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Dewsbury Road, Stank Hall Barn

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Dewsbury Road, Stank Hall Barn
1983. View of the medieval barn at Stank Hall Farm on Dewsbury Road. This scheduled Ancient Monument dates back to the 15th century. To the right, adjoining the barn, is the chapel known as Major Greathead's Chapel, after Joshua Greathead, a major in Cromwell's army during the Civil War and later involved in the Farnley Wood Plot, who was believed to have worshipped at this place.

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Janet Ellison

We often used to walk past this barn. The capped stone wall alongside is like so many in old Beeston, the one at the side of mum's house in Town Street is at one side of the path down to Elland Road. We thought it was part of the old Beeston Hall boundary. Our family used to go for a walk after tea on summner evenings in the 1950s, sometimes there must have been 20 of us with grandma Holmes, aunts & uncles & cousins. We'd go down Old Lane, around Dewsbury Road and come up Millshaw or Crows Nest Lane, or come over the cat bridge. If we were lucky a train would cover us all in steam and soot as we hung over and tried to spit dopwn the funnel. We'd have started off after tea at one of the family's houses - we all lived in old Beeston then - the wartime rationing was still on and someone would bring a tin of salmon or spam or cold meat and someone would bring tinned fruit or jelly or a square of Walls ice cream etc and we had a feast -us kids thought so anyway! Then it was home for the grown ups to play cards, usually solo or canasta and we kids were allowed to join in Newmarket and 21. When we got TVs we watched Sunday night at the London Palladium.




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