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Abyssinia Street from Belle Vue Road


Abyssinia Street from Belle Vue Road
Description:
September 1966. View of Abyssinia Street taken from Belle Vue Road, looking towards St. Michael's College, situated in St. John's Road. The first junction to be seen on the left is Abyssinia Place, then Abyssinia Terrace followed by Back Abyssinia Terrace. The houses on the left are numbered 3, 5 and 7 Abyssinia Street. The row of through terraces on the right number from 2 to 30 Abyssinia Street and back onto Back Abyssinia Street.

User Comments:

Name:
roxanne

Comment:
i cart believe this is what that area used to look like shocking

Date:
04-Mar-2010

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Name:
Maria

Comment:
Roxanne, it may look shocking to you but I loved the old streets and the neighbourly way we were and I really miss it. Must be getting old!

Date:
09-Sep-2010

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Name:
Zygi

Comment:
Was this the same street that housed the nun's convent and also the street where Jimmy Savile's mum lived? He used to visit her quite often and if memory serves, proceeds from his record 'Ahab the Arab'(not very PC these days) were donated to the nun's convent. I remember when we used to surround his powder blue Roller to get his famous $$ signature at dinner time.

Date:
07-Nov-2010

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Name:
Ann

Comment:
No, Jimmy Savile lived at either 20 or 22 Consort Terrace, on the other side of the Little Sisters of the Poor convent - a couple of streets to the right of this one. His street is still standing. You can see it on Google Maps. No 22 is just to the right of the man up the ladder gawping at the camera. (If you don't know how to get it - go to Google, click on "Maps" and put the address in the search box. Then click the little orange man and drag it to where the orange pointer is.)

Date:
26-Feb-2011

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Name:
Peter Coultas

Comment:
That is St. Michael's College at the top of the road. The 3 curved windows on the top floor on the left were my form room 3A in 1951. We had a great view over Kirkstall on a clear day in spite of the air pollution before the days of the Clean Air Act.

Date:
13-Nov-2011

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peecee49@btinternet.com

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Name:
stuart kamasz

Comment:
Jimmy Saviles mother lived a few streets to the right as mentioned previously. The word would get round when he was visiting his mum and we would hang about in the playground and give him a wave when he came out, he always gave us a wave.Happy days...

Date:
16-Oct-2012

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stuartk@iprimus.com.au

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Name:
Sam Cawlton

Comment:
Jimmy Savile lived at 22 Consort Terrace

Date:
23-Oct-2012

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Name:
Anne Dixon

Comment:
This is indeed abyssinia terrace I lived at number 1 with my mum Salina Dixon she used to be a dressmaker and I went to school across the way at Bellevue with my friend Valerie holiday.

Date:
29-Nov-2012

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Name:
Mazzie

Comment:
this whole area was redeveloped and a council estate was built circa 1975. It still stands today, opposite the old St. Michael's Colleg site :)

Date:
05-Dec-2012

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Name:
Steve

Comment:
In my third year at Leeds Uni in 1973/4 I lived on the top floor of a house in Bellevue Road facing the barren waste land left after these terraces has been knocked down. Out house suffered in some high winds and the chimneys came through the roof, the houses were also condemned and now long gone. The Leeds police garage was at the top to the left of the school.

Date:
10-Jan-2013

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Name:
brian morley

Comment:
how did this area be named abyssinia

Date:
25-Apr-2013

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Name:
Olly

Comment:
I went to St. Mick's in 1950s. There was a noise almost every day that seemed to come from down Burley Road way. It was a loud hammering that lasted for about 10 - 15 seconds. Does anyone know what it was ?

Date:
12-Oct-2013

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heck31770@aol.com

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Name:
Kevin Fallon

Comment:
I moved into a flat in Victoria Terrace about 18 Months ago, the entrance is in Consort street. Jimmy Savile lived opposite at number at number 18. The old st Michaels college is closed and up for sale as is the police depot. I love the old streets of Leeds ,the old cobbled roads ther's not many left now.

Date:
13-Dec-2013

Email:
kevink.fallon@googlemail.com

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