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Burton Road
Description:
Undated. View of Burton Road from the Dewsbury Road end. The railings on the left belong to Cockburn High School and the next junction is Fairford Avenue. A woman stands in the doorway of number 3 Burton Road, a confectioner's displaying advertising for Rowntree's and Cadbury's can be seen. This may have been Miss Catherine Thompson the proprietor here in 1923. Two children stand outside the shop at the corner of Burton Terrace number 4 Burton Road, Robert Arundel's.

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Name:
Graham A. Schofield

Comment:
The Main Entrance to this school was on Fairford Avenue. The girls' entrance was on Burton Road, while the boys' entrance was at the opposite end of the building to that. As I can't recall there being any railings around the school during my time there (early 1950's), can I suggest that this undated photograph must be pre - W.W.2. The railings would have been removed towards the end of that war to, as the government at the time put it, - 'aid the war effort'.

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John Metcalf

Comment:
The left of the street in this image hasnt changed too much over the years. The right of the street has all gone. Replaced by the Holbeck Police Station and road improvements.

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Denise Duxbury (nee Middleton)

Comment:
I attended Cockburn High School from 1967-72 and have fond memories of the school's tiny tuck shop (shown on the photo as 4 Burton Road). There were jars of sweets on shelves around the wall and the elderly couple who ran it sold 1d and 2d glasses of fizzy pop. It was always a bit of a crush getting served.

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Barry Hawkins

Comment:
I caught the bus to Morley (I kept the same school after moving house from West Ardsley) on Dewsbury Rd and came round this corner every day 1973-7. Before the Garnets were cut off to make way for the Tunstall Road cut-througb to the M1, my grandma lived on the right (in the distance). Before that, and on the left was Brian Mortimer's newsagents.

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Pamela Oakes(Nee Shreeve)

Comment:
I attended Cockburn 63-57. Remember the Tuck Shop owned by the Giffords- opposite the girls entrance - especially the 1p ciders and the butter cracknells. Think it went to a 3p cider on Fridays!!! Often some of us went across in the morning break (not really allowed) and got the iced french buns. Yummy!!

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Denise Marsden

Comment:
I went to Cockburn from 49-53, and remember the tuckshop very well. We weren't allowed to leave school premises duringthe day, but a lot of the boys did! The window looked as though it hadn't been changed, or cleaned for years, and on the half-partitions at the back of the window were pinned half-torn-off packets of weird things - the strangest one was marked "blood and stomach pills", a phrase I used to use when I got a job, instead of swearing (frowned upon in the 50's!) The last building on the right at the bottom of Garnet Road, was what I think must have been an old farm, but they sold raw and cooked horse-meat, which we used to feed our English Bull Terrier dog, Paddy. The smell was appalling, but he loved it!

Date:
25-Nov-2008

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Name:
Graham A. Schofield

Comment:
With reference to Denise Marsden's comment. I think that I am correct in saying that it wasn't a farm at the bottom of Garnet Road, but a 'Knacker's Yard' - hence the horse-meat.

Date:
30-Nov-2009

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GrahamScho@AOL.com

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Name:
Julie Gallagher

Comment:
The Knacker's Yard was Wilkinsons. I remember seeing old 'knackered' horses being walked across the moor towards 'Wilky's'. I was at Cockburn from 1970 to 1975. The shop shown at the top of Fairford Avenue was a sandwich shop owned by 'Chiefy'. The place was mobbed at lunchtimes. The tuckshop on Burton Road was there when I started at Cockburn but it, and the houses there were demolished, probably about 1973.

Date:
05-Oct-2010

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Name:
Roy Walker

Comment:
Happy times at Cockburn! A good school,lots of good people there.-The 3d ciders from the tuck shop did it for me as well! I left in 1970.

Date:
02-Feb-2012

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Name:
Roy Walker

Comment:
The 3d ciders did it for me as well! I was at Cockburn from 1965 to 1970.

Date:
06-Feb-2012

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kathryn Knight (Neave)

Comment:
I lived on the right of this picture from 1955 only just visible where the police station is now. It was Garnet Mount and I moved in 1967 to make room for the new road. I went to Matthew Murray because I "failed" the 11plus. I remember this tuck shop very well though as I used to get a glass of pop for I think 1p. But we were not allowed to take the glass outside.

Date:
24-Jul-2013

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kathknight11@yahoo.co.uk

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janet

Comment:
With regards to the comments about the holbeck police station it is now demolished and the site is getting cleared to make way for a new Aldi supermarket due to be built and opened this year 2015

Date:
25-Feb-2015

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janet.b1952@yahoo.co.uk

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Name:
Barbara Jagger (née Archer)

Comment:
The railings were still around Cockburn when I started in 1944.The tuck shop sales were very limited as foods were still rationed.

Date:
06-Aug-2016

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