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Oakwood Clock
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June 1967 This image shows people sitting underneath the Potts and Son Clock at Oakwood, located at the junction of Princes Avenue and Roundhay Road. Originally sited in the New Market Hall of Kirkgate Market, the clock was moved in 1912.

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Name:
E Wood

Comment:
Every schoolday a group of girls including myself would meet at Oakwood Clock. We would sit there, in our olive green uniforms, waiting for the school bus, which arrived at 8.40am, to take us to Allerton High School on King Lane.

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Name:
Diane Medcalf(Harris)

Comment:
I was one of those Allerton High School girls who used to wait at Oakwood for the school bus - 1961-1966!

Date:
22-Nov-2008

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dfmedcalf@hotmail.com

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Name:
George Southern

Comment:
In the 1920-30s the shelter was usually filled with ex-servicemen who had suffered serious wounds and injury during the 1914-18 and the previous Boer war. These were men who had returned from France and Belgium to a 'land fit for heroes'. They did not have enough money to gather for a drink in the local pub but the Oakwood shelter did at least become for a while, a place to meet and enjoy companionship. Most of these men, inmates at the general war hospital at Chapel-Allerton were dressed in smock-like blue denim jackets and trousers and many of the limbless had wooden 'stumps' fitted. We shall not forget them.

Date:
29-Nov-2013

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g.southern828@btinternet.com

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