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"Autumn in an English Village", Watercolour by Calverley Artist, Fred Swaine (Calverley)
Colour imageUndated. This small but detailed watercolour painting is the work of Calverley artist, Fred Swaine. He painted many scenes of Calverley and the surrounding locality and so we would be interested to know the location of this one. Fred Swaine (1858-1942) had lived and worked in Calverley all his life. He began work as a weaver at the age of 12 and progressed to the occupation of loom tuner and, eventually, to that of a power loom overlooker. However, Fred Swaine is best known for his detailed work depicting the 19th and early 20th century life and landscape of Calverley, offering a window onto a bygone time.
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Apperley Bridge spanning the River Aire from a watercolour by Fred Swaine (Calverley)
Black & White imageUndated. Image shows a watercolour by Fred Swaine depicting Apperley Bridge. A paved ford had once existed here before the first bridge was built in the late 16th/ early 17th century. The ford was originally the only crossing point of the River Aire between Kirkstall and Bingley. It was used extensively by travellers, including the 'travelling scotchman' packers from the north. The present bridge dates from c1780 to 1800 and is built in stone with two arches. It is Grade II listed. Copyright Fred Swaine.
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Apperley Bridge, from a watercolour by Fred Swaine (Rawdon)
Colour imageUndated. Watercolour painted by local artist Fred Swaine showing Apperley Bridge with the George and Dragon public house in view, left. The site of Apperley Bridge has been a crossing point over the Aire for centuries when it was originally a paved ford. The first bridge to be built here dated from the late 16th or early 17th century but this was replaced by the stone bridge with two arches, seen here, c1780 to 1800. Apperley Bridge is Grade II listed. The George and Dragon dates back to at least 1587 and was originally built by the Atkinson family of Apperley as a private house. It was first recorded as an inn in 1835 but was probably established as such in the late 18th century, c1780. The George and Dragon retains many of its original features and is also Grade II listed. Copyright Fred Swaine.
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Calverley Board School (Parkside School) from a watercolour by Fred Swaine (Calverley) (2 comments)
Colour imageUndated. This watercolour of Calverley Board School (later known as Parkside School) was painted from the artists bedroom window. From his home in Salisbury Street Fred Swaine was able to look across Victoria Park to the school. Salisbury Street was built in three phases in the 1890s and 1900s with the final phase in the middle added in 1910. The Board School was built at a cost of £4000 in 1900 to accommodate 264 children. Portman Street, where Fred Swaine once lived, runs between the buildings from the junction with Chapel Street, which cuts across from left to right. The roof in the foreground, left, belongs to the Cricket Pavillion in the park. Copyright Fred Swaine.
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Calverley Church, from a watercolour by Fred Swaine (Calverley)
Black & White image1918 Calverley Church from a watercolour by local artist, Fred Swaine. He was employed as a Woollen Loom Tuner and lived most of his life, both before and after his marriage, in Portman Street. Mr Swaine also wrote an account of growing up in the village of Calverley, and of how life centred around the Hand Loom Weaving Industry and the Church. Fred Swaine was born in 1858 and died in 1942. Copyright of Fred Swaine.
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