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Aerial View, Gipton


Aerial View, Gipton
Description:
Undated, Aerial view of the Gipton area. In the top left corner are fields which lay behind Killingbeck Hospital, off Wykebeck Valley Road. Up to the right corner area of housing is Coldcotes Circus, then a corner of Harehills Park is in view. Bottom right Foundry Drive has a roundabout then the Fairway public house.

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francis gardiner

Comment:
i used to live in the gipton area thorn drive to be exact i left in 1994 to move to ireland i would say by the look of this photo i would say it was around the early 50's due to the lack of flats and masonets when i left there was four masonet flats which were knocked down around 95 and replaced by house's and there was a another large set of flats just around the corner of thorn drive accompanied by masonets

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P Jeffreys

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I would say that its pre 60's as there is no flats built on wykebeck valley road. I remember watching those flats been built when i attended st nicholas school when it was first opened

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James Harrower

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I saw these flats being built, it was between 1957 and 1958. I lived on Oak Tree Drive,and watched all the developements take place.

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martin hopkins

Comment:
i agree with James Harrower,the garages to gipton gate west,were completed in 1961.

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martin hopkins

Comment:
The cul-de-sac in the bottom left is the now demolished Thorn Close.this picture is roundabout 1960/61

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jack mitchell

Comment:
About 1977 I visited the FAIRWAY PUBLIC HOUSE. The manager was KEN HARRISON. He was a COAL FACE OVERMAN at ROTHWELL COLLIERY during my time as a COALFACE DEPUTY & SHOT FIRER. We both worked on the same coal face. I think we both could have written a book about those times. Ken left and went straight into PUB MANAGEMENT TRAINING at the COMPTON PUBLIC HOUSE on COMPTON ROAD HAREHILLS. This was a TETLEY'S house. On completion He got the job in a JOHN SMITHS HOUSE namely the FAIRWAY. By this time i had left the Pit also, and was working nearby, at BURTONS HIGHSTREET TRANSPORT. Comm. 11-Oct-07.

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B Hallam

Comment:
This is a strange photograph which gives no indication of the areas topographical contours. The two roads streaming away - upward, and to the left, from the roundabout, are both downward steep hills. The dual-carriageway - properly named Oak Tree Drive, was locally known as Fairway Hill after the pub at its crest. The last time I drove down this road, it had the most horrendous rubber speed-humps. As far as dating the picture is concerned, by 1964 the scene would have had many more blocks of flats which included Briarsdale Heights into which my girlfriend was rehoused from Beckett St. Briarsdale Heights stands on the square of land to the left of the block in the centre of this picture. It cost £250,000 to build and was all-electric, including under-floor heating which made your feet itch.

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Heather

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The row of houses you can see just behind Gipton Gate East is Oak Tree Walk. My mum & dad still live there and have done since the early eighties

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Glen Dean

Comment:
This is amazing to see where I live now compared to years ago. And to see Francis Gardner placing a comment on here too! I was a very close friend of his back then, I still live on Foundry Avenue as you can see it in the bottom right hand corner.

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veronica lewis nee howley

Comment:
I lived in South Farm Crescent from birth to age 13. In 1955 my family moved to Coldcotes Circus to a pre war house which had a much nicer view than the view of Harehills Cemetery which our previous house had. I moved away completely in 1967 on my marriage .From what I remember the flats at the top of the Fairway Hill were already built by then. Very fond memories of the Gipton.

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01-May-2009

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James Harrower

Comment:
The Compton Arms was a Indcoop & Alsopps house if I remember rightly, that was during the second world War.

Date:
16-Aug-2009

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Claire Brennan

Comment:
I first moved to Gipton in 1977, first living on North Farm Rd, that can be seen from the mid point junction of Oak Tree Drive and continues all the way down to meet up with the north-end junction of Coldcoltes Circus.I then moved to my own house, in 1985, situated on Oak Tree Drive, as can be seen behind the Gipton Gate East flats.I raised 2 lovely girls there and have very fond memories of the lovely neighbours that lived there in the mid eighties, especially Maggie and Jonnie who lived next door, they were the first and only tenants of their house until 1995. We lived there until 1996,we then moved out of the central Leeds area. It is amazing how the area has changed over recent decades.This photo was taken prior to the building of Braisdale Heights {forgive the spelling if incorrect} in the 60's.

