment:
I attended here in the 80s and was Bewerley Street Primary school, it was here that I have my first memory of playing marbles on the grates!!

Date:
11-Aug-2015

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Anne Morley

Comment:
I went to Hunslet Hall infants starting in 1940 when I was 5. After 2years we transferred to Bewerley Street which was a school for pupils from 8 to 14,the girls occupied one half of the building and the boys the other half. Classes were junior 1, 2, 3, 4, senior 1, 2, 3. I and three friends were fortunate to take and pass the 11+ In 1946 And transferred to West Leeds girls High school when we were 11. ( we had to walk up Dewsbury Road to Cockburn High school to sit the exam) I can remember looking in the senior girls class rooms sometimes when they were having instruction in practical tasks like ironing, cooking & looking after babies .I am sure they also had lessons in maths & English too! I can remember Miss Guest who was the Head Teacher at West Leeds and I think Miss Matthews at Bewerley Street and a favourite class teacher called Miss Booth who read' the Secret garden 'to us at the end of the afternoon. A happy time!

Date:
28-Jan-2016

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Name:
pamela swales

Comment:
does anyone no a michael mcguinness from hunslet age around 65-70

Date:
22-Apr-2016

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Name:
pamela swales

Comment:
hello does anyone know a michael mcguinnes around 65 -70 years old from hunslet we used to go to the baths

Date:
22-Apr-2016

Email:
stephen.goodall@hotmail.co.uk

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Name:
frank zappa

Comment:
Went to ingy road but went to the dentist about 1962 .what a nightmare ,during a tooth extraction the gas wore off ,the dentist (butcher)still yanking,blood everywhere.my old mate Pete Vickers lived there about 1965,his dad was caretaker.

Date:
25-Jul-2016

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frank zappa

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Went to ingy road but went to the dentist about 1962 .what a nightmare ,during a tooth extraction the gas wore off ,the dentist (butcher)still yanking,blood everywhere.my old mate Pete Vickers lived there about 1965,his dad was caretaker.

Date:
25-Jul-2016

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Name:
alan longthorn

Comment:
Regarding Pamela Swales comment on 22 April 2016. There is a Michael Mcguinnes who as left a comment regarding abott street armley road on Leodis, could this be the same person ?

Date:
30-Dec-2016

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