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North View, Westerton Road, street decorations (West Ardsley) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. Image shows street decorations in North view, Westerton Road. The photograph is inscribed with the name G.M. Whitlam, an East Ardsley photographer. This is obviously a time of celebration and there are large letters on the walls of the houses spelling a message part of which can be discerned to read 'Success to the . . . '. The clothes of the residents may date the occasion to the 1930s. Any further information would be welcome. Image used courtesy of Peter Aldred. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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A man and a young woman seated on a motorbike (West Ardsley) (3 comments)
Black & White image1920s. A man and a young woman are seen seated on a motorbike in front of cottages. Image used courtesy of Peter Aldred. Image used courtesy of Peter Aldred. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Adam Fozzard and brother Rack playing 'Knurr and Spell' (West Ardsley)
Black & White imageUndated. View of brothers Adam, left, and Rack (Armitage)Fozzard, right, playing a game of 'Knurr and Spell.' This is a traditional pub game where the knurr, a hard ceramic ball about the size of a golf ball is placed with the Spell. The spell is a mechanised device which holds the Knurr and is tripped when the stick pressed a lever. The ball is thrown upwards and forwards and the object of the game is to hit it as hard and as far as possible with the stick. Around the Barnsley area the stick was known as a pummel, and sometimes the Knurr was known as a potty. The game needed plenty of space and it is thought to have declined when fields and open spaces were gradually built on with factories and housing estates. The Fozzard brothers were born in West Ardsley in the 1870s, Adam Fozzard was at one time the landlord of the White Horse public house. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Aerial view of Haigh Hall Farm and Batley Road (West Ardsley)
Black & White imageUndated. Aerial view of Haigh Hall Farm and Batley Road. Image used courtesy of Peter Aldred. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Aerial view of Hesketh House and Farm. (West Ardsley)
Black & White image1950s. Aerial view of Hesketh House and Farm owned by Gilbert Speight. Hesketh Lane runs across the top left hand corner. Hesketh Farm is in the foreground, behind is a detached house called Lynton. Hesketh House is to the right. At the top edge part of a semi-detached called Alta - Vista is visible. Also seen are the rhubarb sheds. Image used courtesy of Peter Aldred. Photograph from David Atkinson Archive.
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