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Hunslet Lane
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c1910. Hunslet Lane, west side and corner of Coal Staith Road showing Scarbro' castle at 7, 72 Hunslet Lane. Adverts for Reckitt's Blue and Nestles milk on the side of the building. Demolished June 1944. Photograph by Alf Mattison.

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Graham A. Schofield

Comment:
Just look at this building, and its shape and lines. Even though the central section does appear to be younger, the overall impression takes one back to the Victorian era and perhaps beyond. At the time when the death sentence was pronounced on this building wasn't there anyone, just one voice that perhaps, that spoke out against the decision? Buildings such as this one, and many others that have disappeared, could have been of 'great value' to this city. They would have been assets. Many towns have been, in the past, and still are, proud of their heritage. I get the impression that Leeds isn't one of them.

Date:
26-Jun-2010

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GrahamScho@AOL.com

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Name:
bert

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I agree with Mr Schofield entirely. Leeds Councils have never had an on-going thought for heritage. And look at the city now: "Gotham City" with it's Legoland look. In my view ... a dump. And it will all be swept away ... again .... in 2030.

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07-Jul-2011

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chri0stine whiteley

Comment:
On the same theme, I remember when the city fathers were considering the demolition of the the arcades off Briggate. Seriously. Possibly around the 60/70's. Bradford were worse that Leeds. They razed that city to the ground and put up the most hideous buildings that are a disgrace.

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16-Sep-2012

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christine whiteley

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Mr Schofield the people who could have prevented the building being demolished would have looked down their noses at Hunslet, believing that nothing good or worth saving could possibly exist in that dirty hole. Its only use was as a 'cash cow' for the factory owners who lived in the leafy northern suburbs of Leeds.

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16-Sep-2012

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Graham A. Schofield

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Christine Whiteley, has hit what can be called, "An Honest Nail" on the head. Back then it was 'Us and Them' - 'Master and Man' - "I Know My Place.". Even though working Men, Women, and let us not forget, Children were generating great wealth for 'The Masters', they were regarded as inferior - a huge section of the population that had to be kept under control by low wages, poor housing and poverty. What did it matter if great areas of housing were swept aside on a whim. "I say, old boy. The poor always seem to survive, whatever we do to them. Isn't that right Pater?"

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24-Nov-2012

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