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L. U. Church, Beckett Street, postcard


L. U. Church, Beckett Street, postcard
Description:
c1908. View of Leeds Union Workhouse situated on Beckett Street from a postcard posted on 19th February 1908. Just to the left of centre is the Workhouse chapel. On the far left is another building which is part of the workhouse/infirmary complex; all are now part of St. James's Hospital.

User Comments:

Name:
B Hallam

Comment:
Beckett Street itself is not visible in this picture, it would be about fifty-yards to the right beyond high iron railings. By 1908, Beckett Street was a main road with trams. This photo is - and was, taken completely within the grounds of the original estate. Apart from the old wing now used as a museum, the building to the left, and the chapel, are all that are left of the original estate. As a child in the 40's and 50's, I lived directly opposite what was then this very forboding place that most elderly folk feared.

Date:
11-Jul-2011

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Name:
Maria Kirk

Comment:
My third great grandfather John Mann shows in the 1871 census as living here. He died later in 1872.

Date:
08-Nov-2013

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