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Tramway Street, No 31 (rear)


Tramway Street, No 31 (rear)
Description:
Undated The central building in the row of terraces is the rear of number 31 Tramway Street, at th time owned by Pyzers Estates. Although number 31 occupies more space widthways than the other houses in the row it is only half the depth and a through-by-light. A toilet block has been built in the recess between the houses. The other properties are numbered from the left as 34, 32 and 30 Evelyn Street but are numbered as 35, 33 and 29 Tramway Street at the other side.

User Comments:

Name:
Paul Horner

Comment:
I lived in Evelyn Street from 1952 till 1957.It was a through house having the number 37 Evely Street and the number 26 Matlock Terrace at the front. We had our own toilet in the back yard which had two places to sit down at the same time. The bath (yes we had a bath we were posh) was in the kitchen under the window. It was covered over by a large piece of wood which was removed whenever we needed to have a bath. There was a large black Yorkshire range fireplace in the room and a creel hanging from the ceiling above the fireplace where my mother dried the clothes. I remember Evelyn Street with great affection and though we were poor there was a great community spirit and everyone helped oneanother. There were quite a number of jewish people living in the street and me and my brother used to get sixpence from them for lighting their coal fires on their sabbath day.

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Name:
howardjosephson

Comment:
this picture is actually evelyn street,i lived there from my birth in june 1946 until dec 1959 when we moved to moortown,my younger brother martin lived there from his birth in 1959 tillwe moved.the small building in the centre of the picture is the outside toilets,3 up each passage we shared it with another house.the window to the right is no 30 ,i lived at no26.it was a through house so i also had the address of 25 tramway street.at no24 was mr&mrs goodman and their son stuart.i still seemrs goodman to this day she is now in her 80s.her son lives in london and i often visit him and his family.at no22 was mr a mrs forbes(deceased).at 28 was mr and mrs lewis and there daughter,my father had an argument with her calling her a bastard,unheard of in those days and in fact the police were called.opposite me was mr7mrs pearson and their 2 daughters.next to them mr&mrs wood(deceased)on the corner was the rawlings family,he was a cabinet maker and actually i remember him having a phone in his house.we had a plummed in bath whichwas actually in my bedroom.i rember my mother and mrs goodman going for a job in a fashion shop.one gave the tramway st address the other the evelyn st address,they both got the job.bonfire night was a great time as all the old furniture came out,ican even remember the telegraph poles bending.i would love to hear from any residents of both streets.

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howardjosephson@yahoo.co.uk

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Name:
Howard Josephson

Comment:
Here is more information about residents of evelyn street/tramway street which i hope will make interesting reading.at the junction of chapeltown road and evelyn st,was the smith family,quite a large number of brothers and one sister as i recall.one of the brothers neil was in the same class as me at harehills c.s.school.i have no idea where any of them are now.at the same side as me but lower down nearer to chapeltown road were 2 families mr and mrs schlonick and their son martin,i recall my mother telling me how bad an eater he was,his mother chasing him round the room with food even feeding him under the table.I still see martin to this day he has a large beard and is built like a gorilla,so much for not eating.Next door to them was mr&mrs conway and there 2 children paul and gillian,mr conway(victor)was an accomplished pianist,and played at many jewish functions with the charlie marcus trio,as i recall they played background music at my barmitzvah celebration in 1959,i still see paul to this day,he followed in his fathers footsteps being an acomplished pianist in his own right.as i mentioned in my previous note there was mr and mrs rawlings there 2 daughtes being hillary and barbara,i have not seen them for many yrs,as far as i know one still lives in leedsand one in mansfield. mr and mrs pearsons 2 daughters were patti and pamela again i have not seen them for many years.next door to the pearsons was mr and mrs watson and their daughter sheila.in tramway street was mr and mrs trachinsky and their son leon who i still see to this day,his mother accused me of leading him astray as i used to run sales for the blind.today he stands well over 6 ft me a mere 5ft6,how could i lead him astray.opposite him was Harry Towers,we often played together in his house often at night when his parents were out probaly at the local public house.today it would be illegal to leave children of a young age.just off tramway street was artillery street and artillery terrace. i can rember mr and mrs harris and their sons henry and philip,i still see them both from time to time,in fact i believe their mother is still alive,also in one of those streets was mr and mrs glucksman and their son stanley.at the bottom of tramway st was malkins bkery i believe this closed down towards the end of the 70s.i can remember going there in my older years after a saturday night out for hot bagels and bread,and having them at home with butter,what a wonderfull smell as you entered the bakery,sadly in leeds we only have one jewish bakery.also on roundhay road was barretts fruit and veg shop,my late mother used to place her weekly order which he delivered in his van,he would often give me a ride round the block in it,as after all in the 50s very few people owned cars.About 3 streets up was rawnsley st,where mr and mrs radon and their son allan lived ,i still see all 3 of them and mr radon although well into his 80s is still driving.i hope readers enjoy this journey down memory lane as much as i have ,and i would love to hear from any other residents from the area.

