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1969. View shows two women walking along a path leading from a patch of wasteground through to the backs of terraced housing. Any ideas of the location would be appreciated. Image courtesy of Eric Jaquier.

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Name:
Mark S

Comment:
Maybe Buslingthorpe, Penraevon area?

Date:
08-Feb-2015

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Name:
Jacko

Comment:
The first few houses on the left were 'salt pie houses' or gap fillers to the unfamiliar.

Date:
25-Jul-2015

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Name:
Jacko

Comment:
On second thoughts the houses near the far away woman could be too. How many salt pie houses had windows on the gable end?

Date:
25-Jul-2015

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Name:
Jacko

Comment:
Further to my last comment. Image ID 8957 proves there were some in the Derbyshire St. area in 1953.Obviously a different batch of photos from the 1969 ones.Maybe it was a trait to this area?

Date:
07-Aug-2015

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Name:
Billy

Comment:
After many hours of investigating old maps and pictures I have located this photo. The lady nearest camera is walking across what once was Highland Place, Richmond Hill. The lady in the distance is about to walk along Walter View. The gable end beyond the washing in the distant centre is 17 and 19 Pontefract Street, see 2003125_88070316.

Date:
27-Nov-2018

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Name:
B Hallam

Comment:
Re the Salt Pie houses, a term I hadn't previously associated with their particular design, but it does make sense. I understood that they were known as being 'Blind Backed' - one half of a 'Back to Back' where there wasn't sufficient space for both halves. There was a terrace of three such houses in my old Beckett Street area known as Barrister Place. As for Salt Pie houses, there are still some on Stanley Road that stop Beckett Street Cemetery from being a complete square. When industrialisation in cities such as Leeds began in the late 1700's, huge Tithe maps of privately owned but unused land close to the city center were drawn up and the land heavily taxed. This effectively caused the land to be given over and sold off in small cheap plots providing a house was built on each plot. This resulted in mass house building throughout the nineteenth century, and our hundreds of cobbled streets of back to back houses. Any given street could have had four or five different builders building one, two, or three houses, hence the myriad of different rooflines, chimneys, windows, and doorways. My street had gardens on one side only, but most had no gardens at all. It was a kind of free for all that ended around 1901, but it worked, thousands of working folk got a low rent home, and were gratefully proud of them. No sewage or electricity of course, those modern day essentials came along long after many of the houses had been built and lived in for years.

Date:
28-Nov-2018

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Leodis Office

Comment:
Billy, thank you for your hard work in identifying this. I think you may be right, would anyone else agree?

Date:
30-Nov-2018

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Name:
Jacko

Comment:
Re - Saltpie houses. Yes B.Hallam, you are correct about the houses on Stanley Road, as my granny nearly went in one but decided to move into Compton Terrace instead. At the top of this street, (Florence Street) there's concrete plaque of Queen Victoria dated 1899, the year my granny was born. This style of building are still made now, an instance of this can be found on Regent Street, just behind the Shell garage, though I'd imagine these are luxury flats...

Date:
08-Dec-2018

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