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Armley Ridge Road, from tower of Christ Church, Upper Armley


Armley Ridge Road, from tower of Christ Church, Upper Armley
Description:
c.1962 View from the tower of Christ Church, Upper Armley looking towards Kirkstall over Stanningley Road. Armley Ridge Road is in the centre with Park View bottom right. Gotts Park is beyond with the rose garden in the centre. The Hallidays are to the left edge. The tower at Christ Church used to open to the public on rare occasions, about once a year.

User Comments:

Name:
Olive Hirst (nee Dwyer)

Comment:
I was born and lived in Park Avenue which is just off the photograph on the right hand side. I lived there from 1927 until 1949; went to Upper Armley school; married in Christ Church in 1948.

Email:
kathyhirst@hotmail.com

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Name:
Stanley Wade

Comment:
I remember going up this tower in the mid 20s and remember that half way up there was a room in which was a large table which obviously could not go up the steps and through the door and must have been made there. My age is now 91 years.

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Name:
Sheila Jubb

Comment:
I went up Christ Church tower a few times in the late 40/50's. On Whitsuntide Monday morning they would allow the public to go up and look at the view. I can remember passing through the bell ringing room. I attended Christ Church late 40/50's also Brownies and Guides. Very happy days.

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Name:
Roger Foyle

Comment:
Looking down to the bend in Ridge Road there were three shops on the corner (still there) In the 50s/60s they were (starting nearest the camera) Ray Bulmer (Chemist), Mr Bragg (Grocer) and Fred Pownall (Greengrocer, who had a Ford Anglia estate car which he garaged at Glenmoor Garage on the top of Town Street opp the Barleycorn and Brethericks - he walked there to collect it every morning)

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Name:
Don Tate

Comment:
Further to Roger Foyle's comments, my Uncle and Aunt - Frank and Maud Hembrough - ran the grocers for a couple of years in the mid 1960s

Date:
07-Jul-2011

Email:
don.tate@ntlworld.com

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Name:
Karen Holmes

Comment:
Mr and Mrs Pownall had the greengrocer's - after they retired we used to go for Sunday tea at their home. We lived on Armley Ridge Road and I used to visit Christ Church with my gran when she went to the Mother's Union!

Date:
02-Feb-2015

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Name:
Juie Hubbard

Comment:
I remember my mother trudging down this road on many occasions to take me to see Dr. Turnbull. he surgery was somewhere near the white car parked on the right. The other doctor there was Dr. Cochran, a very nice Irish chap. Dr Turnbulls previous surgery was opposite Armley Clock School. His partner was Dr Cowie at that time. In my opinion, Dr Turnbull was the best doctor I have ever has the pleasure to be looked after.

Date:
12-Jun-2015

Email:
a.n.hubbard@btinternet.com

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