Baildon, View From Baildon Road c.1955
Memories of Baildon, view from Baildon Road c1955
Hi I was a pupil at Langley from 1973-1978. At that time I went by my first name Tanveer Jan - I now go by the name Kauser. I remembered all three of you - Pauul, Steve ( used to call you Steve Austin after the character From the six million dollar man that was on during our time there ). remember you Nirmal and also Ralph Swartz ... Amazing how it comes back to you!!! Would love to hear from anyone who wants to get in touch. Kauser
Hi All, Just to say that I was a resident of Langley from January 1956 to July 1956. Have an autograph book here with staff and boys/girls comments on leaving - Staff: Afred/Margaret (Gardeners) D Barry (Domestic) Nurse Anderson, Nurse Carter (Loved her to bits..) Sister HF Halliday - Night Staff, Hilda M.M. McDonnell (Matron) Sister Brown. Marjorie Harrison (Kitchen) Joan Wright (Kitchen) VH Atkinson ?G Ollman? Hilda Stobart (Head Teacher) What a woman..I owe her such a lot. Without her involvement I wouldn't have gained a profession and spent 50 years in a wonderful career. Pupils: Michael ? David Elkington, David Barraclough (West Bowling) Lily Beecham (signed by her - Not Beetham) ...Read full memory
Hi, I'm not sure if anyone can help me but I was taken to Langley School when I was about 8 years old (1965). I can't seem to find out much information about the school and just why I was there. I spent about 1 year at the school, all I remember is being taken there on medical advice. I remember my mum only being able to visit me about once a month. Unfortunately my mum has now passed away and when she was alive she would never talk about it. I really would like to find out just why I was there and maybe chat with some of the other kids that were there at the time. The problem is I just can't remember any names and I am not 100% sure of the date I was there. All I can remember ...Read full memory
I was at Langley Residential school between 1956-1958. Does anyone remember Dorothy Kathleen Speakman, a skinny 8 or 9 year old? I remember being able to buy soap and talcum powder and sweets from the school tuck shop on a Saturday morning, trips to Ilkley moor and Mum only managing to visit once a month. I remember being in trouble after only a week as some of us girls stole into the boys' dormitory after midnight (just for a dare of course, we were only very young).
I was at Langley between 1979/83, Mr and Mrs Wright, good people, Mr Trameer and good lady daughter Alex, she'd be 31 year now, I wonder what she's doing. I haven't seen anyone from my day exept Ronnie. I've been to the school a few times and was shocked to see a housing estate there. If anyone knows anyone from my days I'd like to know. Mr Haggis, nurse, Mr C Trameer, Alex etc, Mrs Godfrey, cook, kids etc. Contact me. Mark Bradley
Hi once again. I remember when I was at Langley, it was the best years of my life. We had a really good life with people that really cared about you. I forget some of the names but I remember Matron Galliger, Nurse Scott, Sister Thompson and most of all Miss Stobart our teacher, she was a lovely lady, very smart, sometimes dressed in Lincoln green. Then there were us kids ourselves that made Langley Sschool what it was, and I believe most of us loved it, I know I did, and we have found just one of the boys, or should I say he found Ron and myself, thankyou Trevor for getting in touch.
I was in Langley Children's Heart residence from 1951 to 1953. Is there anyone else?
Hiya to anyone who was at Langley School from the 1950s to 1961. All in all I spent most of my school life there. My friends there were Hilda Makin, who sadly died in the 1960s, Margaret, I think it was Green, Denise Holt, Lilly Clark, just to name a few. Also the boys, Partick Sisck, Trevor Jackson, Cyril Oxsey, Stanley Cordenly, Gerald Peel, Allan Jowett. I also remember David Both and not forgeting Ronald Barker, who was there for 18 months. If anyone remembers me feel free to get in touch, and all the best to you all for Christmas. Carol Barker.
My sister was employed as a nurse?? at this BIG house around 1955/56. One Christmas the management invited me via my sister Beryl Carter to play my trumpet for all the children many with heart problems. I slept overnight and had a great time as it was Christmas Eve. I remember I had to catch the bus home on my own from Shipley to Greengates because my sister was on duty that Christmas day.
My name is Steve Gill and I lived at the Langley Residential School in Baildon from 1961 to 1962. If anybody remembers me could they please get in touch. I remember a good mate called John Laycock and a girl called Sandra. The Staff were mainly nurses and we had a school teacher who taught us music and made sure everybody participated in her favourite sport which was archery. We used to have trips out and I clearly remember visiting York and Whitby.
Being born in 1928 and born in Rose cottage on Brook hill, low Baildon, it is a delight to see all the photos of Baildon, have not been back there for quite some time, but memories are refreshed with the photos. lived at 19 Station road untill the first day of WW2 moved into a counsil house on cliffe Avenue, was away from there for several years serving in the Royal Navy, but loved to return there on leave, left good old Baildon to emigrate to the USA, in 1957 and returned many times to visit.