South View School, 1884 – 2004 (6)

South View School Open Day 2004

Title South View School
Date 28th June 2004
Location Yeadon
Photo ID D202
Comment A series of nine views of the school taken on the schools Open Day. Photographer Raymond Harrison.
South View School Open Day 2004

D203 – South View School, 2004.

South View School Open Day – 2004

South View School Open Day 2004

D204 – South View School, 2004.

South View School Open Day – 2004

South View School Open Day 2004

D205 – South View School, 2004.

South View School Open Day – 2004

South View School Open Day 2004

D206 – South View School, 2004.

South View School Open Day – 2004

South View School Open Day 2004

D207 – South View School, 2004.

South View School Open Day – 2004

South View School Open Day 2004

D213 – South View School, 2004.

South View School Open Day – 2004

South View School Open Day 2004

D214 – South View School, 2004.

South View School Open Day – 2004

South View School Open Day 2004

D215 – South View School, 2004.

South View School Open Day – 2004

South View School Caretakers House 2005

D216 – South View School, 2005.

South View School Caretaker’s House – 2005

This building was the school caretaker’s house, it was not demolished when the old school was pulled down and is now a private residence (April 2014)
To the right is a glimpse of Harper Lane.

South View School Demolition 2005

A667 – South View School, 2005.

South View School, Demolition – 2005

South View School Demolition 2005

A668 – South View School, 2005.

South View School, Demolition – 2005

South View School Bell Tower 2005

D648 – South View School, 2005.

South View School, Bell Tower – 2005

The tower rescued when South View School was demolished.

Donated by David Banas. 

South View School Bell Tower 2005

D649 – South View School, 2005.

South View School, Bell Tower – 2005

As above.

South View School Bell Tower 2007

E253 – South View School, 2007.

South View School, Bell Tower – 2007

The bell tower which had stood on the old South View School, it was demolished and a new school called Rufford Park Primary built on the site.
The tower appears to be near gardens which are part of the Henshaw estate.

Previous Comments:

David Nunns
I was the project Manager in charge of the South View School re-development commencing in 2004, as an former pupil of the School I returned exactly 40 Years after leaving to demolish the first sections of the existing school buildings to make way for the new block which was located on the old play ground area.
Prior to commencing any work on the buildings I undertook a full photographic survey of all the school, internal and external, of which I have kept a copy, and would like to donate these to the Historical society. The school buildings were exactly the same as when I left the school in July 1964, to return in July 2004 to commence re-development, the words of the former head Mistress Miss Parkinson came to mind, when she once said about me that I would be the death of the school, after being punished for some prank I had performed.
The majority of the demolished materials were salvaged, with the slates being re-used to re-cover a Grade 2 Star Chapel in Cleckheaton, as the original Burlington slates were as good as the day they were laid and on many of the blocks had not been touched in 120 years.
The stone was used to construct executive detached houses in Halifax or Huddersfield I can not remember which town it was, but unfortunately the roof timbers and supporting trusses that were constructed from Pitch Pine were sent for re-cycling in to chip board, what a waste.
No relics were unearthed unfortunately, but a lot of memories were re-kindled.
01 January 2020.

adminCH02
Hi David,
Will you contact me: airbhistory@aol.com
This is very interesting.
Carlo Harrison.

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