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Re: Leeds Lost Schools

Posted: Fri 27 Feb, 2015 1:29 pm
by jim
The 1907 West Leeds High School building was and is indeed opposite Charlie Cake Park. It has now been converted into "Old School Lofts". I was a pupil at this school from 1952-56. I believe it finally closed as a school in 1999 or thereabouts.

Re: Leeds Lost Schools

Posted: Mon 23 Mar, 2015 7:34 pm
by harrym1byt
Someone asked about Matthew Murray HS..

I saw the place built and went there the day it opened in 1961 through July 1963. A wonderful new school with fantastic modern facilities. Playing fields, proper gyms, no shortage of books and and a well equipped science block. It was the science subjects I most enjoyed.

Mr's Gomersal (Head), West (assist Head), Taylor Geography, Scott Chemistry and ??? Physics.

There was a reunion a few years ago, but I couldn't remember many of the names, so decided it was prudent to give it a miss.

I was quite shocked to learn on Leodis that it had been demolished. Was there a reason?

I never really enjoyed or took much interest in history, but I'm making up for it now - in fact I've become quite obsessed with it on sites like this. I have also been busy tracing my family tree, something which has turned out to be absolutely fascinating.

Re: Leeds Lost Schools

Posted: Mon 23 Mar, 2015 8:06 pm
by buffaloskinner
Don't know why Matthew Murray closed, it was one of two schools that I hated to do the school bus run and pick the rowdy children up from, the other being Parkside.

If you google Matthew Murray High School you will find plenty of hits, whether they are the ones you seek is up to you.

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Re: Leeds Lost Schools

Posted: Mon 23 Mar, 2015 11:39 pm
by rikj
I was quite shocked to learn on Leodis that it had been demolished. Was there a reason?
Education Leeds (the company formed by LCC to run education) decided that Matthew Murray High School should be merged with Merlyn Rees High School to form South Leeds High School. Once the new site was operational, Matthew Murray was demolished.

There is an account here:

http://antiacademies.org.uk/2014/06/the ... ltogether/

it focuses more on the results than the reasoning behind the process, but will give you the general picture.

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Posted: Wed 14 Sep, 2016 9:05 pm
by fredshaw
Steve266 wrote:Those of you that went to West Leeds anybody remember Harry Sharratt maths teacher and football goal keeper of great renown?
I remember Harry Sharrat, he played for Bishop Auckland and he brought to school the FA Amateur Cup
they had won at Wembley. It was my second year so around 1955.

Re: Leeds Lost Schools

Posted: Sat 17 Sep, 2016 11:17 am
by Wiljoy
in 1944-1949 I went to night school in a school down Darley Street off North Street is the building still there??

Re: Leeds Lost Schools

Posted: Sat 17 Sep, 2016 7:52 pm
by buffaloskinner
I'm afraid Darley Street and the school is long gone, its now under the Leeds College of Building

Re: Leeds Lost Schools

Posted: Fri 30 Sep, 2016 10:28 am
by mark1978
Does anyone have any photos of Woodhouse Street School, or Woodhouse Infants? There are only very partial images on Leodis.

Also in Woodhouse, St Mark's School that used to be between Cathcart Street and Raglan Road. I can't find any information about that one at all.

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Posted: Sat 01 Oct, 2016 4:45 pm
by blackprince
fredshaw wrote:
Steve266 wrote:Those of you that went to West Leeds anybody remember Harry Sharratt maths teacher and football goal keeper of great renown?
I remember Harry Sharrat, he played for Bishop Auckland and he brought to school the FA Amateur Cup
they had won at Wembley. It was my second year so around 1955.
You will find some photos and a press cutting about Harry Sharrat here
http://wlbhs.co.nr/
Look under Links in the menu.

Re: Leeds Lost Schools

Posted: Sun 31 Dec, 2017 5:25 am
by Excalibur
Who remembers St Dominic’s Middle School in the 70s and early 80s. It was at the bottom of Leopoldo Street in Chapeltown. Teachers included Mr Heggarty, Miss Noreen Walsh, Miss Cavadino, Miss Casey, Miss Cabry, Mrs Abrahams, Mr Cockeram, Mr Wilson, Mr Shiels, Bogey Brennan, Mrs Foster and Mr Howell. A great school, I loved it and will never forget it. It was the happiest time of my life!