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Harry Farnell, Greengrocer, horse and cart

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Harry Farnell, Greengrocer, horse and cart
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Undated View of the horse and cart belonging to greengrocer Harry Farnell, who had a fruit and vegetable delivery round in the Cross Green/Richmond Hill area of East Leeds around the time of the Second World War. During the war much produce was in short supply but here the cart seems well stocked.

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Anne (Tate)

Comment:
harry farnell used to come to Cross Green Crescent every Tuesday and Friday, his horse was called Flash, I remember it well, if the horse disgraced itself, the manure used to go on mums roses...

Date:
23-Jul-2009

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Lyn Facey

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The street looks like Fewston Street, my grandparents lived in that street during the 50's till the 70's those houses had an outside loo. my grandparents toilet had a long wooden bench with a hole cut out for the toilet, i recall spiders webs and lagging on the pipes which scared me. people took a lot of pride in their houses and Mondays was always the day that the steps got cleaned and a beige chalk stone ( i think it was called a dolly stone) was used to make the steps look nice, my grandma used the same stone on the window sills. people cleaned their yards and would swill out the paths. people may not have had much money but they had their pride.

Date:
21-Mar-2010

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Name:
Paul Farnill

Comment:
Lyn, This photograph (117) was taken in one of the St Hilda's Streets, almost certainly St Hildas Road, the one with Goodalls off licence at the bottom. The date is circa late fifties/ early sixties. The following photograph (118) is taken outside number 24 Fewston Street around the late forties, early fifties. My father was born at 20 Fewston Street in 1908.

Date:
20-Mar-2011

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Graham A. Schofield

Comment:
Anne's comment reminded me that the shovel was always at hand in our house, should any horse and cart come down our back street. Recycling was automatic back then - - - even though the term, as a concept was unknown. Kids today wouldn't believe what managed to get "re-cycled" back in those not so far off days, when fresh food was the order of the day. Nearly everything on Mr. Farnell's cart would have been bought fresh from Leeds Wholesale Vegetable Market. Just about the only processed food you would find in the corner shop would have been a tin of 'processed peas'. You bought peas in pods, back then. With reference to Lyn Facey's reference to the "dolly stone" for scouring the door-step. I always knew it a a "dobby-stone". If you delve into 'Folk-Law History' you will discover that there is a connection between these two words in relation to the door-step/thresh-hold. No doubt other parts of Yorkshire or the rest of the country will have used different words. but whatever they might have been, they would all have been connected, and relate back to the mischievous 'Dobby' or 'Hob".

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21-Feb-2014

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