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Armley Road Improvement.


Armley Road Improvement.
Description:
20th September 1937.Part of Armley Road, showing tramlines, overhead cables, ornamental wrought iron street lamp, and large house with high wall around garden.

User Comments:

Name:
Brenda Craike

Comment:
I think this house belonged to two brother's, one a dentist & the other was a doctor. I think the name was Haddow & not Haddock. I am sure it is the same place I went as a child in the 1950. The houses on the left I think is where Feilding Terrace was, which is where my Grandmother lived.

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Name:
Brenda Craike

Comment:
Since I placed my first comment about this picture, I have done some asking of family members in regards to it. I was right the house was Dr. Haddow's. Also another reason I was so sure was because my grandmother used to work for him. He retired in the early 1960's.

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Name:
Ronnie Encell

Comment:
This large detached house was called Haddon House and was owned by Dr Haddow. His surgery and dispensary were at the rear of the house and I remember Mrs Smith being the pharmacist. In the background it is indeed Fielding Terrace where my school chum Jack Harris used to live. The steep hill going from Fielding Terrace down to Armley Road was a great hill for sledging in the winter but was very dangerous mainly because of the steep gradient but also because of the main Armley Road at the bottom.

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Name:
Ronnie Encell

Comment:
Additional tyo my previous comment, I do remember the house having a stone gatepost with Wellgarth House on it, but I believe that Dr. Haddow preferred Haddon House. He was no doubt a reader of A.J.Cronin. The hill which was used for sledging was called "The Big Hill" and it was considered to be a feather in your cap if you had the nerve to sledge it.

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Name:
keith broadhurst

Comment:
Was there a long wall to the left or right of this house with wartime slogans on it ,such as "open a second front now"

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Name:
Sheila Jubb

Comment:
Yes there was a long wall to the right of the picture. This wall did have slogans painted on it; slogans which would now be considered to be politically incorrect so I say no more. I used to travel by tram to work each day and passed this area.

Date:
05-Feb-2010

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