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Osmondthorpe Old Hall, Osmondthorpe Lane (Osmondthorpe) (13 comments)
Black & White image2nd June 1931. View of Osmondthorpe Old Hall on the east side of Osmondthorpe Lane showing the front of the property. Houses just below the Hall stand on what was formerly the grounds and is now part of the Rookwood housing estate. It is not clear whether this property was part of the farm which belonged to Osmondthorpe Old Hall as the hall has been described as a large, square building. The building in the image was certainly occupied by farmers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Osmondthorpe Old Hall was demolished and then rebuilt in 1814. This property may date from that period but was then demolished in the 1930s. Osmondthorpe Old Hall is not to be confused with the early 18th Century 'Osmondthorpe Hall' which stood on the west side of Osmondthorpe Lane and was destroyed by a fire in 1924. The grounds of this mansion were sold to the council in 1886 for the creation of East End Park. This involved constructing a new road from York Road through the park - a broad tree-lined avenue called Victoria Avenue.
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Osmondthorpe Old Hall, Osmondthorpe Lane (Osmondthorpe)
Black & White image2nd June 1931. View of Osmondthorpe Old Hall taken just prior to demolition. Part of the grounds had already been built on to establish the Rookwood housing estate. This property stood on the east side of Osmondthorpe Lane and is not to be confused with the 18th century 'Osmondthorpe Hall' which stood on the west side and had grounds which were sold off in 1886 to provide the site for East End Park. Osmondthorpe Old Hall was demolished in the 1930s and Osmondthorpe Hall was destroyed by fire in 1924.
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Osmondthorpe Old Hall, Osmondthorpe Lane (Osmondthorpe) (2 comments)
Black & White imagec1910. View of a stone built house with shutters on the ground floor window. It was known as Osmondthorpe Old Hall. An earlier hall had been demolished and was rebuilt in 1814. Several families have been associated with Osmondthorpe Old Hall over the centuries including the Ibbetsons and the Skeltons. Osmondthorpe Old Hall, demolished in the 1930s, was situated on the east side of Osmondthorpe Lane and is sometimes confused with the mansion called 'Osmondthorpe Hall' which dated from the 1720s and stood off the west side. In 1886 part of the grounds were sold to the council by John Robinson, the last owner of Osmondthorpe Hall. The land was used to create East End Park. Osmondthorpe Hall was destroyed when it caught fire in 1924. Photo by Alf Mattison.
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Osmondthorpe Old Hall, Osmondthorpe Lane (Osmondthorpe)
Black & White imageUndated. View of Osmondthorpe Hall located off York Road on the east side of Osmondthorpe Lane in a photograph by Alf Mattison. The photographer, Alfred Mattison, was born in Hunslet in 1868. His passion for local history led to lecturing, photography and writing. In 1908 he wrote "The Romance of Old Leeds" based on his articles and photos for the Yorkshire Daily Observer. He died following a street accident in Leeds in September 1944. Osmondthorpe Old Hall was demolished and then rebuilt in 1814. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth cnturies it was occupied by farmers before being demolished in the 1930s. The property is not to be confused with the 18th century mansion, Osmondthorpe Hall, which stood off the west side of Osmondthorpe Lane and was destroyed by fire in 1924. Fifty acres of the grounds of Osmondthorpe Hall were sold to the council in 1886 to provide a site for East End Park.
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Osmondthorpe Old Hall, rear view (Osmondthorpe)
Black & White image2nd June 1931. Rear view of Osmondthorpe Old Hall located on the east side of Osmondthorpe Lane. The doorway and part of the grounds can be seen. The original Osmondthorpe Old Hall was a large square building with a farm included on the estate. It was pulled down and rebuilt in 1814 and the property seen here may have originally been part of the farm. Osmondthorpe Old Hall had once been home to the Ibbetson and Skelton families. It was demolished in the 1930s and the land became the site of the Rookwood Estate. A confusion sometimes arises with Osmondthorpe Old Hall and Osmondthorpe Hall which were different buildings. Osmondthorpe Hall was an early 18th century mansion situated not far away but on the west side of Osmondthorpe Lane. Fifty acres of land from the estate were purchased by the council in 1886 from the then owner, John Robinson, to lay out East End Park and construct the broad, tree-lined Victoria Avenue which cuts through it from York Road. Other land surrounding the house was sold off as building plots in 1906. Sadly, Osmondthorpe Hall burned down in 1924.
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Rookwood Crescent, no 39, air raid shelter (Osmondthorpe) (2 comments)
Black & White image1st July 1939. Anderson shelter in the garden of 39 Rookwood Crescent. Designed by then Home Secretary Sir John Anderson to provide protection against air raids for families. They were made of six curved panels of corrugated steel panels which were bolted together. A hole measuring around 10 foot by 4 foot was dug and the shelter was erected in it. The roof was usually covered with soil and turf for extra protection. They were provided free for families earning less than £250 per year.
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Rookwood Cresent no. 39, air raid shelter (Osmondthorpe) (7 comments)
Black & White image1st July 1939. An Anderson type air raid shelter, erected in the garden of number 39 Rookwood Cresent. The rounded roof of the shelter is being covered with earth.
