South View School, 1884 – 2004 (1)

South View School 1884

Title South View School
Date Undated
Location Yeadon
Photo ID B383
Comment South View School was built in 1884, the land in front of the school would be built on to form part of Brooklands Crescent. Harper Lane is to the left edge, the other side of the school faced on to Rufford Avenue. When the first pupils were admitted on 8th January 1884 it was boys only. Building work was still in progress on the areas for girls and infants. It was to accommodate 1070 children, segregated as boys, girls and infants. Each department had it’s own entrance with cloakroom and necessary facilities. This school building was demolished in 2004/05 and a new school erected on the site which is now called Rufford Park Primary. (August 2012)
South View School girl pupils 1895

K45 – South View School, 1895.

South View School – 1895

This class of girls was Standard Seven.

South View School boy pupils 1898

C001 – South View School, 1898.

South View School – 1898

Class of boys in the playground, it is noted that Edward Chippendale is “last on line, back row”.

South View School pupils Undated

BB007 – South View School, Undated.

South View School – Undated

An early poor quality and creased image of children in the school playground.

South View School boy pupils Undated

N191 – South View School, Undated.

South View School – Undated

A class of boys with two schoolmasters, one of the boys holds a sign “Standard V”, the location and name of the school was not given with the photograph. I have placed it here as the stonework looks as if it could be South View School. If anyone can identify the location I will move this piece accordingly.

South View School boy pupils Undated

X75 – South View School, Undated.

South View School – Undated

An early school photo, a class of young boys in view.

South View School girl pupils 1898

B401 – South View School, 1898.

South View School – 1898

An all girl class, one of the children holds a board which is marked “Standard V11”.

The teacher on the left is thought to be Miss Dennison.

In the third row from the front, third in from the right, the girl is possibly Christobel (Chrissie) White.

Her sister Dora married Sydney Howard, her brother Donald produced many local amateur shows. Their parents kept a newsagents shop on Ivegate, now Rivoli Pizza.

South View School boy pupils 1900

FBA109 – South View School, 1900.

South View School – 1900

A group of pupils who comprised Standard 111, on the right is Fred Hardy who was a pupil teacher.

Donated by Sam Kilburn.

South View School girl pupils 1900

E249 – South View School, 1900.

South View School – 1900

A class of girls in the school playground, the photographer was E E Slater. The image was taken on a glass slide, digitally transferred by John Hobson.

Donated by Sam Kilburn.

South View School pupils c1900

S370 – South View School, c1900.

South View School – c1900

An early class photo, taken by E E Slater.

It would appear to be a special occasion looking at the number of people in the photograph and the fact that they are all wearing their  ‘Sunday Best’.



South View School pupils c1900

FBA156 – South View School, c1900.

South View School – c1900

School children pose for the camera in an early photograph by E. E. Slater onto a glass slide of South View School c1900.

South View School pupils 1900

G228 – South View School, 1900.

South View School – 1900

A class of boys demonstrating drill movements, image taken on a glass slide by E E Slater.



South View School pupils 1910

E517 – South View School, c1910.

South View School – c1910

Infants and Junior girls in the playground, the little chap front right is definitely not impressed!

At his side is a child in a wheelchair.

To the left Brooklands Crescent would be built in the late 1920s, in the background is Harper Lane.

South View School boy pupils 1931

S52 – South View School, 1931.

South View School – 1931

The boys have been named as:
In the left window, left to right: Woodbridge, Rhodes, ?
In the right window on the left Frank Richardson, unknown on the right.

Back row left to right: Dick Parker, Cyril Mawson, Leonard Vine, Clifford Moon, Wilfred Waterworth, Sidney Stead, Jim Walsh, William Chadwick, George Cousins, Cyril Hardaker.

3rd row left to right: Chris (?) Rhodes, George Harrison, Reggie Preston, Herbert West, Albert Tate, Dennis Stubbs?, Arthur Hewson, Percy Collin, Harry Berry, Walter Sutcliffe, Jeff Teale.

2nd row left to right: H V Wilkinson Headmaster, Tom Wrigley, Sym Marshall, Eric Perkins, William Margerison, Ronnie Farrer, Albert Tate, Roy Johnson, Eric Forkins, Arthur Arundale, William Berryman, Jack Oddy, Ken Waite, Sidney Smith, teacher. He was a noted cricket player.

Front row left to right: Charlie Irvine, Arthur Holden, Eric Roe, Harry Womersley, Alfie Roberts, Harry (Percy) Richardson, Harry Bibby, Willis Mawson, Gerald Roberts, Richard Beaumont Hopkinson, ? Cox.

South View School girl pupils 1931

PU036 – South View School, 1931.

South View School – 1931

Class of girls, kneeling in the centre of the front row is Lily Olive Hobson, mother of the donor of this photo, Ian Gillingham.

Previous Comments:

Re S52
ponutrucker
Front row, second from right Harry Hopkinson. His name is not Harry! ‘Harry’is my uncle Richard Beaumont Hopkinson, born 1921, Gill Lane, Yeadon.
01 February 2014.

Re S52
jean dean
The boy 5th from the left ( with the tie on ) the 3rd row from the front, is Albert Tate.
04 December 2017.

Re S52
AdminJack609
Many thanks ponutrucker and jean dean for your observations which have now been updated and corrected.
05 January 2022.

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Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 05 January 2022.
Last updated: 05 January 2022.

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