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Aerial View, Holbeck Moor


Aerial View, Holbeck Moor
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1963 Aerial view of Holbeck Moor district. Holbeck Moor Lane runs left to right across the centre with St Matthews Street/Top Moorside on the left. St Matthews Church is at the junction. In the centre are blocks of flats which were, with additional housing named after local worthies eg Hugh Gaitskell, Charles Jenkinson (Vicar of Holbeck and Labour councillor, responsible for building of Quarry Hill Flats). In the right foreground is Holbeck Moor.

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Keith Jeffery

Comment:
This photograph shows the old mint which is now the site of the Sandlewood Estate in the top right of the photo

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JIM WHEELER

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I played football for St. Luke's school on the Moor before it was grassed over. Holbeck Feast was held every year and extended completely across to what was known as the Mint moor. We also played school cricket on the Mint moor on concrete strips.

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Mike Peacock

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There was a dirt road that led from Cross Princess St. to the Mint, the Methodist chappel was to the left. Holbeck feast and Circuses where also held on what we knew as the mint. I once led a pony in the circus parade from Central Sta. to the mint. Mid fifties as I recall.

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michael mcguinness

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Just before the war a rally was held here for the facists, Oswald Mosley spoke there. I am told there was a lot of trouble there.

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Cliff Dunn

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My childhood hunting ground! I used to live in Weston Grove ('57-68), the houses dead top centre near the railway arches. The dark area just down and left is the Holbeck railway depot. I delivered papers in this area for years. Now living in Alberta, Canada.

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Graham A. Schofield

Comment:
In his comment, Keith Jeffery says that this photograph shows the Mint.I'm not sure what he is meaning here, as The Mint was further along Low Moor Side, and off picture, to the right. The Mint became what was the Co-op Clothing Factory and was situated adjacent to Ebenezer place and the Creskells. It may be of interest to note that the course of path, seen cutting across the moor from Cambrian Terrace to the school, had been in existence from before the turn of the 19th century. There was another one that ran from what was once Dane Street, on Low Moor Side, to a spot on Elland Road, approximately halfway between Cambrian Terrace and Lane End Place. Also there used to be a tram-way that peeled off from Elland Road, directly opposite Lane End Place, and crossed the moor diagonally, to weave its way between the school and St. Matthew's Church, shown here at the apex of the moor, and then turn down Domestic Street to reach its terminus just before the railway viaduct.

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Dave Johnson

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The tramway to which Mr Schofield refers, was the No. 29 (Domestic Street) service. It was replaced by a bus service in December 1937.

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Marshall Dennis

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there were two moors here going back to 1930,s top moorside and low moor side where the holbeck feasts were held I particularlry like this moor as I lived in Willoughby Avenue in 1938 off Domestic Street

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Peter Moore

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I too remember the cinder football pitch on Holbeck Moor as mentioned by Jim Wheeler, if I remember rightly the schools that used it were Ingram Road/Princess Field and St Lukes.I went to Beeston St Anthony's so these games were away matches for us, and as I played in goal I came away everytime with cuts knees, the scars of which I still have to this day.

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Derek Haigh

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Holbeck Moor brings back many happy times when we were just youg kids playing football etc, but i will always remember the park attendent who kept order the best he could, oh what fun. We lived at 23, Shafton street which you can still just about see. The old school on the corner of Holbeck Moor i beleive once housed the armed forces just after the second world war.

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Alex

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I worked as a gardener (assistant, 3rd class) on Holbeck Moor in the sixties. One of my jobs was to cut the grass round the blocks of flats in the picture. Another tedious job was to pick up the bricks and rubbish on the main moor before the tractor came to cut the grass.

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zoe.main

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Could anyone tell me anything about St Matthews Girl's school Holbeck? I have a sampler done by Annie Botham aged 11 at the school and would like to establish the date.

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jack mitchell

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Relating to Michael Mcguinness's comment on Oswald Mosley's Facists. My mother Jane Mansfield Lee, said, his followers were known as the Black Shirts, and trouble was between them and Irish Immigrants. 15-May-08.

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pete nicholson

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i too played on holbeck moor as a child in th 50,s and 60,s in fact was in the same class at school as robert haigh brother no doubt of the above, did morning night and sunday paper rounds all around the area , in those days it was a safe law abiding family area we all new each other and times were good although no one was well off, happy days

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allan marotte

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holbeck,this photo captures all my child hood memories,lived in derwent row off bath rd,we would play on the cinders and coal dust on lavericks(open space top center)we would go to the moor to play on grass if we were lucky,now live in perth western australia,

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bob haddon

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I went too St Matthews School 1932-1939 when it closed at the outbreak of the second world war. Most of the students were evacuated to Lincolnshire. We lived in Towngate which is now Meynell Rise I believe, running parallel with St Matthews Street. I was present at the riot on the moor adjacent to the school when the black shirts of Oswald Mosley were protected by the Police!! I left Leeds in 1951 and now live in New Zealand but seeing this photo brings back some happy memories of my childhood.

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11-Nov-2008

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Eliza Roseward

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To Dennis Marshall Did you ever live on Laburnum Street, off Beeston Road?

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11-Dec-2008

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brian thomas

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Happy memories of the school pitch(Ingram Road) on Holbeck Moor both football and cricket, the latter was played on a concrete wicket with a 'Corky Ball' Later we moved to the 'Lemmie' at the bottom of Domestic street just out of picture to the left top centre. We also enjoyed the Tennis Courts though a million miles from Wimbledon many happy hours spent on there 4 old pence per hour per court. Holbeck Feast a real highlight,can anyone remember the ROTA a spinning wooden drum it stuck you to its walls with centrifugal force and then the floor was lowered to leave you suspended, also the 'Wall of Death' 'The Shamrock' 'Moon Rocket' 'Bumper Cars' -'Boxing Booths' and 'Baily's Circus'. To eat- Brandy Snap- Fried Potatoes ( not chipped) Nougat - Treacle Toffee Coconuts. On separate occasions Bertram Mills Circus visited the Moor. No TV to distract us in those days.

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17-Apr-2009

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michael mcguinness

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Yes I too remember the rota as mentioned in Brain Thomas comments. The wall of death mentioned I actually went in to see it live, the shamrock was a big steam operated swing, moon rocket, bumper cars, boxing booths and finally but not least the brandy snap, coconuts and treacle toffee. I was taken to the circus there by my mother and father,in those days you still had wild animals, not like today.

