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Description:
1971. View shows a factory(?) building in Hunslet with graffiti on the wall.

User Comments:

Name:
belle

Comment:
Reminds me of a factory on pepper road, possibly where the 'pontifex' factory is now near the park. Just a thought though as I was born in 1988.

Date:
17-Jul-2012

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Name:
Trevor Dixon

Comment:
Could this be the North wall of Richmond Machine Tool Co., formerly Midgeley and Sutcliffe's. The muddied area could be the remains of the Chesney's streets which had the wall at the end of each row of terraces which also had outside toilets. My wife, Pat Oldridge as was, lived at no.8 Chesney View before being re-housed to the Westwood Estate in Middleton with her parents and brother.

Date:
23-Jul-2012

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Name:
Pamela

Comment:
Wherever it may be... see the dreams of the artist and hope they were realized

Date:
20-Aug-2012

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Name:
Sara Smithson

Comment:
I think it appears to be the factory building off Pepper Road in Hunslet that faces onto the grassed area/play area

Date:
22-Sep-2012

Email:
smithson172@gmail.com

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Name:
Peter Higginbottom

Comment:
Looks like the north wall of Richmond Machine tool to Me, worked there around the time they ran the Motorway thru, dinnertime sat on the embankment watching the workers, can still spend hours watching other people work

Date:
24-Feb-2013

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Name:
don rhodes

Comment:
could be any factory in Leeds, but the one in Pepper Rd might be the YORKSHIRE PATENT STEAM WAGON CO. where I worked for a short time in 1953

Date:
14-Apr-2013

Email:
donrhodes@pac.com.au

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Name:
Jacko

Comment:
Reminds me of a rental storage warehouse in or around Midland Rd, Hunslet about 15 yrs ago. I think it was an ex British Steel mill.Can't recall the word exactly, maybe 'Cordant'maybe an acroym?

Date:
05-Aug-2015

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Name:
Leodis Office

Comment:
We have had a confident suggestion from a relative of former employees that this is the old H.L. Reynolds, Miles Druce and GKN Steelstock steelworks on Midland Road, being the east-facing wall of the area known as 5 bay where the steel coils were stored. However the muddy ground in the foreground has been questioned. I am told there was a central entrance on the eastern wall but also one on the northern edge of it and it may be possible that the picture was taken between these two entrances. Are there any other former employees of these companies out there who can provide any more information to confirm this? And is there anyone who can remember the mural being there?

Date:
21-Aug-2015

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Name:
Leodis Office

Comment:
I have had a look at the suggestions of Pepper Road and the Richmond Machine Tool Company as well and have not found anything to prove or disprove either of these, so I think they could still be possibilities; can any former employees of these companies through any light on it as well?

Date:
21-Aug-2015

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Name:
Jacko

Comment:
I was not an employee here (if, it was the place anyway) but sometimes I delivered surplus stock from where I was working in Cross Green. I'm sure it had an old "British Steel" sign inside and an old overhead crane.

Date:
21-Aug-2015

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Name:
Trevor Dixon

Comment:
This is definitely not Pepper Road, the angle of the roof guttering is wrong and the muddy area is, and always has been since WWII, grass.

Date:
23-Aug-2015

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Name:
Leodis Office

Comment:
There are doubts about the Richmond Tool Company now as it has been pointed out that all other pictures of it show a full length glass sky light running the length of the building which this building does not have. Also the Richmond buiding does not have the "house" shaped ventilator shaft as seen here.

Date:
27-Aug-2015

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