Date:
04-Oct-2009

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Sandra Birch nee Knowles

Comment:
My family moved to 3 Thorn Mount Gipton in 1967, i have 2 sisters Gail & Rachel, 1 brother Edward who unfortunately passed away 9 years ago. I remember we had family who lived around the coldcotes area. Went to Thorn Walk primary and then I had just started North Farm School in 1976 when mum died and we left to live in Jersey where me and my sisters still live. Tried to locate my old address on google map but doesn't appear anyone got any photos? Would love to hear from anyone I use to know

Date:
22-Oct-2009

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E Emmerson

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Compton Arms was a Ind Coop pub until taken over by Jos Tetleys in the 60s,Manager Ken Morley(big fella)second largest beer sales after the Fforde Green.Ken whent on to manage the Three Horse Shoes Headigley.

Date:
12-Jan-2010

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Lorraine Stevenson

Comment:
I also remember the Fairway and the Courtiers pub which went on to be the Oak Tree and now is Lidl !I still keep in touch with some girls from Coldcotes School, I had a brother called Glen and cousins Tony, Karen, Debbie, and Steven Arnold. Does anyone know is there a site which has photos on which people post, Thanks

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10-Aug-2010

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GARY BARRASS

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WELL HOW DIFFERENT DOES IT ALL LOOK NOW THOSE WERE THE GOOD OLD DAYS ON THE MOTHER SHIPTON. I LIVED ON BEECH LANE FROM THE AGE OF 7 WITH MY FAMILY.AND I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER WHERE I WAS BROUGHT UP GOD BLESS THE GIPTON PEOPLE THEY ARE THE BEST PEOPLE GOING.

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27-Oct-2010

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john britten

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went to coldcotes school 1958-1962 and lived on the gipton before moving and better people you could not find anywhere

Date:
03-Nov-2010

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chris nelson

Comment:
i am not from gipton but my wife was and i have family in gipton to. i just wanted to say that now the fairway pub as gone (raised to the ground early 2011 maybe march) i wonder what eyesore they will build there now. how many more old leeds pubs will we lose before the developers realise we dont want there LIDLS/NETTOS/ALDIS every where we still want somewhere to sit and enjoy a drink with friends.

Date:
22-Apr-2011

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chris nelson

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i dont come from gipton but my wife does (oak tree walk) i also have family from gipton. i just want to say how different it looks now that the fairway as been raised to the ground.(flattened in march /april 2011) when will the developers realise we dont all want aldis/nettos/lidls building where all our favourite pubs were, dont they realise they are raping our heritage that once made leeds the best city in the uk. how many of our leeds urban pubs can you think of that now have shops and the like built on them?

Date:
23-Apr-2011

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sid cohen

Comment:
\\\\i was raised on the Gipton Estate. We have lost Coldcotes School and now we have lost Courtier pub, and now The Fairway at top of hill. I was informed that this site will have an old folks home built in a years time.

Date:
28-Apr-2011

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Clifford Dawson

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I remember the Gipton Estate being built in the mid to late thirties to replace the slum clearance in the Mabgate/Burmantofts are at the bottom of York Road. I would be seven or eight years old and my cousins' family were re-housed at 32 Coldcotes Crescent having moved from slum housing off Pontefract Lane. I remember that they and other families were too poor to furnish a two/three bedroomed house at that stage and most of the rooms had bare floorboards in the early stages. Leeds City tramways built a spur from York Road down Gipton Approach and later,during the war, I was able to tavel by tram from the Crescent, Dewsbury Road, on the number 11 service which had a tram stop at the end of South Farm Road.

Date:
05-Sep-2011

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Jack Lambert

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Go to Coldcoats school on facebook

Date:
22-Sep-2011

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R.Bedford

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I lived in a Flat over the Bookies on Coldcotes Circus, in 1965/6. There was an Off Licence, and Firths Wallpaper and paint.shop.

