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Location - Leeds & District

Tram at Jaw Bones, wood Lane (Rothwell)
Black & White image1900s. View shows a tram at the junction of Wood Lane and the Leeds to Wakefield Road. Trams ran along this road and also from here to Rothwell centre. On the right can be seen local landmark the Jaw Bones, and behind them, the building housing the electricity sub-station for the trams. The Fenton family brought the whale jaw bones from America for use as gate posts at their house in nearby Woodhouse Hill. When the house was sold the jaw bones were relocated to the Wood Lane site, but were moved again with the coming of the tramways in 1904, when the Electric Tramway Company bought the land to build the tram sheds and sub station, and sited over the footpath for use as a lamp standard, as seen here.
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Wood Lane, Jaw Bones (Rothwell)
Black & White imageUndated. View of the Jaw Bones, a notable feature of Rothwell for many years, though not always the same pair or in the same place. The first Jaw Bones (from a whale) were brought from America in the first half of the 19th century by a member of the local mine-owning family the Fentons, and were originally over the gateway of Fenton House on Woodhouse Hill. Now used as a juntion marker for Wood Lane and the Leeds and Wakefield Road, this pair of Jaw Bones (the third) were purchased by Rothwell Urban District Council in 1967 after tbe last ones were damaged. St. George's Hospital is seen in the background.
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Wood Lane, Jaw Bones and St. George's Hospital (Rothwell) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. View of Wood Lane showing the Jaw Bones in the foreground and St. Georges Hospital in the background. The Jaw Bones have been a notable landmark in Rothwell, though not always the same pair or in the same place, since being originally brought over from America in the 19th century by the Fenton family. St. George's Hospital was opened in 1904 as Hunslet Union Workhouse, and became St. George's around 1910. In later years it was a geriatric hospital but has recently been demolished.
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