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York Road, John Curtis & Son Ltd


York Road, John Curtis & Son Ltd
Description:
c1938 View of York Road showing the factory of John Curtis & Son Ltd., store fitters and showcase makers. Established in 1852, the business was situated between the junctions with Berking Avenue and Cottage Street.

User Comments:

Name:
Geoff Heald

Comment:
Up the side of Curtis and Sons was a lean to building, more like a little shed .In the shed was an old man who made clay pipes . And facing by the side of york road baths was a small bakery who sold large breadcakes for three old pence .great days

Email:
geoff.heald@ntlworld.com

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Name:
Peter Roberts

Comment:
Geoff: I remember this little bakery and having a hot giant breadcake after every session at the Baths, they were the reason I kept going to York Road Baths cos I never learned to swim there! Where I live now people look at you daft when you say 'Breadcake' they say Breadbun, Bap, Stottie, Oven Bottom Bun. It's like 'Baubles' to hang on the Xmas tree, we always called them wessling balls in Freehold Street (anybody know where this name came from?)

Date:
07-Dec-2009

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Name:
alan hill

Comment:
I was looking up details of my Lee enfield rifle and the stock is marked JC and factory N22 - that is John Curtis and son Leeds. I live in the US now (Washington State near Japan !) so I have two of these rifles - 1943 and 1944. Lovely workmanship in walnut. The rifle was assembled at Royal Ordnance Factory Maltby. In the 60's when I was 19, I joined Leeds City Police and was posted to Millgarth for 2 hours ! - not far from this factory.

Date:
12-Jun-2011

Email:
someneckt@gmail.com

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Name:
frances wicks/kirlew

Comment:
I`m sure this building was right opposite the old st patrick`s school but i don`t remember the railings - or the telephone box there. Does anyone else remember ?

Date:
13-Dec-2011

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Name:
D. JEMPSON

Comment:
I ALSO HAVE AN AIR RIFLE MARKED INMAN NORROW &Co. LEEDS?

Date:
15-Dec-2012

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