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Roundhay Road County Primary School, Roundhay Road

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Roundhay Road County Primary School, Roundhay Road
Description:
c1976. Image shows Roundhay Road County Primary School, located in Roundhay Road between the junctions of Enfield Street and Grant Street. It was originally a board school. Articles in the Leeds Mercury in the February and May of 1877 document the meetings of the Leeds School Board. It was reported at these meetings that the finance has been approved for ths and other board schools. Roundhay Road Board School opened in the November of 1878. The school is now demolished and the site is occupied by warehouses.

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Name:
Gordon Caleb

Comment:
I attended this school in the 1940s Just after the war. I remember all the windows being taped up against bomb blasts and all the iron railings being removed (with the exception of the ones on Roundhay Rd) for the war effort My teacher was Miss saffa. I lived in enfield place.

Date:
05-Oct-2010

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gcaleb@talktalk.net

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Name:
Maureen Clarke nee Collins

Comment:
I,too went to RRCPS in the early 1950's. I loved every minute of it. Anyone remeber how,during morning assembly, the head teacher would ask us all to show her our handkerchiefs? Also, up the top of the stairs, where the round windows were, we had awful feelings of the secret goings on up there and we dare not go up that last flight of stairs, I did one day, but onlu part way up when I was caught by a teacher.Maureen from BC Canada

Date:
08-Oct-2010

Email:
curiousm@telus.net

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Name:
Duncan Bradley

Comment:
My great grandfather, George Underwood was caretaker at this school from about 1924-5 until about 1936. My mother, Jean was a pupil at the school from 1931 until until about 1934.

Date:
10-Oct-2010

Email:
dsubradley@sky.com

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Name:
Shrley Holton

Comment:
My grandmother lived in Enfield Place, a stone'sthrow from the school which at that time (the 1940s) served a whole community in the Enfields, Grant Street etc.

Date:
11-Oct-2010

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Name:
Jack Stead

Comment:
I attended RRCPS in the mid-50's - early 60's although I don't rememer many of the teacher's names except for Mr Freedman,a nice man with a shiny bald head,who took us up to the Soldier's fields for sports. Also a Miss Turnbull who wasn't there long, and the music teacher, a Miss Dawson (Parker?) who took a few of us up to the University one evening to watch a performance of The Mikado and spent most of the evening telling us to hush up as we were all singing along to the chorus ( She'd been teaching us the songs for months prior ). Since I lived close by, in Enfield Place, I also spent most of my free time playing in the school yard at either soccer or cricket, depending on the season, much to the chagrin of an old gentleman , a Mr Webster, who lived across the street on Enfield Street. He must have been tired of the constant action and regularly called the police to complain, and they would swing in to the school yard on their little "Noddy" scooters to move us on or tell us to behave. Around the back of the school there were some toilets that were open to the elements and also a kitchen that prepared school lunches, if my memory serves me correctly. I also remember on occasion a man with an air rifle would come around ( when the school was closed ) and thin out the pigeon population who liked to use the school roof as a roost. I doubt that such a thing would be allowed today. Happy Days ( unless you were a pigeon ).

Date:
01-Feb-2011

Email:
steadj@ecsd.net

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Name:
barbara long

Comment:
such good memories and such....contact me for more on guydenkinson@hotmail.co.uk

Date:
15-Apr-2011

Email:
guydenkinson@hotmail.co.uk

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Name:
Barry Sutcliffe

Comment:
I also attended RRCPS in the mid 50's early 60's as it was then called, at same time as Jack Stead he was a year younger than myself to refresh his memory, the headmistress was Mrs Winifrid Croft, Miss Tiffany took the class the year after nursery (1st year as it would be called nowadays) she would think nothing of smacking your legs for talking in class, Mr Freeman was the only male teacher on staff though we did get a supply teacher called Mr Reynolds now and then, along with Miss Turnbull who as young boys we all found stunning she took us swimming to Meanwood Road baths needless to say nobody ever missed swimming lessons, unfortunately they are the only members of staff I can remember. Old man Ritchie as we referred to him was school caretaker, as for Mr Webster the reason he regular called the police was due to the number of times the "Berson" ball or if we were flushed the better quality one we sometimes got from Studleys on Chappy Road went through his front window, happy days indeed.

Date:
05-Oct-2011

Email:
babsbaz2@yahoo.com

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Name:
Josephine Wright

Comment:
I attended this school in 1955-1956 and lived on Livingstone place on the corner with Roundhay.I recall a friend named Andrea and her brother Melvin who lived further up Livingstone. I left in May, 1956 at age 8 to emigrate to Australia, but my memory of the teacher I had immediately before I left is one of fear, for she threatened to cut out one boy's tongue due to his talking, and bustled us all out of the classroom while she brandished the scissors dramatically and kept him there...we tried to look through a pane of glass in door..did she do it? And on the most upper floor...a school dentist who tricked me by telling me I was blowing up a balloon..which in fact was a nitrous oxide mask! I was terrified there too!

Date:
20-Aug-2012

Email:
jowrightmd@aol.com

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Name:
Rita sebine STARKEY

Comment:
I went to this school and lived on manor st does anybody out there remember the renfeilds and the foresters club

Date:
12-May-2013

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Name:
David Hill

Comment:
I went to RRCPS around 1947 to 1952. We lived at the bottom of Rounday Road over W D Perkins bread shop the address was no 1 Morrell Street .I was a member of the may pole dancing team to dance at Rounday Park Children's day in 1949 my partner was Jean Davis she lived on Rounday Road at a butches shop

Date:
06-Jul-2013

Email:
david-margarethill@talktalk.net

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Name:
Maureen collins Clarke

Comment:
Rita Sebine, I think we were friends. I lived on Roundhay St.next to the "Queens" Then I went onto Roseville. In 1966 I emigrated to Canada where I still live, but oh the memories of that area and growning up there. Maureen

Date:
02-Nov-2013

Email:
cassiesnan@shaw.ca

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Name:
philip sheaf

Comment:
I attended Roundhay road school from nursery class, 1944 to 1951 as did my two brothers before me,we lived in Beauford place off Roundhay Road opposite barrack road .I remember the air raid shelter in the playground and practiced wearing a "Mickey mouse"gas mask,Miss Dyer was the headmistress and used to play piano and sing nursery rhymes to us as we had to have a little sleep in the afternoons,in winter there was a large coke fire at the end of the hall.My first teacher was Miss Wardle who embroidered a play overall for me depicting the sun.I also remember seeing a teacher run over by a tram,I think it was fatal,I think her name was Miss Ules.

Date:
18-Mar-2014

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Name:
Dorothy Harrison

Comment:
I went to this school from 1955 until I left to go to Roseville Secondary School for girls. We lived in Roscoe Mount during my time here and I remember Miss Croft. We had to go into her room to stand by her desk and read from a book. I Also remember the big fires they would light in the school hall in the winter where we had to wait to see the school Doctor. Mr Freedman was my last teacher and he was very strict with some of the boys in the class especially if he thought they had not had a wash!!! he would drag them out to the washbasins at the back of the classroom and make them wash their faces. He drove an orange car. When I met him years later he told me he called it the Smartie (after the sweets). I also remember the school dentist, we could hear his drill when we were in class, it scared me stiff. They were happy days and when we first arrived at the school as infants, we had an afternoon nap on little canvas cots. Happy daysx

Date:
27-Jul-2014

Email:
harrison915@btinternet.com

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