leodis logo

Leeds City Council

Open archives compliant site

Supported by BIG Lottery Fund

Enrich UK Lottery Fund

Middleton Hall


Middleton Hall
Description:
3rd January 1946. Various buildings forming Middleton Hall on the North side of Town Street. A wooden gate is open, leading to a courtyard.

User Comments:

Name:
Colin Turner

Comment:
The Buildings on the left were the Council Pig Farm. We used to visit here, on our way to the Park, to feed the pigs with apples we'd "taken" from the orchard on the other side of Town Street.

Email:
Not displayed

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
T G Holmes

Comment:
I am sure that during the 1939-45 war that Italian prisoners of war were stationed there.I I remeber them going in to Kershaw's Chemists and asking for sented after shave and soaps. They also went in to Gatenby's shop for fruit. We played football with them after school and at weekends. They also went to the Tivoli cinema near the school.I think they wore a triangle type patch on their prisoner of war clothes.

Email:
rockyskydiver777@aol.com

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
Graham A. Schofield

Comment:
With reference to Colin Turner's comment. I remember, as a child, it being a ritual every Sunday morning to walk with my father, from home in Beeston, up Gypsy Lane, through the woods to the playground, and then back to Beeston, down Middleton Ring Road, before visiting grand-parents. On the way we would visit some pig styes, and feed the pigs. The styes seemed to be more isolated than these. I can't recall the large two storey building. Were there more than one lot of pig-styes in Middleton Woods? The time-line I am talking about would have been around about 1944/1947.

Email:
GrahamScho@AOL.com

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
Peter Jackson

Comment:
Re the italian prisoners living on Town Street, as a child I remember stealing dates and raisins from dining tables set up in some old building with huge open french doors, the doors used to be left open in the summer, the italians used to walke about Middleton alone and un escorted they used to come to SSt Phillips Church and sing italin hyms, all this changed when italy capitulated, I heard that that the italiam prisoners were replaced by german prisoners, no more open doors after that !!!

Date:
29-Nov-2010

Email:
ciaopj@optusnet.com.au

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
Kathy

Comment:
My father, a Polish soldier was billeted at Middleton Hall after the war. He married my mother in 1949 but I believe he moved out the year before.

Date:
16-Mar-2013

Email:
Not displayed

________________________________________________________________________________

Buy a copy of this photograph 4979

Select the size, finish and quantity of the photograph you require.  If you require sepia toning please tick the appropriate box. Please note the size of the photographs will be as near as possible to that requested, however to avoid distorting the image sizes may not be exact. VAT will be added to the order at checkout.

Quantity: Sepia Toning (+50%)
Size Matt Gloss
10 x 8 inches £6.67 £6.67
12 x 9 inches £9.17 £9.17
16 x 12 inches £10.84 £10.84
Add to basket