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Meanwood Road, Farm Hill Housing Estate


Meanwood Road, Farm Hill Housing Estate
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Undated, View shows an example of post World War One housing in Meanwood. Meanwood Road is visible in the foreground running from the left edge to the bottom right corner. Towards the left, Farm Hill leaves Meanwood Road before curving back on itself enclosing Farm Hill Square and Crescent. To the right are Sugarwell Road and Sugarwell Mount with Model Farm just visible behind. View looks towards Sugarwell Hill.

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carol o'neile

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i use to live on farm hill in the old white houses it is very diffrent now they were all big familys then we were never board or got in to trouble i now live in meanwood again it as changed a lot we all use to play together on wood or meanwood park all the kids played together what as happend to them .

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carol o'neile

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i lived at 32 farm hill i was carol westerman then had a lot of brothers and sisters lot of good memories one bad memorie i will nevewr for get what happend that day .carol.oneile@btinternet.com e mail if you want to know.

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Stephen Leathley

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I lived at 25 Farm Hill as a child between 1963 and 1968. After that we moved to number 58 Farm Hill (call us nomadic if you will). This photograph is clearly taken from "Woodhouse ridge". Out of view on the right would have stood the huge "destructor's" chimney as we knew it, and just about opposite the photographer at the other side of Meanwood Road would have been the "Modern Stores" grocery shop. Off to the left is the Woodhouse CC cricket pitch, and the Yorkshire Switchgear Engineering Works (now demolished).

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TOMMY WARDLE

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My family lived at 34 Farm Hill and what memories we all have, playing in the fields behind the house, and there was a sunday school building near the top right of this picture which unfortunately got burnt down. In winter we would sledge down the hill

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Stephen Leathley

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I remember the Wardle family from Farm Hill. Wasn't there a John Wardle?

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walsh

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we lived 25 farm hill crescent 1972 to 1984. yes happy days, playing on the ridge, spooky inside the bandstand, meanwood park great memories.

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Tony Baker

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I used to live at 19 Farm Hill. I know most of the People who have written here, I did'nt know Carol But I went to School with Stephen. the thimg is I can remember the names of a lot of the People from Farm Hill everybody knew everybody. The Walkers,Hutchinsons, Atkinsons, Westerman's, Wardles,Pritchards, Thompsons, Slades and that was just one side of the Street.

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mick tighe

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this was my playground,i lived at 34 sugarwell road,many happy memories,where does time go!

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Tommy Wardle

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I remember most of the names mentioned but on the other side of road was the Hurrells, Temples, further up the road was the Marwoods & Johnny, Philip & Brian Foran family. The building at the top right of the picture wasn't that the sunday school?

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Hawley Family

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we used to live at 54 farm hill untill untill we moved in 1984.We used to know the leathleys,galloways,wildmans,sykes,s and loads more friends.does anyone remmember the R.H Bruce van parked outside our house.If you remmember please keep in touch.Debra.

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eddie melling

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i lived at 15A sugarwell road in one of the redbrick houses the house still there good time

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Graham Howard

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I remember you Eddie Melling, I used to live in the posh street, Sugerwell Mount at No28. we used to play football on the field by Meanwood Road.

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jack mitchell

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Middle right edge of picture.Small clump of trees, top of potternewton lane. These were known as,THE SEVEN SISTERS. And while i am at it CAROL ONEILE, I sent you an E-mail for your story as requested, But havn't heard from you yet. Iv'e still got to know. Comm.8-Oct-07.

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Jim Croft

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I lived at 44 Sugarwell Mount from around 1959 to the early 70's and have many memories of the area. Playing football on the field near Meanwood Road. A few of the names mentioned ring a bell ( I am sure that my older sisters, Fran and Maggie will know some of them

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Paul Birch-Garth

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Lived at 90 Farm Hill. Friends with the Billy Davie, Colin Leathley and Tony Birch who all lived on the Farm hill Estate

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stephen wilks.

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We lived at 13, farmhill crescent, next door to the Sutciffe family who'se 2 sons were founder members of the grumbleweeds.I played a lot of football on the field next to the beck with lads called eddie rennie, john precious and the chaplin brothers.I remember john tighe, gary melling, frank Oddy and most of the lads mentioned on here.Do you all remember Browns shop next to the switchgear??

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stephen wilks

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Does anyone remember "local hero" Mickey Pinkney who died tragically as an amateur boxer? I believe he used to work at Kingfisher lubrication on meanwood road and was a "mod".

