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Cross Green Comprehensive School, aerial view


Cross Green Comprehensive School, aerial view
Description:
Undated. Aerial view of Cross Green Comprehensive School, situated on Cross Green Lane. At the bottom left, terraced housing on the Copperfields can be seen.

User Comments:

Name:
John Drake

Comment:
We Think this picture is about 1971. Any other opinions.

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Name:
dave wigglesworth

Comment:
i spent some of the happiest days of my life at this school...i really miss it....1979-1982

Date:
09-Oct-2008

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Name:
mark robbins

Comment:
what a fantastic site for a school look at all the land ideal for a sports acadamey

Date:
11-Oct-2008

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Name:
kenny kemp.

Comment:
1965/1967 remember jumbo wilson ead of middle school oh and miss balmforth.i could never reach the right note;.... 1

Date:
06-Nov-2008

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Name:
lee

Comment:
was ace at this school, and now its just a pile of bricks waiting to be moved! T***S!

Date:
19-Feb-2009

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Name:
Mary Fisher

Comment:
My husband lived all his pre-married life in Copperfield View, at the bottom of his street, across the road, were tusky (rhubarb) fields. The the school was built - no more scrumping. The school wasn't 100% popular in the area, some of the behaviour of the pupils was far less than perfect. The school didn't last long, I don't know why, it seems to be the trend. Although husband had left school by the time CG was built he wouldn't have gone to it anyway, he went to Cockburn.

Date:
24-Jun-2009

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Name:
Wendy Staniforth

Comment:
1975-1978 Brilliant school,sad when it was closed. My old junior school demolished too, so only have the memories now of both schools.

Date:
18-Mar-2010

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Name:
michael bell

Comment:
was this the site of tillotsons farm

Date:
01-Apr-2010

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Name:
Stella Proctor nee Diamond

Comment:
1968-1971 I remember Miss Balmforth telling me I was doing better in my attemt at singing. The problem was I was miming at the time. HAPPY MEMORIES

Date:
27-Oct-2010

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Name:
Stewart

Comment:
1971 would be about right for the picture, I went to this school 1970 to 1974. The Fields around it were the school playing fields for Cricket, Rugby and Football there was also a running track marked out, just below the tennis and Netball courts. The School had 1500 pupils when I was there, but was down to less than 1000 by the 1980's. Teachers I Remember Mr Kane (Gavin) Miss Balmforth (Music) Mr Byewater (Math) Mr Hunter head of Geography Mrs Yarwood (Nora) French and Humanities Mr Smith Headmaster

Date:
31-Oct-2010

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Name:
Edrich Wabb

Comment:
It has gone now - and for that, future generations of schoolchildren should be grateful. It was a disgrace

Date:
30-Apr-2011

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Name:
Kathleen ( nee)Holroyd

Comment:
I went to school here from 1969 to 1973 . Had a great time . Good teachers and great friends . The school was the best at the time. Shame it had to be demolished. I remember the cross country ......glad I don't have to do that anymore.

Date:
13-Sep-2011

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steve

Comment:
A good school in its days ,two great gym's ,playing fields etc made some great friends ,d.dewar, j. harrison ,s.smith , r.baker- all around the 80's shame to see it gone

Date:
31-May-2012

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Name:
Anthony Child

Comment:
Well said Mr Wabb - whoever you are (I suspect that may be a nom de plume) . I was a pupil at that hole in the mid 70's - terrible place.

Date:
14-Jul-2012

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Name:
Dave Palmer

Comment:
This picture looks to have been taken sometime in 1971. I was at the school from 1966 to Dec 1970 when the family emigrated to Australia. The playing fields were started in 1969 and finished in 1970, before that we had to go up to East End Park. I remember Miss Joan Balmforth (Music)well, and Hunter (Geography). It seems like the school slipped during the seventies judging from some of the comments, all I want to remember is the good times during my time there. Pity its been demolished.

Date:
26-Aug-2012

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Name:
GEOFF SENIOR

Comment:
i think the best secondary school ever started 71 left 76 under the watchfull eye of mr hunter,mr wilson, mr linton games teacher,and i sure all the lads remember miss parker.e.mail address below for those who want to get in touch.

Date:
19-Oct-2012

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geoffonavespa@yahoo.co.uk

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Name:
John Freeman

Comment:
I went to CG from 1966 to 1971. The playing fields were all completed by the time I left. Like Dave Palmer says, we had to use the pitches on East End Park to play Football or Rugby. I really enjoyed my time there, great days and always a good laugh! Shame the place got skittled!! Some good teachers like Miss Reading, Miss Balmforth, who lived round the corner from my Ma on Nixon Ave and Mrs Vickers, but some right tossers like the gym teacher Wilson and that old get Hunter as well. Hope he had a miserable retirement! Good old school and some good mates!

Date:
06-May-2013

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Debra nee Ragalsky Gustafson

Comment:
I graduated from CG in 1985, lots of great memories. My BF Andria Germaine & I went to Austria on a skiing trip with school. Had my first BF Richard Horn. I remember the cafeteria had a lower pit area ! I moved to America 17 yrs ago, but still regard Leeds as my home.

Date:
01-Jun-2013

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lynn suttill was brownridge

Comment:
I was there 1963 1967 I lived in tyas grove near miss balmforth

Date:
16-Mar-2014

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lynn suttill

Comment:
I attended 1963 1967 the school had just opened my maiden name was brownridge

Date:
17-Mar-2014

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Lynda Heath nee Taylor

Comment:
I attended Cross Green from September 1964 (when it opened) until 1969. It was "state of the art" when it opened, the facilities were second to none. Some happy memories!

