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Kensington Terrace, number 2, 'Mr. & Mrs. Jones & Friend'

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Kensington Terrace, number 2,
Description:
c1880s. This image was taken between 1880 and 1890 by John Lees Sykes, a printer from Manchester. It is entitled 'Mr. & Mrs. Jones & Friend, Leeds' and shows a family seated outside a large victorian house. The census of 1891 lists William Hy Jones (aged 43 - a Commercial Traveller from Manchester), his wife, Elizabeth (aged 35,) their niece (aged 9), a Governess and a Domestic Servant, all residing at this address. Nowadays, this substantial property has been converted to flats. It is located at the corner with Kensington Terrace and Hyde Park Road.

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Name:
Raymond Jones.

Comment:
I would like to think they where part of my family in a grand house like this. But allas when this photo was taken my great grandfather John Jones lived in Hezmalalchi Yard on the Bank. Raymond Jones.

Date:
26-Mar-2009

Email:
raynmavis@btinternet.com

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Name:
Alan Brooke

Comment:
i lived in this house in the 70's,i had the flat to the right at the top of the stone steps.a grand old house.

Date:
28-Apr-2010

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alan.brooke1@ntlworld.com

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Name:
Jennifer Padden nee Bant

Comment:
My parents, John & Leah Bant bought 22 Kensington Terrace in 1947 which is on the same side of the street as this house and we lived there until they sold it around 1970 when it was made into flats. Great childhood memories here! Woodhouse Moor Methodist Chapel was just around the corner on Brudenell Road which was the centre of our lives. We went to church, Sunday school, guides, brownies, cubs, scouts, youth club, youth fellowship .......it was the hub of our activities!

Date:
29-Nov-2012

Email:
jennympbant@gmail.com

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Name:
Doug Malsbury

Comment:
If I remember correctly, this house is the first on the right hand side looking down the street (Hyde Park Road would run behind the photographer). My mother`s friend,a Miss Nolan (and her relatives from Ireland) lived towards the bottom of the street on the left, two or three houses before the wall which I seem to remember ran across the end of the road. I think those houses on the left backed onto Brudenell Road. On Hyde Park Road, I think one house was between Brudenell Road and Kensington Terrace, a large detached double fronted property in which my dentist (Mr Forth)had his practice in the 1950`s -I had nightmares for years about that house.

Date:
04-Aug-2013

Email:
wjdmalsbury@btinternet.com

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Name:
Maxene Rooke

Comment:
My Parents lived on Brudenell rd from 1963 to 1983. I lived in Kensington terrace on the reverse side 3 doors up from the wall with my Aunt Mary and Uncle Peter for a few years surname Foster.....these last 4 houses were 4 floors high but back to back with identical ones on Brudenell Rd Miss Nolan lived in the fourth from the wall and her married sister and two sons lived at the top of the street on the same side as this house in the picture. Miss Nolan was lovely and she taught me that a girls best friend was a couple of Anadins! She took them everywhere with her in her coat pocket. The pedestrians from Kensington terrace would use the two enclosed passages between the four back to backs as a short cut to the shops on The Grove and Brudenell Rd. We had a door tfrom a hallway on the ground floor which opened into this passageway. The road was indeed a dead end with a high brick wall across it.... On the other side was a builders plumbers yard. They had a much more modern house on the end of KT breaching the road and the yard.

Date:
26-May-2014

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