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sheila hitchings nee stirk

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i lived at 17 sugarwell mount we all played on the mount as kids they were happy days we always stayed together.i know jimmy and his sisters.

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Jill Tighe (Melling)

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I lived at 15a Sugarwell Road Gary, Eddie Amanda, Robert and Samantha are my brothers and sisters. My grandparents lived next door to us at No 15 they were Harry and Maud Howard. My Uncle Jack and Auntie Maureen Howard lived on Sugarwell Mount, our cousins are Graham, Leslie, Jackie, Stewart, Duncan and Geraldine. I also married John Tighe who lived at 34 Sugarwell Road. Johns parents are Eileen and Barry Tighe who had the shoe shop in the presinct at Meanwood. Johns brother is Michael Tighe.We had a very carefree happy child hood with the ridge and shuggies to play on

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Charles Stirk.

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I lived at 17 Sugerwell mount 1956-79. Hi to Jimmy Croft friend of mine in those days,Alan Booth,Gary Burns,it was the greatest place to live as a child,and teenage years,so different now.Spent alot of time down Woodhouse Cricket Club with my Dad. Live in Bridlington now, but often drive over and go on old street. good memories.

Date:
04-Nov-2008

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Charles Stirk

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I remember a tv Drama/police series called Parkins Patch, late 60s-70s, and it started with a clip from top of Sugerwell Hill looking down onto Sugarwell mount and surrounding area,does anyone else remember this? Also does anyone have photo of old destructers chimney? please get in touch.

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01-Dec-2008

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daviddixon

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I remember growing up in farm hill square in the 50s

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16-Jan-2009

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daviddixon

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lived in farm hill square in the 50s.Remember playing on the ridge all day.Also walking to the fish shop on meanwood road,past the modern stores.Was the shop next to the switchgear called browns?

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16-Jan-2009

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daviddixon

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I remember growing up in farm hill square in the 50s

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16-Jan-2009

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Malcolm Kell

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I lived at 51 Farm Hill Cres. from about 1949 until 1957 when I left to start National Service. I went to Bentley Lane school when Mr Waudby was the headmaster.Neighbours I remember Hawes, Shinner,Hawkshaw there are others of my generation but I can't recall their names at the moment. I never returned to Leeds after NS and have lived in Dorset for over 40 years, (I still have Leeds accent though!)

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01-Feb-2009

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Beverley Poppleton nee Wade

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Stephen Wilks, I remember you, I'm Allen Wades sister. We used to live next door to the Pinkney family. I also remember the dog called Grumble who jumped out from a garden hedge and bit my leg! I was good friends with Gail Dodds. Happy Days

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15-Apr-2009

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helen walsh

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meaasge for David re: SHOP We lived opposite the shop next to switch gear and we called it Teds. Also remember Mrs Carr (lovely lady)worked there for many years.

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01-May-2009

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Phil Collins

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I used to live at 64 farm hill I rememeber Mick Pinkney, I was his first sparring partner when we were both very young Perhaps sparring the wrong wording more like his punch bag we were justs kids

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28-Oct-2009

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Donald Parker

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Hi, I lived at 13,Sugarwell Road with sisters Doreen and Valerie from 1948 untill 1965 when I married and moved to Swillington. Had lots of fun on Sugarwell Hill and in the rubarb field, and in the beck. Like Malcolm Kell I went to Bently Lane school(can't remember him). After national service I worked at Yorkshire Switchgear.

Date:
18-Jan-2010

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Paul Birch-Garth

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I think Mickey Pinkney was related to a mate of mine, Billy Davey

Date:
03-Mar-2010

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Paul Birch-Garth

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I remember th Browns shoop. It was small and had a distinct sweet smell

Date:
03-Mar-2010

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Ron Davies

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Stephen Wilks has got it slightly wrong about Mick Pinkney, he had actually turned pro some time before his last fight. On that occasion he took on an opponent a weight heavier than himself, with tragic consequences. Micks funeral although a very sad affair, was attended by more people than I have ever seen before, or since, at a burial. Mick was my ex-wifes cousin. His dad Harry ran a boxing club below The Meanwood Working Mens Club.