Date:
22-Apr-2012

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sandra jones [nee taylor]

Comment:
i lived in coldcotes drive 46 i had a lot of friends anyone reconise please get in touch would love a chat i lived there from 1946 up to 1960 my friends marlene lowe june ward pat wilcock johny kerrigan johny walsh dennise mc donald john ambler christine ambler ileen burk eileen heart edith hewitt tony ward maureen mc bride james ward hope it jogs someone memory

Date:
09-Jun-2012

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christine willis nee walton

Comment:
oh Martin Hopkins I used to live next door to you in Thorn close us waltons lived there for a while before having to move to no 4 because the family grew bigger and that was a 4 bed house. get in touch if you can.

Date:
11-Sep-2012

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Jo

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i used to live at no,36 Brander close in the 80's just down the road from the police station and fire station.

Date:
28-Sep-2012

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Colin Hobson

Comment:
I remember this area. I lived in Oak Tree Cres. I left to live in Australia at the age of 15 in 1961.I attended Coldcotes School which was still there when I left.

Date:
30-Sep-2012

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geoff lunn

Comment:
we lived in 2 of the houses shown in photo. Firstly 115 Foundry Approach, then from 1951 at 95 Oak Tree Walk. Many happy times in the Fairway where I had my first beer. A pint for 1s1d - if you can remember what that was! Just over 5p actually.

Date:
04-Oct-2012

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vicky

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my mum and her lg family (gordons) grew up in gipton near to where lidl is now and tells me what changes there have been since she was young, I moved from there couple yrs ago and already there are changes since then, still have family living there

Date:
18-Feb-2013

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Linda Knowles

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I lived on Amberton Grove with my mam dad and 6 brothers and sisters sadly 2 brothers died but the rest of us are still around, I still go shopping to Leeds although I live Nr Wakefield now any one who remembers me from school Coldcotes or the Henry Barren youth club please get in touch

Date:
24-May-2013

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brenda mccartie nee taylor

Comment:
hi,i lived 46,coldcotes drive,from 1946 to Eileen Burke lived next door.,Maureen mcbride,tony ward,johnny walsh,jackie elliot,lovely memories,we played teams of football and netball with seacroft boys and girls.i went to wybeck school 1950 to 1956 then coldcotes until 1961

Date:
02-Jul-2013

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brendamccartie@btinternet.com

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paula

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I am trying to trace a delia anne kennedy who lived on brander mount anyone know of her?

Date:
21-Aug-2013

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Paulalnorth@hotmail.com

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Veronica Lewis{nee Howley}

Comment:
To Christine Willis. Hi Christine you mentioned Martin Hopkins.Sorry to tell you but he passed away a few years ago now. I remembered Martin and his family from attendances at St Nicholas Church. My mothers name was Anne Howley.She first lived in South Farm Crescent when the Gipton Estate was first built then we moved to Coldcotes Circus about 1958.

Date:
14-Jan-2014

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Claire Burton

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I lived in one of those one bedroom flats with my mum in Beech Close, I can't really work out if the cul de sac is on the photo. I remember playing on the swings at the Fairway pub and jumping on the wall were the garages wre in the beer garden. I went to St Nicolas School and remember that huge long painiting of Jesus and The Last Supper with Mr Mc Carthy, the Head master, encouraging us to sing the hymns.

Date:
09-Mar-2014

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Rowan Rothery nee kenny

Comment:
My grandparents lived on Oak Tree Crescent Firbin and Elizabeth Binns.I was always at there house. My Gran Lizzie as she was better known worked in the Fairway pub in the 50s and 60s. Me and my parents moved there too in 1964 we also lived on oak tree crescent. Went to coldcotes school. I remember you all well Lorraine Stephenson and all your family.

Date:
04-Jun-2014

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Name:
Phil Green

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Sent first 25 years of my life on mother shipton Now 55 but still remember it all ad though it wss yesterday They call it progress DOnt think so

Date:
29-Aug-2014

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