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I was a pupil when the school first opened and at that time it was known as Baildon County Secondary School West Lane. Three of my happiest years were spent at this school where the staff dedicated much of their time to extra curricular activities including football, cricket, athletics, cross country and many more sports. (...Read full memory)

A new book "Memories of Dolphin - a climber's life remembered" celebrates the late great, Baildon-born, climber Arthur Dolphin. Compiled and edited by Hebden Bridge author Tom Greenwood, the book is sold together with a free DVD showing original (black and white) footage of Dolphin in action (...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. (...Read full memory)

I used to live on Lucy Hall Drive and well remember walking/biking over Baildon Moors to Ilkley Moors. If you lived in the area, the trip on The Glen Railway was free. I loved the sound of the metal cable supports whirring round and the speed of the railway. I remember Robert Emmott's bike wheel getting caught (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)