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Back to Back red brick terraced housing


Back to Back red brick terraced housing
Description:
1953 Aerial view of back to back red brick terraced housing. Snaking round from the left edge into the bottom left hand corner is Roundhay Road. Joining it is Roseville Road and then off towards the right is Gledhow Road. Following Roundhay Road Upwards St Aidan's Church is visible at the left edge. The streets cutting diagonally across are mainly the Bayswaters and they meet Harehills Road. Harehills Road runs from the left to a third of the way down from the top right edge. Far left on Harehills Road the white building is St Augustine's Roman Catholic Church, then Harehills Road Congregational Church. The large building on Harehills Road is Harehills County Secondary School and it is surrounded by the Conways, streets of red brick terrace homes. Harehills Lane runs from left to right just down slightly from the top edge. Part of St James' Hospital occupies the bottom right hand corner.

User Comments:

Name:
dave wigglesworth

Comment:
we lived on conway mount,that can be seen here as the street that runs down the right hand side of the school as you look at the photo.

Date:
09-Oct-2008

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Name:
dave wigglesworth

Comment:
toward the back of the picture,can be seen 'rank optics' and immediatley behind that is the crown wallpaper factory.the harehills mosque now stands on the site of the rank building.

Date:
09-Oct-2008

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Name:
Cedric Mathers

Comment:
I Was born in 1941 at Conway Place.Rank Optics was formerly Kershaws, a famous camera manufacturer. During WW2 it turned to making optical equipment for aircraft, bombsights etc. I went to Harehills infants school on Harehills Road. In winter we could sledge from the top of Conway Place nearly into the Gaiety cimema foyer! There wasn't the traffic then, but the Trams ran on Harehills Road and Roundhay Road, and nothing stopped them! I seemed to have a wonderful childhood, roaming round the streets and factory yards. Compton Library garden was a particular favourite place. Eventually the library itself became an attraction. I finished my formal education at Coldcotes Secondary Modern school on the Gipton estate, before entering the University of Life and engineering at 15 years old.

Date:
20-Feb-2009

Email:
c_mathers@o2.co.uk

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Name:
Betty Williams nee Gilligan

Comment:
Was brought up in the back-to-back terraced houses. Went to Harehills Schoole near the Conservative Club. Used to walk to Roundhay Park (couldn't afford the tram fare} Also nearly lived in the outdoor baths. Walked home and we used to demolish a Newbolds sliced loaf.

Date:
28-Apr-2010

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us@betanroy.f2s.com

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Name:
Nicola clark

Comment:
I lived in Sandhurst Grove opposite Kershaws in the 1970s my nan (Hilda Diamond) worked there. I seem to remember Kershaws was painted with green and whites stripes?

Date:
21-May-2010

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Name:
Andrew Holdsworth

Comment:
My family lived in Bexley Place (a street adjacent to St James Hospital) from 1958 to 1978. I went to Harehills Middle school (top centre of the picture) from 1972 to 1975

Date:
16-Dec-2011

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Name:
Val Calvert

Comment:
Used to live Banstead Grove which I believe is now a playground.Family then lived close by in the Bayswaters.This was in 1940"s and 50"s

Date:
23-Jan-2013

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valana@talktalk.net

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g.pitts69@sky.com

Comment:
M'y dads sheet metal work shop. Was at the top of bayswater road j pitts @ son

Date:
26-Aug-2013

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Name:
Michael McCabe

Comment:
Lovely pic, I used to live on Gledhow Road back in the 70's and early 80's. now replaced with flats. Always if u graham pitts contact me via FB under the name of Paddy Whack please, love to hear from u

Date:
03-Sep-2013

Email:
park-delaney@hotmail.co.uk

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Name:
Paul Bradford

Comment:
I lived in Ashley Avenue. I went to harehills county secondary school from 1953 to 1957 In forms 2 3 and 4

Date:
12-Apr-2014

Email:
paul.bradford903@ntlworld.com

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Name:
Gerald Finlay

Comment:
I lived in Bayswater Street before it was demolished. went to Harehills school for ten years until 1951. It was Harehills secondary modern when I left (festival of britain year) Was in Cubs and scouts at St Aidans, many happy memories. Can actually see number 27, where I lived until the war ended. I can also remember bombs falling not too far away. Many thanks for this picture.

Date:
01-Jan-2015

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gerald.finlay@gmail.com

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Name:
David Ward

Comment:
Reply to g.pitts comment. Dad's sheet metal work shop was known by us in the 50s as the ironmongery. It supplied in the winter for all the kids in Harehills the most important part of a homemade slledge. The iron runners. Yes I also did the Bayswater Terrace run from Harehills Rd at the top down to Clark's the chemists at the bottom with the important look outs positioned at the top and bottom crossings. Any personal memories welcome at my email address.

Date:
19-Feb-2015

Email:
davidward@goldringfoto.fsnet.co.uk

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Name:
GRAHAM PITTS

Comment:
J Pitts and son sheet metal works was at 125 harehills road at the top of bayswater road This was my grandfather and dad's business from 1904 to the late 90s I am looking for any photos of the shop and owners and anyone that new my grandfather Jim and dad Terry Reg HInchcliffe was a partner in the early days as well.

Date:
19-May-2015

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g.pitts69@sky.com

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Name:
wilsos

Comment:
Lived at 38 Conway place,was 4 years old, time photo taken. Did sledging like Mr Mathers,playing in factory yards.Left in 79,to get married,remembering all friends and neighbours with affection.

Date:
02-Sep-2017

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