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Marsh Lane, looking south-east


Marsh Lane, looking south-east
Description:
1901. View looking south-east along Marsh Lane, towards the North Eastern Railway Bridge. Just visible on the extreme right is the edge of the Red Bear public house with the entrance to its yard next to it. Most of the buildings in view were shortly to be demolished.

User Comments:

Name:
carol disley

Comment:
My Great Uncle, Edward Kilkenny was proprietor of The Old Red Bear from approx 1907 to 1910. He then went on to be the proprietor of The Lloyds Arms. This is the first photograph I have ever seen of The Old Red Bear and I must say what a delight it is to see it!

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carol.disley@ntlworld.com

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Name:
DG Williams

Comment:
The Old Red Bear must have become 'The Old Railway' at some stage as this is where i did all my early drinking in the early 1980's. I have staggered down the cobbled street, past where the lady is standing, hundreds of times. I agree with Carol that this is a fascinating photo and the only one I have seen. Sadly the building and whole area has been demolished and is now virtually unrecognisable from those happy days.

Email:
williamsroofing@btconnect.com

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Name:
Helen

Comment:
The Old Red Bear never became "The Old Railway". This was just past the bridge on the left. DG Williams must have been staggering in the opposite direction. If you look at the 1891 town plans on the old maps website you can see both inns. The left hand side of the picture looks a lot like it does today with the railway arches used as shop premesis.

Date:
29-Feb-2012

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Name:
Garry

Comment:
I reckon the photographer is stood more on Brussels Street seeing as the bridge is such an acute angle?

Date:
17-Oct-2013

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Name:
rayd

Comment:
I have a rather faint recollection of an article and photo in the local evening paper about a runaway locomotive crashing through the wall at about this point. Fortunately only the front wheels of the loco came through the wall and I don't think anyone was hurt. I guess the year would be the early 1950s.

Date:
04-Apr-2014

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Name:
Michele

Comment:
This is a fascinating photo. When were these houses actually built? Members of my family lived in Marsh Lane from the 1780s until around 1840.

Date:
10-Nov-2015

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Name:
John Bean

Comment:
Amos Iles and his family, consisting of wife Sarah (nee Thackray) were living in Marsh Lane at No 70 in 1851 & No 78 in 1861 & No 163 in 1881. Amos was born in Bishop Thorton (nr Ripley) and his wife was born in Copmanthorpe (nr York).

Date:
19-Nov-2015

Email:
beanj@btinternet.com

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Name:
B Hallam

Comment:
Judging by some of the comments, I get the impression that there is some confusion about this view, and in that, I must include myself. Because many of us were young adults in the 1950's, it is not surprising that we/me, assumed that the view had to be looking north (towards the Woodpecker), simply because that would be our only memory of Marsh Lane with buildings. However, this view must not be confused with that of image 2002814_13525027 which is indeed looking north. After a number of email discussions with Susan - Leodis' Indexer, I realised that the view seen here is a view that none of us can ever have seen, or visualised. This view is indeed looking south, York Street would have been behind the buildings on the right. At this time, the 'Y' junction of Marsh Lane and York Street was much closer to the Woodpecker end of Marsh Lane than the more familiar scene we knew.

Date:
16-Aug-2016

Email:
barry.hallam2@ntlworld.com

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