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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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Adel Church, Church Lane (Adel)
Black & White image6th April 1950. View from the south west of Adel Church (St. John the Baptists' Church). The church has an open twin bell tower. Gravestones can be seen in the graveyard in the foreground where people are arriving for a service. The church was built c1150 in the Norman style.
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Adel Grange (Adel)
Black & White imageJune 1967. Front view of a large stone built house, Adel Grange, situated on Adel Grange Close. It is noted as being the home, between 1865 and 1922, of Isabella Ford, a reputed trade unionist, socialist, women's suffrage campaigner and peace activist. Born in 1855, she was the daughter of Quaker solicitor Robert Ford and his wife Hannah Pease, who moved to Adel Grange when she was ten.
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