A Pictorial History of West Leeds Boys' High School
A collection of photos and "factoids" about West Leeds High School compiled from various sources by John Swash:
Contributors:- Geoff Corner, Ray & John Peat, Glen English, Roger Britton, Paul & Adrian Haigh, Chris Battensby, Malcolm Dearnley, Brian Eggleston, Brian Bulmer, Colin Day, Raymond Harvey, Peter Spawforth, Terry Johnson, Pat Johnson, Peter Jenkins, Paul Henderson, David Woodhead, Bernard Cracknell , John Kaye, Eric Smith, Jim Briggs, John Ripley, Ray Addy, Vic Barrett, Keith Bedford, David Thornton, Brian Gaunt, Anthony Silson, Stephen Barlow, David Thornton, Geoff Lancaster, Neil Benson, Neil Lawson, David Lumsdon, Brian Gaunt, Douglas Sharp, Mike Fall, Wyn Wright, Peter Savage, David Page, Mike Collins, Terry Smith, Alistair Duckworth, David Handforth, Jack Rowell, Neil Burns, Rick Maude, Chris Hough, Brian Manners, Harry Pullan, Geoff Wills, David Bailey, Stuart Dixon, Brian Senior, Roger Dunhill, Brian Palmer, Michael Bartley, Jim Wood, Patrick Sanderson, Lynden Flint, Bruce Woodhead, Terry Herbert, Steve Craven, Graham Hoult, Bob Towler, Martin Smith, Steve Luty, Paul Hudson, Robert Hanson, David Nash, Alan & John Best , Geoff Beal, J A Ryan, Derek Kirk, David Elliott, Brian Kelly, Douglas Sharp, Ross Williams, David Newton, Steve Allamby, Peter Proctor, Richard Collier, Barry Ellis, Terry Atkinson, Patricia Pack (Pemberton).
Also of interest :- Andy Perry's website WLBHS 1967-74
Last updated 5 July 2021. Recently added material is flagged or
I would like to hear from former pupils, staff or anyone with a link to the school. I would particularly welcome any contributions, photographs, press cuttings or personal recollections, with a view to including them on the site.
Mar. 2021:Added 2 new 1966 team photos and links to 2 OBs from the 1950s who became an Antarctic Scientist and poet.
Apr 2020: One of our OBs sent me a DVD packed with information and some photos about his time at the school in the 1950s. I am sifting through it and will be adding new material to the site over the coming months. Keep safe during this difficult time.
July 2019: Updated photo captions - more names to faces from the 50s & 60s
Dec 2018: Additional names and a new art photo from 1952/53. Merry Xmas!
Jan 2018: New class photos and updates from 1960s.
Dec 2017: Some new names added to 1959 Class photo. Teacher memories and anecdotes added to 40s, 50's 60's. Happy New Year!
Sept 2017: Fixed some broken links. New material added on Old Boys, 1920s & 60s
Apr 2017: 4 new photos added: 1972 Year1, 1959 1A or 2A, Form 3B 1966 and a Sportsday action photo ( thanks to John Ryan). Help needed putting names to faces. Also 8 photo captions updated with additional names. Happy Easter!
Dec 2016 : 17 new photos added , + over 10 text updates with additional names. Merry Xmas***
I couldn't let the 50th anniversary of the Class of '66 leaving WLBHS