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Search Aspect ( Merlyn Rees )
Location - Leeds & District

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South Leeds High School, Middleton Road (Belle Isle) (4 comments)
Colour image2007/8. View of South Leeds High School in 2006 after demolition had begun. Depending on their era ex pupils will remember it as Belle Isle County Secondary School (from c1959), Belle Isle Middle School (1970s). Merlyn Rees High School (early 1990s) and South Leeds Arts College Merlyn Rees. Finally, in 2004 it became South Leeds High School on amalgamation with Matthew Murray, operating across both campuses. A new South Leeds School opened in 2006 on a site adjacent to South Leeds Stadium.
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South Leeds High School, Middleton Road (Belle Isle) (1 comment)
Colour image2007/8. View from Middleton Road of the former Belle Isle County Secondary School built c1959. After several changes of name and organisation (Belle Isle Middle School, Merlyn Rees, South Leeds Arts College Merlyn Rees) it finally closed in the September of 2006. The final two years as South Leeds High School were the result of an amalgamation with Matthew Murray. Pupils now attend South Leeds School, a new PFI school which opened in 2006.
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South Leeds High School, Middleton Road (Belle Isle)
Black & White image2007/8. Image shows South Leeds High School after its closure in 2006. It was opened c1959-60 when it was known as Belle Isle County Secondary School. Many people will remember it as Merlyn Rees. In this photograph demolition work has begun on the building. Former pupils now attend the new P.F.I. South Leeds School which opened in 2006 on a site adjacent to South Leeds Stadium.
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South Leeds High School, Middleton Road (Belle Isle)
Colour image2007/8. Demolition has begun on South Leeds High School, also remembered as Merlyn Rees and Belle Isle County Secondary School. For a period in the 1970s it was a middle school, catering for Belle Isle pupils between 9 and 13. It became South Leeds High School on amalgamation with Matthew Murray in 2004. Pupils were transferred to the new South Leeds School in 2006 and demolition began on the two old school sites, Merlyn Rees and Matthew Murray.
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Wesley Street, Wesley Street Mill (Morley)
Colour imageNovember 1988. The former Wesley Street Mill, converted into an Environment and Business Centre by the South Leeds Groundwork Trust. The decorative mural is connected with Morley's history and industry; the name plates on the wall are of a type produced by the Groundwork Trust. The small building at the side which used to be the engine house has been converted into the entrance to the larger building and is taken over by a small heritage centre for Morley where there is a display of drawings, photographs and leaflets plus a working model of the Crank Mill early steam engine. Wesley Street Mill is now much smaller than it used to be. Originally the mill came right down to Queen Street, but some of it was demolished in the 1930s to make way for the building of Boots and Woolworths. Later a new road, Merlyn Rees Avenue, was made in front of the part shown. This street is on the site of another part of the mill that during the Second World War became the fire station and mortuary. The road now goes along to the house (half seen on this picture) that used to be the caretakers for the Zion Independent Chapel. Between the mill and the caretaker's house there used to be Henry Place which had an entrance from Queen Street by the side of Woolworths. Wesley Street Mill chimney, the tallest in Morley, was in this yard. Now it is the entrance to Beryl Burton Gardens. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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