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A postcard of Briggate (Main Street) (Garforth)
Black & White imageearly 20th century. This view was taken of Briggate in the early twentieth century and became a postcard. On the right is Colliery Row and beyond is Eagle House. Most of the street was still dwellings houses, and the lack of traffic allowed the children to stop and look in the middle of the road.
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Aberford Road, East Garforth (Garforth)
Black & White imageUndated. Image shows Aberford Road and the newly built East Garforth Council House Estate.
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Aberford Road, Isabella Pit (Garforth)
Black & White imageUndated. View shows Isabella Pit, one of the major collieries in Garfoth, situated to the north of Aberford Road off Ash Lane. The 140 yard shaft was sunk in 1833 by the Gascoigne family and named after their eldest daughter. It continued to produce coal until 1925 when the pumps were stopped and the workings flooded. 392 men lost their jobs.
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Aberford Road, Isabella Pit (Garforth)
Black & White imageUndated. Isabella Pit, located north of Aberford Road off Ash Lane, was the first major shaft to be sunk in Garforth. Opening in 1833, it was owned by the Gascoigne family, the major landowners in the town, and named after their eldest daughter. The community of East Garforth grew up around it and 392 men lost their jobs when it closed in 1925.
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Aberford Road, Isabella Pit, (Garforth)
Black & White imageUndated. View shows a group of workers who volunteered to keep the coal moving at Isabella Pit when the miners came out on strike. Miners' strikes took place at the pit in 1919 and 1921.
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