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Burley Street, static water supply


Burley Street, static water supply
Description:
20th April 1943. Static water supply tank located between Burley Street and Cavendish Street. St Andrews church can be seen to the left and St Andrews National School to the right. Cavendish Street is in the foreground, with Burley Street running along the viaduct in the background.

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Name:
greigjmarkham@aol.com

Comment:
This was my school until 1957. Mr Seargent was the Headmaster, Mr Foster prepared the oldest children for the 11+ exam and came to school in an Armstrong Siddley Saphire car that he parked in the playground and had guarded at playtime by the toughest children. He could hit a child at the back of the class with the blackboard rubber with one swivel of the hips and an accurate throw. A truly inspiring teacher.

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Trevor Hair

Comment:
I also was a pupil 1953 TO 1957 Mr Seargent took the rugby teem Mr Foster the cricket 1956-57 I was captain of both we won everything remember the car washed it rode in it but never guarded it passed 11 pluse the shool at the time was called St Georges do not remember MR Markham

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Name:
Arthur Duce

Comment:
I was a pupil here around 1945. I was 4 or 5 and can vividly remember going to sleep in the afternoons in little beds. From here I went to Burley Road school where I passed my 11 plus in 1952 and then went to Leeds Modern School at Lawnswood. Happy days

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Name:
Dennis Jagger

Comment:
I was at St Georges around 1957 and lived opposite the school gates in Sarto Place. I remember Mr Foster’s Armstrong Sidley car and Mr Seargent the headmasters, he had a less salubrious Austin A40 and for some reason I remember his reg No. JAK 527. I remember the outside toilets you can see under the arches with memories of very cold winters. We were moved out with the slum clearance, some people were reluctant to move would you believe!

Date:
08-Dec-2009

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dennis.jagger@btinternet.com

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Name:
ronnie findlay

Comment:
i went to this school until approx. 56-57 i remembered sleeping on the beds in the afternoon. i used to play marbels in the play ground near the arches. i also recall playing on top of the toilets which were in the playground.

Date:
06-Apr-2010

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ronnie.findlay@ntlworld.com

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Name:
RONNIE FINDLAY

Comment:
THEY SAY THAT EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY. this was my first school when i was 5 you can see the houses on burley street our parents and my sister lived on burley street the 3 rd house from the right of this picture but at the rear. which was no 50. in can remember 2 of my school teachers,names miss collandridge, not sure if it's spelt correctly. and mr manna.

Date:
13-Apr-2010

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ronnie.findlay@ntlworld.com

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Name:
anon

Comment:
Can anyone tell me anything about the building at the front left of the picture? It is now converted into offices but what was it previously? Looks like a church?

Date:
05-Sep-2011

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Name:
John Bean

Comment:
For 'anon' the left hand side of the photo shows the church which no longer exists. The building you refer to is 'St Andrews House', still in use as offices, which was further left and behind this shot of the church and is built on the corner of Burley Road (then Street) and St Andrews Street. Whereas the church was built on the corner of St Andrews St and Cavendish St which is the road the photographer is stood on.It is likely St Andrews House was the vicarage to the church and certainly stood alongside the church and school in the 1840's.

Date:
10-Nov-2013

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beanj@btinternet.com

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Name:
Terence Chambers

Comment:
I lived directly opposite the school gates, down Abbey Steet, my baby brother was christened at St.Andrews, and the playground was a constant site of activity after school hours. I remember Trevor Hair playing a cricket match against my school,Burley Road Primary, and his team annihilated us! I attended cubs every week in the hall on the top level of the building shown,and we were eventually re-housed in '58.they were wonderful days & are never out of my thoughts.

Date:
07-Jan-2014

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carol.chambersuk@virgin.net

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Rita Smith was Battensby

Comment:
I attended this school until 1957. I remember Mr Foster who used to pull your ears and say "are you deaf or daft laddie". Mr Markham may remember some of his colleagues as Mr Foster used to use their use surnames thus - Book. Paige and Markham. He thought this to be rather witty. I remember Mr Cranidge. Miss Jones. Miss Colinridge and my favourite teacher in my final year Miss Dixon. In the infants Mrs Wheatley who used to pull out your baby teeth when you were too squeamish to do it yourself. Happy school days and happy memories. I also used to sing in St Andrews Church choir. Mr Furness was the choirmaster.

Date:
27-Jun-2014

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ritarocks@btinternet.com

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Name:
margaret cliffe

Comment:
like a lot of you I too went to st georges school I started at 4 and left when we moved away early 1958 I was born in number 17 Newcastle street april 1949 my mum was mary my dad Harold my brother peter 2 years older than me also went to the same school I do remember a lot of what has been printed so thanks for the likewise memories does anyone recall chumping for bonfire night when all the kids in every street guarded their chumps woe betide if any others tried to take them haha I had a great time at school and living and playing around the area.

Date:
01-Feb-2016

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Name:
Mike Page

Comment:
I went to St.Andrew`s in 1951 until 1958. During this time the church closed down and we became St. George`s. As previously stated Mr Sargeant was the Headmaster who I thought was very hard but very fair and Mr. Foster was a brilliant teacher. I went to Leeds Central High School after passing my 11+ and this part of Leeds was redeveloped. We lived on Park Lane just as it joined Belle Vue Road, the house is now buried under the Telecom building. I now live in Bedfordshire and only travel up to Leeds rarely but a trip into Leeds always means travelling along Burley Road rather than Kirkstall Road. The whole area is certainly cleaner but at the time we did not realise that the houses would be classed as slums ut filled with wonderful people.

Date:
28-Mar-2018

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Name:
steve

Comment:
I started at this school age 5 in 1958 the church was knocked down while i was still there i lived on the hanovers not far away i can also remember the beds i could never sleep though i can even remember you had a small boared with a picture on for you coat and bed mine was a red brolly my last classroom was the far left at the top i left in 1962 when the houses were i lived were cleared there was another playground round the other side for the older pupils there used to be some stairs coming down from the road at the top coming past the ruttland pub i dont think ther there now but the pub is i remember the teacher bringing us out into the playground one day to watch a large chimmeny being knocked down somewere about where this photo is taken but further back

Date:
03-Sep-2019

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Name:
steve

Comment:
sorry i.d like to make a correction in a comment i made in an earlier comment i said there used to be some steps comming down from the road at the top past the rutland pub i meant the highlander pub sorry also can i just add some thing else i remembered on the top road were you can see the arches going left on the corner there is still now a building that has been sand blasted clean when i was at the school i can remember the building was a bakery shop you used to be able to buy meat and potato pie you got them in a dish about 6 or 7 inches made of pot and you returned the dish when you had eaten the pie i dont know if you paid a deposit on them or they just trusted people but i used to love them.

Date:
05-Sep-2019

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