Date:
03-Mar-2010

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Beryl Peters

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I lived at 25 Farm Hill between 1950 & 1963 along with my younger sister Susan Peters and my parents Victor always known as 'Pete' and Beatrice better known s 'Beattie'. Peoples names i remember are Hutchinsons, Westermans, Diamondstone, Sharpsons, Humblestones, Carl & his brother from the Grumbleweeds, the Wharnes. As kids we spent many an happy hour on the farm fields and rhubarb fields. I went Potternewton School and Stainbeck. Does anybody remember my cousin Kenny Moss who was tragically killed in 1961 on Potternewton Lane, he was known by many people on the estate.

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09-Apr-2010

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Ruth Joynson(mcquillan)

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hi we lived at 28 farm hill mr and mrs walker lived next door to us then the Hutchinsons the Fox's, flossie next to them then the Schofields ...i remember the westermans and hawleys also the leafleys and slades ...old man diamond gosh many more too ..i was the youngest in the mcquillan family

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01-Jun-2010

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John Shaw

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I lived at 47 Farm Hill Crescent, I remember quite a few of the names on here and have been contacted by carrol westerman, I left meanwood when i was 13 but have some happy memories of them days, 54 in 3 days time (how fast it goes) I can remember my first day at bentley lane infants.

Date:
23-Jun-2010

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Roy Mcmillan

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I remember the days spent in Meanwood as a lad 1948 - 1963, and Clem Waudby who caned me a time or three. Jowetts tannery a hive of activity spewing steam and stench around. Apple kipping in Kitson Clarks. Swimming in Jowetts dam, and int beck at Kitsons. I remember so much about my childhood in Meanwood excellent memories of all.

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04-Jul-2010

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patricia brennan nee firth

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We lived farm hill cres colin sheila geoff firth I went bentley lane 1943 Browns was the corner shop we lived opposite the switchgear . does anyone remember mrs bell teacher at bentley lane now live aust nsw since 1966 still yorky accent miss the sugerwell hill sledging.

Date:
25-Nov-2010

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John Bulloch

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We lived at 7 farm hill square sister ruth brother william, moved in about 1968/69, remember attanding bently lane with its small boundry wall and a nice lady teacher who was wheel chair bound name escapes me,then moved on to stainbeck high which to me felt like a maximum security establishment. I left to join up in 76 and the rest of the family moved away shortly after,I do however remember waking up to us each sharing our beds with cousins we had never heard of before george james mathew arthur ellen and sandra bit of a squeeze I seem to recall,we had a lot more feedom then as kids used to go to the baths on meanwood road and cottage road cinema when I could I do remember names from the square but will post later if anyone is interested.

Date:
15-Jan-2011

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Joyce Burrow(nee) Anderton.

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I used to live at 3 Sugarwell Mount from 1958 to 1960. Got married from there. My family stayed until 1962 when they were evicted for none payment of rent. Times were hard. Iremember the garforths. Gorden and Valerie.

Date:
16-Jan-2011

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patricia brennan nee firth

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we lived at 16a sugarwell mount 1954 lovely red brick grt times,married moved to miles hill cres then 1966 moved to australia.

Date:
21-Jan-2011

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Tommy Wardle

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I Memeber Mickey Pinkney very well, me and my brothers & sisters went to see him fight at the Leeds Town Hall, a brilliant fighter, and a great bloke.

Date:
15-Apr-2011

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linda schofield

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we lived on farm hill number 18 me my brothers david keith paul was great our grandad parents lived on farm hill cresent too . loads of peoples names regconised x

Date:
08-May-2011

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Ian Hutchinson

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24 farm hill who remembers old man dobny .coming round in is van with fruit and veg on it. we bought lucky bag and sweets he had hurricane lamps hanging on the sides. and who remembers playing marbles Do any of you remember the iron girder from the M.R.Q hole when they put new drains in on meanwood rd it was about 12ft long with wheels at the back and wheels at the front attached to the front wheels it had an handle so you could steer it i had an old fashioned wheelchairs that you pedalled with your hands a few of us took them both to the top of farm hill attached the handle to the back of the wheelchair and set off down the street if we had to slow down everybody was supposed to put thare feet down as we came to the bend opposite the crescent we went out of control so thy all put thar feet down and got off leaving me in the chair heading towards the back of a waggon i was well and truly rammed under the back of the waggon skin hanging of my legs chest arms and scalp all i remember then was the lefter coming from my hastily departed Friend till thy saw how bed i was good days after that i stuck to the bogis PS do any of you know wot happened to Linda Nevins i still get butterflies thinking abut her email i.hutchinson2@virginmedia.com

Date:
06-Jun-2011

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patricia brennan nee firth

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i was born stonegate square later farm hill remember dobney well and the rag and bone man you got a balloon for rags given..good times in sugarwell hill and bentley lane school,later holy rosary mothers request.then on to stainbeck secondary,grt times..

