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Domestic Street, Pleasant Terrace Junction


Domestic Street, Pleasant Terrace Junction
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18th February 1980. View from Domestic Street showing the junction with Pleasant Terrace. Joe's Cafe, no. 71 Domestic Street, is on the left. A tattooist's shop is on the right. Terraced housing can be seen on either side of the cobbled street of Pleasant Terrace, with Meynell Heights towering in the background. Cars are on the roads and a van for Pickles Bros, Roofing Contractors of Cardigan Road, can be seen.

User Comments:

Name:
Josephine Dyson

Comment:
My aunt and uncle lived on this street at either no 2 or 4. Their names were Wilf and Ada Kerrigan and my uncle Wilf was the local plumber. He had a prominent sign in his kitchen window. He also was the double of Arthur Askey - even in height!

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Jill Gittins

Comment:
My parents (Armstrong) purchased no.12 (just over half-way down Pleasant Terrace on the right-hand side) at the beginning of 1952 when I was born; we lived there until 1960. We shared our outdoor toilet with our next-door neighbours, the Chilvers (parents plus 3 grown-up children). Opposite lived the Brooksbanks (with indoor bathroom!), Mrs Sanderson, and the Kirbys, all old folk then. The shop at the top of the street on our side of the road was used as a dental surgery. The first house on the opposite side (no. 1, I imagine) was owned by a builder; he was the only resident to own a car, which was just as well as the road was frequently blocked by lines of washing. At that time the street was lit by gas lamps, and a tram service to central Leeds ran along Domestic Street.

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Name:
Graham A. Schofield

Comment:
Interesting remark in the last sentence of Jill Gittins' comment. TRAMS AT THE END OF EVERY STREET?. Yes. Wherever you lived in Holbeck. or in any other area of Leeds for that matter, you were never far from a tram stop. The City Fathers and Worthies of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, certainly had the needs and concerns of the people of Leeds in mind when it came to public transport. I wonder if the chambers of municipal authority are bursting with such goodwill today? I don't think so.

Date:
01-Jan-2009

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GrahamScho@AOL.com

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Name:
Cynthia

Comment:
I have a photograph of my grandmother stood in the doorway of her greengrocer's shop, No. 73 Domestic Street, with rabbits hung up on hooks outside the main window She is wearing a toe-length white apron. I'm not sure of the date - maybe 1900-1915.

Date:
05-May-2010

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Name:
Steve Jones

Comment:
Further to Jill Gittins' remark, I can confirm that the street end shop was indeed formerly a dental surgery. I lived on Pleasant View (out of shot, to the left) and remember a couple of visits to this surgery in the early 60s. The dentist was Philip Blackledge who later moved to a new surgery on Hunslet Hall Road, just off Beeston Road near Lane End Place.

Date:
05-May-2010

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margeret &terry nichols

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we lived at no 4 pleasant view intheearly 60s we bought the old bookies and turned it back into a home domestic St was a great shopping area you did not have to go into leeds who remembers MrKeane the chemist the best curer in holbeck .look at holbeck now a pile of ruble weres the development we were promised

Date:
08-Oct-2011

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LaviniaFoster (nee Lucciarini

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with response to Jill Gittings mention of the Kerrigans, Mr Kerrigan was my younger brother's Godfather, and yes they were plumbers,and i also remember Philip Blackledge Dentist, i used to hate the dentist lol.

Date:
29-Jun-2012

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Name:
Lavinia Foster (nee Lucciarini)

Comment:
Terry & Margaret Nichols, i remember you, we lived at no 8 Pleasant View, did you have a Daughter called Lesley & a son called Michael.oh how the memories come flooding back, then you will remember me having a Daughter in 1970,I called her Sharon, thinking of names i remember the Lockwoods & the Vauses, and Mrs Norah Buttery used to live above the shop at the end of the street called Rhodes. Yes i do remember Cecile Keene's Chemist with the old bottles on the shelves & how if you had a cold or anything like that, he could always make you up a magic potion to make you better, Mrs Walker used to work there for a long time too, they lived at the other side of our house. keep posting memories please.

Date:
29-Jun-2012

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Name:
LaviniaFoster (nee Lucciarini

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with response to Jill Gittings mention of the Kerrigans, Mr Kerrigan was my younger brother's Godfather, and yes they were plumbers,and i also remember Philip Blackledge Dentist, i used to hate the dentist lol.

Date:
29-Jun-2012

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Name:
Lavinia Foster(nee Lucciarini)

Comment:
Hi Steven, What number did you live at in Pleasant View , we lived at no 8, sure you will recognize the name, very unusual I had a brother called Steven & a brother called Michael.

Date:
29-Jun-2012

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Name:
Michelle Woodham

Comment:
My GG Grandparents William Thomas Brown and Sarah Kirkwood Brown lived at 14 Pleasant Terrace from about 1901 till his death in 1926.

Date:
05-Sep-2012

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Name:
dek

Comment:
trick of the memory Jill,no tram on Domestic St in the 60s only Buses.

Date:
11-Apr-2013

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Name:
Steve Jones

Comment:
Hello Lavinia We lived at no. 5 Pleasant View, pretty much next door to Keene's Chemist shop. I remember your brother Stephen very well - we used to play in the street as kids, and were/are more or less the same age.

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14-Feb-2014

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