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Gypsy and Traveller roadside site, Middleton Park

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Gypsy and Traveller roadside site, Middleton Park
19th August 1986. View of a gypsy and traveller roadside site at the Middleton Railway terminus at Middleton Park. Approximately thirty caravans were encamped on the site owned by Leeds City Council and adjoining Middleton Railway. Middleton Railway is the oldest commercial railway in the world. In the background of the image, centre, is Windmill Primary School (formerly Belle Isle Primary School)in Windmill Road. The traveller encampment is situated in the vicinity of Windrose Drive which is between the school and the Middleton Railway terminus.

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Peter Jackson

The school shown was known as Belle Isle Junior School,which was off Windmill Road. It was my first school starting in early 1946 moving to St John & St Barnabas in late 1947.


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