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22-Jun-2011

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Alan Stocks

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lived,,with granma clarke think it was 7 Farm Hill from 1951/1960 tolhirsts,vickers ,fawcetts(mick my best friend),goddards (auntie)fowlers,,and yes was close too the pinkney family inc micky.. old ma shackleton,, george ,rodney,, and my old mate brian slade, great rugby leage player . grandad clarke was groundsman at woodhouse cricket club ,,info suggests his family owned it at one point.OW WHAT A CHILDHOOD on the ridge/batty woods/sugarwell hill winter sledging wow

Date:
05-Jul-2011

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Alan stocks

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Dobnys cart,, vinegar barrel at the back we used to turn it on,,gas lamps down farm hill,,watching rugby at Busvale.. Sunday school in top field ,,..5 years old 1955 ,taken too Bentley Lane school by mam (didn't want to) morning bell went for playtime i set off back home thinking that was it hahahaha.Slapped legs, and back ..Memories ow Memories.

Date:
07-Jul-2011

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ALAN STOCKS

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CORRECTION IT WAS 15 FARM HILL DIRECTLY OPPOSIT THE SWITCHGEAR CLOCK

Date:
25-Jul-2011

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patricia brennan nee firth

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we lived oppo.switchgear bus stopn bottom of garden,brick air raid shelter top of garden,tollhurst lived next door,mother died that house 1952.dad had budgies bred in that shelter until someone dobbed him in,had to get rid of them,busy bodies ha ha stil grt times

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09-Aug-2011

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alan stocks

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Hi Pat great to hear from you,my family lived with my granma, the clarkes at no15 next door was Drysdales,tollhursts,then ithought it was the vickers,Do you remember the great old ma Shackelton opposite who used to take all the kids onto the ridge my sister was susan stocks

Date:
16-Aug-2011

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patricia brennan nee firth

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hello well had a good laugh about alan and running out of bentley school.love these comments brings back memories been back 7 times never made it to farm hill yes grt times do you remember our colin,geoff,sheila..im trying to remember ma shackleton.what happened to the tollhurst..

Date:
21-Aug-2011

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alan stocks

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Pat Brennan the tolhursts like a lot of us moved on late 50s/60s we moved to seacroft NEW HOUSES WOW hahahah gardens not as big tho,will ask sister sue about rest of your family,, take care

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24-Aug-2011

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Alan Stocks

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TO steve wilks hi fella lived at 15 farm hill, opposite switch gear clock.grandad clark was the groundsman at cricket club boby watt drumer with sutcliffs ,remember Old ma shackleton who used to take all the kids on ridge

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02-Oct-2011

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kim Agar

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I live there in the early 80s with my mum and brother my mum was monica chambley we moved when they pulled down all the old white house i went to bently lane school we live on farm hill cresent half way up

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12-Oct-2011

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alan stocks

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2011 merry xmas and a happy new year to all FARM HILL EX PATS glad to recieve ant e/mails in 2012

Date:
28-Dec-2011

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David Morrison

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My Gran and grandad lived on Bentley Lane (where I spent alot of my early teenage years), I attended the local High School (Stainbeck High) and the local boxing club Meanwood ABC. Many many friends both at school and at the gym. What an era, Harry Pinkney was my boxing coach and me and my pals boxed, in essence to stay on the straight and narrow.

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16-Feb-2012

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Charles Stirk

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Here is a link to the TV Series i mentioned some time ago Parkins Patch follow it to see video, memories gone by. http://youtu.be/DBZ4KMwz

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08-May-2012

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Diane Mckrieth

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Does anyone know the Dawson's who lived at Model Farm. Any information would be greatly appreciated as they are my grandma's family and I am researching my family history.

Date:
09-May-2012

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Linda Precious

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My husband John lived at 46 Sugarwell Road, he has a sister Carol who married John Oddy also of Sugarwell Road.

