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Gipton Approach, Wykebeck Valley Road


Gipton Approach, Wykebeck Valley Road
Description:
Undated, (c.1969-1977) Gipton Approach is visible in the centre of this view with Wykebeck Valley Road running from left to right. Two blocks of flats are visible, Brecon Rise to the left, then Brecon Court. Open land is visible in the background, the view looks towards Killingbeck. Photograph courtesy of Stephen Howden.

User Comments:

Name:
a cullum aka d vanian

Comment:
looking at this picture you can see two police cars this is because the station was just up the road now boarded up and not because of the gipton rep for street gangs in the early 70's

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Name:
frances wicks/kirlew

Comment:
a callum - yes you are right. i remember the police station well and once went in there with my mother as i had lost my shoes ! i went to school in my wellies and put my shoes in a carrier bag as i wanted them to last a long time. when i got to school i changed into my new shoes. coming home i changed back into my wellies - but when i got on the bus i left the shoes on the wall ! needless to say we never got them back and i did get a good hiding as they were brand new. we didn`t often get new shoes and i was devastated. inside the police station was a high wooden counter that i couldn`t reach, a policeman behind it, and 3 or 4 wooden chairs where i had to sit while my mother told the sorry tale. he lifted the lid on the counter and let her through to talk to another policeman. we were there ages and how seriously the loss of those shoes was taken ! could you imagine all this happening these days ? they said they would call at our house and let us know if they turned up but as i said they didn`t. some lucky kid walking round in my new shoes while i was stuck with wellies for ages as we couldn`t afford any more shoes. quite a sad memory really as i realise now how worried my mother must have been - money was so tight in those days.

Date:
13-Nov-2012

Email:
fwicks1@btinternet.com

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Name:
ROSE ASHTON

Comment:
I remember the flats being built and playing on the beck and wotchinh them get highert and higher, that was about 63-64. Didnt think in a month of Sundays that I would ever live in one of the blocks. Happy memories.

Date:
17-Feb-2013

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