Leeds Lost Schools

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Excalibur
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Re: Leeds Lost Schools

Postby Excalibur » Sun 31 Dec, 2017 5:28 am

Who remembers St Dominic’s Middle School in the late 70s, early 80s. It was situated in Leopoldo Street, Leeds7, and I spent my happiest times there.
My best mate was Victor Obanye and my favourite teacher Mr. Howell!
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Re: Leeds Lost Schools

Postby johnnyg » Sun 11 Feb, 2018 12:48 am

St Dominic's became the Holy Rosary and St Anne's primary and is still on the same site. My father-in-law was the caretaker there for 20-odd years, Mr Neville.
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Re: Leeds Lost Schools

Postby johnnyg » Sun 11 Feb, 2018 12:48 am

St Dominic's became the Holy Rosary and St Anne's primary and is still on the same site. My father-in-law was the caretaker there for 20-odd years, Mr Neville.
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Re: Leeds Lost Schools

Postby loiner99 » Thu 22 Feb, 2018 7:12 pm

Does anyone remember St Charles school which was next to New York Road and I went there mid/late 50s. It had one concrete playground in which we boys played football and every so often the ball (heavy leather) would go sailing over the wrought iron fence onto the poor unsuspecting drivers on New York Road as it swept from the Woodpecker Junction up to North Street. The road level was much lower then and the fact that there was never a major accident was a minor miracle.
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Re: Leeds Lost Schools

Postby volvojack » Sat 24 Feb, 2018 6:06 pm

[quote="loiner99"]Does anyone remember St Charles school which was next to New York Road and I went there mid/late 50s. It had one concrete playground in which we boys played football and every so often the ball (heavy leather) would go sailing over the wrought iron fence onto the poor unsuspecting drivers on New York Road as it swept from the Woodpecker Junction up to North Street. The road level was much lower then and the fact that there was never a major accident was a minor miracle.

Don't kmow why they never amalgamated St. Charles with my School Mount Saint Marys which was only a Mile or so away. In those days the Catholic Schools got very little financial help from the Leeds City Council and it would have made much more sense.
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Re: Leeds Lost Schools

Postby volvojack » Tue 20 Mar, 2018 3:52 pm

After W.W. 2 ended and demolition / slum clearance began again on Richmond Hill there were so many derelict propertys to keep us young lads occupied every Dinner time. a small gang of us would go exploring. One time we came across what looked like an abandoned Church which was from what i can remember somewhere behind the Cavalier Pub. It had High stone walls around it and the entrance was at the bottom. Once we dare to venture into the Grounds we saw there were prayer books scattered all across the grass. Up each side there were small sort of small places which i assumed were for private meditation.
After a few more visits we got the nerve up to go into the ground floor and found there were Kitchens.
Now it seemed like a School as it was on i think three floors. It was completely empty apart from a Black/ White
Picture of Jesus casting his net in the Sea. We took it down andwent back to School with it and one of the Nuns gave us some sweets to share.
Though there was nothing else in there that became our "Playground" for a while until one day we came outside and there was a man stood in the Entrance. With that we legged it over the wall and never went back.
It did not really matter because there was plenty of other places to visit.



What i would be interested in Knowing is.... What was that place exactly and is there
anything in its place. It's construction was the dark Stone which seemed quite common for Schools, Churches in that area/ time.
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Re: Leeds Lost Schools

Postby iansmithofotley » Tue 20 Mar, 2018 7:09 pm

Hi Jack,

I have looked at Old Maps and the nearest church to the Cavalier Pub was St Saviour's Church and Vicarage, just a bit further east, along Ellerby Road, from the pub.

Ian
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Re: Leeds Lost Schools

Postby volvojack » Tue 20 Mar, 2018 7:41 pm

Hi Jack,

I have looked at Old Maps and the nearest church to the Cavalier Pub was St Saviour's Church and Vicarage, just a bit further east, along Ellerby Road, from the pub.

Ian.
Thanks for the prompt reply. I suppose this Building could have been the Vicarage but i always imagined it being on a lower level than the Cavalier.
Mount St. Mary's Boys School was on Church Road in thse days and i wonder if your map confirms that, as this place seemed from memory to be on a lower level.

Though it is many years since i was in the Cavalier there was a quite large Church next door. would that have been St. Saviours.
Cheers Jack Daly

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Re: Leeds Lost Schools

Postby iansmithofotley » Tue 20 Mar, 2018 10:02 pm

Hi Jack,


Hi Jack,

Here is a Leodis photograph of the Cavalier Pub, in Ellerby Road, with St Saviour’s Church in the background. The building between them would have been the Vicarage, which I previously referred to.

http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?reso ... SPLAY=FULL

Here is another photograph of the area (there are others on Leodis).

http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?reso ... SPLAY=FULL

So far as relates to the school, older maps show that there was a ‘school’ at the northern end of Church Road, just north west of St Mary’s R.C. Church and Presbytery, but no specific name is shown. On later maps (1960’s), it is shown as St Mary’s Secondary School. It was near to the eastern end of Wrigglesworth Street.

I used to regularly go in the Cavalier in the late 1960’s/early 1970’s when a woman was the licensee. She was known as the ‘Black Widow’ for some reason. I never saw her serving behind the bar. She just used to sit on a high stool next to it. At that time, I regularly visited all of the many pubs in the area and knew many of the licensees, who all visited each others’ pubs. I would occasionally see the Black Widow in Tommy Finnigan’s ‘Yew Tree’, George Barraclough’s ‘Hampton’ or Whisky Wendy’s ‘Spring Close’ and also in the Black Dog and the Fisherman’s Hut.

Ian

P.S. - I don't know whether or not you are aware of this site but it will be of interest to you:

https://eastleedsmemories.wordpress.com/
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Re: Leeds Lost Schools

Postby volvojack » Wed 21 Mar, 2018 12:59 pm

Mt,St. Marys Boys School was on Church Road and on the other side of the Steps leading up to Mount St. Mary's Church was the Nuns Convent where the Beggars / Homeless would queue on a morning for Soup and breads.
At the top of the Steps was a large area which had the front door of the Church, the Priests Presbytery. opposite the Church was the Girls Orphanage ( Poor Things ) and the Girls School. lastly behind the Church was the Junior School.

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