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27-Jun-2012

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Kevin McMahon

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Me and my ridiculously wide Oxford Bags lived on Sugarwell Road in the 70's.. Used to play football all day every day in the summer on the field next to the beck. I remember the Wheatleys(2 sets), Mellings, Swires, McCanns, Chaplins, McNulties. Used to hang out in the 'Backs' - behind the Modern Stores. Can't believe all the stuff I hadn't thought about for years

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16-Aug-2012

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earl

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Lived at 1 farm hill one of the very few black family's that lived there between 1975 to 88 onley remember the rogers & heartlys had great times miss the skate board & bmx days burning down those hills wicked

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17-Jan-2013

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Jackie Kennedy

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I lived at 4 Farm Hill Square From 1961 until October 1968 (from 7-13 years old) Could not have wished to live anywhere else at that age. I went to the Holy Rosary Primary School and St John Boscoes Secondary School My best friend was Stephen Wilks who lived on Farm Hill Crescent also there was Stephen Hanson,the Slade's, the Green's, Jimmy Davidson,the Steals,the Dentons and the Blacks. Who could forget Billy and Joey Walker (as a kid they always reminded me of pirates)Did they once pinch a bus?. As kids you could not wish for more: Fishing at the back of Deanies (behind The Yorkshire Switchgear) Japs and Commandos and Tarzan swings in Meanwood Ridge,catching Newts and Frogs in Meanwood park. I always remember a guy (aged about 40 or 50) who used turn up from time to time dressed as a cowboy!! Browns shop,I always remember he had a blackboard in the window with a list of people who owed him money (would he get away with that today!) The Mobile shop that came around on Friday evening(Jones I think)and the Pop man. In The Winter of 63 our house was one of a few whose pipes didn't burst me and my brother made a fortune( threepence one day) carrying buckets of water to the neighbours. Outside the house it was a perfect childhood. I now live in North Yorkshire but have never forgotten the friends of 50 years ago.

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26-Aug-2013

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William Bulloch

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I lived at 7 Farm Hill Square form 1967-77 with my brother John and my sister Ruth. We were next door to Mrs Wilson. and every now and then find myself wondering how the kids around that time are getting on. I remember the Steels (SS woz ere), the Gills, the Baileys, Peter Club, the Grimes, the Flanagans, the Hemmingways all lived in the Square, and the Moores lived on Farm Hill Crescent near one of The Grumbleweeds. Going by what others have already said on here we all had great childhoods, playing on the ridge, cardboard slides, tree swings, pramwheel bogeys, and playing games in the street like Bulldog or Kickout ball. I hope you're all doing well and enjoying life.

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31-Aug-2013

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Rosemary Como (nee Hargreaves m Douthwaite)

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I lived 22 Farm Hill next to the Hutchinson boys... in the 60's. Spent many hours with Ian & Billy getting into mischief and have my Mother shout at me ..LOL Happy days. I loved living there so sad it is now gone!!! I live in the US now anyone remember me? email rosiecomo@yahoo.com

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07-Mar-2014

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Paul Hurrell

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I lived at 27 Farm Hill next to the ginnel from 1964 and had a great time playing in the back field making dens out of the cut wheat, having the farmer dogs chase us all away Playing on the ridge on the rope swing just over the white bridge, football in the square and on the field off Meanwood Road great childhood and I remember a lot of the names above

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29-Apr-2014

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Jill ( Vickers)

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We lived at 19 Farm Hill Crescent from about 1951 to 1970 I have 2 sisters,Denise and Hazel I went to Bentley Lane and then Stainbeck Secondary. I recognise lots of the names mentioned Am trying to find 2 friends from Sugarwell either mount or road., Susan Wildman and Kevin McNulty, I think the Crofts lived close to them. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me or my sisters please message on this site

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16-May-2014

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sandra kellett

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Just found this page remember going on the ridge sitting onthe same bench oppisate the monkey tree lots of names teddy caleb the tough guy the liddles garsides doreen bray my friends pat sullivan sandra rhodes l lived in new houses bottom of farm hill been back few times it all looks very small now

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06-Jul-2014

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Jackie Liddle

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Hello Sandra. I remember your name did you live in the red brick houses? always thought they were posher than ours (white houses) names that spring to mind are, Ann Shackleton.Irene Skackleton.Sandra and John Peat. David Spencer.Ann O'Conner.Dianne Chapman.Jackie Dawson.Ann Smithson.We left meanwood when I was about 13,I stayed at stainbeck till leaving school had to get 2 buses to school then, right drag,loved going on the ridge, great place to play, also sliding down sugarwell hill on cardboard,playing kick out ball. Corona pop man, Modern Stores, Browns.