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Static Water Supply, Osmondthorpe Lane (Osmondthorpe)
Black & White image14th May 1942. Building of static water tank, Osmondthorpe Lane is to the left, Rookwood Street in the centre, Rookwood Gardens on the right.
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Static Water Supply, Osmondthorpe Lane (Osmondthorpe) (1 comment)
Black & White image5th June 1942. Water tank under construction, Osmondthorpe Lane is on the left. On the right is Rookwood Street.
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Static Water Supply, Osmondthorpe Lane (Osmondthorpe)
Black & White image5th June 1942. Building of a water tank, situated off Osmondthorpe Lane, which is to the left. Rookwood Street can be seen, with Rookwood Gardens off to the right.
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Static Water Supply, Osmondthorpe Lane (Osmondthorpe)
Black & White image28th May 1942. Situated off Osmondthorpe Lane water tank construction for war time emergency use. Rookwood Road is in the top right corner.
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Static Water Supply, Osmondthorpe Lane (Osmondthorpe)
Black & White image14th May 1942. Situated off Osmondthorpe Lane on the left, site for water tank. Rookwood Street is in the left, next is Rookwood Road. To the right, spoil heap, Osmondthorpe Colliery was a little further right at this time.(Not in this view)
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York Road nos. 534 - 530 (Osmondthorpe) (2 comments)
Black & White image30th January 1936 View of shops numbering from left to right 534 - 530 York Road. This is close to the junction with Rookwood Avenue just off the photograph to the left. Properties seen at the rear are on Rookwood Avenue. Harold Sharp, chemist is at 534. Sign advertising National Health Insurance refers to pre 1948 National Health Service. In 1932 it was rudimentary insurance which only covered manual workers who contributed a small ammount of their wages for free medical advice. To the right is George C Audsley, Rookwood Post Office.
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York Road, No. 526 - 534 (Osmondthorpe) (1 comment)
Colour image27th March 1991. Colour photograph of York Road showing, from left, no. 534 Neville & Jill's Ladies and gents hairdressing, no. 532 Rookwood Post Office (proprietor B.S. & K.M. Dobbins) and no. 530 Sanghera Rookwood Stores, off licence, newsagent and videos. There is a telephone box in front of the hairdressers and a post box outside the Post Office. On the right, no. 528 is a medical centre. Railings can be seen in the foreground in the centre of the dual carriageway.
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York Road, No. 528 - 532 (Osmondthorpe)
Colour image27th March 1991. Colour photograph of York Road showing no.532, Rookwood Post Office, (proprietor B.S. & K.M. Dobbins) no. 530 Sanghera Rookwood Stores, off licence, newsagent and videos, and a medical centre at no. 528, with two small advertising hoardings on the wall outside. A car is parked in one of the parking spaces marked out in front of the shops. Neville & Jill's hairdresses, no. 534 can just be seen on the left.
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York Road, No. 530 - 534 (Osmondthorpe)
Colour image27th March 1991. Colour photograph of York Road showing, from left, Neville & Jill's Ladies and gents hairdressing at no. 534, Rookwood Post Office (proprietor B.S. & K.M. Dobbins) at no. 532 and Sanghera Rookwood Stores, off licence, newsagent and videos at no. 530. Two people are entering the post office, which has a post box outside and a car is parked outside the hairdressers. Railings are in the foreground in the centre of the dual carriageway and the junction with Rookwood Avenue is on the left.
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York Road, No. 530 - 534 (Osmondthorpe)
Colour image27th March 1991. Colour photograph of York Road showing no. 534, Neville & Jill's ladies and gents hairdressing, no. 532 Rookwood Post Office (proprietors B.S. & K.M. Dobbins) with a post box outside, and no. 530, Sanghera Rookwood Stores, off licence, newsagent and videos. The junction with Rookwood Avenue is on the left; on the right, a sign saying 'The Medical Centre' is propped up against the garden wall of no. 528.
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York Road, no. 534, Rookwood Parade (Osmondthorpe)
Black & White image13th February 1931. Parade of shops. On the left no.534 Harold Sharp Chemist. There are notices above the shop which say
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York Road, nos. 534, 532 Rookwood Parade (Osmondthorpe)
Black & White image8th December 1932. On the left , no.534, Harold Sharp Chemist. Advertising National Health Insurance refers to pre 1948 National Heath Service. In 1932 it was a rudimentary Insurance which only covered manual workers who contributed a small amount of their wages for free medical advice. To the right, no. 532 George. C. Audsley has the Rookwood Post Office. There is a free standing board advertising
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York Road, Rookwood Avenue Junction (Osmondthorpe) (3 comments)
Colour image27th March 1991. Colour photograph looking east along York Road, taken from the lay-by outside the shops at no. 530 - 534. The junction with Rookwood Avenue is on the right, followed by the Little Chef restaurant and petrol filling station, and behind these blocks of high-rise flats. More housing can be seen on the left. The road is busy with traffic.
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