Scenes from school days of yesteryear

Wharfedale Observer: (6627207)Inside Ilkley Secondary School, Valley Drive, in 1962. Picture loaned by Frazer Irwin. (6627207)Inside Ilkley Secondary School, Valley Drive, in 1962. Picture loaned by Frazer Irwin.

BUILDING work on the former Ilkley Secondary School site brought back memories for a former pupils.

Queens Road resident, Frazer Irwin, found these photographs, taken on his last day at school in June 1962, showing classrooms inside the building, on Valley Drive.

The pictures show the stage, a science laboratory and part of the art room at the school. The building was later used as Ilkley Middle School, and finally as part of Ilkley Grammar School, before it was demolished.

Most of the playing fields have been retained as public recreation space, but retirement housing complex, Emmadjay Court, was built at one side of the side, and another portion of the land is being used for new houses.

Comments

Post a comment

Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you wish to complain, please use the ‘report this post’ link.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree