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Aerial View of Laneside Mills (Churwell) (5 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. View north-west towards Laneside Mills, former textile factory now housing various firms. Around the mid 1930s the firm of Japa Paper Products Ltd., paper bag manufacturers and specialists in rotary printing processes, moved to Laneside Mills from their former premises in Playfair Road, Hunslet Carr. The name JAPA stands for the phrase 'Just Another Paper Article' and these letters were emblazoned in huge letters high up on the factory wall. Victoria Road and Laneside Farm are in the foreground.
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Horsforth Hall Park, Japanese Garden (Horsforth)
Colour imageOctober 2003 The Japanese Garden in Horsforth Hall Park was constructed in the early 1980s on the site of the old tennis courts. It was thoughtfully planned to include important elements of traditional Japanese garden design. These reflect the spiritualism and appreciation of natural materials. The crane is a symbol of longevity and is represented by an island, a group of rocks symbolise Holy Mount Fuji, and designs for two windows are taken from the family crests of Samurai warriors. A red, painted Japanese bridge spans a water feature. Trees and plants are natives of Japan, Acers, Japonicas, Bamboos, Azaleas and Cherries to name but a few. The harmony with nature creates a peaceful and tranquil environment.
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Horsforth Hall Park, Japanese Garden (Horsforth)
Colour imageUndated View of the Japanese Garden at Horsforth Hall Park. Constructed in the early 1980s, it aimed to reflect important elements of traditional Japanese garden design, including spiritualism and the appreciation of natural materials. A water feature dominates the picture.
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Horsforth Hall Park, Japanese Garden (Horsforth)
Colour imageUndated This view of the Japanese Garden at Horsforth Hall Park shows a red painted Japanese bridge crossing a water feature. The garden was constructed in the early 1980s to reflect important elements of traditional Japanese garden design, including the spiritualism and appreciation of natural materials.
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Japa Factory, Laneside Mills (Churwell)
Colour imageJune 1960. Image shows the Japa Factory at Laneside Mills, off Victoria Road. The firm moved into the former textile mill in 1936. The earliest part of the mill was built by textile manufacturer, George Crowther in 1829. In the late nineteenth century it was owned by Charles Scarth and became the biggest textile mill in the Morley area. The Japa factory (Japa is an acronym for 'Just Another Paper Article') could make 1 billion paper bags per year at its peak. The factory closed c1994 and there is now a housing development on the site. Photograph by David Atkinson from the David Atkinson Archive.
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