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19-Jun-2009

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gordon hector

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i lived on low moor side road during the war and remember us.military bringing their laundry to the cws on holbeck moor and handing out friut and sweets to us kids.also in 1947 all the snow moved from leeds streets was dumped in piles on the moor

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23-Jul-2009

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George Threlfall

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I lived on Creskell Place and my hunting ground was around Elland Road, Beeston Road, Top Moor Side, Domestic Street, Jack Lane, Stocks Hill Police Station and Ninevah Road. On St Matthews Street there was a cinema called Top Moor Side Picture House, also another on Domestic Street called Gainsborough Picture House, just before the viaduct, where i met my late wife. I was 15 in 1956. I was at Princess Field School around 1945-56, and wish to hear from any old school friends from that time. I have made contact with another school friend called Trevor Broadbent, who lived in Maynell Street, off Nineveh Road.

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14-Sep-2009

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Robert Gatehouse

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Hello young Haddon do you remember your mates Robert Gatehouse,George Peacock,Colin Famtom,Ronnie Norbury,Fatty Barlow,and Mary Jefferson our teache at Holbeck St Mathews school. We were together near the moor when the Hindenburg flew over in 1936 and you told me you could see the swastika on the tail fin. Holbeck feast was a great event in the year.lights,music,the smell of the circus,pie and peas,Wrights brandy snap.The traction engine the work horses providing the power to make it all work great to watch. Came the war and we were at Langworth near Lincoln with my brother Jack twin sister Margaret.With us were Pat Turpin,Brian Middleton, Jack West and others.Happy days in spite of the war.

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02-Nov-2009

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Bernadette Smith/Mcnamara

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To Gordon Hector. Are you by any chance related to a Albert Edward Hector? He married Lilian Mathers and they were married at St Matthews Church April 13 1925.His fathers names was Henry. At the time of his marriage he lived at 21 Shafton View and she lived at 12 Crosby View. They were my grandparents and I am trying to trace some of my family history! They had two children, Albert and Jean, who was my mother,and later on I think they lived on Domestic Street.

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17-Mar-2010

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Irene

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Good old memory lane, I left PORT ST (think the flats r there now )i know it wasnt far from the cinema and church, that was behind the CRICKETERS PUB,that was on the road overlooking Holbeck moore,and then went to live in Bramley,when i was about 8,we went to St francis school, remember the fair and the mint,street parties,Domestic street, would like to come back to see what it is all like these days,I am doing a family tree, and to my surprise i did find my old house on Port st,after looking thru the archives on here.................great site, get very emotional when i look back...live in the east mids...

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03-Apr-2010

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Queenbee

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The flats are now all gone, Just got pulled down. Only Maynell Hights still standing.They still clearing away the rubble.2/8/2010. St Mathews still standing.The buildings at the corner no longer there.I my self Bramley bred and born

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02-Aug-2010

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Paul smith

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I used to go to my Grandma's house in Shands avenue which was just to the top right of this photo does anybody remember the factory opposite the Shands. I thought it was a Walls factory. My gran lived there for about 30 years and worked in the rope factory over the right of this picture at the bottom of beeston hill I think.

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23-Aug-2010

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Jean Hector

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What a lovely lot of people here and, all those beautiful memories and anecdotes! I lived in Derwent Avenue, off Sweet Street 1940/1960's (top middle). And Paul, I remember the factory you mention near the Shands; it was the Lyons Ice Cream depot where they used to park up, overnight, all those darkly magnetic refridgerated vans packed to the beams with delicious lollies, cornets, tubs, and a zillion other delights. Yes I knew that factory very well! And the Mint where the big Feast used to plonk itself every year. That was right in front of the Methodist Chapel where mam would drags us reluctant lasses every Sunday. By golly, the fair was grand such fun, that I always waited for it coming back in breathtaking anticipation from one year to the next. And do you all remember the Picture House at the top of Domestic Street we all used to go to, to see Hopalong Cassidy and Roy Rogers on his stedfast old steed 'Trigger' and don'e forget big, brave Tarzan swinging through the jungle! And what about the old flea pit the 'Gainy', at the bottom of the road opposite the 'Lemmie'? Where we sat, sweet litle angels we were, in the balcony upstairs dropping sweet wrappers on the heads of the people in the best seats downstairs? Tell you what though, doesn't the long path crossing the middle of the moor look an awful lot shorter when you're a grown up? And right near the engine sheds (top towards the left),stood the old wash House and public baths where me mam scrubbed away at our clothes on the dubbing board during the fifties. I loved its hot,steamy smell. I think the photo must be in the 1960's when the caring (eh!...what!) council began to systematically destroy the residential Holbeck envirolment we called home, to make room to stick up those impersonal, ugly skyscraper flats. Broke me old mam and dad's heart that did - they lived in Holbeck since the 1920's. Still we had some real good times with good, strong people, coming, as we did, from an area that fitted us all out for the big bad world in our adult lives. After all, what this picture shows, most importantly, is the very birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in Leeds - the Iron and Brassworks - the Big Bustling Mills - the untold number of 'orrible smoking chimleys - the thick, smoggy air. And the dirty, noisy Railways that took Holbeck's famous goods and ideas out into to the rest of the world, all of which helped change it. Makes yer feel very proud, doesn't it?

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10-Sep-2010

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Terry Watson.

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Before the flats were built that particular area was called `The Plantation`,there was just one row of big houses with an open space in front. To enter this row of houses you had to go through a large gate opening, my grandmother ( Sarah Ann Norbury) used to live in the second house in. Ronald Norbury (Ronnie Norbury) lived there, he and myself went to St Mathews school. Morning assembly was held in the playground, then everyone was marched over into the church for morning prayer. One picture house that has not been mentioned was opposite the railway sheds on the way down towards the LICS dairy. I have walked from The Plantation into Wellington Road on many occassions during the war, watching the searchlights, listening to the sirens etc, but as a youngster they were happy days no matter what.

Date:
11-Sep-2010

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Dennis Marshall

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to Eliza Roseward yes I lived at No 8 Laburnham Street hope you still watch this page get in touch please or anyone else that remembers me

Date:
02-Oct-2010

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Edward Emmerson

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My Uncle Richard Lockwood (Dick)was a gardener at Holbeck Moor,also at Woodhouse Moor in the 60s. He planted up my first garden.

Date:
28-Oct-2010

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alan wormald

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i lived at 4 stanley street opposite the old school which was a furniture makers. So many memories for me i was born in that house in 1951.Used to play by the beck and on the "olla"

Date:
10-Nov-2010

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George Peacock

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Hello all you Old Holbeck, and I mean Old Holbeck Kid's !!, who remembers the Fountain on the Moor, with the Iron Drinking Cup's ?, on a chain which would have held the Queen Mary, were there Two Cup's, or Four ?, I know the Fountain was bigger than the one in Cross Flats Park, and that had Two Cup's, anyone happen to have a picture of it ?. " George with the Patches in his short Pant's ".

