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Woodpecker Junction, trams


Woodpecker Junction, trams
Description:
Undated. View showing trams at the Woodpecker junction, travelling from Marsh Lane towards New York Road in the foreground. At the front is no.112, on route no.18 bound for Crossgates. This is a 1927-built Chamberlain with a P35 truck added in 1946, which was eventually scrapped on 28th February 1956. The Woodpecker public house in in the centre background.

User Comments:

Name:
B Hallam

Comment:
The Woodpecker public house is not in this view. Only the original pre-War Inn 'could' have been, but its site is here occupied by the childrens' nursery prefabs.

Date:
17-Sep-2009

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Name:
Joe Binns

Comment:
The two buildings in the centre background are the Providence Inn and the Abercrombie Inn situated in Great Garden Street.The large building on the right is the corn merchants on York Road/Bean Street.

Date:
24-Sep-2009

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Name:
D Howard

Comment:
My Great-Grandma could well have been the conductress on this tram, she was Mrs Oliver.

Date:
05-Feb-2010

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Name:
Patricia Smith

Comment:
I remember the Providence and Abercrombie public houses from the early 1950s when I was a girl. The two pubs stood alone for a while after Savile Green (the area my Father, Arthur Moss, was born) and all the surrounding areas had been demolished for regeneration. I used to notice them particularly when I waived my Father off to work on his bike to Gipton Fire Station when we stayed with my maternal Grandmother, Gertrude Sammons, at The Fleece, 30 York Road, which was practically opposite. It also stood alone after demolition of the houses around it. The Fleece was eventually demolished in 1955 - the licence being originally in My Grandfather's name, Edward, from 1942 to 1951 when he passed away, and then in my Grandmother's name until demolition. She was also a professional singer and used the stage name Madam Delrosa, the name she got from the rosehip syrup! I also remember a clothing factory near The Fleece which was called Coss & Morris. I used to play on the area at the side of The Fleece where houses once stood. The land at the other side of the railway bridge which was the Bank area had also been cleared for the eventual building of Saxton Gardens. We used to take our alsation, Major, for walks there. My Grandmother used to live on Dufton Street on the Bank before moving to Linley Grove, Richmond Hill, and then The Fleece. When The Fleece was demolished she took The Junction on Meanwood Road. She died in 1975 aged 83.

Date:
07-Sep-2010

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