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Little London, aerial view

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Little London, aerial view
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Undated. Aerial view of Little London showing Camp Road (now Lovell Park Road) and Oatland Lane running from bottom left to top right. In the centre building work is in progress on the two tower blocks of Carlton Towers; above this, Carlton Croft, Close and Garth have yet to be built. Carlton Street (now Carlton Hill) runs across towards the top of the picture, with housing all around which has since been demolished and replaced. Below Camp Road are Lovell Road at the bottom left, Elmwood Street running towards the bottom right and Meanwood Street leading to the centre right, with St. Matthew's C of E Church on the corner. Houses around here have also since been replaced. At the centre left are various mills and factories, now demolished. Taken around the 1960s.

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Paul Murphy

Comment:
The road running across the centre from bottom left to top right is Camp Road (Now called Oatland Lane). The Church at middle right is St. Mathews on the junction of Camp Road and Meanwood Street.

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B Hallam

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My goodness - give that man a medal. This picture has driven me potty trying to work it out. What's really annoying, is that I would have driven along Camp Road - at this time. Even more shocking, is to now go onto Google Earth and try to find it. The tower-blocks are just about the only things still there. It took a few hundred years to build Leeds into a City, but only forty-years (it seems), to replace it.

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Frank Holleran

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I would say this was around 1960/61 or so, Carlton Towers are under construction and no start has been made on the site on Carlton Street as the old Dye works chimney is still visible and the buildings have not yet been demolished. The Alfred pub (white building behind St Mathews church steeple)can be seen, also Carlton Hill Barracks (large open ground training area to left upper side)is visible. I lived in Kenealy St (next street along from the cleared area of Carlton St)were the chimney stack is. The four blocks of 4 storey flats (the long rectangular buildings with white gable ends) where the start of this whole redevelopment project.

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19-Sep-2008

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