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Gelderd Road, aerial view

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Gelderd Road, aerial view
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Undated. Aerial view looking north showing Gelderd Road running from bottom left to top right. Wortley can be seen central and to the left of the picture with Armley at the top left. Towards the centre at the top is Burley with Woodhouse on the right. Lower down on the right is Elland Road with Leeds United football ground visible halfway down on the far right.

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Stephen Jones

Comment:
What a fabulous picture this is! In the bottom right, the white semi-circle is the loop of Elland Road as it passes under the Leeds/Wakefield/London railway on its way to Churwell and Morley. The Cottingley prefabs are not yet built, and the Crematorium buildings are not present either. The Ring Road from Elland Road to the Wheatsheaf is not yet built, so the visible track (which the Ring Road would later follow) must be the original Royds Lane. I've never seen a picture of this part of Royds Lane before. The hamlet of Beeston Near Royds can be seen between the Crematorium site and the Wheatsheaf pub. All of the land east of Royd's Lane is undeveloped, but Wortley Beck has been culverted as it crosses what would become the Wallace Arnold depot site. Half way up the right edge, Lowfields Road and Brown Lane can be seen, both with litte obvious development around. I'd say this scene must be late 1920s. In the lower centre of the image, just west of where Gelderd Road crosses the Leeds/Manchester railway, appears to be the workings of Ravels (Raffles) mines. I haven't seen that before, either. Thanks so much for posting this.

Date:
25-Aug-2010

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Brian

Comment:
Good photo which shows the whole of Cottingley Prefab estate , bottom right hand corner is Elland Road going under the Churwell Viaduct with Old Road and Manor House Farm , Churwell Brickworks and then Snittles Farm . The Ring Road was cut through the Leeds-Manchester railway in 1930's . The round outline next to Elland Road is that The Leeds Speedway . The white building between Gelderd Road and Whitehall Road was a firm Called Prentice Ltd just seen photos of it on Britainfromabove this is where Symphony Furniture , Geo Wimpey , British Oxygen and Pickfords were built . The present Crematorium has some marked out squares was it a graveyard before Crematorium . Would the buildings at the top of Cottingley Hill be Cottingley Farm or Cottingley Hall ?

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03-Jul-2014

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Brian

Comment:
The first Leeds Speedway was held October 1928 and it lasted for about 10 years , so it dates this picture between 1928 and 1947 when the prefabs were built .

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03-Jul-2014

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