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20-Dec-2010

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George Peacock

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This site is getting bigger and better by the week !!, so many questions, so many familiar names, it's just like turning back the pages of time some 70 years and more !!, Terry, the Picture House you refer to was the " Paladium ", better known as " The Bug Hutch " on Bridge Road behind the Engine Shed's, 1d to get in on Saturday afternoon matinee's, Flash Gordon, and Cowboy Pictures where the good guy's could " shoot em up " with their trusty six shot revolvers some 15 times without re loading !!. St. Matthews School was closed down in June 1940 and taken over by the War Department to house Troops returning from Dunkirk, I remember watching the Soldiers marching up Church Street, some with only trousers, shirt, boots , and Tin Hat on !!, we were running around the streets for about three Months before they rounded us all up, and sent some to Isle Lane School, and some to Ingram Road, as far as I remember, St. Matthews was never a School again. Ronal Norbury was a mate of mine, anyone know anything about him ?.

Date:
23-Dec-2010

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Irene

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Just had to come back and have another look more and more are going back to the Good old days GREAT ARNT THEY

Date:
06-Feb-2011

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E. Roseward

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To Dennis Marshall. I remember your family. There was a boy called David and a little girl. My memory lets me down here! You were a bus driver in those days. A lot of water has flowed under the bridge since then How quickly the years have passed!

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09-Jul-2011

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Mick Tillotson

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I used to play on Holbeck Moor in the early sixties with kids that lived in the Northcotes. We all went to Bewerley Street School. My Grandad Joe Furness had a bookies shop somwhere near to his house in Shand Place. He was well liked and died when paying somebodies electric bill in Leeds town centre.

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08-Aug-2011

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Robert Haigh

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I lived in shafton Street from 1948 up untill 1964. By that year there were five brothers all living in the same house.I was the oldest brother and the leader of the gang. We all attended Ingram Road Primary school up to the opening of Matthew Murray. Holbeck Moor and the surrounding area was our stomping ground. In the summer holidays we had some great times playing out and it was all done without Parental supervision. Those were the days where we learned all about the world outside our own street envirement. And I must say it never did me any harm.

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20-Aug-2011

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G Horsman

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Just thought I would add my two pennyworth to this wonderful site. I attended Ingram Road school from 1930 to 1944 and remember all those good times on the moor. I lived in Willoughby Mount and vividly remember the air raid when we were all taken from our shelters into Jackson Boilers reinforced shelter. What a night. My father worked at Campbells which was destroyed that night. Back to the happy times, I started school at the age of three and still remember my first day when the big iron gates clanged behind me! The tears, and I thought when I came home that was it. Mrs Titley was the teacher's name and we slept in the afternoon on camp beds. That was 80 years ago but what happy times they were. The Moor, the Lemmy, the beck, we were never bored. All the best to any Ingram Roaders out there, the school has diminished in size, just an infants school left but they saved the stone date which was above the entrance and is now set in some brickwork in the new school.

Date:
21-Aug-2011

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david sowden

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i was born in plesant road off domestic st and attended ingram road school.we played cricet on the mint moor and football on the lemmy.our headmaster was mr crouch in the senior school.we once found a rusty used shell on holbeck moor and took it to stocks hill police station.happy days.

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23-Aug-2011

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david sowden

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as i stated in my previous short contribution i was born in pleasant road, four neat houses with donkey stond steps.behind us thanks to mr hitler a row of rubble.i remember going to school and seeing campbells factory in ruins.i also remember italian pow's outside walkers clothing factory they had on overalls with a big yellow circle on the back. holbeck feast was held on the mint moor i remember the waltzers dodge'ems and sidestalls then a ride on the catapillar with ann taylor my first "girl friend".( how daring is that!)i'm still in touch with a few ingram road classmates, brian north keith stott tommy gower john bailey and colin sennett (remember sennetts bike and tv shop top moorside? )i could ramble on forever about old holbeck however i will say how delighted i was to discover this website and read the many contributions of people who like myself remember the holbeck of yesteryear.

Date:
27-Aug-2011

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Peter Moore

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As I said in a previous post, I well remeber playing football on the cinder pitch on Holbeck Moor, I refer to the period (approx)1940 to 1948. I played in goal for my school team (Beeston St Anthony's), one opposing player I remember well was a boy called Faulkener (George I think was his first name), he was a good right winger, and very good looking as I remember, he went to Ingram Road School, we used to meet up in Leeds Town Centre on a Saturday, and promenade up and down Briggate eyeing up the girls, those were happy days. Lost touch with him, but often wonder how he fared in life, anyone with any info please feel free to e-mail me. (15/9/2011)

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15-Sep-2011

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Brian Eccles

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I was born in Greenwich Street off Ninevah Road in 1937. I can just make out that the house is still standing in this photograph. I left Holbeck in 1950 when my parents separated. Have very fond memories of the streets and ginnels. Went to Isle Lane and Princess Field Schools. Anyone remember that Princess Field Football team wore the Arsenal colours, only thing was someone washed them and they became red and pink. I recall the last year the team wore those shirts was 46/47. The year when Ingram Road apparently slaughtered us on t'moor 20-0. The following year Princess Field were in new blue shirts and won 1-0. I am guessing but was it a kid called 'Dukey', who lived down Sweet Street way who scored that goal. I used to go to the Methodist Chapel at the side of Low Moor on one night in the week to the Band of Hope, just to get a star on the card they gave you. Can still recall two of the songs we used to sing there. Saturday and Sunday nights were with my parents in the Working Men's Club on Low Moor. Went to the picture house on Domestic Street, "the top'. One picture I saw there was the Blue Lamp and that resulted in me eventually joining the Met Police. Loved the pie and pea shop round the corner in Shafton Lane. Anyone know of my former friends Sonny Massey (aka Matthew Thompson) who went to Ingram Road: also Peter and Brian Baker, I think they went to the Seacroft area when their part of Greenwich Street was demolished. I could go on forever because I love the memories of Holbeck, and of Airedale in Castleford where I lived for the next seven years. I think we were the lucky generation. I am now in Aussie, very much an Australian supporter but also wear shirts of Leeds United. 1947/48 and 56, and Castleford RL. Brian Eccles

Date:
07-Nov-2011

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George Peacock

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I was a pupil at St. Matthew's School up until June 1940, soon after we were removed from the school as it was required as a temporary accommodation for some troops evacuated from Dunkirk, I remember seeing them march from the Railway Station in Leeds, up St. Matthew's Street to the building. We were running around the streets wild for about two or three months before being rounded up and sent to Isle Lane School, some pupils were sent to Ingram Road School. While we are on the subject of St. Matthew's, does anyone remember the water fountain at the end of the footpath which can be seen running diagonally from the school to Elland Road? I have to assume it was removed for the road widening at that point for the M621, but where is it now? It was quite large, with several old iron drinking cups secured by heavy chains, a true oasis in the good old days, and I would have thought well worth preserving for its antiquity, guessing it was there from Queen Victoria's days!!

