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Jack Lane nos. 77, 79


Jack Lane nos. 77, 79
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24th May 1913 Junction of Jack Lane and Dewsbury Road. To left of Jack Lane Inn is the English Meat Co shop, number 77, number 79 public house, landlord Thomas Clarke. The Jack Lane Inn has an ornate lamp over the doorway, which is recessed and appears to be marble. A surveyor is on a ladder, holding measuring rule against property wall, with another man on the pavement. The corner property is boarded up and derelict, as are the buildings immediately round the corner on Dewsbury Road. There are old posters and bills on the empty shop, including one for Hunslet Carnival. On the brick work, faded political poster for the Labour Party, depicts a group of people with battering rams and the slogan 'Labour Clears the Way'.

User Comments:

Name:
J.Muehsam

Comment:
2x great grandfather was publican in a inn at Jacks Lane. Through this site I believe he was publican at Jack Lane Inn (abt 1892) Joseph Dobson lived with his family at Addams Buildings which is down the rd from Jack Lane. My 1x grandfather was with the unions, possibly how the poster was on the building next door.

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Name:
Patricia Jackson

Comment:
On the 1891 Census, Benjamin Farrar and his wife kept the Jack Lane Inn.My Great Grandmother was Margaret Farrar and I believe she was related to them.

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Name:
Patricia Jackson

Comment:
After some research, I have found that my Grandmother, Florence Spence,D.O.B. 1892, who later married Henry Gill; was the Grand-daughter of Benjamin Farrar, born in 1831 in Knaresborough. Benjamin was the Inn Keeper of the Jack Lane Inn in 1891.

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Name:
Graham A. Schofield

Comment:
This view shows Dewsbury Road as you are looking towards "Town". If you bring up ID. No. 9989, you will see a slightly later view of the same corner. I wonder if the ornate lamp above the door of the "Jack Lane Public House" was still in situ when the pub. was finally pulled down, to make way for the M621.

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Name:
John Young

Comment:
To add a little to Patricia Jacksons comment, Benjamin Farrars son Arthur married Elizabeth Wilcock in 1894. Elizabeth was the daughter of John Wilcock long standing licensee of the Shamrock at Pudsey. Arthur unfortunately died in 1898 TB and Elizabeth went on to marry George Sowry the son of Frederick Sowry, licensee ot the Fleece Hotel Upper Wortley. George and Elizabeth are shown in the 1911 census as being licensee of the West End Tavern Leeds. John Wilcock was one of my 8 gggrand fathers and my ggggrandfather Christopher Young was selling beer from his home in Buttons Yard Leeds in 1840, he called it the Brewers Arms. It would seem that the licensed trade is in the blood as I was in the pub game for about 25 years.

Date:
30-May-2012

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Name:
gomersall

Comment:
there was also a pub on the corner of jack lane and dewsbury rd called the parkfield hotel.my ancestors thomas and miriam gomersall ran it in the 20,s. i dont suppose anyone remembers anything about them,most grateful if they did.

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22-Aug-2013

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