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Flowers For Leeds Competition, pupils of Belle Isle County Primary School

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Flowers For Leeds Competition, pupils of Belle Isle County Primary School
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1951. Image shows a row of young pupils of Belle Isle County Primary School as they shoulder their hoes in readiness for the Flowers For Leeds Competition. The committee were keen to encourage young gardeners throughout Leeds schools and in 1952 a new trophy, the Robert Barr Cup, was introduced for the lucky winners.

User Comments:

Name:
Peter Jackson

Comment:
Would be good to see the boys identified, could guess at a couple, Kevin Dufton & Malcome Morgan. The building behind was the canteen which supplied school dinners to most of the schools in the south Leeds area. The house on the extreme right was where Mr Atkinson lived, he was the school caretaker for as long as I can remember, I lived next door but one to him and was the same age as the boys in the photo.

Date:
03-May-2012

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petermj67@hotmail.co.uk

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Name:
Diane Haynes

Comment:
I went to Belle Isle School from 1953-1959.Mr Wilson was the headteacher,other names that come to mind are Mr Soar,Mr Ashley,Miss Gatenby.It was a wonderful school and I have very happy memories of time there.We had a school song-----When Belle Isle School began in 1951,the building was quite new and much had to be done.With joy and pride the children tried to make hard work their rule and now we all are proud to bear the name of Belle Isle school.Happy Days.

Date:
25-May-2012

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Name:
steve hall

Comment:
thanks Diane. i remembered the first line of the song and have tried for 50 years to remember the rest. i was there from 1956, after moving up from hunslet.

Date:
02-Dec-2012

Email:
s.r.hall@blueyonder.co.uk

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Name:
Janet Hutchinson nee Wood

Comment:
I wss at Belle Isle school from 1950 infants and juniors before I left and went to Hunslet carr. I remember all the Teachers Diane mentioned.Happy days.Keen at gardening I remember. Mr Wilson stuck a garden fork in his foot and was away from school for some time. I have a photo of all our class and I remember all the names of the children in the photo even now. I was in the netball and rounders team Happy memories.

Date:
27-Jan-2013

Email:
janet965@btinternet.com

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Name:
Pat Wilson nee Brogden

Comment:
I too went to Belle Isle schoole from 1951. I can still remember the tune to the school song which I believe was written by Mr. Wilson. I remember him telling the children the school was very modern for its time with all the classrooms facing South to catch the sunlight. Another teacher I remember was Miss Pickles. I can remember the school dressing up display vehicles for Childrens Day and I think the school won a prize for its entry a the conquering of Mount Everest. Prior to leaving to go the Hunslet Carr School the classes were housed in buildings more or less facing Ebor Farm on Belle Isle Road not far from where the foundations of the original Windmill were found.

Date:
21-Feb-2013

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Name:
Peter Jackson

Comment:
Am going to have a stab at some more names of the boys in the photo. Could be from the left, Malcolm Morgan, Eric or Ray Winterburn, Colin Hewson, Fred Hickinson and Kevin Dufton, recognise the next boy but can't name him, can't recall the one on the extreme right.

Date:
04-Feb-2014

Email:
petermj67@hotmail.co.uk

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