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Gurdwara, Lady Pitt Lane


Gurdwara, Lady Pitt Lane
Description:
1999. View of Gurdwara Gurananak Nishkam Sewak Jatha on Lady Pitt Lane. The Temple opened in 1991. It was bought for £80,000 from Ringtons Tea. The building contains a modern kitchen and dining room for 1000 people. The building is built on the birthplace of Ringtons founder, Sam Smith.

User Comments:

Name:
Peter Shaw

Comment:
Growing up in the 90s me amd a mate would often be invited in for food. Shoes off religious hats on. Friendly friendly people and a lovely place

Date:
13-Oct-2013

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Name:
Chas

Comment:
I worked at Ringtons Tea, on Lady Pitt Lane, for 12 months, starting in 1965 when I was 15 and leaving in 1966. I was a warehouse lad on the 3rd floor, opening tea chests and emptying them into a blending machine. After lifting heavy tea chests full of tea for 12 months, some weighing over 140 lbs, I developed muscles like Popeye. It was a good company to work for and although the wages were poor, most of the people were friendly and easy to get along with. Sometimes my boss, Ted Gitsham, would ask me to be a driver’s mate for the day and go with one of the lorry drivers to make deliveries to the Ringtons depots which were dotted about Yorkshire. I found that job to be boring, having to unload by hand from the back of the lorry all that tea packed in cartons. It seemed to take forever. But I liked the bits in between when sat with the driver in his cab, traveling from one place to another. We visited places in Tadcaster, Brighouse and Wakefield, etc - places, at that time, I had not seen before. I left Ringtons to get a better paid job, but not before meeting my future wife, who also worked there on the 1st floor, filling teabags on a machine. I remember at dinner time, some of us used to play football on waste ground known as the 'Bricky', just opposite where I worked. At other times we’d go to the Mulberry pub, off the bottom of Lady Pitt Lane, just for a quick half pint and a chat with work mates and some of the girls who worked at Ringtons.

Date:
04-Feb-2014

Email:
chas184629@btinternet.com

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Name:
Chas

Comment:
I worked at Ringtons Tea, on Lady Pitt Lane, for 12 months, starting in 1965 when I was 15 and leaving in 1966. I was a warehouse lad on the 3rd floor, opening tea chests and emptying them into a blending machine. After lifting heavy tea chests full of tea for 12 months, some weighing over 140 lbs, I developed muscles like Popeye. It was a good company to work for and although the wages were poor, most of the people were friendly and easy to get along with.

Date:
04-Feb-2014

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Name:
Jayne

Comment:
what a lovely lovely comment Peter Shaw friends of ours attended hear in the 1990,s I hope they've seen your comment.

Date:
19-Feb-2015

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