leodis logo

Leeds City Council

Open archives compliant site

Supported by BIG Lottery Fund

Enrich UK Lottery Fund

Results Found (10), Result Page (1 of 2)
Search Aspect (Garforth Parochial School )
Location - Leeds & District

Church Lane at the junction with Main Street (Garforth)
Black & White imageearly 1900s. View of Church Lane from the junction with Main Street. On the extreme left Garforth Parochial School is visible. The playground is surrounded by iron railings which were later melted down for the war effort in the Second World War. Many children are in view on the pavement in front of the railings. Opposite the school there are some old shop properties that were demolished to build Garforth Library, which opened in 1969, and also some new houses. Included in these old shops was Shackleton's Bakery and Mortimer's Greengrocer's. Mortimer Close, off Church Lane, is named after the greengrocer. The school closed in 1990 and was demolished in 1994. Garforth Medical Centre was constructed on the site. In February 2010 a 'new-look' library and One Stop Centre is to open in Garforth, built with a £1.4 million award from the Big Lottery Fund. It is an extension of the 1969 building and will feature 'green' technology.
[internal reference; 201028_170246:GARFORTH HISTORICAL SOCIETY C7]
Church Lane from the junction with Main Street (Garforth) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. View of Church Lane from the junction with Main Street showing Garforth Parochial School on the left. This has since been demolished (1994) and the site is now occupied by Garforth Medical Centre. The playground is visible behind the iron railings which were removed during the Second World War for the war effort. The shop properties seen to the right were demolished to build new housing and Garforth library which opened in February 1969. The shops included Shackleton's Bakery and Mortimer's Greengrocers and Mortimer Close, a street of bungalows was named after the greengrocer. A new library is about to be unveiled (February 2010). It is a refurbishment and extension of the old building and will include a One-Stop centre. The new building will incorporate 'green' technology and will boast a 'living' sedum, roof, and solar panels.
[internal reference; 201028_170247:GARFORTH HISTORICAL SOCIETY C8]
Church Lane, looking towards Main Street (Garforth)
Black & White imageUndated. View of the bottom of Church Lane looking towards Main Street. On the right, surrounded by railings, is Garforth Parochial School. This school remained on the site until the 1990s but was then demolished and a Medical Centre was built there in 1994. The buildings on the left did not last as long and were replaced by Garforth Branch Library (built in 1969) and Mortimer Close. A group of children are gathered on the road. Photo courtesy of Mrs G. Lowe.
[internal reference; 201029_170279:GARFORTH HISTORICAL SOCIETY C48]
Garforth Parochial School, Church Lane (Garforth)
Black & White image1972. Image shows Garforth Parochial School situated in Church Lane at the junction with Main Street, foreground. Sir Edward Gascoigne, local and landowner and colliery owner, gave the land for the original school which was built by public subsription in 1737. The school was rebuilt in 1818. This shows the school in 1972 but by July 1990 it had closed. Eventually, in 1994 it was demolished and Garforth Medical Centre was constructed on the site.
[internal reference; 201028_170248:GARFORTH HISTORICAL SOCIETY C9]
Garforth Parochial School, class photograph (Garforth)
Black & White imageFebruary 1924. Staff and pupils at Garforth Parochial School in 1924. Standing on the far right is the headmaster, Mr. Thompson, who was to retire that year after nearly 30 years. He was replaced by Mr. Veitch.
[internal reference; 2010416_170569:GARFORTH HISTORICAL SOCIETY PPL50]