Before the days of the Board Schools, education in and around Ingrow was centered at Wesley Place school chapel, and at the White House which stood in the grounds of The Whins and was demolished when Whins Wood park was laid out in 1926.
The last schoolmaster at Wesley Place school chapel was a Mr. William Shaw who had succeeded Mr. A. J. Proud in July 1868 and who stayed for fourteen years.
When the board schools were formed, Wesley Place day school, situated on Halifax Road at the end of Damems Road, was opened on 4 October 1879, and the aforementioned William Shaw moved from the school chapel and became the first schoolmaster.
Wesley Place Primary School closed its doors at the end of the school year in 1967 and was demolished in the late 1970's. I attended the school between 1961 and 1967 and made many friends, some of which I am still in contact despite me living on the other side of the world.
Ex students of Wesley Place should check the photographs and see if they recognise any familiar faces. I would love to hear from anyone featured and expand the contact point for them and other friends.