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Town End, tram no. 420

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Town End, tram no. 420
Description:
22nd August 1952. View of the roundabout at Bramley Town End, seen from Henconner Lane and looking west towards Stanningley Road. A tram, Chamberlain no. 420, bound for the Corn Exchange on route 14, is seen in the centre. The curved tram track in the foreground leads off to Bramley Town End Depot. In the background on the right is the former Good Shepherd School, seen here advertised as "To Let or For Sale", which is now (2010) a veterinary practice. Further back towards the left are Springfield Mill and Brown's Mill on Stanningley Road.

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Name:
Nigel Glew

Comment:
This Bramley Town End. View to the left is Stanningley Road towards Bradford. To the right is Bramley Town Street. The building on the right is the Good Shepherd, which was the annex for Christ the King School. It is now a vetinary practice I think. Where the car is in the near distrance, on the right of was Ernest Lawson's garage and petrol station. The 2 chimneys are Browns Mill. Just to the left of the chimneys is a wooden cooling tower that used to cool the steam from the mill. Just to the left of the picture is a telephone kiosk. The tram itself is a no 14, which would travel straight down stanningley Road towards town. The 14 bus route also ran this way until the 1980's. Where the track bears to the left, this would lead to Henconnor Lane passing the old bus depot.

Date:
18-Feb-2010

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nigelglew@hotmail.co.uk

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Name:
John Swash

Comment:
This is taken at Bramley Town End. The trams used to cut across the middle of a roundabout (traffic island), while motor traffic was supposed to go around the island. In practice, motor vehicles sometimes followed the trams straight across. The track spur led into the tram depot. The last trams in Leeds ran in Nov 1959, but the trams through Bramley to Half Mile Lane had been replaced by buses in Oct 1953. The tram depot in Bramley became a bus garage in Jan 1949 and the short spur in the roundabout was left in case the need arose to park a defective tram.

Date:
19-Feb-2010

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