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Aerial View, Barwick Road, Swarcliffe Road


Aerial View, Barwick Road, Swarcliffe Road
Description:
Undated, Barwick Road runs from left to right along the bottom edge of this 1960s view. Moving back, Swarcliffe Drive begins at the centre of the left edge. Along this road, moving to the right, we can see The Squinting Cat public house, now the John Smeaton, St Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church, then Elmete Towers flats. Behind this in the centre of the view is a large wooded area, the Great Swarcliffe Plantation. In the top left corner is Swarcliffe Primary School. To the right of the school and across Stanks Lane North is St Luke's Anglican Church.

User Comments:

Name:
Steve Learoyd

Comment:
I lived at No 68 on Swardale Road, which runs parallel to Barwick Road in the centre of the bottom of the picture. 68 is the last house on the right on the bottom side of the road. The road it turns onto is Swardale Green running down from Elmete Towers and turning to the right of the picture to meet Eastwood Lane. We moved into 68 just before Christmas 1954 immediately after it was built, and left in 1963.

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Name:
David Edge

Comment:
We lived at number 20, Eastwood Drive, which runs in front of the two blocks of flats you can see in the upper right-hand corner of the photo.

Email:
andrew@andrewedge.com

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Name:
Kevin Edge

Comment:
I lived on Eastwood Drive, when their was an ammonia factory on the Eastwood Drive entrance to Bluebell Woods.The main partisipants were the famous four , Kevin, Mick, Paul and Ringo.

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Name:
Tony Thompson

Comment:
I lived at 64 Swardale Road from 1954 - 1963 and I thought that Mrs Humbleby lived at 68. I used to have take catalogue money there. In Eastwood Drive the only person that I knew who tried to make an amonia factory was Wally Edge but he tried to make it in his wardrobe

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Name:
Bob Muirhead

Comment:
Very interesting to see a comment from my old mate Steve Learoyd. I lived at 2 Southwood Road and from Jan 55 Steve and I were virtually joined at the hip and are still in contact after 52 years, even though he's now in West Wales and I'm in Manchester. And, Tony Thompson, you were right, Steve's Mam was Mrs Humpleby, Steves dad having died when he was but a babe.

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robertmuirhead@hotmail.com

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Name:
Lynn Richardson (nee Monaghan)

Comment:
This photogaph shows the original St Gregory's Church and priests house and therefore must have been taken before 1970 when the new St Gregory's RC Church was built. The original St Gregory's Church became St Gregory's Club.

Date:
26-Jun-2009

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Name:
christine rhodes

Comment:
my mum and dad edna and norman harrison were the very first tenants of elmet towers.dad died 3 years ago, now mum, lives in elmet way,just to the right of the towers.

Date:
07-Jun-2011

Email:
drhodes@pac.com.au

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Name:
Jay Galley

Comment:
I lived at 5 swarcliffe bank which is just about the last house u can see in front of the school in the 80,s. by then the stanks and whinmoor estates where built. many of fire and dens where made in them there woods. R I P Trevor Mccabe who was my partner in crime back then.

Date:
15-Oct-2011

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Name:
steve lyons

Comment:
I had a mate Jimmy Learoyd who lived in that neck of the woods. Any relation?

Date:
17-May-2012

Email:
stevelyons@sympatico.ca

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Name:
Tony Thompson

Comment:
1964 I moved from Swardale Road age 10. The people who lived in the street at that time is as follows:- Bottom left hand side of the street 1 Luby 3 Bulgin 5 Hawley 7 Ogley 9 Stowe 11 Wormald 15 Russell 17 Pattison 19 Pickles 21 Roberts 23 Stead 25 Atkinson Bottom right hand side of the street and into the cul-de-sac and back out to the top 2 Wood 4 Haw 6 Franklin 8 Blackwell 10 Duncan 12 Bywater 14 Hunter ( bottom of the cul de sac ) 16 Higgins 18 - (flats) 20 - 22 Bray 24 - 26 - 28 - 30 Midgley 32 - 42 - 44 Fella 46 Knighton ( daughter Susan married an MP to be ) 48-52 - 54 Waddington (house) 56 Swain 58 Atkin (street again) 60 Endeacott 62 Wishart 64 Thompson 66 Watlin 68 Muir This was a great street to be brought up in, lots of kids and freedom. Many lasting friendships.

Date:
06-Jan-2013

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