Memories of St. Benedict's Roman Catholic Secondary School

It was the school which boasted views of Kirkstall Abbey and Bramley Fall Woods.

Tuesday, 12th January 2021, 4:30 pm
PIC: Leeds Libraries, www.leodis.net
PIC: Leeds Libraries, www.leodis.net

Did you go to St. Benedict's Roman Catholic Secondary School back in the day? This photo turns back the clock to August 1990 and shows some of the classrooms and the top playgound. Steps lead down to the entrance into the school foyer.

The school was built at a cost of £234,000 and was opened by the Bishop of Leeds, the Rt. Rev. William Gordon Wheeler in July 1966.

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It was sited in a corner of 13 acres of ground, overlooking Kirkstall Abbey and Bramley Fall Woods.

The three storey school is now demolished and housing with street names incorporating 'St. Benedict's' have been built on the site, which was on the Leeds and Bradford Road.

The main image is one of the 'most talked' about on photographic archive Leodis, which is run by Leeds Library & Information Service. They also run heritage blog The Secret Library Leeds, which provides a behind the scenes look at the Central Library and highlights from its special collections, including rare books hidden away in the stacks.

DID YOU ATTEND ST BENEDICT'S? Share your memories with Andrew Hutchinson via email at: [email protected] or tweet him - @AndyHutchYPN*******************

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