|||Beeston Road, New Bewerley Community Primary School (Beeston)
|18th November 2005.
View of New Bewerley Community Primary School on Beeston Road. Dating back to 1880, it was originally Beeston Hill Board School and has at times been Hillside Primary in 1996. A listed building designed by R.L. Adams in a classical style, the frontage remains much the same though it has been extended at the back. The building on the right, the caretaker's house, is also listed. By 2006 the school has been renamed New Bewerley Community Primary School following the merger of Hillside with Greenwood Primary School. It is due to transfer to a new site in 2007.
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|||Bewerley Street Community School under construction (Beeston)
Image shows construction work in progress on the new Bewerley Street Community School in Beeston Road. The innovative design, said to resemble a spaceship, cost £4.6 million to build and the classrooms are all constructed around a central hall. The name was chosen to commemorate the first of the Board Schools to be built in Leeds, Bewerley Street Infants School in 1873, not far from this new school. The provision of the community school meant the closure of two old schools, Hillside and Greenwood. The new building also includes a 78 place childrens' centre with facilities for year round, 8am. - 6pm., childcare, and caters for 15 children with special educational needs. To help fulfill the needs of the wider community there is a one-stop shop and new library next to the school. The contractors are Kier Northern in partnership with Leeds City Council. Bewerley Street Community School was to open four weeks ahead of schedule in November 2006. Photograph courtesy of Lynn Rhodes.
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|||Children from South Gipton in a clean-up campaign (Gipton)
Image shows children of South Gipton taking part in a clean-up campaign on the estate. It was a project instigated by the Gipton Community Refurbishment Scheme and the children were involved as part of a holiday play project. The children filled more than 60 sacks with rubbish and were provided with refreshments by sponsors, Kentucky Fried Chicken. The youngsters were hoping to win a prize in the National Clean-up competition organised by the Keep Britain Tidy Campaign.
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|||Cleaning the old becks of Leeds, Community Programme Scheme (Unknown) (1 comment)
Image shows two workers employed cleaning a beck of rubbish and debris, as part of a Community Programme Scheme. The exact location is uncertain but it is thought to be Wykebeck. Temporary jobs like this were created for the long-term unemployed (people who had been jobless for over one year). At this time there were 40,000 Leeds people on the dole and 2,600 of those were able to take part in the Community Programme Scheme for a period of one year. Thousands of Leeds pensioners were able to benefit from the scheme as decorating and gardening work was also undertaken on their behalf. Security work was carried out eg. fitting spy holes to external doors.
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|||Farsley Methodist Church, Back Lane (Farsley Community Church) (Farsley) (1 comment)
Image shows Farsley Methodist Church located in Back Lane. The building dates from C1844 and in 1860 was enlarged. The present church is housed in the Sunday School building of 1869.
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