|Title||Oxford Road Nursery School|
|Comment||Christmas time at the nursery school, Father Christmas is in the centre of the group of children. In the middle of the front row, kneeling up and wearing a striped jumper is a young Carlo Harrison.|
P546 – Oxford Road Nursery School, 1951.
Oxford Road Nursery School – 1951
Donated by Roger Chaffer who is on the front row 6th from the right between 2 girls. This was an intake of children who were just starting school. On the left is a classroom, behind is a glimpse of properties on Oxford Road.
D413 – Oxford Road Nursery School, 1962.
Oxford Road Nursery School – 1962
Road safety instruction for the young.
On the left is headmistress, Mrs Kelly, next Mr Cunliffe Chairman, of Aireborough Road Safety Committee. PC Long is in uniform, on the right is Stanley H Waddington, Secretary of Aireborough Road Safety Committee.
P225 – Oxford Road Nursery School, 1968.
Oxford Road Nursery School – 1968
It was Harvest Festival time, the children are seen with flowers and produce. A lot of the goods are in baskets for the children to distribute, usually for elderly neighbours or relatives.
Far right – Anne Nicholson, Far left Jeanette Taylor. Tall boy dark hair 3rd in from left – Darren Smelt, 2nd in from right – Gary Exley, boys in checked jackets Craig and Robert Bean who emigrated to Oz not long after. Sat down on right I think is Mark Exley.
Names supplied by Anne Houston nee Nicholson.
Photographer Bryan Waite, donated by his family.
K404 – Oxford Road Nursery School, 1970s.
Oxford Road Nursery School – 1970s
Late 1970s: In the middle of the group is Maurice Lee a member of the comedy band the Grumbleweeds.
The band were formed in Leeds in 1962, they appeared on the talent show “Opportunity Knocks” and then turned professional.
In the 1970s/80s they were very popular, some members of the band have changed but the group still tour.
Also named but in no order are :
Andrew Gamble, Robert Hudson, Deborah Siswick, Mrs Bowland, Mrs Denbigh and Matthew Clark. Maurice had obviously helped the nursery in some way but what he had done has not been recorded with the photo.
K303 – Oxford Road Nursery School, 1982.
Oxford Road Nursery School – 1982
On the back row left to right are:
Mrs Heather Maud, Amy Shackleton, Elizabeth Edwardson, Kate Hosegood, ?, ?,Tanya Watson, Miss Wilkinson and Mrs Hilary Murden.
Middle row left to right:
Marcus ?, Catherine Hudson, Giles French, Louise Rycroft, Alexander Perry, Angela Santos and ?
Front row left to right:
?, Andrew Turnbull, Matthew Halden, ? Taylor and Philip Dulake.
FF018 – Oxford Road Nursery School, 1985.
Oxford Road Nursery School – 1985
Looking from Ashtofts Mount across part of the playground of Oxford Road Infant and Junior School.
The spire of the old Wesleyan Methodist Church is visible, the houses on the right are on Oxford Road
T137 – Oxford Road Nursery School, 2014.
Oxford Road Nursery School – 2014
This school is located on Oxford Road, it is decorated for the Tour de France weekend.
Photographer Joanne Coultas.
T138 – Oxford Road Nursery School, 2014.
Oxford Road Nursery School – 2014
N253 – Oxford Road Nursery School, 2015.
Oxford Road Nursery School – 2015
Temporary classrooms for the school with a supposed life of 5 years.
I went to Guiseley School back in the 1950s, it does not seem long ago. I loved every day I spent, I cried the day I left to start to work.
Mr Bowers was head then and he asked me why I was crying and I said I don’t want to leave. My son and daughter went as well.
Miss Allen was the Teacher then. We left in 1969 to go to Australia. I have been home 5 times and still miss it a lot.
I would love to get in touch with old friends Barbara Horwood maiden name Young.
05 May 2018.
Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 22 May 2022.
Last updated: 22 May 2022.