Date:
16-Nov-2011

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Ralph Jackson

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Seeing this photo has brought back a flood of childhood memories. Much of my family's history is centred at St. Matthews, Holbeck and its school. My mother, Mavis I'Anson and several of her siblings attended both the church & school. Several family weddings were held there and if I recall, my uncles' wedding receptions were held in the school. Despite living in the Blakeneys in Hunslet (a fair walk from Holbeck), my mother insisted that we attend St. Matthews church and in fact, I was a member of St. Matthew's Cubs and later, its Scout troop. I wonder if anyone remembers the Gang Shows we staged or the Scouts' drum and bugle band that led church parades through Holbeck. The sight of Holbeck Moor makes me smile because I would choose that section of the walk home to embarrass and torment my older sister. I have been living in Canada since 1965 but at heart, I will always think of Holbeck, Hunslet and Belle Isle as home. I would love to hear from anyone who may have known my family or even just attended the church and/or school.

Date:
20-Dec-2011

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janice kenny

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I am trying to research my husbands family history. His grandfather was Henry Thomas Kenny was Irish he was known as the terror of Holbeck. He married Annie Salt who was a publican of the Whitehouse Hotel either on Jack Lane or Lady Pit Lane. They had 13 children but only 3 survived, one of these was Thomas Henry Kenny born approx 1889 and went to Pricess Field School. It would be great if anyone could provide any information.

Date:
25-Jan-2012

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janice kenny

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does anyone remember Mutton Hill? Whitehouse pub, and Jackie Turkey who apparently lived opposite Princess field school.

Date:
28-Jan-2012

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janicekenny@live.co.uk

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Terrance Watson.

Comment:
Well Janice, yes i do remember Mutton Hill also `Jacky Turkey` the tatter. I spent a lot of time in Holbeck, living in Glue Place,Siddal Place, Port Street, Plantation. Visiting my grandparents in Carlton Row just in front of Princes Field School, the first school I attended. To George Peacock Ronnie Norbury was my uncle, albeit there was only two and bit years difference in age, sadly he passed away some years ago.

Date:
09-Mar-2012

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Angie Tough

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My grandad's family (Dean) has lived in Holbeck since the late 1700s. They all worked in either the Iron Foundries or the Mills (Marshalls etc). Before he married my grandad lived in Weston Terrace whilst my grandma (Smith) lived in Willoughby Crescent. They brought up my dad & auntie in a back to back house in Normanton Grove. My parents married & I lived (until 8yrs old) at Normanton Place - in the house behind my grandparents. I went to St Francis's (1962 - 1965)& then to St Anthony's, Beeston when we moved. My mum (Norton) was brought up in the Derwent's. Her parents moved into the flats, Holbeck Towers, on Holbeck Moor when they were first built & they lived there for nearly 30 years. Does anyone remember a haberdashers/clothes shop at the bottom of Domestic Street, on the right, next to the beck & close to the Gainsborough Cinema? If so, can you remember what it was called as we think it was owned by a distant cousin in the Tipling family.

Date:
14-Mar-2012

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Angie Tough

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Jean Hector - my mum remembers you, she is Mavis Norton. You used to live next to her cousin Doris Quinn & you had a mutual friend Jean Gibson.

Date:
17-Mar-2012

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angela

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just to let you all know there is still a gala on holbeck moor on the 21st july.12 until5pm there is also a friends of holbeck moor group

Date:
20-Jun-2012

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angela.gabriel@leeds.gov.uk

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Betty

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To Janice Kenny, You mentioned Jackie Turkey in your comment. Although I didn'y know Jackie, (His surname was really Turkington),in the very early 1950's my friend Norma and me "went out" with his nephew Johnny and his friend Brian. Norma and Brian married, both now sadly passed away. Johnny and me parted company, after all these years I can't for the life of me remember why! I often wonder what happened to him. Good luck with your research Janice, it's hard work.

Date:
19-Aug-2012

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Name:
Margaret (was Church)

Comment:
I was born and lived in Recreation Mount from 1931 to the start of the war in 1939. My brother Jack and I went to Ingram road school until we were evacuated to Askern near Doncaster. I always thought my first teachers name was Miss Tickley! I remember saying good morning miss tickley and she would say "have you got your handkerchiefs". Mine was pinned to my jumper. My best friend was Mavis Hornby who lived next door to us and whose birthday was the day after mine, hers the 24th March. would love to know how her life turned out. My dad William was something in the boys brigade at the Congregational Chapel in Marshall Street. My brother Jackie Church had lots of friends Jackie Dillingham, Billy Tottie are the names I remember. Would really like to hear news of anyone around at the time.

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15-Sep-2012

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Hi my Grandparents started life on 8 Derwnent Street. They were david and Mary Barrett. Mary married David at 16 to get her sisters out of the workhouse. One of her sisters was lame. Does anyone have any knowledge of them before they too moved to Bramley. Thanks. I have enjoyed reading all your comments.

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02-Jan-2013

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the picture house referred to by Terry Watson was the Palladium.

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01-Apr-2013

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Evelyn Richardson

Comment:
What wonderful e-mails. They all captured the time, Especially Jean Hector. I lived at 24 Willoughby Place and went to the Holbeck Feast every year in the mid 50s. I used to dance on the side of the rides with my friend. I spent many Saturday afternoons and evening at the Gainsborough and the "Top of the Moor" picture house. I remember I was too young and if I wanted to get into the picture, I would ask an adult if they would take me in. Some said yes and some sayd no. I spent many hours on the Lemmy and would walk across from the Grinsborough to the Danubes, where I lived in the early 50's. I try to find my friend of that time. Her name was Diana Jones, but she married in the 50's and I can't find her. She lived in the Willoughby's. I now live in Toronto, Canada

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07-May-2013

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Margaret

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I too enjoy reading the comments on old Holbeck. Unfortunately not spotted any names I recognise.will keep on looking in hope. I remember standing outside the 'top' asking adults to 'tek us in please' !!!

