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Lawnswood Arms, Otley Road

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Lawnswood Arms, Otley Road
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Undated. Image shows the Lawnswood Arms, a Tetley's public house on Otley Road. This large pub displays a Mock Tudor frontage and the Tetley's huntsman logo above the entrance. Today this is a family pub with a Children's Wackey Warehouse located on the far right.

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Martin Hopkins

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Looking at the models of cars,i guess this is the early to mid 60`s.Just a few models that can be seen are Morris Minor Van,Ford Anglia,Vauxhall Velox,is that an E_Type on the left? also the big car looks like a roller/Bentley.

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Baz

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Definitely an E-Type Martin, but the two Vauxhalls are both Victors. You missed out the two cars on the right which are Mk1 Cortina, and an Austin 1800/2200.

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Les Billingham

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Martin & Baz you both know your cars of yester-year! But I'd guess it was the early 1970's by the 1800/2200 - bigger version of the Allegro (which some called the 'All Aggro')

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Baz

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Les, it's always debatable when you try to date a photo by the cars, but this watering-hole was a bit up-market so it's more than likely that there would have been a current model there at the time. I can't see a 70's car in the photo. The 1800 was the big-sister of the 60's 1100, not the 70's Allegro - its big-sister was a Maxi. The two Victors are also early 60's - they were followed by the 101 which was also gone by 1971. I like this game. Sept 08.

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George Lacey

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OK guys ,behave yourselves!!I can garauntee there where no cars of any of those vintages when i last visited this pub (14th jan 2010).IT was my second visit in 4 weeks as i am on holiday from Australia and have friends who live in the area.My wife and I found the place lived up to the reputation our friends promised.The meals are one of the best deals around with their two for one setup during the week.We will be making one last visit next week(in our hired Chevrolet Matiz flying shoebox)!! Its also a regular place for a pick-me-up pint for people returning from visiting the nearby Lawnswood cemetery. 21-1-2010

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21-Jan-2010

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Ian Smith

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Hi everyone - I remember the Lawnswood Arms in the 1950's/60's as being just a big pub with a small function room behind, and a big car park. In the late 60's/early 70's (I think), a large extension was built on the rear of the pub, which was capable of hosting larger functions such as dinner/dances, etc. I had my 21st birthday party in the original function room in 1967 and my wedding 'evening do' in the same place in 1969. The pub became a regular meeting place for Leeds University students from Bodington Hall. I liked the 'traditional' appearance of the pub as it is in the photograph displayed. Nowadays, everything has been painted over in one colour which, personally, I find unattractive and has spoilt the look of the building. I will always have happy memories of the Lawnswood Arms and the various functions that I have attended there. - Ian

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14-Nov-2012

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Jan pears

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Spent many a happy times working there, about 20 years in the function room at back from about 1978, silver service waitress, part time,on top of my full time job,when I'd left school, didn't leave till it became a wacky warehouse!, would probably still be there if the function room was!loved it, and met lots of famous people there! Jack Carlton, emlyn Hughes,John conti,infamous chubby brown, noël edmunds, Dave Lee Travis, to mention just a few, was renowned for being one of the best function rooms and food in its day!

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29-Jul-2014

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