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Ventnor Street, Methodist Chapel, Kirkstall Road


Ventnor Street, Methodist Chapel, Kirkstall Road
Description:
14th October 1959 This chapel was situated at the corner of Kirkstall Road and Ventnor Street was the last in the sequence of the famous 21 Alphabet Streets of Burley, the first being Angel. By 1865 these street had been constructed. The Methodist Chapel, which seated over 600 has notices outside giving details of Anniversary Services for October 1959.

User Comments:

Name:
malcolm bastow

Comment:
the sequence of the alphabet streets was: angel.. baker..corporation..dover..england..florist.. grattan..hollis..jermyn..kennedy..new lloyd.. meynell..newlay..otter..peel..quadrant.. runcorn..stanhope..townend..upton..ventnor.... note there is no 'i'... some ran thru to burley road, some ended at dennison street, but all crossed somerby street...known as the middle road

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mbastow25@hotmail.co.uk

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Name:
Julia Foster

Comment:
My late father, Stanley Foster, was born at 16 Upton Street in 1923. He told me about the famous Alphabet Streets when I was a child, and could name them all. His own grandfather, Joseph Foster, was born at 37 Florist Street in 1856 but sadly I only discovered this after my father had passed away, so he never knew.

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Name:
Julia Foster

Comment:
I am hoping to make contact with anyone who may have photos (particularly class photos) or any other information i.e. newspaper cuttings, about St. Simon's School, Ventnor Street, Burley. My father Stanley Foster was a pupil at this school, which was located on one of the famous Alphabet Streets, during the late 1920's and 1930's. His master was Mr. Marshall. The headmaster at this time was Mr. Hodgson. Stan had an older brother (John), older sister (Renee) and younger sister (Violet) who probably also attended St. Simon's. If there are any local historians, or anyone who had parents/grandparents who attended this school, and you have a photo from this period you would be willing to share, I would love to hear from you. Many thanks.

Email:
peter@lavender77.freeserve.co.uk

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Name:
Ann Andrusyszyn (nee Pilkington)

Comment:
Why wasn't there an "I" street? And how come they didn't finish the alphabet?

Date:
19-May-2009

Email:
the.andrusyszyns@sympatico.ca

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Name:
June Russell

Comment:
My father was born in Jermyn Street, but I can't find any record of it

Date:
15-Jun-2009

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Name:
sylvia brayshaw

Comment:
My father was born in 1920 and lived in baker street, and my grandad his father live in quadrant street in the late 1800's. Has anyone out there got any photos of these streets they can post on here.

Date:
25-Jan-2010

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Name:
Joyce Lee

Comment:
This chapel and sunday school building hold many happy memories for my sister Elaine and i. We attended sunday school here, and bible classes, we were also members of the 6th Kirkstall Girl Guides, and had a lot of fun within these walls. The people who ran all these activities were wonderfully kind and generous with there time . We attended many church parade,s as guides when we carried the flag into the chapel, This would be between 1956 to 1961

Date:
21-Feb-2010

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Name:
Beverley Corbett

Comment:
Both my parents, George Henry Horsfall and Alama Craven, had connections with this Chapel. My grandfather John William, known as Johnny, was caretaker there with his 2nd wife Irene nee Beacham, and had a flat there. They had 2 sons Malcom and Dennis. In 1940 he had asked to be relieved of his post there with the possiblity of his daughter Cisse taking over but stayed on until 1942, leaving after a disagreement over the cost of some joinery work. John William's first wife Elizabeth, known as Lizzie, took their niece Nell, daughter of Herbert Horsfall to the Chapel where she was cured of blindness. Herbert was well known as the rag and bone man in Renton Place. My mother Alma, born in Otter St., attended the Chapel and they married in 1948.

Date:
15-Aug-2010

Email:
dennis@denniscorbett.com

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Name:
Robert Lee

Comment:
My late father was born at 57 Grattan Street in 1920, his parents having married at St Simon's in 1918, at which time they lived at 59 Quadrant Street. They later moved to Potternewton. I'd love to hear from anyone who might know anything about my grandparents Arthur Lee and Florence (nee Normington), Who I never knew. Maybe Joyce Lee above is related ??

Date:
23-Dec-2012

Email:
gwynethandrob@metronet.co.uk

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Name:
joyce lee

Comment:
hello robert,sorry I cannot help you. My father william was born in Woodhouse,and his parents came to Leeds from Borrowby North Yorkshire.

Date:
05-Feb-2013

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Name:
John Bean

Comment:
My Gran's (Emily Stead nee Mitton) sister Amelia Mitton married Joseph Smart on Xmas day 1911, They lived only 2 doors from each other, about 200 yds to the left of this photo, at Nos 196 and 192 Kirkstall Road, respectively.

Date:
20-Apr-2013

Email:
beanj@btinternet.com

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Name:
Claudia Procter (nee Wilson)

Comment:
My husband Dave, his Dad Ronald Procter with his parents Harry & Hilda (nee Storey) lived at 20 Quadrant St, they moved to 3 Cross Grasmere St don't know the year, Harry was a Traindriver for B.R. Ronald also worked for B.R as a Fitter, eventually becoming a foreman at Holbeck & Neville Hill depots, would have liked to have seen a photo of the street itself.

Date:
26-Apr-2013

Email:
daveclaudiaprocter@hotmail.com

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Name:
John Bean

Comment:
A number of contributors here were hoping to view photos of their ancestors streets. By the time the majority of Leodis photos in this area were taken, the alphabet streets had sadly been removed, only fragments remained in isolated areas. So we are reliant on descendants of those who lived there, providing any family held photos they may have. I had many family members living in those streets from the 1840's to 1950's but most families didn't have cameras or access to them during those years. I recall our annual holidays in Bridlington in the early to late 50's, being recorded on a borrowed 'Box Brownie' family members camera.

Date:
28-Nov-2013

Email:
beanj@btinternet.com

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Name:
Jean wood

Comment:
My grandfather was coal dealer John wood of Kennedy street also known as jack he died in 1940 before I was born

Date:
21-Jun-2015

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Name:
annette

Comment:
on my grandmas birth certificate she was born at 18 chapel row normanton but her dad was residing at 16 gratton street of kirkstall road in 1914 does anyone have any info on anyone who was living around there then his name was john william lawrence thanks

Date:
02-May-2016

Email:
annette2204@fsmail.net

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