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17-May-2013

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rounding

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my father lived in recreation view frank rounding his mother father were jack and lilly rounding dad past away 25years ago iam now 52 but reading the comments on holbeck reminds me of things my dad would mention the bug hutch ingram road school.wonder if any body remembers the family j rounding

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02-Jun-2013

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Margaret, I too remember asking adults to take me into the picture house at Top Moor Side. How the world has changed. Can you imagine allowing children to do that today!!! I lived in Rydal Place & went to Ingram Road School.

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09-Jun-2013

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Freda As you went to Ingram road school, do you remember the little sweet shop on the corner where it used to take us ages to spend our half pennies . Maybe you are not as old as I am!!!

Date:
22-Jun-2013

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Peter Hocker

Comment:
I used to live in the house to the entrance to the Pickle Yard in the Pleasants. I think it was called “Pleasant Place”? It used to be full of Gypsies caravans. This was just off of the photo down Domestic Street near where the chemist was, called “Cecil Keen” I used to take my box camera photos there to be developed. Those were the days! As a kid we used to go to Holbeck swimming baths and play football on Holbeck moor. There was a pub just down from the Kings arms it may have been called the Old Blue Ball? I remember that were filming a scene there, though not sure what it was for? I attended Ingram Road County Primary Junior Mixed School. I attended from 1968 to 1972. The head teacher was called Mrs Empsall and Ian Jones used to take us for football, though at time we played on the Wreck, not on Holbeck moor! Yes this photo of old Holbeck brings back lots of happy memories.

Date:
23-Jun-2013

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Brian Thomas

Comment:
To Freda is it Freda Shooter with a brother Colin? The little shop was known as Barons ? (owners) it was a little gold mine just after the war all sweets were on ration but Kali Sticks, Penny Fanta drinks, liquorice root, Beech Nut Chewing Gum and ice lollies were purveyed along with all the popular COMICS of the Day Beano, Dandy, Knockout, Film Fun, Radio Fun Eagle etc etc, Seasonal stuff Whips and Tops, Fireworks Xmas Annuals. Monday morning found most kids with Dinner,Bank and Milk Money on their persons how many leaked some of this into this tuck shop?

Date:
28-Jun-2013

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Jeanette Bartle (Perry)

Comment:
Does anyone remember the Perry family, Albert and Eliza and their 5 children (my dad was Harold) think they lived in Willoughby Avenue, also does anyone remember Amy Johnson coming to light the bonfire at Holbeck Feast, my dad (now sadly passed on) used to tell this story but i cant find any mention of if anywhere on the internet or old yorkshire post newspapers.

Date:
26-Jul-2013

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ShirleyMakin nee O''Neill

Comment:
Loved reading all these comments bringing back lots of memories of places where I also played etc., I was only telling my grandchildren last week about playing near the beck and canal and walking up to middleton clearings via parkside and the old tram track (what a trek that was)also was telling them about standing outside the pictures and asking to be 'taken in', they were 'gobsmacked' I lived in Cobdens Buildings near 'Creskells' from 1939 till 1961 when I moved with my parents into the new flats shown and stayed there until 1965 when I married and moved to Lower Wortley. Was also talking to someone recently about the train sheds where we used to go and climb onto a roof and watch the big steam engines pass and mark the numbers down in our books. Had nought but left with wonderful memories.

Date:
27-Jul-2013

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Margaret nee Church

Comment:
I do enjoy all these comments from old residents of Holbeck even though I don't recognise any of the names of the contributors. I live in hope.

Date:
04-Aug-2013

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John Speight

Comment:
Fond memories of Holbeck Moor, Ingram Rd Primary and Matthew Murray High School. Looking at the comments I am surprised to recognise the name of Derek Haigh and Alan Wormald. It has been a long time. I grew up in Euston Place, (demolished in 1974) but we left in 1965 to live in Australia. I live in Adelaide South Australia, but Holbeck still pulls at the heart strings

Date:
13-Sep-2013

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marie nee makin

Comment:
my grandparents lived on bath road holbeck me and my brother billy spent all our time there remember going to the palace pictures all my uncles used to drink in the comercial gran used to sit in the snug with old ma pick we lived right under the viaduct and waved at the train drivers as they were coming in to the sidings from our attic

Date:
08-Oct-2013

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Comment:
My grandma kent lived in one of the flats in Hugh Gaitskill in the 1960s 70s n 80s.You could see the feast from her front window on the moor.One of my earlist memorys of the travelling fair when i was a toddler.My mum and i would visit her every tuesday afternoon.My late grandmother also had an home help caled Eileen whom would be home help for most of the elderley in those flats way back then.

Date:
22-Nov-2013

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sue riley

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To Janice kennie I remember my mother walking from Middleton to hunslet moor to Jackie turkeys rag yard he used to get bulges tins of food from the shops for his pigs and then used to sell them they had no labels on So every thing was guess work how we used to enjoy waiting to see what came out but we never went Hungary when I was 14 I got a Saturday job at Woodstock grocery store on domestic street on a Saturday my pay was 2shillings 6pence

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01-Jan-2014

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Comment:
Hello Brian Thomas so glad you enjoyed Holbeck moor Feast back in the day when feasts were feasts.The Burgess family supplied the brandy snap that you mention along with other sweats from there kiosk. Ernest Atha and his son Terry (Athas Of Leeds) also attended with The Skid and The Speedway along with many other showman.Holbeck moor feast up until the late 70s was a real crowd pleaser and a date in most peoples diarys as entertainment was a bit different to today.Happy days and you were honoured to have seen one of Leeds best Feasts of days gone by.

Date:
06-Jan-2014

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Jean Porter (Nee Willis)

Comment:
I was brought up in St Lukes Crescent so I remember Holbeck Moor and the Mint Chapel. In fact I was married there in 1966. Love reading all the comments, sadly though I don't recall knowing any of the names. Perhaps someone might remember me.

Date:
16-Feb-2014

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susan walker(jones)

Comment:
I remember going shopping on a saturday with my mum in Domestic Street. Everything you needed a shop on every corner from a butchers to a wallpaper shop to a ladies dress shop. No more corner shops like that.I loved all over in holbeck Willoughbys, Tilburys. I went to school at Ingram Road and Matthew Murray, thats where I met my husband Graham Butler.

