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Calverley Board School (Parkside School) from a watercolour by Fred Swaine

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Calverley Board School (Parkside School) from a  watercolour by Fred Swaine
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Undated. This watercolour of Calverley Board School (later known as Parkside School) was painted from the artists bedroom window. From his home in Salisbury Street Fred Swaine was able to look across Victoria Park to the school. Salisbury Street was built in three phases in the 1890s and 1900s with the final phase in the middle added in 1910. The Board School was built at a cost of £4000 in 1900 to accommodate 264 children. Portman Street, where Fred Swaine once lived, runs between the buildings from the junction with Chapel Street, which cuts across from left to right. The roof in the foreground, left, belongs to the Cricket Pavillion in the park. Copyright Fred Swaine.

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Terryofford@optusnet.com.au

Comment:
I do believe that thie buildings shown, the description of location lead me to understand that the same buildings became what were known to me as The Weslyan Chapel, which was at the junction of Carr Road and Chapel Street, on the bottom edge of Victoria Park.

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18-Jul-2010

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Name:
Phil Yewdall

Comment:
In response to Mr Offord's comment, this is indeed an image of Parkside school, which I attended from 1958 to 1964. It is quite different from the Chapel, which I also attended as a child, being situated at the opposite end of Chapel St. As the notes say, the view is captured from the other side of the park, on Salisbury St. The chapel would actually be just out of sight to the left.

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24-Jun-2013

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