Tag: Cockburn Grammar School

Local history: Leeds School Board

Education for working class children was definitely not a priority, they were expected to contribute to the family income by working, begging, or stealing. Factory owners sometimes provided facilities to educating the children working for them and these children became known as half-timers – half a day working and half

Making his marks: Norman Ackroyd CBE an artist and a South Leeds lad

Watching the BBC programme What Do Artists Do All Day? on artist Norman Ackroyd recently you might have been intrigued to hear a mention of his South Leeds roots, while he was busy creating an acid-etched picture on sheet metal. A meat trade start; Ringtons Tea Factory; Beeston Hill; and working