David Nunns


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

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You can listen to the entire recording by clicking the start arrow or, you can move the slider to one of times shown for the headings opposite, they are a guide to the many things we chatted about.
South View School Demolition00.35
Rawdon Littlemoor School17.05
St Margaret’s School Horsforth18.15
Family Life – Horsforth23.00
Kirkstall Forge23.10
Married life31.30
Wedding – St Joseph’s, Cragg Wood, Rawdon32.50
Global Warming35.45
Early Life – Yeadon41.40
South View & Benton Park School44.05
Working Life – Joiner – Carpenter – Teaching53.45
House Building1.00.20
Classic Cars – Holidays – Walking1.02.10
Royal Family1.10.35


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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Carlo Harrison