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Otley Road, Ring Road junction, aerial view

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Otley Road, Ring Road junction, aerial view
Description:
Undated. Aerial view showing the roundabout at the junction of Otley Road (from top left to bottom right) with Ring Road West Park (from bottom left) and Ring Road Weetwood (top right). Tram lines are visible on Otley Road which identifies it as being from the 1950s or before. The school at the bottom was probably Leeds Modern School (Boys) at the time, while the girls' school, Lawnswood High, was situated further along the road, off the picture. Both were later combined as Lawnswood School, which was rebuilt in the early 21st century. To the left are semi-detached and detached houses while at the top right corner is Weetwood Hall, then a Leeds University Hall of Residence for Women. A listed building it has since been extended to become Weetwood Hall Hotel and Conference Centre. The area at the top left corner, here part of the University's Athletic Grounds, is now occupied by Weetwood Police Station.

User Comments:

Name:
George Wigglesworth

Comment:
In the fog and snow one could see from the tracks they made that motorists following the tram lines cut across the roundabout, let us say inadvertantly.

Date:
06-Feb-2010

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Name:
Derek Tunnington

Comment:
I attended LMS from 1938 to 1943. The head was Dr. Geoff Morton. Sadly most of our younger teachers went off to war and were replaced by superannuated former teachers, We spent a year evacuated to Ilkley.

Date:
17-Feb-2012

Email:
derektunnington@gmail.com

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Name:
Phil Cooper

Comment:
I attended from 57-64. Head was "Cheesey" Holland and I can still remember the school song: Four square she stands, etc. Sid Boor and "Chewy" Mellor were biology staff. Portacabins later appeared in the playground area and they even allowed girls from next door into combined 6th form classes. Fortem posce animum: never did find out what that meant!

Date:
31-Jul-2012

Email:
philjcooper@aol.com

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Name:
Robert B. Morris

Comment:
Evidently the Latin phrase "Fortem posce animum" means "Ask for a brave soul"

Date:
13-Jan-2014

Email:
rbmorris_47@yahoo.com

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