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Elland Road, aerial view


Elland Road, aerial view
Description:
Undated. Aerial view looking north-east showing Elland Road running through the centre from top left to bottom right. Leeds United football ground is on the top left and Churwell in the centre. Elland Road turns into Victoria Road as it moves towards Morley on the bottom right. Beeston can be seen at the top of the photograph.

User Comments:

Name:
Stephen Jones

Comment:
The Cottingley estate (neither the prefabs nor the later dwellings) is not yet built in this view, and the Crematorium appears to be in a very early phase of development (upper half of image, left of centre). Even the Ring Road, west of the Elland Road junction with Crow Nest Lane, appears to be not yet built. I'd hazard a guess at late 1920s, or early 30s.

Date:
25-Aug-2010

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Name:
Graham A. Schofield

Comment:
Yes, as Stephen Jones tells us:- from near to the point where Elland Road makes an almost 90┬░turn, there is no connection towards Gelderd Road. - - - That section of what we recognise as the Ring Road today, was non existent back then. If you look carefully, you can make out the course of 'Old Road' (formally Roman Road), as it snakes its way to meet Elland Road, just below Churwell Railway Station, and then to continue as Millshaw Lane, to meet the main road, clearly visible, coming in from Crow Nest Lane, and which eventually swings up to join Dewsbury Road, just before the 'Tommy Wass Public House'. So, from Crow Nest lane there was at least one section of road already in existence to help the planners in formulating a route for a ring-road along Leeds's southern boundary. With the cameraman focusing on Churwell, the image towards Beeston is somewhat distorted, and at first glance Crow Nest Lane, which Stephen mentions, is hardly discernible, as too is Mill Shaw Lane, as it winds its way up the hill to the railway-bridge , where it changes its name to, Town Street (just before Beeston Station), and then carry on to make a tight sweep to the right at the point where Crow Nest Lane emerges in Old Beeston. I mention all this because, as the image is blurred and somewhat distorted at this point, I am finding it hard to discern, or even guess at any landmarks. However! Town Street can clearly be seen curving to the right, and then swinging to the left, after which it disappears off the top edge of the picture. This being the case, does anyone know what the distinctive, long curved white line sitting some distance to the left, opposite Town Street represents? It's only a guess, but could it be the 'Sunny View Gardens' being under construction? Has anyone any ideas?

Date:
03-Jan-2018

Email:
GrahamScho@AOL.com

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