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Buslingthorpe, Aerial View


Buslingthorpe, Aerial View
Description:
Undated, Aerila view of Buslingthorpe, showing the mills built along the course of Meanwood/Sheepscar Beck. Meanwood Road runs from the centre of the bottom edge to the top right corner, with Buslingthorpe Lane going off to the left towards the top centre. At the junction of the two roads is the Primrose public house (still standing), with St Michaels Church on the left. The fields of Sugar Well Hill can be seen in the top left corner. The road onto Woodhouse Ridge is in the bottom right corner.

User Comments:

Name:
Martyn Siddle

Comment:
My Great-grandfather Robert Siddle MBE worked in the tanning industry in the Meanwood Valley. When he was a young man in the 1880s, he used to go in the Primrose public house on a Friday night for a few beers. He had borrowed some money from a friend and saw this friend in the Primrose one night. He was ashamed at being seen drinking while owing money so he put down his pint and left the pub. He then signed the pledge and never took another drink in his life. He became a Methodist lay-preacher and was one of the founding members of Clowes Methodist at the junction of Cambridge Road and Meanwood Road, now a Seventh Day Adventist church. We assume he also paid back the money. Sadly the family has lapsed back into drinking habits.

Email:
martyn@siddles.me.uk

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Name:
pat-nee burns

Comment:
i attended Bus school, worked at H Browns,visited the Primmy, my Grandad worked at the tannery his name was Tom Burns. s.Spent happy days and nights on the Sugarwell hills, Woodhouse Moor and the Ridge we lived at one time on Ridge Road. Buslingthorpe School does not seem to have picture? it did exist, we went to St Michaels church on occasions. Attended Ridgeway Hall sunday school and although our family was big we didnt miss out on anything, HAPPY DAYS.

Date:
30-Aug-2010

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Name:
Rowena Riley

Comment:
Im hoping to find my Grandfathers younger brothers family, until the 1911 census we didnt know the three younger brothers existed!, any how my grandfather was Robert Owen Jones born 1897 Blanau Ffestiniog, he had siblings Dorah b1895, Ada 1900 John Wilfred b 1902 and twins Llewelyn Arthur and Wallace Richard b1908 Wales, they moved to Leeds and on 1911 census at Penraevon Place, there father Robert Jones was a leather shaver, i have managed to trace John wilfred marriage at St Micheals Buslingthorpe using his middle name wilfred and the two sisters are witness'ss he married Nora Wilson. they had two boys Kenneth and Wilfred around 1928. would be great if anyone knew /knows of them or there families. please email me Rowena

Date:
27-Mar-2012

Email:
rowena369@yahoo.co.uk

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