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Description:
1969. Children play in the street outside their home. Two little girls, perhaps sisters, are in the doorway of number 7 of an unknown street, possibly in the Hyde Park area. Adjacent, to the left, is number 5. There are two identical doll's prams in the foreground. Originally, we believed this to be Harold Place but on checking this out we now know that it isn't. The photograph is by Eric Jaquier, from Switzerland, who spent some time in Leeds in 1969/1970 and lived in the Hyde Park/Burley area. He photographed the streets of Hyde Park, Burley, Armley and other areas of the city. Do you recognise yourself or a friend in the photo or do you have any ideas of where this might be?

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Name:
Graham A. Schofield

Comment:
If the date wasn't shown here, one could be excused in thinking that this image was of an earlier date. No cars - children's toys in the road, which of course indicates that kids would be playing in the street in relevant safety. Also you can see a pair of 'long-johns' hanging on the line. You don't see those much these days.

Date:
08-Feb-2014

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GrahamScho@AOL.com

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Name:
c.dodsworth

Comment:
angle of street not steep enough for Harolds area,maybe Woodhouse.I used to sledge those streets

Date:
09-Sep-2014

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Name:
Don Tate

Comment:
Given that the houses on view here are from left to right 5 and 7 then that would indicated a street of only four houses, and looking at the line of bricks of the houses and pavement, on a slope too

Date:
25-Sep-2014

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don.tate@ntlworld.com

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Name:
Jamie Howard

Comment:
This looks a lot like the marley/noster estates

Date:
21-May-2015

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jamiehoward42@gmail.com

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Name:
Brenda Scott nee Johnson

Comment:
...just wondering if the little girls could be twins, giving the matching prams? The girl standing seems to be wearing some kind of fancy dress with maybe a cloak. The house must be a through end of terrace as there is no kitchen/scullery window so it must be through the house and face onto a different street. And yes, as has already been mentioned, it must be a short street if it ends in number 7 on the odd-numbered side. Does anyone out there remember a pair of twins who lived in a short street back in the 1960's? There can't have been many of those!

Date:
20-Oct-2015

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Name:
Mick Agar

Comment:
Just a couple of useless observations. The two adjacent doors are perhaps unusual for back-to-back scullery houses, which might usually(?) have had the front door leading into the sitting room but by the entrance to the scullery. A rather clumsy way of saying to door would be nearer the middle of the frontage but slightly offset. Also, AFAIK, it was common when cobbled streets were tarmacked over to cover the flags as well. It looks unusual to me to see a smooth street with a flagged pavement.

Date:
10-Apr-2017

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Name:
Nikki Lindsey

Comment:
Mick Agar.....there a lots of back to backs in Hyde Park that have no kitchen window. It's likely the kitchen was either in the cellar or there was one room that doubled as kitchen/living room.

Date:
15-Nov-2017

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