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L N E R Railway Bridge, Selby Road


L N E R Railway Bridge, Selby Road
Description:
9th March 1939 View of Railway bridge on Selby Road

User Comments:

Name:
Jim Dick - Australia

Comment:
I was born in Wykebeck Terrace in 1952 and I think this photo was taken from the Selby Rd side looking up to York Road. I can remember vividly walking under the bridge which always seemed wet, as a young kid. There was a parade of shops just to the bottom left of the picture and from memory a sweetshop called Stephensons and also Wykebeck Fisheries.

Date:
14-Mar-2010

Email:
jdick@kadac.com.au

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Name:
brian webster

Comment:
e by gum jim lad ya wa right the photo is a closeup looking towards selby road and the road split up under the bridge for 100 yards or so then if you turned left onto york road you went to leeds via the dog and gun pub and shafsbury pub and if you turned right you went to york a64 past seacroft hostpital

Date:
17-May-2010

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Name:
Godfrey Hill

Comment:
I think Jim and Brian are wrong, this view is looking towards Wykebeck and Halton Hill

Date:
20-Sep-2011

Email:
gh.hill@westnet.com.au

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Name:
Peter Coultas

Comment:
I think Godfrey Hill is correct. See 2002830_29136294 which shows the Appleyard sign.

Date:
28-Dec-2011

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Name:
Peter Coultas

Comment:
I think Godfrey Hill is correct. See 2002830_29136294 which shows the Appleyard sign.

Date:
28-Dec-2011

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Name:
Barbara Oehm

Comment:
I think Jim Dick and Brian Webster are correct. . The view the other way showed large hoardings on the left hand side as you faced it, and although the way this photo has been taken, they would be mostly out of the picture, I think you would still see some evidence of them. I Ieft Leeds at the age of 12 in 1951 and this image is so very familiar to me - I saw it everyday, and I think the photo would have been taken in the 40's. Yes there was a row of shops further down on the left. The sweet shop was called Habbershaws when I was a girl - but with rationing, sweets were few and far between. There was also an off licence, and the fish and chip shop was on the far side corner. It was owned by a family called Gilligan when I was a girl. They had a daughter called Barbara. The co-op was opposite the row of shops. Another pointer to the way the photo has been taken is the faint image of houses in the distance. This is Wykebeck Valley Road. Trams turned a sharp left at about this point to go along York Road, Past the Dog and Gun pub and the Shaftsbury Cinema on the right hand side of the road. And yes under that bridge it did always seem wet.....!

Date:
11-Jan-2013

Email:
barbcarl@hinet.net.au

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