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Cross Flatts Primary School, Group Photograph of Pupils


Cross Flatts Primary School, Group Photograph of Pupils
Description:
c1940s. Image shows a group of pupils at Cross Flatts Primary School in Harlech Road, off Dewsbury Road. The boys are holding jam jars up to the camera. The Headmaster of the boys' section of the school at this time was Mr. William Thomas James. Image courtesy of Mr. James (Jimmy) Sollitt.

User Comments:

Name:
DEREK JEMPSON

Comment:
THE HANDSOME CHAP BOTTON LEFT IS ME.SECOND ROW 2 IN FROM LEFT JOHN HUNTER.

Date:
26-Sep-2012

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Name:
Graham A. Schofield

Comment:
There looks to be a few familiar faces here. Mind you, all old school photographs can be deceptive. I wonder if Mr. James (Jimmy) Sollitt can furnish us with any more information, especially as to the date. Is this a picture taken of the those who had collected the most jam-jars in a given period. Jam-jars were collected during the war, and as far as I can recall, the practice carried on into the post-war years. Each jar had to have the Ministry of Food logo (M.o.F.) cast into the bottom, otherwise they were unacceptable. The more I look at this image, the more surnames such as, Atkinson, Dearlove, Batty, Lumb, Cook, Dinsdale, Craddock, Robinson spring to mind. Am I correct, or it it just wishful thinking.

Date:
28-Sep-2012

Email:
GrahamScho@AOL.com

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Name:
donald rhodes

Comment:
further to Graham's comment,re jam jars.I remember collecting waste newspaper for money.We took them to a place down dewsbury Rd and we would wet some of the ones in the middle of the bundle,(out of sight) to make them weigh more. I also have a very vague memory of the jam jars,but paper was easier.

Date:
08-Oct-2012

Email:
donrhodes@pac.com.au

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Name:
James (Jimmy) Sollitt

Comment:
Nice to see comments from some of the lads who attended the school & who lived in the area. Thanks chaps & all the very best to you all. 2012

Date:
21-Oct-2012

Email:
nhwatch@ntlworld.com

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Name:
James (Jimmy) Sollitt

Comment:
I do believe the lad in the middle row and to the far left looks like I did in those long gone days... could it have been myself? ... Gosh, If so, I had hair in those days!!! I will answer mail from anyone who remembers the school or Beeston. Cheers.

Date:
21-Oct-2012

Email:
nhwatch@ntlworld.com

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Name:
D. JEMPSON

Comment:
I would say all of these lads where in my class. The tall one at the back Rodney Sissons??

Date:
23-Dec-2012

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Name:
D. Jempson

Comment:
A freind off mine John Roche names them as. Middle second row fair hair is Colin Wardman, Pete Stocks is on his left, back middle tallest kid is Rodney Sissons and bottom right is David Howson, belived back row on left dark hair is Keith Dunwell and cannot put a name but know the face of middle bottom row.

Date:
26-Dec-2012

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Name:
Brian

Comment:
Have spent a bit of time wandering round Leeds Library today and got stuck in the section reading Cross Flatts School Magazines . Any of you old pupils living in Leeds should get down to browse them . Some excellent photos of school teams , articles on school trips , poetry? , pupils winning scholarships and a little note about pupils leaving , I particularly like the quote "the only boy in year 8 who didnt need a "Toni" perm . All the adverts for the shops on Dewsbury Rd and Beeston Rd , Eaddies bike and toy shop and a chemist advertising Cucumber Cream for 1/6d a tube . An interesting bit in each one about Old Boys and what they are doing now (or should I say then) although I didn't go to Cross Flatts school I enjoy reading them no doubt some of you will see pictures of yourselves or articles you contributed to the magazine , or memories of the school camps or visits to factories etc . They are dated from 1946-1958 , would be nice if some could be added to this site copyright must have expired by now .

Date:
20-Jun-2013

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Name:
jane

Comment:
brilliant idea brian.get more photo,s of cross flatts school.girls too.

Date:
28-Jun-2013

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Name:
geoff dinsdale

Comment:
oh my god in this picture is my older brother gordon barry dinsdale i think front row 1st on the left(sat down)

Date:
21-Sep-2014

Email:
geoffrey.dinsdale3@sky.com

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