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Location - Leeds & District

Middleton Village School (Middleton)
Black & White image1916 Group portrait of one of the classes attending Middleton Old Village School. Some of the children can be named, moving left to right on the back row: Tom Speak, Billy Broadhead, Robert Wiffin, Frank Adams,?, John Speak, George Wainwright. Middle row (boys): George Lebetter, ?, John Hinchcliffe, Bill Hinchcliffe, John Halliwell, Robert Watlin, Tom Crossland, George Wright, Eric Hinchcliffe. Front row: ?, ?, ?, Ellen Winfield, Evelyn Crossland, Hilda Means and Doris Baker. This information is given in 'By Gone Middleton', by Edward Doherty.
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Village School, Breary Lane (Bramhope) (3 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. Image shows the stone built village school in Breary Lane. It was built in 1873 at the instigation of the Lady of the Manor, Miss Dawson. The schoolmaster Mr. Wood, along with his wife, received a salary of £130 per annum and books and slates were purchased at a cost of £11 16s 2d (£11 81p). There were between 60 and 70 pupils, both boys and girls, attending the school from a population of 389 in the village. The village school was undenominational and was not to be used as a Sunday School or for religious meetings. There was a focus on Adult Education and classes were held there for this purpose in the evenings. The West Riding County Council took over the building in 1921 and the school was converted to a youth club at a cost of £8,000. In 1961 the school moved to new premises in Tredgold Crescent. In 1992 Leeds City Council released the former school for development and it has since been converted to apartments, while retaining the original character of the nineteenth century building.
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