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Gledhow Valley, field between Gledhow Hall and Gledhow Valley Lake

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Gledhow Valley, field between Gledhow Hall and Gledhow Valley Lake
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5th April 1956. View of a field in the Gledhow Valley area which slopes down from Gledhow Hall towards Gledhow Valley Lake. The photograph was taken just prior to the lake being dredged and the new weir constructed.

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Rob Peasland

Comment:
This shows the marks of the marvellous sledge run down the hill which we children used in the 40s & 50s winters. It continued out over the ice on the lake, and you finished up with a thud on a small island at the mouth of the lake. When the lake was later dredged out, the foul smelling mud was spread thickly over the hillside by a dragline. This hillside is now covered in trees which self seeded in the mud.

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03-Nov-2011

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Kathryn

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It's my memory that the hillside was so bumpy after the dredging that it was never as good again for sledging. My memory is that the hillside was still pretty open until around 1960 but the tree seedlings really began to get a foothold after that

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23-Oct-2012

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Andy Limbert

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We really couldn’t sledge on the hill after the dredging, so we moved on to hill 60, in Roundhay Park. This was then ruined when “seats” were cut into the hill side for the Military Tattoo, so we then used hill 40, on the other side.

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14-Dec-2012

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