Remembering Leeds - Queen's Road County Primary in the 1960s

These wonderful photos are sure to evoke memories for a generation of children who went to school in Hyde Park in the 1960s

Friday, 4th December 2020, 6:58 am
PIC: Eric Jaquier,
PIC: Eric Jaquier,

The main image, taken by photographer Eric Jaquier, shows children playing in the playground of Queen's Road County Primary School in 1969.

The school was located in Queen's Road between the junctions of Royal Park Road and Holderness View. It was opened in September 1892 with places for 1,367 pupils.

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PIC: Leeds Libraries,

The name was changed to Royal Park Middle School around 1972 when the three tier system was introduced. It closed as a school in 2004. In 2005 the Royal Park Community Consortium was established and since then the group has campaigned to develop the vacant building into a 'Community Hub'.

The second photo shows a view looks east along Royal Park Road across Queens Road towards Woodhouse Moor.

People can be seen getting on a number 56 bus. R.H. Williams newsagent is on the left, and Queen's Road school on right.

The second photo is published courtesy of 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.

ARE THESE TWO PHOTOS FAMILIAR TO YOU? Share your memories with Andrew Hutchinson via email at: [email protected] or tweet him - @AndyHutchYPN


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