August 1953, Horsforth
Has lived in Yeadon and Hawksworth and now lives in Ben Rhydding
Date of Interview
31st January 2020
“No problem in publishing the interview it makes for a good comprehensive history of our town.
I have been following the interviews with interest “
David Nunns (21st July 2021)
So many people have said what a shame it was to demolish the old South View School ‘a fine Victorian building’. Well, here we have David Nunns to tell us why he knocked down the school 40 years after being a pupil there.
He was also responsible for the part demolition and refurbishment of Rawdon Littlemoor School and St Margaret’s in Horsforth.
Of course there are very good reasons why our beloved South View ended up as a pile of rubble, and listening to David, it all makes sense.
The interview is not all about demolishing schools so have a listen.
Interviewer: Carlo Harrison
Cataloguer: Fiona Quinton
Sound Engineer David Myers
South View School Demolition
Rawdon Littlemoor School
St Margaret’s School Horsforth
Family Life – Horsforth
Wedding – St Joseph’s, Cragg Wood, Rawdon
Early Life – Yeadon
South View & Benton Park School
Working Life – Joiner – Carpenter – Teaching
Classic Cars – Holidays – Walking
Please take into consideration when listening to these interviews that the meaning of language changes over time and that interviewees have not intended to cause offence by anything said which now may be thought to be unacceptable.
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