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Ebor Gardens, aerial view

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Ebor Gardens, aerial view
Description:
Undated. Aerial view of Burmantofts showing part of the Ebor Gardens housing estate, still undergoing development. York Road runs along in front from centre left to bottom right. Tower blocks visible include Oxton Close, Torre Gardens, Saville Green, Appleton Court, Appleton Close and Appleton Square, and roads on the estate include Rigton Drive and Haslewood Drive. Below York Road are Temple View Road, and Chantrell Street, with houses all now demolished. In the background are Torre Road and Stoney Rock Lane.

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Name:
Margaret Birdsall(formally Atkinson)

Comment:
We were the first tenants of 12 Appleton Court.We had 2 children Paul & Denise Atkinson.In 1963 our third child was born,David. In the flat above us was the Hynes family.Later we moved to a larger 3 bed.3 storey at Haslewood Green(same estate)the site of St.Patricks R.C.school.This had been demolished to create a subway under the dual carriageway in York Road.

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Name:
Peter Roberts

Comment:
Is it possible that the two dark buildings in the middle of these modern flats are the elusive St Patrick's and Saville Green Schools... I think they could be.

Date:
26-Nov-2009

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Name:
Gary Bradley

Comment:
Peter. You are correct. That is definitely St Pat's in the foreground. I went to St Pat's until it closed in about 1961/1962. I then transferred down York Road to St Charles. Also, that may be the old Victoria pub, before the new Victoria (later to be "Paws for thoughts") was built. Margaret. I was friends with a Paul Atkinson from the Appletons. We both attended St Charles at the same time. We left in 1967. 28-Nov-2009

Date:
28-Nov-2009

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Name:
Peter Roberts

Comment:
Gary, You could be right it is certainly exactly where the Victoria is on the old O.S. maps but its dificult to see detail on this aerial photo. I was born and lived next door to the victoria pub at No.2 Freehold Street in 1944 and we were moved to Halton Moor in 1953/4 to allow re-development of the area of Burmantofts.

Date:
30-Nov-2009

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Name:
Geoff Heald

Comment:
Peter If you look at the bottom right of the picture the flat roof building is the Star cinima on Glenthorpe Crescent. also the old Victoria pub , you are spot on with the schools

Date:
24-Feb-2010

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Geoff Heald

Comment:
This photo was taken about 1960/61

Date:
24-Feb-2010

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Name:
Peter Roberts

Comment:
Thanks for the info Geoff, I can now see how close I lived to the Star Cinema, I can remember it seemed miles away when I used to ride 'Trigger' my imaginary horse accross the praries to the saturday matinee at the Star to watch 'Roy Rogers' movies.... ahhhh those were the days...

Date:
24-Mar-2010

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Peter Roberts

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On closer inspection, if the buiding casting a black shadow behind it we suspect to be the old 'Victoria Public House' then is it possible that the building behind it, also casting a black shadow, could be the old 'Freehold Public House'. It seems to be normal practice to leave pubs standing a long time after all the other buildings have been demolished in these type of old housing areas.

Date:
05-Nov-2010

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