leodis logo

Leeds City Council

Open archives compliant site

Supported by BIG Lottery Fund

Enrich UK Lottery Fund

Modder Place, young girl with a gondola basket

Add a comment to this photograph
Please note: Please enter your comments about this photograph in the form below. Once approved your comments will appear after the photograph description. To allow your e-mail address to be displayed please tick the box.  If you have already submitted comments without displaying your e-mail and you wish to alter this please contact us.

Name *:
 

Comment *:
 

My email:
 

Display my email:


Modder Place, young girl with a gondola basket
Description:
c1960's. A young girl is photographed standing in Modder Place, the street where whe was born in 1954. The red brick terraced homes are visible at the right-hand side and she lived with other members of the Bransby family at number 18, the very end of the row of two-bedroomed back-to-backs. She is on an expedition to the shops and carries a purse, a straw basket and a gondola basket. People living in this area at the time would haved shopped in Armley Town Street but there was also Ridsdale's Grocer's at nearby number 27 Station Road. In the background is Carr Crofts, a huge iron works which housed Blakey's Boot Protectors Ltd. The firm manufactured rubber soles, heels and toe plates for shoes and boots and belt fasteners. Behind the iron works are the railway lines with Armley Moor Station close by. The station closed in 1966.

User Comments:

Name:
Chris Went (nee Rhodes)

Comment:
The height of the gondola basket fashion was 1960/61 but they were still commonly used a couple of years later.

Date:
19-Apr-2012

Email:
madkatsmum@hotmail.co.uk

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
Bernadette McNamara/Smith

Comment:
I so love these baskets and nowadays they have become vintage/retro! You can still find them in vintage stores/fairs and vintage on-line. Whenever I went out shopping with my mum or for my mum, this was the norm back then! Not a plastic bag in sight.

Date:
26-Apr-2012

Email:
Not displayed

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
Roy Dawson

Comment:
I think this is Lesley Bransby, Don't be fooled by her innocent looks, I was well scared of her :-) she once kicked me for cheeking her off.

Date:
15-Jun-2012

Email:
roydawson@live.com

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
frances kirlew/wicks

Comment:
My mother also had one of these baskets and it went everywhere with her. It was a bit battered and i remember once sitting on the long seats at the front of the bus on the way to the market, i was holding the basket and the conductress caught her nylon stocking on it and it ripped. My god she went bananas and her and my mother had a right ding dong which ended with us getting off the bus before town and my mother clouting me one when the bus had gone. I was devastated and my mother wasn`t best pleased but looking back now i can really see the funny side. Life really was so simple then.

Date:
28-Jun-2012

Email:
fwicks1@btinternet.com

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
LESLEY BRANSBY

Comment:
Hi Roy !!!!! Yes this certainly is me ! Well I have to say I don't remember kicking you but if I did then you must have deserved it ! LOL !! So....thats you and your brother on my other photo eh ? Aw,bless. Famous at last ! Who was your grandma ? I have a shocking memory ! I hope that you and your family are well. Nice to 'speak' to you.

Date:
12-Jul-2012

Email:
Not displayed

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
kathleen fleming

Comment:
hi lesley i lived at number 12 with my mum stepdad and brother deryck our name was weightman the two little boys are my sister paulines she lived at whingate the boys spent a lot of time at ourswhen we first moved in i got butter dish from top of cellar head and dropped it it was glass and had proper butter in it ( whoops)when my mum was taking it to the bin eitheryou dianne lynne or jacquline asked what had happened the response was and did you smack her lol our deryck took a lot of photos when we were young was this one of them x

Date:
24-Jan-2013

Email:
Not displayed

________________________________________________________________________________

Buy a copy of this photograph 2012418_173483

Select the size, finish and quantity of the photograph you require.  If you require sepia toning please tick the appropriate box. Please note the size of the photographs will be as near as possible to that requested, however to avoid distorting the image sizes may not be exact. VAT will be added to the order at checkout.

Please note there is no negative available for this image there is a one off fee of £3.40 to pay in addition to the usual print costs.
Quantity: Sepia Toning (+50%)
Size Matt Gloss
10 x 8 inches £6.25 £6.25
12 x 9 inches £8.96 £8.96
16 x 12 inches £10.42 £10.42
Add to basket