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20-Jul-2014

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Yes jackie I do remember you your brothers and sisters andrea was one of our gang many a golden syrup and bread eaten in your house roaming the ridge all day playing marbles chumping then the bonfire on sugarwell hill hope all you exfarmhillers have had good lives regards to you all

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27-Jul-2014

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sandra kellett

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Yes jackie I do remember you your brothers and sisters andrea was one of our gang many a golden syrup and bread eaten in your house roaming the ridge all day playing marbles chumping then the bonfire on sugarwell hill hope all you exfarmhillers have had good lives regards to you all

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27-Jul-2014

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Angela Spencer

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This is a message for William Bullock. I'm trying to trace a long lost relative of mine called Margaret Rosemary Gill (nee Murray). She lived at 22 Farm Hill Square in the 1970s. She had two sons John Joseph and Andrew Peter and a daughter Margaret Ann. I'm not sure what her husband was called. Do you remember her or anything about her and her family? Best regards, Angela

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29-Jul-2014

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sandra kellett

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Yes jackie you did live behind us I remember all your family your sister andrea was one of our gang l have lived on the east coast for the last 40 years we all had a very happy childhood roaming the ridge playing marbles chumping the bonfire on sugarwell hill best regards to all you ex farm hillers

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30-Jul-2014

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Andrea Jarrom

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That was as you knew me but name change to Liddle.Yes we had some good times on on the ridge up the monkey tree.Still keep in touch with Sandra Peat.I always think of you on the 18 th of June strange enough because your birthday was the day before mine.I remember all the names that you have mentioned how things change.

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30-Jul-2014

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sandra kellett

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Yes jackie I remember that you lived behind us, your sister andrea was one of our gang. I have lived on the east coast for 40 years, happy times playing marbles, chumping and remember the bonfire on Sugarwell Hill. Best regards to all you ex Farmhillers

Date:
31-Jul-2014

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Jane Davey

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Hi i used to live at 64 Farm Hill next door to my Aunty Mary and Uncle harry their children Sheila Margaret and Mickey my cousin died tragically he had just turned pro.Does anybody remember us my mum Pauline my Dad Harry.Oh and yes we are a big family 15 children

Date:
06-Aug-2014

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jane.addicoat@docklands-estates.com

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Tommy Wardle

Comment:
I remember Mickey Pinkney as a boxer I went to see one of his fights a Leeds Town Hall, great man. I also remember at 36 Farm Hill the Mitchell clan who could also play a few tunes on there guitars

Date:
12-Dec-2014

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thoswardle@gmail.com

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Eddy green

Comment:
We all played togeather went to stainbeck boys school great days when we wos all young live at 44stonegate avu 60 now time flys onley seams like yesterday

Date:
27-Apr-2015

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Paul Franklin

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44 Farm Hill. have just discovered this site I remember most of the people who lived on Farm Hill&crescent in the 1960,s what great times we had Iremember Jill Vickers Pamela Sutcliffe,Elaine Wilks Bobby Watt Kevin Mcnulty&Michael Fawcett and when we rode down the crescent on a roller skate & pad!

Date:
26-May-2015

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paul.franklin90@ntlworld.com

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Winn Cockerill nea Mahoney

Comment:
message for Angela Spencer, Margaret Gill /Murray now in Blackpool

Date:
09-Jan-2016

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William Bulloch

Comment:
For Angela Spencer i answered your question about Margret Gill over a year ago but for some reason it wasn't displayed.

Date:
29-Apr-2016

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willwallbull@yahoo.co.uk

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Angela Spencer

Comment:
Thank you so much for your replies Winn and William. Your help is much appreciated. Kind regards, Angela

Date:
05-May-2016

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John Wardle

Comment:
My grandparents were John (Jack) Wardle and Sue Wardle and lived on Farm Hill until about the late 60's. It was near the top end where it meets Potternewton lane, No. 7 I think. I spent a lot of childhood there.

Date:
25-Jul-2016

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john.wardle@mail.com

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Bil Palmer

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I lived at number 18 Farm Hill Square with my family from around 1937 up until 1951, I remember it well, with good memories and sad memories.

