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Cross Gates Gasworks, construction of gasholder


Cross Gates Gasworks, construction of gasholder
Description:
Undated. View shows the early stages of construction of a gasholder at Cross Gates Gasworks, situated off Back Marshall Street. A row of houses, Prospect View, can be seen in the background towards the right. Buildings on Austhorpe Road are beyond this.

User Comments:

Name:
Peter Dyson

Comment:
I wonder if the houses in the background are Gandy Row?

Date:
09-Feb-2010

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Name:
Alan

Comment:
As a boy I lived in this row of houses at number 2 Prospect View,(the house at the far end of the row). Our next door neighbours were the Hastings, their children being Billy, Charlie and Rosemary. Mrs Stainburn lived halfway down the row. She had an allotment at the end of the houses where she kept pigeons, hens and rabbits. My mother would save any unused vegetables and bread, which I would then take along to Mrs S. In return she always rewarded me with a big bag of sweets. Other neighbours on the row were the Dickinsons, the Greys and the Jeffils. Everywhere around was a playground paradise for children growing up in this area. We could spend hours watching the steam trains coming into the goods yard from the comfort of our bedrooms. At the back of our houses were Stringers Nurseries,with the greenhouses full of tomatoes and neatly ploughed land planted up with vegetables,they were always beautifully kept in those days. All the kids used to play in the massive long shed where the farm machinery was kept.We called it the ghost shed because it was pitch black inside. We used to ride our bikes like the devil right through from one end to the other until we could see daylight again. Sadly, we all had to move out in 1964, and the houses on Prospect View, along with all the other cottages on Station Road, and the goods yard were demolished to make way for the Arndale Centre. Progress ?

Date:
30-Mar-2010

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