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18-Feb-2014

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Luke

Comment:
Just been informed by my mam that the home help in the 1970s whom worked in Hughgateskill flats Holbeck was indeed called Eener not Eileen.Yes i do remember her name been Eener.Not sure if the spelling is right but thats how it was pronounced.

Date:
20-Feb-2014

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Chris Welbourn

Comment:
It's great to read all these stories about Holbeck, I'm another Holbeck lad, born in Willoughby Mount off Domestic Street in 1948 I went to Ingram Road Primary School. I also went to St Mathews Church and their cub pack. Some old friends names I remember from then are Michael Stevenson, Paul Cooper & Heather Parkin. My Grandma and family had the Friendly pub for many years and her sister had the Old Blue Ball. We went to both Top Moor side and the Gainsborough Pics and train spotting at Ninevah Bridge. Keep the stories coming.

Date:
23-Feb-2014

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Andrea Render (nee Brook)

Comment:
I was born in Nineveh View and can clearly see t he house in the pic. My parents had lived there since they were married during the war, and it had been my mothers grandparents house before that, the Dysons. My fathers family, the Brooks had lived near there too. They'd both attended St Mathews church and school. I went to Princess Field infants then on to Ingram Road, then Matthew Murray. All the old back to back of the Ninevehs we're pulled down in the late 60s

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22-Mar-2014

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James

Comment:
The flats in the centre of the image are no longer - they were recently demolished, as were the the three rows of terraced houses running parallel to Brown Lane East in the bottom left of the photo.

Date:
28-Mar-2014

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Anne Wood (Nee Taylor)

Comment:
David Sowden, I remember Ingram Road School. I remember you as my first boyfriend. I also remember all the people you have mentioned. Everything has changed so much its hardly recognisable these days. Like everything else we have change too. ( This is written by Jayne Anne's daughter as Anne has no internet.My mum and dad have been married for 56 years this year and time has flown by. Hope you are well.

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05-May-2014

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neil clay

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I am unsure about something that has puzzled , and confused me for 40 odd years and with no exaggeration its about sweet street and its residents or one house the number unknown and its residents first I,ve never since I was 10 and I,m now 58 seen sweet street as it was around the early 60s I seek knowledge of George and Kathleen Stephenson who I think if I,m right lived on this street then did anyone know them they had a son harry born 1938 any friends of harry or those who may have known George and Kathleen or one of them it would be wonderful to learn more thank you all LEODIS FANS

Date:
18-Jul-2014

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Michael Reyner

Comment:
To Andrea Render (nee Brook). We went to Ingram Road together.I moved to Bramley in March 1965 when the council demolished Croydon Place (near the Lemmy) but continued to travel to Ingram Road for the remaining months of that school year with Brian and Paul Proctor, who's dad worked at the CWS, I went on to Hough Side school from September 1965. Lovely to see your name and read your memories. I especially remember the Nineveh's as I was an avid trainsporter.

Date:
04-Aug-2014

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dave dwan

Comment:
Does anyone remember when because of a clockroom flood and all the kids chanting no more school no more stick etc miss empsall keep all the 3rd & 4th years in at playtimes for a month?

Date:
08-Aug-2014

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Pete Vickers

Comment:
I was brought up in Holbeck. I was friends with Derek Haig but Chris Haig was one of my best mates at Ingy Road, Robert Haig was a bit older than me and Chris but we had some great times as Robert says, summer hols were a time to explore and in the main have a great time, we played in the barns, brick works, on't Olla, Lemmy, Holbeck moor etc. My (our) gang was Chris, Willy, Jud (Dave George), Pete Castle, Dougie Smith, Eddie Eason, but I have memories of lots of old school mates,anyone who remembers me please feel free to get in touch. Me and Paul Pearson have just had a cuppa whilst Reminiscing and re living the past :-)

Date:
09-Aug-2014

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stephen milton

Comment:
Pete I was the same year as you along with Eric Pinkney(rip)Martin Cole,David Taylor,Graham Clarkson(emigrated to Canada),Colin Rozenberg and many more. Saw Eddie Eason outside Whitelocks a few xmas's ago (

Date:
17-Aug-2014

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peter vickers

Comment:
Stephen I remember you well and all the guys and gals from our class, Paul is going to e-mail me a photo of our class, e-mail me and I will forward for you. I went to Green lane in Armley and all my mates went to mathew murray so I lost contact with everyone apart from one or two.

Date:
22-Aug-2014

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Mary

Comment:
Does anyone remember "Sparrow Park" which ran across the top of Holbeck Moor, near Cemetery Road, with the tennis courts alongside ?

Date:
01-Sep-2014

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Margaret (Church)

Comment:
Mary. I well remember Sparrow Park. I lived in Recreation Mount and used to play there. There was a shelter where people would sit and gossip. It was probably the only bit of green we had to play in the 1930s apart from the annual chapel outing! I do feel sad that children today do not have the freedom to play outside all day that we had (as long as we came home 'for us dinner') ! Happy days.

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08-Sep-2014

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Catherine Loftus

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message to Gordon Hecter. You may have memories of My Grandparents Agnes and Richard Callaghan who also lived on Low Moor Side (the first house next to the passage) with my Late Mum Hilda Barker and Sister Margaret, in the late 1930/ 40s my Mum attended St Francis R/C where married my Late Dad Tom Ratcliffe in 1941. I have fond memories of visiting my Grandparents when we lived in Craven Place two Streets behind Low Moor Side. Their house seemed enormous to me compared to our one up and one down. I asked Mum why the second floor windows of Grandma house was boarded up and were theylike that, when she lived there as a young Child /Women, Mum said she only went up to that floor once, peeped through the door and found it to be a little scarey. When we left Holbeck in the early 50s we moved into a newly built house near the Ring Road / Wetherby Road Seacroft. Most of the houses were being demolished in this area,and my Grandparents were rehoused, to St Barnabas Garth Flats on Sweet Street.

Date:
09-Oct-2014

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Michael Peacock

Comment:
Lived at 82 St Barnabas Garth, about 55 to 59. Gran (Maggie n Fred Stott) lived at I think 30 Sweet Street West, next to Jack Taylors fish shop. Dickinsons grocer was on one side of Bath Road, Roccos Bakery on the other. Lived on Manor Road 61/62. Paternal Grandparents lived on Chelsea Street. Great Gran in the Recreations.

Date:
09-Dec-2014

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maria gath (as was)

Comment:
Im trying to find some old photos of the cricketers arms and Port Street where i was born, then when I was five I moved to Willoughby View and remained there until they were pulled down. I went to Ingram Road, made some great friends, eddie eason, chris haigh, graham butler, susan jones, elaine dufton, mick mulvaney, david taylor (tinker) where are you all now I wonder?

