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Aerial View, Meanwood Road

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Aerial View, Meanwood Road
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Undated, On the left of the image is Meanwood Road with Buslingthorpe Lane on the right in the foreground. In the centre of the image are Carr Mills who specialised in the finishing and dyeing of cloth utilising water from the nearby Meanwood/Sheepscar Beck, which formed the northern boundary visible here in the top right corner. No longer a mill, some of these buildings are still in use.

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fiona hamil

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I believe there was a factoy making boots and slippers on Meanwood Road called F & J Parsons around about the early 20th century

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barbara hubbard

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My friends husband worked at Parsons his name was Brian O"leary,he was there in 1955-1958. It was more towards cherry row, towards thomas danby ?

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jack mitchell

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In fact Barbara,Parsons was on Mushroom Street.Cherry Row was at the top.The Newtown Picture House(cinema,)was at the bottom on the opposite right hand corner,at it's junction with Roseville Road.Half way along Mushroom street,was zermanskis bakery.At the side, was an archway Between Parsons&Zermanskies,Down which was (Reed & Turner)Joiner's&Chairframe makers.I worked for them as a chairframe maker in 1953-54.Comment 28-Aug-06.

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Christine Lovedale

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The main block of old mill buildings have been converted into student accommodation.

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Jean McCulloch

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My Father was verger at St Michaels Church(in the foreground of picture) in the 1950s.We lived at 42 Mosley Street on the opposite side of Meanwood Road, now demolished as is St Michaels.

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jack mitchell

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The building with the archway into CARR MILLS, still exists today. That is the dark building, an inch or so in, from Meanwood Road. 21-Jan-08.

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jack mitchell

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In the top right corner of this picture, can be seen a path, which ran along the bottom of the farms. It was along this path from beginning, to end, that i walked with HAROLD LORRIEMAN, (TARZAN) from MEANWOOD ROAD SWIMMING BATHS about 1945/. Both his hands were bandaged up, i don't remember him telling me why.We talked about my eldest brother Ronnie,one of his mates. Ronnie was killed a few years later 1950 in KOREA. Just to the right, of the bottom of the tall chimney, top of picture,can be seen a portion of the dammy. One day, out of many, i was walking along the edge of this winding stream. While passing the many factories, a workman was leaning over a wall. I shouted, "what time is it mister"? " half past cheese" he replied, and started luaghing. He never did tell me the time. (TWIT). 21-Feb-08.

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Edna Dewar

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I feel sure my Grandma & Grandad, named Whitaker, lived in a one upstairs, one downstairs house on the right, next to the archway in Buslingthorpe Lane in the 1930-40's.

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20-Oct-2009

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will knapton

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i lived in the bulding with the arch all last year it still has to old clock face on the outside. ive been looking for pictures of the old mill since i moved in there

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02-Jan-2010

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Louise Perkins

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Can anyone help! In 1855 my relatives lived at number 4 Gills Court, she was Sarah Perkins and her husband was George Dickson, where would this have been in relationship to the picture? At least 2 of the children died during this time and i presume were buried locally possibly St Micheals, did St Micheals have a graveyard if not where was the graveyard for this church.

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21-May-2010

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Edward Emmerson

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Does this picture show Buslingthorpe yard? at all,my grandmother was born there,can not find it on any of my street maps,

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10-Aug-2010

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Jack Lacey

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So,Tarzan from meanwood road baths was called harold lorrieman,remember him with his long hair in the late 50's,ahh memories of cheese biscuit and a cup of oxo for 2d.

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24-Aug-2011

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HARRY WHEATLEY

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MR EMMERSON ASKS ABOUT BUSLINGTHORPE YARD, My brother lived in the yard, if you look at the bottom left of the picture where Buslingthorpe Lane joins Meanwood road is the Primrose pub which is still there, behind the pub are some stables. if you could see a little further down there was three small houses and behind them was Sammy's Hill and Browns coal yard leading to Spa Buildings. L lived at 7 Spa Buildings from 1936 till Slum clearance pull them all down

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06-Mar-2012

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Claudia Procter (nee Wilson)

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I've also been looking for Buslingthorp Yard, can't say where it fall's in this picture, according to Kelly's Directory 1901, it was off Buslingthorp Lane My Gt grandparent's Amos & Jane Wilson (nee Slater) lived there at No 23, my Granddad Mathew was born there in 1876 also there we're an older brother, John Edward aged 10, originally from the Middlesbrough area.

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27-Feb-2013

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Edward Emmerson

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Hi Harry,many thanks for the info on Buslingthorpe Yard,have looked on my 1906 OSM,and can now see where it is,walked passed the Primy many a time,not knowing my Grandmother was born in that yard.

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28-Mar-2013

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Edward Emmerson

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My Grandmother was Sarah Ann Ward Lockwood (nee Walker)was born at 24 Buslingthorpe Yard in 1871.

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27-Apr-2013

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Terry Simpson

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Yardley's transport had a depot in the 50s on the right of Buslingthorpe Lane just before the beck. I was run over by one of their trucks on Buslingthorpe Lane in 1952 when I was six years old. Funnily enough it was April 1st, April Fools day.

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02-Apr-2014

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Terry Simpson

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I remember "Tarzan" at Meanwood Road baths, he was a hit with some of the girls. I was a bit disappointed to find out later that he was our window cleaner.

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02-Apr-2014

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