Date:
24-Mar-2014

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Name:
amanda

Comment:
i went to this school i left in 1991

Date:
08-Aug-2014

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Name:
Richard Clarkson

Comment:
What a fantastic school!! Was there from 1966 to 1968 when we moved away. Great facilities and great mates. Remember Oliver Smith the headmaster, Mr Robinson, the deputy, Mr Hunter (Geography) and i think it was Mr Atkinson (Maths)...use to like throwing the blackboard rubber at me and dragging me out of my seat by my sideburns. Oh happy Days.

Date:
12-Nov-2014

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Name:
lynn brownridge

Comment:
anybody remember the riding stables next door used to go on a Saturday

Date:
16-Nov-2014

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wayne talbot

Comment:
Was there 69-74. Remember George cranage and Roy Wilson. Bob linton (games).mr doody (art).Mr Turner (maths).judith Maughan (history, one of my favourite teachers).Mr johnson (english). John ahrm (metalwork).mr hunter, Robinson. Big dave Newman, .mrs tilford.miss balmforth. Mr edwards (td).mr Davies (maths) the list is endless. Old pupils I fondly remember. Paula Sibson (I married her. ..briefly,melody olbison Jane Dixon. The davenport twins. Steve lyner.psul cummings.geoff hunter, howard hill. Ricky statham.kenny ogden.george Lenton, and last but not least martin Coleman who I was at Richmond hill wigh. Happy dsys ....when I used to turn up

Date:
28-Mar-2015

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Name:
Andrew Metcalfe

Comment:
Attended 1966-1971. I think I sat next to John Freeman in the 2nd.Year, Class 2A2, form teacher Miss White. There weren't many stand out teachers at Cross Green, however, Mr Davies the Maths Teacher was certainly of note, he certainly inspired me. I remember the weekly double games period when we had to jog all the way to East End Park and back, I never really enjoyed the winter season, but the athletics summer season was OK, we used to catch a bus to the Templenewsam Sports Arena, I was always picked for the school 4x100 Relay Race because I was a fast runner, I used to hate the 1 Mile though, long distance didn't suit. Does anyone remember the Year 3 Geography trip to Malham Tarn, that nearly finished me off, miles and miles we trekked. Finally, I remember the Headmaster, Mr Oliver Smith, breezing into morning assembly, his black master's gown billowing out behind him, and then those familiar words, "Let us pray". Happy days? I'm not so sure.

Date:
27-May-2015

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Name:
Dane Parr

Comment:
Loved the school when it was crossgreen high spent some right days there and soon as it went to copperfield high It turned rubbish and was expelled by mr hobbson.

Date:
09-Sep-2015

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Name:
ian

Comment:
the riding school was called windyridge

Date:
19-Oct-2015

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Name:
John Friend.

Comment:
I attended from 1968 -1977 and remember it just as the arial photograph shows. So it could be as early as 1968. Before that I attended Richmond Hill primary school , born in easy road but moved out of the area in 1960 (4year old) but travelled with my older brother George to both schools. Good memories and a shame it went under the way it did , quite strict when I was there , school uniforms etc.

Date:
31-Dec-2015

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Name:
John Friend.

Comment:
I attended from 1968 -1974 and remember it just as the arial photograph shows. So it could be as early as 1968. Before that I attended Richmond Hill primary school , born in easy road but moved out of the area in 1960 (4year old) but travelled with my older brother George to both schools. Good memories and a shame it went under the way it did , quite strict when I was there , school uniforms etc.

Date:
31-Dec-2015

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Name:
Neil Kenna

Comment:
Was at the School from 1968, recently met up with some other old school mates, anyone remember them, Dave Paynter, Martin Regan, Colin Thompson, a lot of time has passed since some us last met, too much time so it was fantastic to see them all again, might be getting together again at a future date, anyone else remember us please get in touch, maybe a bigger get together can then be arranged. Happy days spent at a good School and I remember all the teachers mentioned below.

Date:
02-Sep-2016

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n.kenna@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

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Name:
Mr R

Comment:
Went to this school 1998 to 2003, then it closed down the year after. Best memories from this school! Heard a couple of spooky things myself here in the kitchens that ran from the main hall to the smaller hall at the back. I was told by some older kids that a few people once saw an apparition of a man in the "well" in the main hall. Not sure how true these are but one teacher who had been there from years back told me that someone involved with the building of this place was sent to prison due to a builder being killed during the place being built. I remember being excited to start at this school as they had a mechanics/engineering class, full of petrol go-karts etc, but this was cancelled the year I started! Not a good move at all. Although it turned out to have a bad reputation towards the end, a lot of people who came here are now in good jobs. A lot aren't either but that's their own doing I suppose! There's a bit of a saying now if you're doing well in life and came from this school... "ant done bad to say we went to copperfields" Haha!

Date:
17-Oct-2016

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Name:
Julie Burton

Comment:
Fond Memories of this school Mr Kane (later became Head?), Mr Edwards(deputyhead?), Mr Hunter (dare not even say his nickname), Mrs Tilford (may of been Head mistress?), Miss Staines and Miss Bradford (PE teachers)Games& PE were my favourite lessons, never legged it on those days :),Mr Whitehead (RE), Miss Balmforth (music). Windy Ridge Riding school was next to CG where I eventually went to teach horse riding lessons. Happy times. I left in 1974.

Date:
18-Oct-2016

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