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River Aire and Canal, aerial view


River Aire and Canal, aerial view
Description:
Undated. Aerial view looking north showing the River Aire (left) and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (right), with the New Leeds Quarry in between. The railway line crosses the river towards the top centre. Above this is Newlay Bridge with Newlay Lane leading up to the left from it and Pollard Lane down to the right. At the bottom right corner a barge can just be made out on the canal, passing the site of swing bridge no. 220; the bridge is no longer there now but it is not clear whether or not it was still there at the time of the photograph. It carried Whitecote Lane across the canal, by Whitecote House which is still seen to the right of it.

User Comments:

Name:
Samuel Wadkin

Comment:
My father and his family lived in one of the houses next to the bridge (The Maltkins) when he was a child in the 1920's. When a barge was spotted being hauled along the canal by horse, his Mum would rush out and open the bridge so that the barge would not need to slow down. In return, the barge men would leave several large lumps of coal on the bridge My father remembers the horses often being treated very badly: The barge men would pelt them with lumps of coal to get speed up. Sometimes the horse would fall into the canal if the rope suddenly came tight. There was a sort of slipway by the bridge where the horse would be hauled back onto the towpath to be pelted with coal again.

Date:
07-Dec-2009

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Name:
S Johnson

Comment:
This scene looks very different today. if i'm not mistaken the fields on the LHS are now the Rodley Nature Reserve and alot of the land in between both watercourses is dense woodland.

Date:
19-Aug-2014

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