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Gamble Lane, looking towards Tong Road

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Gamble Lane, looking towards Tong Road
Description:
1977. Described in the book 'When the Streets Were Lit by Gas' by Philip Croft Tordoff as a 'little lane just off the main road at Farnley'. It is thought to be Gamble Lane which leads onto Tong Road and looks in the direction of the Beulah Hotel at the top of Farnley. Further towards the Ring Road in the opposite direction Gamble Lane becomes Wood Lane.

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Name:
Madeleine Ackroyd

Comment:
There used to be a bench halfway up where I used to sit with my dad when I was a little girl, to the right across the fields it backs on to post hill, during the war there was a prisoner of war camp there.

Date:
01-Jan-2009

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Betty Crew

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I have a photo of myself aged 18 months taken fro almost the same spot.

Date:
26-Feb-2009

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Name:
Trevor

Comment:
I lived in Gamble Lane. "Lappins Farm" is to the Left and they owned the fields to the Right. This was our access in the 60's to Post Hill and once we got chased by the Farmer with a shotgun as we were damaging his crops (allegedly). The farm can still be seen on Google Maps

Date:
19-Apr-2009

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trevr@bigfoot.com

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Graham A. Schofield

Comment:
All of us who were kids in the gas-lamp era, will remember the pleasure gained from kicking lamps such as this one in order to make them ignite before their allotted time. Time has dulled the old memory banks, and I can't re-call what actually happened inside the lantern when the post shuddered. I seem to remember that the 'kick-start method' only worked when a pilot light moved across, close to the gas-mantle. This movement was controlled by a cylindrical clockwork timing device, set near the base of the lantern, similar to the one shown here. I imagine that the timer controlled the switching on of the gas supply to the mantle, as well as the movement of the pilot-light. There must have been different devices, as the one shown here appears to have only one pipe, which is fixed to the mantle holder in the top of the lantern in order to supply the gas when needed. I cannot see anything that would carry a pilot light. Can anyone remember how exactly these things worked?

Date:
05-Apr-2010

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GrahamScho@AOL.com

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donald rhodes

Comment:
If you've seen i leeds gas lamp, you've seen them all. like Graham A ,S,we used to have great pleasure as kids kicking them on dusk to light them up.I lived in clovelly place beeston and we were surrounded by this type of lamp.

Date:
17-May-2010

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donrhodes@pac.com.au

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malcolm bastow

Comment:
i used to drive the no.67 bus along here before it was re-routed down butt lane

Date:
01-Jul-2010

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mbastow25@hotmail.co.uk

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Lynne Patterson

Comment:
I still live on Gamble Lane and, there is no lighting at all at the top end and we have no bus. That's what they call progress.

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23-Apr-2013

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