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Coldcotes Secondary School / North Farm Middle School, view from

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Coldcotes Secondary School / North Farm Middle School, view from
Description:
Undated. View from the snow-covered grounds of a school at the junction of Thorn Walk and North Farm Road. This was originally Coldcotes School, which incorporated a nursery, infants, junior and secondary school. The part of the school seen at the right edge was the secondary school. The school was later split up into 4 schools, Thorn Primary, Dorset Primary, North Farm Middle and Oak Tree Middle; this side was North Farm Middle. It would later become Oakwood Primary after the other schools were demolished, but this has also since been demolished and replaced by a new Oakwood Primary School. Oak Tree Drive is in the foreground, North Farm Road runs from the left edge by the junction with Thorn Drive and continues up the hill in the centre background, while Thorn Walk is at the far side of the school on the right. Houses visible include the semi-detached pair of 2 Thorn Drive and 63 North Farm Road facing forwards on the left.

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Name:
Val Dobson my school

Comment:
my lovely school i went to nrsary , infants ,juniors and seniors

Date:
26-Apr-2012

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Name:
Claudia Procter (nee Wilson)

Comment:
I Went to Coldcote's in 1954 aged 11, the only teacher that I remember was Mrs Wagstaff (Sport's) I swam for the School with another girl called Kay can't recall her surname, it was great being taken out of Class to go & train.

Date:
10-Nov-2012

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Brenton Simpson

Comment:
This brings back memory's I went to north farm middle school in the mid 1980's shortly before it was later demolished it was a fab school had a of fun their and I used to live up the hill on St, Wilfred's Garth.

Date:
04-Aug-2013

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Name:
julie foy

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i went to coldcotes infant school and coldcotes junior girls school circa 1963/1979. Loved that school

Date:
27-May-2014

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Carl Logan

Comment:
I went to this school from 83-87. The Annexes on the left were my form room (1-4). The main building on the left was where we were teached science with Mr Oglvie. Good memories including running up that hill in P.E.!!!!

Date:
27-Nov-2014

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carl_logan@hotmail.co.uk

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Name:
Geraldine Smith (nee Young)

Comment:
I remember North Farm School, I was there from 1972, one of my class teachers was Mrs Thompson who struck terror in everyone's hearts and the lovely Mr Fitzmaurice who was a drama teacher

Date:
15-Apr-2015

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gasmith1@sky.com

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Sheila (Nee Stark)

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I was at Coldcotes Girls Secondary, leaving in 1971 aged 15yrs to start my first Job at John Temple in Seacroft. The headmistress was Mrs Wynne and my class teacher was, if memory serves me well, the schools first male teacher, his name was Mr Hart. We had a class in the prefab on the left of the photo, the female teacher was so very kind and I loved her, can't remember her name however she had a "Pot" hand. My best friends were Rita Langstaff (Oh where is she?)and Dorothy Knovorgorski, who sadly passed away at a very young age.

Date:
30-Jan-2016

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sheelshunter@outlook.com

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Terry Simpson

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Lived on Fearnvilles ,went to nursery -juniors-seniors /class7 Mr Lister Pottery classroom left in 1951 Loved swimming and played Rugby League @ school& briefly for Hull KR will be 80 this year if you remember me contact

Date:
06-Feb-2016

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terence.simpson629@btinternet.com

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Name:
Sheila Hunter Nee Stark

Comment:
Additional comment: Mrs Wynne owned 2 cottages in Reeth,Yorkshire Dales. One her private holiday cottage the one next door being used for school trips. I was there for a week, at the cost of £7, with my class mates. It was wonderful, a lovely hot summer and we walked for hours singing to Mungo Jerry, who hit No1 with "In the summertime". The cottage bedroom was made into a dormitory for us girls. MR Hart was with us and the music teacher also,sadly I can't recall her name, but she was quite young, had short dark hair, wore mini skirts and was very beautiful. We had a lovely holiday....I think my best friend Rita Langstaff Was there and perhaps Jacqueline Ellis? Vera Driver? So wish I had a good memory for names :-)

Date:
20-Feb-2016

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Patricia Eastwood

Comment:
Oh Happy days! I loved this school. Girls were segregated from boys in those days (1950s). My best friend was Lynne Dobson. I loved singing in the choir, thanks to Ms. Hartley. Ms. Maltas was my homeroom teacher. I remember giving shows with my Archie Andrews doll in the library. I remember a great jovial teacher, Mrs. Jennings. She taught sewing and art. I remember basket-weaving, playing tag on the "portables" (forget what they called then in England). Loved the ice cream wagon, who served up cinder toffee and other specialties. School lunches..with silver service? turines and food monitors. Rounders on the big fields. Anyone remember me, do get in touch. xo

Date:
22-Jul-2016

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Ibis123_ca@yahoo.ca

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Marie Whiteley

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I went to Coldcotes infants, junior and senior school my name then being Marie Doherty my teacher for a few years was Mrs Wragg. I lived at 85 Oak Tree Walk Gipton ftom my birth until I got married in 1963. I feel privileged to have had such a great school and place to live.

Date:
22-Dec-2016

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m-whiteley1@hotmail.co.uk

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Name:
David Bruce (Nelson, New Zealand)

Comment:
This shot looks to be part of the Senior Girls school, attended by all three of my older sisters in the 1940s & 50s. I went the the Infants and Junior Boys schools (1955-1962) before going over to Foxwood School. The only teacher's names I recall are Mr & Mrs Rose who lived on Foundry Lane. A 'dreaded' aspect of moving up to the Senior Boys school, was being 'tossed over the jemmy' - over the rail at the top of a short, outside stair, by the 'hard cases' from the Gipton, as a sort of 'initiation ceremony'. I lived at the end of Oakwood Lane where it joined Foundry Lane. Happy days!

Date:
07-Feb-2017

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Lynn ribbons

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I went to thorn primary school in 70s loved it then anyone remember me lol anyone go to braim wood middle from here ?

Date:
11-Jun-2017

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Lynn gibbons

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I went to thorn primary in 70s anyone go to braim wood middle

Date:
11-Jun-2017

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wendy smith

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I went to coldcotes secondary school I left in 1968 mrs wynne was head teacher and was brilliant I also went to the cottages in reeth I was in rounders , netball and athletics team and we had a great reputation for winning at most sport at schools throuout leeds ,the teacher with the false hand was mrs craig it was a brilliant school and I kept in touch with mrs wynne until her death I still am in touch with miss hugillwho married and became mrs Emmett,im 64 now but have great memories of that school

Date:
27-Jun-2017

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Name:
Billy Sharp

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You must all 'get some in'.! I started in the Nursery at Coldcotes in 1938.Following my elder siblings, Betty and Robert, who were in the Senior girls,(just), and the Junior Boys.Re-housed from the 'clearance' of the'Bank', they had first attended Gipton School until Coldcotes opened. I progressed through to the Infants where I lost my best pal, Eddie When we were about to go into the Junior Boys, Eddie and me were split up because he was Catholic. He was shipped off to St.Augustines.Until then we had a great time at Eddie's grandads, who lived at the bottom of North Farm Road, helping him sup his Wincarnis. However, as things turned out, after a brief spell at Roundhay Grammar,I returned to enter the Senior Boys in Mr.R.Kelsey Tongue's class. I was expecting to leave school in 1949 at 14yrs.But the rotters at the Home Office decided in 1948 to increase the school leaving age to 15.I was mortified. But thanks mainly to that spell at Roundhay, I did manage to win the school prize for French. Which was graciously presented by Alice Bacon MP.

Date:
02-Aug-2017

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