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Aerial View, Leeds Bridge


Aerial View, Leeds Bridge
Description:
Undated, This photo possibly dates from the 1920s, a view from the end of Lower Briggate. The River Aire and waterside can be seen with the bridge towards the left. The road on the left is Hunslet Road, moving right are Hunslet Lane. The triangular building at the junction of Hunslet Road and Hunslet Lane is Leeds Bridge House.

User Comments:

Name:
Margaret Barker nee Shaw

Comment:
Somwhere on that picture must be where my father worked for 55 years. He worked at Walker's Timber Merchants, Water Lane.

Email:
margaret.barker1@btinternet.com

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Name:
Dave Wharton

Comment:
In the 1960's/1970's the triangular building was a shop that bought and sold household items, I think it was called 'Contact'. Upstairs was an auction room. My parents took me to an auction there there when I was a small boy. I was told to sit perfectly still and not to twitch, scratch, cough, sneeze or pick my nose, very difficult for a small boy.

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Name:
Carolyn

Comment:
Thanks for the interesting photograph. Long ago my 5x great grandfather Pim Nevins had a woollen mill at Hunslet Lane. I am descended by way of his daughter Anne who married John Flintoff.

Date:
27-Sep-2008

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Name:
Roberto Briano-Rand

Comment:
I am trying to get information about a watchmaker: T.M.Macauly, 11 Leeds Bridge. I have seen one of their pocket watches the date of manufacture was 1912. Would be very grateful if anyone can help me.

Date:
09-May-2010

Email:
rbrhr@gotadsl.co.uk

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Name:
Graham A. Schofield.

Comment:
With reference to Margaret Barker's comment. Whereabouts was Walker's Timber Merchants? Water Lane was quite a long road. It stretched from here right up the The Globe Foundry in the heart of Holbeck, where it met Holbeck Lane. This aerial photograph doesn't make it easy to identify Water Lane. However, it actually ran between the building with the white stain on its roof (on the river bank), and the building running by its side.

Date:
09-Aug-2010

Email:
GrahamScho@AOL.com

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Name:
Peter Jackson

Comment:
Re above comment Walkers were situated behind the Clarenden Pub which was on the corner to the right just past Victoria Bridge, and approx 200 yds from where I worked at R W Crabtree in Water Lane

Date:
12-Sep-2010

Email:
petermj67@hotmail.co.uk

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Name:
BillyBritvic

Comment:
The large building with the semi circular shape, top centre, must be the South Market.

Date:
01-Aug-2011

Email:
karenbillyls10@hotmail.com

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Name:
Trevor Dixon

Comment:
re BillyBritvic's comment, the building with the semi-circular roof is in fact Salem Congregational Church.

Date:
28-Sep-2012

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Name:
Billy Britvic

Comment:
Re Trevor Dixon, if you look closely you will see that there are two buildings with semi circular roofs opposite each other, the one on the top left of centre (which is still in existence) is Salem Chapel the one top almost dead centre is in fact South Market.

Date:
20-Mar-2013

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Name:
Trevor Dixon

Comment:
I bow to Billy Britvic's superior knowledge. The image on my steam-powered computer is not the best,and old age doesn't help either.

Date:
05-May-2013

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Name:
neil

Comment:
where the BREWERY GATE on HUNSLET ROAD IS TO THE GATE AT THE OTHER END AT CROWN POINT IN THE HISTORY OF TETLEY.S BREWERY HOW LONG AS THIS PART OF HUNSLET ROAD BEEN CUT OFF BY THE BREWERY AND WAS THIUS THE MAIN ROAD AT ANYTIME INFACT DID HUNSLET RD COME ALONG FROM LEEDS BRIDSGE TO TURN LEFT SLIGHTLY AT ALF COOKES PRJNT WORKS

Date:
24-Sep-2013

Email:
claYN83@YAHOO.COM

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Name:
neil clay

Comment:
TO THE LEFT ON HUNSLET ROAD IF IN THE 19 30S YOU COULD PASS FROM LEEDS BRIDGE TO CROWN POINT IS GEORGE PORTEOUS COUBOURG STREET AND IF YOU AT THE CROWN POINT END OF TETLEY.S WENT STRAIGHT AHEAD YOU WERE I THINK AM I CORRECT STILL ON HUNSLET ROAD I AM AT THE 2 OLD PUBS EITHER SIDE OF THE STREET TOP WHERE BEHIND ON THE LEFT TOWARDS HUNSLET ARE TO THIS DAY A ROW OF OLD HOUSES OPPOSITE A STABLEYARD AND WASTE LAND BEYOND THOSE HOUSES TOWARDS ALF COOKES PRINTERS AND IT IS THIS AREA I AM THINKING OF AS A BUSY LITTLE SECTION OF HUNSLET AT ONE TIME AND NOT DERELICT AS NOW WHERE LORRIES NOW PARK OVERNIGHT FROM THE CONTINENT

Date:
24-Sep-2013

Email:
clayn83@yahoo.com

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Name:
NEIL CLAY

Comment:
to the right of the picture below I think is water lane and NEXT to it MEADOW LANE SOMEWHERETO THE RIGHT OF MEADOW LANE WHERE NOW STANDSS ASDA OFFICES WAS HOLROYD YARD AND SPREADEAGLE YARD BUT EXACTLY WHERE I.D LOVE TO KNOW 2X GREAT GRANDAD LIVED THERE

Date:
24-Sep-2013

Email:
clayn83@yahoo.com

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Name:
angela pillinger

Comment:
my grandfather Thomas Garghan worked in Hunslet Leeds gas man 1939

Date:
15-Feb-2014

Email:
lewisbangiep@yahoo.ca

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Name:
neil clay

Comment:
in reply to angela pillinger although you mention Thomas garghan did you also have a grandparent or father who,s name was alf pillinger who worked at the gas works sorry in advance but dad used to speak of a person with his name but its 45 years ago to me it was yesterday dad was walter clay

Date:
17-Sep-2014

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