Email:
howardjosephson@yahoo.co.uk

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Name:
William McLellan

Comment:
We moved into 4 Tramway street just before you left. The Hodgekins were next door at No 6, they had a new red 58 Volvo, the kind you still see going strong today. I remember that some of the outside toilets (as shown) you could climb over to the next street, useful ploy when playing bike tig. We shopped at Barton's and when they sold it to Mr Patel he kindly took over my mother's account (on tick) which was over £100. Sometimes I ran down to Malkin's bakery in the morning before school for hot rolls, if you looked over the wall, you could see them all slaving away, all in white with the giant metal mixer churning up dough behind them.

Date:
16-Apr-2010

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willy@willysmax.com

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Name:
elizabrth razak

Comment:
i was born on evelyn street in april 1961 my brother david was born there in 1960 our mothers name was kathleen crawshaw we lived at our grandmas house her name was dorothy crawshaw, mothers sisters were called gladys and dorothy, i would love to hear from anybody who new them or of them. our mother left us when we were very young and our grandma raised us ( she didnt have a choice in them days) i would be very grateful of any information from anyone who knew the named above

Date:
19-Aug-2010

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Name:
patricia smith

Comment:
howard josephson, my husbands name was neil, he passed away in 2004 after being married for 37 years, i am now sat here with hazel smith. harry and terry have also gone to a better place, john, noel, hazel still live in leeds and are all well. we often peruse the leodis site, do you remember the donachies who lived in evelyn st. hope to chat further later.

Date:
12-Oct-2010

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Name:
HOWARD JOSEPHSON

Comment:
I remember the Smith family I went to school with your late husband at Harehill c.s.They lived at the junction of Evelyn street and Chapeltown road.Quite a big family as i recall, I remember Noel as well just a little younger than me.I remember the others must be 50 years since I have seen any of them.Would be intereting to catch up with them.I also remember the Donachies who lived higher up Evely street from your late husband. I can even rember the time your late husband lost an eye i have a recollection of how it happened but would rather not say on here.Im sorry Neil has passed away he must have been about 58 at the time.I can rember the Smith family always arranging a good bonfire night,they were exciting times especially when you are young. I hope this short journey down memory lane leaves you with some happy memories. You are more than welcome to e-mail me direct.

Date:
03-Dec-2010

Email:
howardjosephson@yahoo.co.uk

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Name:
Michael Heaton.

Comment:
I worked in Leeds at Reynolds and Bransons in the 1950s and met a girl working next door at Strand Library. Her name was Peggy Parker and she lived at 64 Evelyn Street. I remember visiting her home on many occasions and shared some really happy moments with Peggy and her family, her mum and dad and her sister Janet and brother David. Unfortunately I lost touch whilst I was doing National Service in the RAF. Can anyone give me further news. I would be so grateful for information. They were wonderful times in a lovely community. Michael.

Date:
13-Mar-2012

Email:
michaelheaton34@hotmail.com

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Name:
Michael Heaton.

Comment:
In the early 1950s I met a girl who lived at number 64 Evelyn Street. Her name was Peggy Parker and she lived with her parents and her sister, Janet, and her brother, David. I remember spending really happy times at the house which was very near the end of the terrace. It was classed as " 2-up, 2-down," with an outside toilet in a small yard at the back. All the neighbours were really friendly, and I always felt very much at home there. Unfortunately I lost touch but would love to hear from anyone who can update me. I realise it's a long time ago but any news of the family would be fantastic. Michael.

Date:
15-Mar-2012

Email:
michaelheaton34@hotmail.com

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Name:
Philip donachie

Comment:
I was born at number 3, evelyn street in 1958 my mum and dad are called Philip and Enid donachie,, sadly they are no longer with us I come from a big family I have 5 brothers and 3 sisters,,, I still live in Leeds, to be quite honest I would not live anywhere else Leeds is in my heart until I die,,, if anyone knows of the donachie,s from evelyn street please get in touch

Date:
13-Nov-2013

Email:
Phildonachie@hotmail.com

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Name:
Catherine Nelthorpe

Comment:
I was born in Leeds on 26th November 1946 and adopted almost immediately. My birth mother's name is Margaret Clarkson and address given on my birth certificate was 34 Evelyn Street Leeds 7. I was hoping someone remembered this woman and could give me information (history) no matter how small it would be of great importance to me.

Date:
08-Feb-2016

Email:
cnelthorpe@btinternet.com

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Name:
BillyBritvic

Comment:
When these streets were demolished the Tramway Street nameplate was saved and is now at Crich Tramway Museum, along with other relics of Leeds tram days.

Date:
11-Jan-2017

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