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Bronte House, Scott Hall Drive

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Bronte House, Scott Hall Drive
Description:
Undated. View looks from Scott Hall Drive onto the back of Bronte House. Completed in the 1930s this development provided accommodation for single women. The property is three storeys high and contains around 20 flats, numbers 2 to 44

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Name:
jack mitchell

Comment:
Having recently sent in a comment relating to the front of this building.Now for the back,the road in the foreground was scott hall drive but,was nicknamed the (red) road because it was left for many years unfinished with red shale.The old peoples homes at the top of this road about 80 yds being built in a circle was also halted because of the war.Old Heslop as he was jovialy called,lived down what was called the big steps to the right of this circle and across the other side of scott hall rd.To the left of the top of these big steps was a long veranda.No 51 was the first house the Laycocks,53 the Melias,55 the Dobsons,57 the Simpsons,59 us The Mitchells. Samuel my father was a collier,my mother Jane,then there was Ronald Joseph,Terrance Desmond,Samuel,Jean Maria.The fields over to the left of the photographer was called the piggeries because before my time somebody ? bred pigs on there, but was now our playground including the unfinished buildings where we used to have run ins with Old Heslop.

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Name:
jack mitchell

Comment:
I failed to mention that Old heslop was the dedicated long time night watchman.He was a smashing old fella. We used to join him round his big oildrum coke fire.He also did a spot of knocking up. For a few coppers(pennies)a week, he would knock my dad up in the early hours so he wouldnt be late for work at the pit(waterloo main).He could never rely on the alarm clock.

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astrojack7mars@msn.com

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Name:
jack mitchell

Comment:
Well, if you'd been thrown up against the wall often enough, I doubt you'd be very reliable.

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astrojack7mars@msn.com

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Name:
Lynda Fenney nee Watson

Comment:
I was born at 19 Scott Hall Drive in 1947, my parents were Doris and Bob Watson, my older sister is Dianne. Scott Hall Drive was a happy place to live, lots of children to play with, I remember Gail, Jane & Carl Winston, Edward & Jeffrey Marlow, Barbara Waugh, Ian & Clifford Armitage, Robert & David Dawes, Wendy & Barbara Sheridan. Bonfire night, mischief night, carol singing, swimming at Meanwood Road baths are just a few of my happy memories!

Date:
05-May-2009

Email:
lynda.fenney@btinternet.com

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Name:
Gail (nee Winston)

Comment:
Such happy memories. Remember the old air raid shelter that non of us dare enter. Remember raiding the cupboards and making toffee? Remember trying to rig a tin and string telephone? But most of all I remember chumping and using our garden for storing the wood. To protect ourselves from being 'raided' we set up a trap by the little hole in our back garden. I got a pot a thick varnish from my dads store and your sister was first to go back into the garden and she got the varnish all over her long hair. My but your mum had a temper!!!

Date:
17-Jun-2009

Email:
gail@bentong.freeserve.co.uk

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Name:
Mary Fisher

Comment:
In the 1950s my Latin teacher at Allerton High School, Mrs McSomething, lived at Bronte House which I though was a very romantic building. We understood that it was for single women so assumed she was a divorcee, unusual then. She was disliked by most because she was very stern but I liked her and boy could she teach!

Date:
15-Aug-2010

Email:
mary.fisher@zen.co.uk

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Name:
Ann-Marie Partridge (aka Mitchell)

Comment:
This is a message for Jack Mitchell, my fathers name was Terrence Desmond Mitchell and lived in Scott Hall. I haven't seen my father from the age of 2 years old. I only knew he had a sister called Jean. Please get in touch by email, thank you

Date:
20-Aug-2013

Email:
annmarie14glk@hotmail.co.uk

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