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Seven Arches Aquaduct, Adel Woods

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Seven Arches Aquaduct, Adel Woods
1948. Image shows a view of the Seven Arches Aqueduct in Adel Woods as it spans Adel Beck. It was taken with a Kodak Brownie camera in 1948. The aqueduct dates from 1841/42 and was built to carry water from Eccup Reservoir to Leeds City Centre. In 1998 the listed structure was successfully stablilised with strained cables at a cost of £160,000, as it was leaning and in danger of collapse. The scheme was awarded a Historic Bridge Award in the year 2000. Photograph courtesy of Robert H. Stead.

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John Bean

Back in the 1960's I recall this view with much trepidation. It was the turning point for the cross country run we had to endure, as Brudenell schoolboys. We started at Bedquilts playing fields, a complete lap of the whole playing field prior to exiting onto St Helens Lane. Then progressing all the way to this set of arches. Followed by the constant uphill return run back. Not my idea of sport at the time, I much preferred the football or rugby.




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