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Beckett Street, Stipendiary Street


Beckett Street, Stipendiary Street
Description:
This image shows number 128 a Spiritual Church on Beckett Street on the far left. Large advertisements in the centre promote McDougall's flour, Automatic tuning tv's from Naughten and Bird, number 284/6 Harehills Lane, Luxury loaf, the pub and eggs. On the right cars are parked in Stipendiary Street with numbers 2 to 6 visible behind the adverts.

User Comments:

Name:
Barry Hallam

Comment:
Behind these hoardings was Butkus's yard - pictured elsewhere under Beckett Street. As a boy, along with other naughty-boys, I used to climb inside this huge structure. Quite why? I can't remember!

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Name:
Barry Hallam

Comment:
I have never discovered the original purpose of that substantial low wall with its once gated entrance, and central path that went nowhere. The area between the wall and the advert hoardings, was grassed. I seem to recall being told that the little house next to the telephone-box was a Spiritualist Church. It could even be me waiting to use the phone, but unlikely. Just out of picture to the left, can be seen The Cemetery Tavern - much, much later to become The Florence Nightingale. The terrace of houses higher up, backed onto a courtyard called Minerva Terrace.

Date:
05-Apr-2010

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Name:
LYNNE BRANNAN

Comment:
Mr & Mrs Garbutt owned the yard which had some garages which my Dad rented one. I used to go pay it for him with Linda who was their grandaughter.

Date:
05-Apr-2011

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Name:
B Hallam

Comment:
At last I have discovered the original purpose of the enclosure behind that short wall with its once possibly gated entrance. It is also possible that the wall was once much higher, or had railings, because the premises in the late nineteenth Century, was a Stone Mason's yard belonging to a John Leach. He lived in the house at the side. By 1911, Mr. Leach had gone, and the house had been renumbered as 128a. Exactly when the yard itself ceased to be, is as yet unknown. However, there is an undated image - number 201191_172622, of some of the men who worked there.

Date:
03-Sep-2011

Email:
barry.hallam2@ntlworld.com

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Name:
Steve Pye

Comment:
My Aunt & Uncle Anne & Kieth Rawnsley lived at No 2 Minerva Terrace in 1957. I was six at the time and i used to stay there in the summer school holidays, we used to play in the yard at the back. At the bottom of the street was St James hospital & the workhouse.

Date:
15-Apr-2012

Email:
steve51@lineone.net

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