Memories of the 1960s Leeds school which boasted a payphone on the corridor

It was simple innovation which reflected the changing face of education in Leeds at the end of the 1960s.

Thursday, 30th September 2021, 8:15 am
Pupils are seen using the telephone placed at their disposal in the school corridor.
Pupils are seen using the telephone placed at their disposal in the school corridor.

The new Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Secondary School in Halton Moor boasted the latest in technology when its opened in March 1968.

A telephone, complete with a coinbox and plastic hood, was fixed to a wall on the school corridor for use by pupils and visitors to the school on Halton Moor Avenue in LS9.

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The new Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Secondary School pictured in March 1968.

Head teacher Joseph Rossiter said the ordinary telephone represented "a monument to co-operation between architect and teacher."

"We recognise that children and parents sometimes need to keep in touch," said Mr Rossiter. "So we asked that a telephone be put there."

DO YOU REMEMBER THE PHONE ON THE SCHOOL CORRIDOR? Share your memories with Andrew Hutchinson via email at: [email protected] or tweet him @AndyHutchYPN .

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