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Wortley, aerial view

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Wortley, aerial view
Description:
Undated. Aerial view of Wortley showing railway lines, railway sidings and Copley Hill junction. Wortley gas works are seen at the top left corner. Wellington Road runs parallel to the railway line from the top left, until meeting Tong Road which runs downwards towards the left from the centre. Terraced houses, most of which have since been demolished, dominate the bottom left of the picture, which was taken in the early 1960s after the houses above Green Lane School (centre left) had been demolished. The view looks east towards Leeds.

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mick mcguionness

Comment:
If you look closly you can still see GREEN LANE school.I lived down SKILLBECK STREET just nere the top in VICYORIA PLACE,which in the photo is not there,i was acually living ther till they were pulled down in 1964 when my son was born.So this dates the photo to 1964.

Date:
20-Sep-2010

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Stephen jones

Comment:
In the upper right corner, just above the Copley Hill sidings, is the wide Smithfield Street, which was originally built to provide access to the Victoria Cattle Market. By the time this photo was taken, Smithfield St. had become a very busy link between Whitehall Road and Gelderd Road road, both of which are clearly visible. Just beyond Gelderd Road are the 'Danube' terraces, and above those is the open space of the Mill Green recreation ground - known locally as the 'the Lemmi', after the Leamington cricket club which once played there. Today, the Ingram distributor road has all but obliterated the Lemmi.

Date:
21-Sep-2010

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Name:
brian walker

Comment:
I went to green lane school ive tried to send an e-mail to eric thirkettle I amsure he was my mate at school who went in town to see ROBIN HOOD with is parents

Date:
28-Mar-2014

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