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Gypsy and Traveller roadside site, Middleton Park

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Gypsy and Traveller roadside site, Middleton Park
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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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Name:
Peter Jackson

Comment:
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.

Date:
28-Aug-2010

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Name:
Colin garside

Comment:
I started my schooling in 1959 in the infants at this school ( where Mr Lewis was headmaster) and progressed all the way up to the secondary modern where I finished in 1970. I always thought the school was built in 1951, as the school song was When belle isle school began in 1951 The building was quite new but much had to be done With joy and pride the children tried To make hard work their rule And now we all are proud wear The name of belle isle school Ps the houses were Robins,Owls,Swifts and Eagles. I was in Swift The houses at the big school were Scott,Hunt,Livingstone and Grenfell. I was in Hunt who actually visited the school Oh the memories ??

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09-May-2015

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