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Beeston Road, site of Holbeck Union Workhouse

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Beeston Road, site of Holbeck Union Workhouse
18th November 2005. View of the remains of the Holbeck Union Workhouse on Beeston Road, showing the rear entrance seen from the bowling green opposite on Moorville Grove. Following the closure of the workhouse the building became Leeds Corporation's South Lodge public assistance institution. The site is now partly covered by Beeston Hill St. Luke's C of E Primary School.

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Tony Kelly

We were homeless in 1968/9 and were housed by the couincil in the bungalow at South Lodge. My Mother and 5 children I was the eldest at 14. no adult males were allowed. Conditions were extreamly basic even for that time,very unhealthy and overcrowded. GPs refused to come to the bungalow because of the conditions. 10 large families lived in a comunal area that would be considered to be to small for a single family now. One gas cooker could be used in another building, one toilet was available throughout the day, it was filthy and it was cold the sixties were not swinging for us




We lived in South Lodge for a short time in the late 1950's. In order to 'hide' the fact that we lived there, our address was recorded at school (Bewerley Street) as No. 2, Lane End Place.

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