Other Mirfield Schools
Some other Mirfield schools from the past are presented here. Of these schools only Hopton County School along with its Infant's School still operate as schools today. Battyeford School operates from a new building on Nab Lane and the Knowl County Council School building is now Mirfield Community Centre.
Junior Schools Sports Day — Memorial Ground 1951
Mirfield Memorial Ground was the venue for a combined sports day for all Mirfield Junior schools and this photo was taken in 1951.
Knowl County Council School
Battyeford C of E (Mixed) School - (Nab School)
Battyeford (Nab) Schoolchildren in the 1950s
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Battyeford School 1951/52
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Battyeford Junior School pre 1955
For the 1951/52 photo the children were gathered in front of the school while for the Pre 1955 photo they were posed on the edge of the Nab Lane Working Mens' Club bowling green, which was situated just behind the school. After the club closed down the land was sold for building and the bowling green is now gone. The school building still stands but is no longer used as a school; a new more modern building further up Nab Lane has taken its place.
The Pre 1955 photo is by courtesy of Chris Walters (back row) and the list of names was originally compiled by Brenda Clarkson (second row). Chris would be pleased to hear from anyone who was at the school or has anything of interest to pass on and can be reached by email here.
Battyeford Junior School circa 1953
The above photo is reproduced by courtesy of Bryan and Stephen Tarbatt.
If you can supply any other names then please email me.
Christ Church Infants' School 1945-46
Children at Christ Church Infants' School, Stocks Bank Road around 1945 or 1946. The children don't seem to be very pleased to be having their photo taken. The only face I am certain of is Graham Schofield who is fourth from the left on the middle row. Perhaps someone out there can help with some of the other names?
St. Peter's Church and Schoolroom
St. Peter's Church and Schoolroom was situated at the Knowl and has now been demolished and replaced by flats. This very rare photo is by the late Ian E. Gawthorpe and is reproduced here with the kind permission of Christine Gawthorpe.
Lower Hopton County School
Hopton County School Building in 2004 is pictured on the left while on the right is the Primary School class of 1952
Upper Hopton School circa 1945
Upper Hopton School circa 1945. (Photo by courtesy of Janet Brady (nee Sykes).