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Construction of Gledhow Valley Road (Gledhow) (2 comments)
Black & White image16th October 1925. Raised woodland to the left. Five small wood rods stick out of the earth where the road is being built. Two mounds of earth to right. Makeshift tracks head off north in two directions. Dense woodland to the right.
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Edith Cliff, Commandant of Gledhow Hall Military Hospital (Gledhow)
Black & White image1916. View shows Edith Cliff, Commandant of Gledhow Hall Military Hospital, sitting at her desk. Born in 1871, Edith began training as a VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment) nurse in 1911. This organisation had been created jointly by the British Red Cross Society and the Order of St John in 1909 to care for wounded and ill soldiers. Most VADs were completely voluntary so had to be ladies of independent means, as Edith Cliff was. She was the cousin of Lord Airedale, Albert Ernest Kitson, who offered the family estate, Gledhow Hall, to be used as a military hospital during the First World War. Miss Cliff was appointed commandant and kept a scrapbook of photographs, letters and articles relating to life at Gledhow Hall, from which this and other photos from this collection came. Edith Cliff was awarded an OBE after the war for her devoted service. She married Sir Thomas Willans Nussey in 1935 when aged 63 and died in 1962 at the age of 90.
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Gledhow Beck, near Gledhow Valley Lake (Gledhow)
Black & White image5th April 1956. View of Gledhow Beck which feeds Gledhow Valley Lake and runs along and beneath Gledhow Valley Road. The stone-lined beck appears to be undergoing repair and two weirs can be seen. The semi-detached houses in the background are in Gledhow Valley Road.
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Gledhow Hall at the Junction of Gledhow Lane and Lidgett Lane, 'Little Switzerland (Gledhow) (10 comments)
Black & White imageUndated, A view of Gledhow Hall possibly early 1900s. The land was originally monastic and was purchased from Elizabeth I by the Thwaites family. The Hall eventually came into possession of Liberal, James Kitson the first Lord Mayor of Leeds and head of the Monkbridge Iron and Steel Company. It was used as a military hospital during the First World War.
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Gledhow Hall Military Hospital (Gledhow)
Black & White imagec1915-1919. View of nurses and patients on one of the wards at Gledhow Hall Military Hospital during the First World War. The hall opened as a hospital on 22 May 1915 and treated 2250 patients before its closure on 31st March 1919.
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