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Cross Green Lane, Ellerby Lane School

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Cross Green Lane, Ellerby Lane School
Description:
Undated. View of Ellerby Lane School which was situated on Cross Green Lane near to the junction with Ellerby Lane. The windows are boarded up prior to demolition of the school.

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Anne (Tate)

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I had to go to this school age 14 yrs due to rorganising of the education system, I hated it, I could not wait to leave, even though I was the first Head Girl, with Philip Farman as Head Boy, the teachers stood on platforms and one evil one used to throw the board rubber at the pupils, it should have been closed years ago..ugh.

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23-Jul-2009

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JOHN ALLEN

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i seam to remember this school being the Leeds Collage of Building in the late 1960s i went there on block release from school to learn some of the finer points of the building trade

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26-Nov-2009

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june a fox

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I have fond memories of this school,I was there about 1946 to 1954.picture is showing the main play ground. Iseem to remember someonegetting hit by a tank near the gate entrance that is shown. I wonder if anyone else can remember this accident?

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03-Apr-2010

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juneannfox@yahoo.co.uk

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June a Fox

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Just read ann tates comments the teacher she is reffering to was a Mr holmes yes he did throw the board rubber.to me he was a good teacher as was a Mr bandwell. Ihad the privalidge of seeing Mr holmes in his later years at a nursing home in Leeds.where he sadley died.

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03-Apr-2010

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Doug Farnill

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I was a pupil at Ellerby Lane from about 1941, when Richmond Hill School got hit by a stick of bombs, to about 1945 when I went off to Leeds Central High. I hold Mr Chuck Holmes and Mr Banwell in high respect as teachers who were devoted to teaching and learning. The flat roof red brick building on the left was, I think, an air raid shelter

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28-May-2010

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David barraclough

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I along with my late brother Brian attended this school from about 1950 until the age of 15 in1958,I also had quite a few cusins attanding this school (Wendy Feildhouse, Malcolm Fieldhouse(dec)Jean Croll, Jim Croll),just to mention a few. If anyone is interested in a class photo from around 1956/7 please contact me by email and I will be pleased to forward one.

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30-Sep-2010

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sheila palmer

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I attended this little school from 1941 through to 1948. I loved being there. My first school was Richmond Hill and I was so distressed when it was hit by a bomb in 1941. There had been such a great jungle-gym in the hall. I did not want to transfer to a new school but Ellerby Lane worked its magic on me. The headmaster was Mr Wood but I remember Mr North most of all, he was so kind and such a great teacher. Together with Sheila Hainsworth I went off quite happily to Lawnswood High School but Ellerby Lane is still in my memory. Living overseas now so I hate to think that my school is not right where I left it.

Date:
09-Oct-2010

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sarah.williamson@longandfoster.com

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Pauline Johnson (Nee Allanson)

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I attended this school from about 1953 to 1956, before moving to the then, eutopia known as Seacroft! I remember being very happy here. I remember (please excuse this VERY 'un' PC term ) Little Black Sambo, a little money box which was carried around the school on a Monday morning to collect school funds. I remember Cod Liver Oil and having a little sleep mid morning. Does anyone else remember the day the Shire Horses ran away whilst delivering the beer to the local pub, or the cement factory being on fire and us kids being evacuated? Happy Days

Date:
11-Jan-2011

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paulinelesley@btinternet.com

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BARRY TEBB

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Attended 1947-51.Detailed dsecription in my autobiography,"The Fiddler and His Bow",my novel "Pitfall Street" and many poems.I,too,rememeber,Mr Holmes but especially Mr Franklin,who encouraged my talent for writing.Great memories,inspirational teaching...

Date:
21-Feb-2011

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sixtiespress@blueyonder.co.uk

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Eddie Margerison

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On reaching the age of eleven, I had to leave South,Accommodation,Road School,where the atmosphere was conducive for learning,no threats,no cane, no dangerous flying objects aimed at our heads. Then I went to Ellerby Lane and witnessed the stupid practice of throwing the Blackboard rubber and the "bullying" methods of some of the teachers. I left after one month and went to St,Joseph's ,along with another pupil of my former school,where we were both commended on our hand writing. Now before I get branded a "wimp" let me say that at St, Joseph.'s I had to fight half the lads in my class before I was accepted.

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22-Jan-2014

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Colin Halliwell

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My late Mother and all her brothers, sisters and cousins went to this school around 1910 onwards.They all said it was a strict school but they all had fond memories from their time there

Date:
29-Aug-2014

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mavis west (braidwood)

Comment:
my twin Ann and I went to this school in 1952 to 1955,Mr Holmes may have been a good teacher ,but he frightened me to death,loveky Mr Banwell when he organised a trip to Pately bridge hetold us we had to wear walking boots or sensible shoes ,of which we had neither ,being from a very poor family ,so we skipped school,when he discovered why ,he sent a pupil to get us and bring us to the coach,regardless of the fact we had no proper shoes ,kind man,and never told the rest of the class of our predicament.

Date:
20-Sep-2014

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mavis.west@ntlworld.com

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