Date:
06-Mar-2015

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stephen milton

Comment:
Maria Graham Butler married Susan Jones but sadly died a long time ago.Eddie Eason I saw a few xmas's ago at Whitelocks, as far as I know he lives Woodlesford area, havent seen the others you mentioned Steve Milton

Date:
11-Mar-2015

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valerie eden (nee Stenson)

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To Jean Porter (nee willis) I remember you very well, your family lived on the opposite side of the road to my grandparents in St. Lukes Crescent. They were Fred and Lilian Hartley. I often visited your mum. My grandma used to take me to the Mint Chapel and then to my greatgrandmas house in Rydal Terrace. Happy days

Date:
01-Apr-2015

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Diane Wilkinson(Haynes)

Comment:
Interesting to read comments by Catherine Loftus.I was born in 1948 and lived at 53 Low Moor Side,which the last house next to the passage,directly opposite the Working Mens Club,from then until 1953 when the house was demolished.How long my family had lived in this house I do not know.I lived there with my parents,George and Beattie Haynes and Grandma Ellen Haynes,maybe your Granparents lived there before they did.Do you have any information about the house?Our neighbours were Ernest and Eddie Westerman and their children Trevor and Maureen.I remember the feast,the Mint Chapel and the coronation party held in the pub,the Sunday School outings to Horsforth Park and the bonfires at the back of the house.All a long time ago but I remember them with great fondness.

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06-Jul-2015

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david sowden

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anne wood taylor I was pleased that after all this time you still rremembered me. like you I have been married 56 years so we both must have a shed load of memories.time have changed not always for the better.on my road in tingley we have 4old ingram roadersso we have plenty to talk about. take care anne and keep well. david

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16-Jul-2015

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Anne hall (nee Ingham)

Comment:
My mum and I used to do the weekly wash, at the wash house, everything washed, dried and put through the colander to iron in a couple of hours happy days, it was in a basket fastened to a pram??

Date:
16-Jul-2015

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Catherine Loftus

Comment:
re Low Moor Side Diane Wilkinson message. From what I can remember my Grandparents moved to St Barnabas Garth, when their house on Low Moor Side were going to be demolished. When looking at small black and white photos when I was 5/6 yrs taken outside my Grandparents house just before our family left Craven Place 2 streets behind Low Moor Side that's when I realised my mistake my Grandparents Agnes and Dick Callaghan's house wasn't the first one at the side of the passageway but the second one along the row. Our family left Holbeck and moved into a brand new house on Ramshead Drive Seacroft, in the 1953/4 my Grandparents moved out soon after. From what I remembered about their house it had a large front room looking out to the park, the back room was also large, but maybe the rooms seemed large because I was a child. At the back of the house was a building, my Mum called the wash house, leading to an outside toilet and a small yard. I remember my Grandma and Mum too mentioning a family and neighbour who they were friendly with called Cluderay. It's such an usual surname that's why I remember it.

Date:
14-Sep-2015

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dave(jud)george

Comment:
looking at the pic Just behind the flats.does anyone remember a mock airade taking place on the houses that used to be there.I thought it was real at the time,Going back to a previous tale,Ingram road (fanny) empsal,during playtime a window was brocken with a football,out comes a teacher and takes the ball away,all the lads marched up and down the play ground chanting,down with fanny one way we want our ball the other,she came out and shouted get inside we all sat down for a couple of minutes,protest over.Stephen Milton long time no see,1973 in the brit with Eric r.I.p .derek haigh well done just heard about the lottery win ,sorry to hear about bindy r.I.p .Anyway myself and Ian(big Lizzy)lister partake in a couple of drinks,every Wednesday night (the royal Morley bottoms)all welcome.

Date:
04-Oct-2015

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Diane Wilkinson

Comment:
Again interesting the comments by Catherine Loftus,the family she refers to by the name of Cluderay are related to me.Charlie Cluderay was my Great Uncle and I spent many hours at his house on Low Moor Side,he lived at one end of the row of houses and my family lived at the other.the Cluderays were a large Holbeck family ,others names I recall are Mabel,Mary Ann,Harry and of course my grandma Ellen,who married John Haynes,who was killed in WW 1.Does anyone know anything about the Cluderays? As although they are related to me I know very little about them.

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08-Oct-2015

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dave george

Comment:
Hello diane . l knew Keith cluderay,he was a couple of years older than me,he didn't look like it,but he was a biker.He had the first jap bike in Holbeck,a 250 k1 honda.Keith must have had a good paper round I think it was new bike.l always said I would buy it off him but never saved up in time

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19-Oct-2015

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stephen milton

Comment:
Jud Good to hear you and Lissie are ok, he lived in the same street as me and Eric(Colenso Road).My pub of choice is Duck @ Drake on a Friday night.I remember that time at Ingram Road with the broken window, really funny.

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05-Nov-2015

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dave george

Comment:
It,s a small world Stephen.I have being going in the duck for years,in the tap room,sat or sun nights.My favourite tipple Yorkshire ghost. Cheers

Date:
18-Nov-2015

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David Sanderson

Comment:
Thank you Michael and Dennis for your replays !good to hear from you both?i remember both your names!in the 1960s and 1970s Michael me and our Alfie used to meet Ronnie Blackburn every Saturday night and go round town for a drink ?used to talk about you and Worley amateurs a lot.do you remember a kenny Bedford ?alfie said he was a great footballer !he married a holbeck girl called Judith ?her parents had the fish n chip opposite our school ?in the late 1970s he had a pub in Bramley me and Alfie whent to see him the old unicorn I think ? I wish I could meet Ronnie Blackburn again !

Date:
25-Nov-2015

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David Sanderson

Comment:
me and my late brother Alf was born at number 4 union place in holbeck , u came down from derwent street then down the ginnel to union place ? We had 2 half brothers Eric and Albert ( dixon ) . Albert was deaf and worked in Leeds market for yeas , I had a auntie Gerty who lived in derwent street and could talk for England bless her ? later in the late 50s to the middle 1960s me and Alfie lived at 41 st barnabas Garth flats in sweet street above the wash house ? We both whent to princess field school , when we lived in union place our oldest brother Eric ( dixon ) married married Barbra ward . Then lived in Weston avenue ? then moved later to the bottom of bath road ? remember Ethel's shop and and Mrs little woods ? Jacks fish shop rocoes bread shop ? Alberts sweet shop palace picture house ? our dad was Clarance ( sandy) was the boiler man at Kay's ? derwent street John Cunningham Peter bell David smith and my aunt Gerty ! When we lived in the flats sweet street they were loads of us kids ' we had the biggest bonfire in Leeds ? we used to play out all over holbeck ! Great days

Date:
28-Nov-2015

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stephen milton

Comment:
David The Bedfords did have the Unicorn in Bramley,they took over from my Auntie&Uncle who had it for years.I also played bowls at Holbeck Moor with his dad Val Bedford.

