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Description:
1969. Image shows an unmade street with red brick terraced homes either side and lines of washing strung between. The houses have arched entrances with doors opening directly onto the pavement. The gaps between the blocks of properties are likely to house yards with outside toilets. In the background another street runs across the bottom with a shop in view. The house on the extreme right is numbered 21. Any help in identifying the location would be appreciated. Image courtesy of Eric Jaquier.

User Comments:

Name:
graham sadler

Comment:
at least when my granny got her indoor bath & toilet, she hung her washing in the ex privvy yard.probably in a similar year

Date:
27-Jan-2015

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Name:
R.Bedford

Comment:
I lived in Servia Street in the late 50s earley 60S. This photo looks very much like the streets in that area, but a lot of streets in leeds looked like this one so who knows.

Date:
01-Feb-2015

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Name:
Bob Thomas

Comment:
This could be any street in Leeds! By the time this pic was taken in 1969 a lot of these places had gone. I well remember the lines of washing and the moans and grumbles of the housewives when the coal lorry came as it all had to come down! Bob Thomas ex Burmantofts now Western Kenya

Date:
24-May-2015

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Name:
Graham A. Schofield

Comment:
Yes! There must have been thousands of streets similar to this. However, with this image there is a clue which might help with identification. At the opposite side of the road, at the T-Junction, there is, as the description implies, what appears to be a shop. Back in those days, most streets had a shop built in at at least one end:- 'The Corner Shop'. Thus this scene could be said to be somewhat unusual. Surely there must be someone out there who can remember the end of their street looking like this.

Date:
03-Jun-2015

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GrahamScho@AOL.com

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Frank Morrison

Comment:
Looks very much one end of Harold Terrace in LS6. Same arch work over the front doors.

Date:
18-Jun-2015

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Name:
Janine

Comment:
This looks like the Woodviews in Beeston where I lived in the 1980s.

Date:
14-Jul-2015

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Alan Lee

Comment:
This view looks so much like Gledhow Mount, with Roseville Road at the bottom of the street. If this is Gledhow Mount , my family ran a laundry business at the bottom of the street at 43 Roseville Road, with us living at 2 Gledhow Mount.We moved from there around 1956/57. I very clearly remember the out door toilets! At the time of my living here, there was a shop at 1 Gledhow Mount.

Date:
21-Jun-2016

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albertleigh@live.ca

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Name:
stan

Comment:
has previously stated they are hundreds of streets like these, I can add that on easy road there were a number of shops. so it could be easy terrace or easy place they both run down onto easy road.

Date:
22-Jun-2016

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Name:
Jacko

Comment:
In response to Alan Lees comment. I had cause to be around Gledhow Mount recently and I recalled your comment. Unless they altered the fanlights into just plain old flat lintels, then this is not the street Alan...

Date:
23-Jun-2016

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Name:
Dave Milbourne

Comment:
Aviary's Armley? Also the shop at the bottom could be a corner shop on a staggered junction.

Date:
21-Feb-2017

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Joe

Comment:
I think that this is one of the Kelsalls or Autumns in Burley with the picture taken from the junction with Alexandra Road and looking towards Burley Lodge Road. If there wasn't any washing hanging out across the street we would probably be able to see Armley and the prison in the background. There was a very similar 'can you help ' not too long ago which turned out to be one of these streets, also Eric Jacquier was a student in Leeds at this time and took lots of pictures of the Burley area.

Date:
04-Mar-2017

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Paul

Comment:
I agree with joe it does look like one of the kelsalls in burley

Date:
05-Mar-2017

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Paulmarper2010@yahoo.com

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Name:
heather mcgonagle

Comment:
Could this be Berking Place, Leeds 9, running down towards Temple View Road (off York Road), and the shop at the bottom would be Mrs Smith's corner grocery and sweet shop?

Date:
14-May-2017

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