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Langbar Grange Residential Flats.


Langbar Grange Residential Flats.
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2000. This photograph is most likely taken from the vicinity of Stanks Drive looking across green space to Langbar Grange, a 15-storey, 44 metre high block of flats built in 1966. This is one of six tower blocks to be demolished as part os a £100M scheme to re-develop the Swarcliffe estate. 710 new homes will be built and 1600 houses and flats will be renovated and refurbished. Swarcliffe has been chosen by the government as a Public Private Finance Initiative.

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mick elliott

Comment:
can someone tell me if one of he blocks of flats is "Penwell Croft ilived at nO 51 IN1971-3

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The flats at the far end of the photographs are Penwell Croft

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n adair

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the flats will be no more soon as they are all going to be knocked down

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Name:
Jasco

Comment:
To the right is the 'big hill' where kids used to enjoy sledging when it still used to snow in winter (yes only twenty years ago). The hill actually had two mounds and a dip in the middle where they joined, and was not really big at all! As A kid I used to wonder how the hill got there and guessed it was formed when thety dug out the foundations of the flats. There are several other hills like this along Whinmoor Way (the spotty path) near to all the flats.

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Richard Walton

Comment:
When I lived in this area in the 70s the area was in very good condition. I would love to know what happened to it. Whinmoor Way near the flats in the picture featured several childrens playgrounds - one we named the castle.

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rwalton159@aol.com

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Philip Brow

Comment:
Late 60's till 1970, I used to slide down those "big" hills on bits of cardboard, wood & anything else we could find. We used to play all day in the playgound by Brayton Grange flats. It was our Castle. When I went back there in 98 I think they were gone.

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graham greenwood

Comment:
All the flats on the estate have now been demolished apart from sherburn court.all the playgrounds have gone like the castle as we called it but the hills are still there we don't get snow like we did 20-30 years ago to slide down them

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Tony Mellor

Comment:
I lived in 21 Farndale Terrace just behind the green mounds from 1967 to the mid 70's. The Hill as we knew it seemed a lot bigger in those days. Just like Philip Brow I used to slide down the hill on cardboard boxes as a kid. Great Times! I wonder if Philip and I knew each other? When I saw the place about three years ago I was glad I lived there when it was new.

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tony@octal8.com.au

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chris reed

Comment:
i lived in langbar grange in the 90s they were great flats its the idots what give them a bad name

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