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Caption for Leeds, The Grammar School 1888: The earliest mention of the provision of education in Leeds dates from 1552 when William Sheafield, chantry priest of St Catherine, left property to support the upkeep of a schoolmaster. This was the beginning of Leeds Grammar School. The heavy Gothic-style building shown here is by E M Barry, the brother of the headmaster of the period, and was built in 1859.

An extract from Leeds Photographic Memories.

Memories of Leeds

I remember Leeds best as it was, now the new Buildings are ugly the beautiful area in front of the Civic Hall concreted over in the name of the Millenium they are destroying the beautiful Architecture and building monstrosities the Market is nothing like it used to be stalls closing all the time ,yes the Leeds of the past was wonderful

My mother, Doreen Hall (Nee Bilton), related these memories to me: I started nursing at St James’ Hospital, Leeds (Jimmy's) in 1948. I was 17 years old, the only one straight from school. I didn’t need any qualifications – but I had my school certificate. There were about three months of training before (...Read full memory)

This is a very evocative photo, bringing back many memories. I would point out that the image is of Leeds Town Hall not City Hall, Leeds has a Town Hall and a Civic Hall but not a City Hall.

I was born in Quarry Hill Flats, it brings back a lot of memories.

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