|||Churwell Hill from just above the War Memorial (Churwell)
View of Churwell Hill from just above the War Memorial (seen left). This is a water colour painting by W.J. Monger. He was the Headmaster of Churwell Junior School from 1945 to 1956. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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|||Churwell Hill in the fog (Churwell) (1 comment)
Image shows a Morris Minor as it goes down Churwell Hill to meet the rolling fog. In the foreground, left, the War Memorial is sited. Opposite the car on Elland Road there are the junctions with Old Road, left, and Little Lane, right. In front of the car on the left hand side of the road the sign for the New Inn is just visible. Photograph by David Atkinson, from the David Atkinson Archive.
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|||Churwell Hill 'New Year's Scramble' (Churwell) (1 comment)
Image shows the local tradition of the 'New Year's Scramble' on Churwell Hill, Elland Road. Dave Morley, 'The Teacake King' who also specialised in wet fish, had a special treat for children on New Year's Day. He would heave a shovelful of pennies in his baker's oven until red-hot, then let the children scramble for them on the pavement. The Old Fleece is shown at the right edge. It had its entrance at the back and was demolished in 1934. Information from the writings of Bob Dennis, research by Ronnie Barraclough. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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|||Churwell Hill, Borough of Morley signpost (Churwell)
View of the Borough of Morley signpost at the bottom of Churwell Hill, Elland Road. The signpost shows the Borough Coat of Arms and denotes that one is entering Churwell. Underneath, a sign indicates that it is also a 'Danger Area!' The sign was erected after some children had been killed on Churwell Hill in 1962. The railway viaduct is visible in the background. Research by Ronnie Barraclough, Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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|||Churwell Hill, drawing showing the wreckage of Tramcar 191 after a fatal accident (Churwell) (4 comments)
|12th May 1923.
Drawing by Eric B. Farr showing the wreckage of Tramcar 191 after it lost control on Churwell Hill, close to the old Town Hall and crashed near Ingle's leatherworks on 12th May 1923. The crash occurred when the tramcar was derailed and hit a wall before overturning. The impact separated the top deck from the lower deck and seven people were killed, with many others sustaining injuries. Two of the men lost their lives in a brave attempt to stop the tramcar, which was conveying passengers who workeed at W.L. Ingle Ltd., leatherworks. Image from the David Atkinson Archive.
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