Date:
24-Nov-2016

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blue.yonder@bigpond.com

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Sarah Wells

Comment:
Bit of a long shot but here goes... does anybody remember Joyce Rosendale who lived at 22 Farm Hill Cres during 1951 and possibly for some time before? I don't know how long she lived there for unfortunately. She was a machinist and married in august 1951 so may have moved soon after. She had two brothers, Dennis and Terry Barrass. Trying to trace my grandmas past and hopefully find my grandad! Thanks

Date:
14-May-2017

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Sarahwhitworth@rocketmail.com

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Sarah Wells

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Bit of a long shot but here goes... does anybody remember Joyce Rosendale who lived at 22 Farm Hill Cres during 1951 and possibly for some time before? I don't know how long she lived there for unfortunately. She was a machinist and married in august 1951 so may have moved soon after. She had two brothers, Dennis and Terry Barrass. Trying to trace my grandmas past and hopefully find my grandad! Thanks

Date:
15-May-2017

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Sarahwhitworth@rocketmail.com

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Frank Barrett

Comment:
I lived at 7 Farm Hill just opposite the Sugerwell in the 70s & 80s. I went to Bentley Lane, Miles Hill, Lawrence Oates and Stainbeck High school. We played on Woodhouse Ridge and Meanwood Park as kids, great times. I still visit Meanwood Park to regale old childhood memories.

Date:
09-Jul-2017

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Alan Clough

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Spent many a happy years from 1959-60s in Farm Hill. I rememember my first girl friend Freda Murray who lived at 30 Farm Hill Crescent and my best mate Eddie Orange who lived in the same street. I was also friends with Gerald Nevins in Farm Hill Square where my sister Joyce Rosindale lived. My other Sister Dorother Rennison lived in Farm Hill. Great times. Playing cricket in the Sugarwell field opposite Woodhouse cricket club, adventures on Woodhouse Ridge and long cycle rides long before cars took over. When we became of age (if not before) we had a great pub to go at the Meanwood Hotel the landlords name was Leo or something like it. There was Beckett's and the Meanwood club. Then we had the Cats Whiskers night club. I remember seeing Little and Large there. It used to be the Capitol Cinema/Ballroom. I remember a lad in the early 60s, who used to visit his girl friend, who lived in Farm Hill Crescent, on an AJS Motor Cycle. These were the days that cars were beyond most of the the population and a motor bike was seen as a big step up. I remember going to the 1967 RL cup final with the Meanwood pub crowd and Tommy Braithwaite name stands out. I seem to remember that he was a professional wrestler but I may be mistaken as time dulls the memory. Some names I remember from my Farm Hill days are the Parton Twins, Carol Westerman, Joan Pears in the Sugarwells (who I think emigrated to Australia). Benjamins and Blacks in Farm Hill Square.

Date:
14-Aug-2017

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muzik@ntlworld.com

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Brian Goddard

Comment:
I lived at 33 Farm Hill Crescent for most of my young life 1948 to 1968 and fondly remember those days of playing in the street with all the other kids at that time , also going onto the Ridge and Sugarwell Hill.A lot of the names mentioned I remember well and like most of the kids on the Estate went to Bentley Lane School, the boys stayed there and the girls went on to Stainbeck school which was girls only in those days.My cousins Alan and Susan Stocks and Geoffrey Chapman lived at No 15 with our grandparents the Clarks.Other names from the memory are June and Ellen Exton who lived next door to me , Susan Tolhurst and Denise Vickers who lived further down the Crescent also Pat Fawcett,Further up the Street was a mate Barry Tait and opposite me lived Freda Murray and the Fowlers and lower down the Self family.Also round in the Square were the Slade family and my mate Rodney,there are many other names and families from those times.It was a good time and sadly I was told that the Estate was knocked down and a new one built. Don't get chance to visit and see as live abroad

Date:
23-Nov-2017

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angela venable

Comment:
hi just found this post we used to live at 30 sugarwell mount , we were called cliffe then i had a sister hillary , brother james , david and steven, dad was called jimmy , mum was called maude. we had great times there ,up on the ridge playing messing up the rhubarb fields , potternewton hill. we had a great childhood back then , we left in late 60,s fond memories of the place

Date:
11-Jan-2018

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Patrick Howley

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My family lived at 12 Farm Hill approx 1957 till approx the early 70's

Date:
11-Jul-2018

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James Morton

Comment:
The trees on the hilltop were called the Three Sisters. One day we woke up and there was only two. During the night one had been chopped down.Mr Waudby, headmaster at Bentley Lane was outraged.If the boy is present who did this he should stand up and admit his guilt right away he said. NOBODY STOOD UP.We knew what the punishment might be. It was near Bonfire Night as I recall in the 50's

Date:
09-Oct-2018

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headingley@msn.com

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