Date:
30-Nov-2015

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Ann kelsey

Comment:
I was wondering if anybody remembers the gills who lived in palm street my grandparents were Sarah and Ben and I had uncles harry Eric and Ben an auntv Ethel who still.lives in St Luke's green who is now 91 and my mam Edna who moved to Stockton when she married my mam is 90 in January and worked at Joseph mays as a tailoress I hope there is someone out there

Date:
15-Dec-2015

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Linda Turver (nee Blackburn)

Comment:
I went to Ingram Road school then onto Matthew Murray . I have been reading lots of the messages which bring me back to those school days and great times in Holbeck. Maria Gath I was at the same school as you. Elizabeth Taylor was your pal and they had a papershop I think down domestic street.? I think Steven Slater lived near the chemist cecil Keenes and he'd a older sister called Lynn. I remember names of the kids in our year Chris Haigh Graham Butler Gail & Diane Moxon Susan Bleasby Jacqueline Cobbley Susan Heart Susan Milner Tony Laidlaw Paul Pearson Gwenith Sickly Christine Chapel Martin Worsnop Billy Emmerson Peter Vickers any of you out there it would be nice to get in touch. Love reading all the stuff on Holbeck it was a geat place to grow up.

Date:
21-Dec-2015

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Brian

Comment:
Interesting to see the name Gwenith Sickly (wrong spelling cos there was a Z in her surname ) but that's how it sounded she went to Cottingley school in the 1950,s her dad Conrad being the gravedigger at the Jews Cemetery by Snittles Farm . Anybody on here go in the Old Blue Ball down the side of the Picture House and know of a character "Humi" ?.

Date:
19-Feb-2016

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Linda Adamson

Comment:
David (Sanderson)was your Aunt Gertie's surname Thompson. If so, I remember her well, and you're right, she could talk for England. She later moved up to live off Top Moor Side.

Date:
16-Apr-2016

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David Sanderson

Comment:
(Linda a damson) yes Linda ant Gerty WAS Thompson she move to top moor side from derwent street ,her husbands name was auther he died in the 1960s

Date:
21-Apr-2016

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Mike Peacock

Comment:
Lotta champion "calers" on Sweet Street. We lived in St Barnabas Garth flats, Gran live Sweet Street West next to Jack Taylors fish shop. Had Dickinsons grocers and Roccos Bakery opposite each other at the corner of Bath Rd and Sweet St West.

Date:
23-Apr-2016

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Linda Adamson

Comment:
Does anyone remember the St Francis's procession. Where I lived down Bath Road half the kids were catholic and half were protestant. The processions always made me wish I could be catholic. Bernie Sweeney, if you happen to read this, get in touch.

Date:
22-Aug-2016

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Carole (née Rowe)

Comment:
I was born at 13 Creskell Street just off Holbeck Moor and lived there with my grandparents through the war. My grandmother went to the MInt Chapel and my aunt was married there and I went to Sunday School. I loved living in Holbeck and remember playing in the street and making tar babies out of the tar that squeezed between the cobblestones. I left there when I was seven to live in Beeston but always went back every Sunday to see the grandparents, and go to the Feast. Happy days.

Date:
20-Oct-2016

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Name:
wendy Parkinson

Comment:
Hiim trying to find my dad all I know he lived at 68 lady pit lane in 1980 I've been looking for him for 30 years all I know is name is Christopher

Date:
21-Dec-2016

Email:
wparky@mail.com

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Maggie Waddock

Comment:
Lots of memories here. Tho I lived in Beeston - and went to St Anthony's til 1948- my grandmother, Annie Pickersgill, ran the White House pub at the junction of Dewsbury Road and Meadow Lane.( My husband and I went to look for it on a visit to Leeds from Canada in 1971 only to discover it being demolished!) My parents and grandparents on both sides were all married at St Francis's Church. Opposite gran's pub was a shop called Granelli's whose ice cream spoiled me for life from ever eating anything inferior to it.

Date:
31-Jan-2017

Email:
maggie@waddock.ca

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Susie Clark

Comment:
David Sanderson pls could you email me I would like to ask you a few questions regarding your late brother Albert

Date:
21-Jul-2017

Email:
Siouxiesu33@gmail.com

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Lara Lou

Comment:
Diane wilkinson, I am related to the Ellen cluderay and john Haynes. They had a daughter called Mary Ellen lived with Mary , and Mary had a daughter called Margaret Pratt. All brought up in Hunslet and Holbeck. Do you have any pictures of them?

Date:
11-Aug-2017

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Lara Lou

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Diane wilkinson, I am related to the Ellen cluderay and john Haynes. They had a daughter called Mary Ellen lived with Mary , and Mary had a daughter called Margaret Pratt. All brought up in Hunslet and Holbeck. Do you have any pictures of them?

Date:
13-Aug-2017

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Trevor Westerman

Comment:
Hi all you Holbeck folk, lovely to read all your memories of Holbeck.Some of you may be interested to know I recently went back to Holbeck to locate where the house stood that I was born in, To my surprise exactly opposite the working men's club there is a circular grassed area you can walk around with information boards about some of the history of Holbeck.From the black plague, the spa water, which was taken down to Leeds where the better off people would buy it because they wouldn't venture up to Holbeck, and the industry around the area at the time,if you get chance to and have a look.Feb 2018.

Date:
05-Feb-2018

Email:
Trevor_Westerman@yahoo.co.uk

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Jean Blackledge

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I have a gold medal inherited from my father Frederick Myers and inscribed 'Beeston Hill P C Workshop Comp' and 'runners up 1937 F Myers Holbeck Loco'. He worked on the railway and played in goal and would have been 19 in 1937. Can anyone give me any info about this competition? I was told as a child that he played for Leeds United 2nd team before the war but don't know if this is true

Date:
27-Apr-2018

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Diane Wilkinson

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Lara Lou,we must be related in some way,would love to know how. What do you know about Ellen Cluderay and John Haynes?.Did they have other children,apart from Mary?Where did they work?Sorry for the questions but as I know very little about them I would love to have some information on them.Hope you can help me.

Date:
11-Nov-2018

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