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Buslingthorpe Lane, view to Woodhouse from

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Buslingthorpe Lane, view to Woodhouse from
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1969. View from Buslingthorpe Lane, across Meanwood Road to Woodhouse, with the Parkinson building of Leeds University on the horizon, centre. In the foreground, at the left edge, the footbridge crosses Sheepscar Beck from Stonegate. The path continues over Buslingthorpe Green to Meanwood Road. The white building in the foreground is the premises of G.A. Donnelly & Sons, Plumbers, Heating contractors and electrical engineers at number 137 Buslingthorpe Lane. This building was formerly the Springhill Tavern. Behind it is the derelict Springwell Dyeing and Finishing Works. In the foreground, bottom, Buslingthorpe Vale runs alongside the works. Meanwood Road cuts across the middle and in the centre, on Meanwood Road, is a former branch of the Leeds Industrial Co-operative Society at number 229, at the corner with Woodhouse Street. The large, four-storey mill building, right of centre, is Perseverance Mills. Behind it is the block of high-rise flats, Holborn Towers in Shay Street. They were built in 1965 to a height of 47 metres on seventeen storeys. Further in from the top, but in line with the white Parkinson building on the horizon is St. Vincent's Roman Catholic Chapel-of-ease in Coldcall Terrace.

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J Ford

Comment:
The plumber's merchants is still standing, though has been boarded up as long as I can remember (at least 15 years). The tall mill building, Perseverance Mills, was demolished in 2007 to make way for student flats.

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C Lovedale

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Towards the left centre, standing in isolation on Meanwood Road is the Oak inn public house. The single storey building attached to the right of the pub used to be a pie and pea shop ,then an angling supply business.The area immediately behind the pub had been cleared of houses many years before and was known locally as "buggy park". On the left of the Oak Inn had stood Buslingthorpe school, the darker "footprint" where the school had been can be seen.Behind the school are streets ready for demolition which were bounded by Oxford Road. The area below the left centre had been streets of housing, including all the Spa buildings.Most of these streets can be located on this site.

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Jean-Baptiste Roumens

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If you want to see more Eric Jaquier's pictures from Leeds in 1969: www.leeds1969.com It's the link of the website about our documentary film project.

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26-Oct-2008

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Jack Mitchell

Comment:
Off middle left of picture is the junction of Meanwood road and Cambridge Road, which runs up to Woodhouse Street. The cameraman is stood on the edge of our playing fields when i was a young boy. My boyhood home 59 Scott Hall Road, being about 150 yds, to the rear. 2-June-10.

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02-Jun-2010

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astrojack7mars@msn.com

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Van Calvert

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Behind the chimmey,in the bottom righthand corner,is the haulage yard of FEN Townend

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10-May-2013

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vancalvert@hotmail.com

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