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Spa Buildings, nos.11, 12, 13

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Spa Buildings, nos.11, 12, 13
Undated Photo taken before the clearance of the area in the early to mid 1950s. Row of three houses which were part of Spa Buildings. On the left was number 11, then 12, 13 to the right. The buildings formed a square around the site of an ancient sulphur well, noted as a Spa by Leeds historian Ralph Thoresby, who visited this, Sugar Well, Speed Well and Cuddy Well. The latter was situated behind Ridge Gardens, the water was used for 'tender eyes' and taken 'to put iron in the system'.

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Gail Chandler (nee Smith)

I was born in Leeds Maternity Hospital in Feb '54, our home address 13 Spa Buildings. My parents separated 6 weeks later, my mother moved back to Edinburgh with me, and I've been looking for some (any!) info about my beginnings for most of my life. Tonight, I searched for "spa buildings leeds", and THIS photo appeared. I'm overwhelmed, tears in the eyes I'm afraid.




Stephen Newbound

My maternal Grandparents Thomas Chadwick Moss & Sarah Ann nee Whitaker lived at no.11 Spa Buildings from 1909 to at least 1922, having at least 6 of there 11 children born there including my mother Lily born 1922 who is still alive today.(29 Nov 2018).How they managed to all live in such a tiny house is beyond me but shows what are ancestors had to put up with.




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