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Cross Green Comprehensive School, aerial view

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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.

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John Drake

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

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dave wigglesworth

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

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09-Oct-2008

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mark robbins

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

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11-Oct-2008

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kenny kemp.

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

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06-Nov-2008

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Name:
lee

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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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Mary Fisher

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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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Wendy Staniforth

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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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michael bell

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was this the site of tillotsons farm

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01-Apr-2010

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Stella Proctor nee Diamond

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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

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27-Oct-2010

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Stewart

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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

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31-Oct-2010

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Edrich Wabb

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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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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.

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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

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31-May-2012

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Anthony Child

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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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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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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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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!

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06-May-2013

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Debra nee Ragalsky Gustafson

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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.

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01-Jun-2013

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lynn suttill was brownridge

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

Date:
16-Mar-2014

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lynn suttill

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

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17-Mar-2014

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Lynda Heath nee Taylor

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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!

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24-Mar-2014

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amanda

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i went to this school i left in 1991

Date:
08-Aug-2014

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Richard Clarkson

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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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lynn brownridge

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

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16-Nov-2014

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