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[1]Rothwell Church, tomb stones (Rothwell)
Rothwell Church, tomb stonesc1950. View shows the front, south facing side of Holy Trinity Church on Church Street. The old tomb stones are visible in position right up to the wall of the church and the extension to it that was built in the 1880s. The front of the church was later cleared, and is now a large grassed area down to the lych gate.
[2]Pottery Fold Yard, Mill Hill (Rothwell)
Pottery Fold Yard, Mill HillUndated. View shows Pottery Fold Yard, looking north west. It was situated at the top of Mill Hill, close to the market cross, and was built in 1769 to house workers from the nearby Rothwell Pottery, which began production in the eighteenth century. The buildings were demolished in the mid 1950s, and the area is now occupied by a medical centre and houses.
[3]Haigh Road Estate, flats (Rothwell)
Haigh Road Estate, flatsc1950s. Pictured are flats on the Haigh Road Estate, built after the Second World War. These buildings are on Queensway, to the south of Haigh Road.
[4]School Class, St Kevin's (Cross gates) (Cross Gates)
School Class, St Kevin1966. A school class from St Kevin's school pose for a photograph at a presentation ceremony for Leeds Schools' Safety Merit Contest. The competition for designing a road safety poster was won by Paul Germaine seated fourth from the left, holding the winners cup.
[5]Old Toll House, Sharp Lane (Robin Hood)
Old Toll House, Sharp LaneUndated. View shows the Old Toll House at the junction of Sharp Lane and the Leeds Wakefield road (now the A61). The house was built in 1753 after construction of the Leeds Wakefield turnpike. Travellers paid a toll to use the road at the house, which had accommodation for the toll collector.
[6]Marsh Street, Tram Terminus (Rothwell)
Marsh Street, Tram TerminusUndated. View shows the junction of Marsh Street and Commercial Street, looking east. Tramcar number 224 is pictured having just left the terminus on Marsh Street. The Black Bull Inn can be seen on the right, and on the left, behind the awning, is the Empire Cinema. The junction with Gillard Lane is just visible behind the tram.
[7]Carlton Lane, looking north east (Rothwell)
Carlton Lane, looking north eastUndated. View of Carlton Lane, looking north east and showing a group of streets of terraced houses. From right are: Open View, Penny Bank Street, Hallbrook Street, Greenfield Avenue, and Sydney Street. By 1954 demolition of the streets had begun, and the area is now a modern housing development.
[8]Rothwell Jaw Bones, looking east (Rothwell)
Rothwell Jaw Bones, looking eastc1904. Image shows what is thought to be the first of three pairs of jawbones situated on Wood Lane; the view here looks east. They were brought from America in the nineteenth century by the Fenton family, local colliery and land owners, and sited as gateposts to their house in Woodhouse Hill. When the house was sold, the jawbones were relocated to the corner of Wood Lane and the Leeds to Wakefield road. in 1904 the land was bought by the Electric Tramway Company, and the bones re-sited to the north of the junction, over the footpath, and used as a lamp standard, as seen here. The jawbones were twice knocked down by a car and replaced, with the most recent pair bought by Rothwell Urban District Council in 1967, and sited in their current position on the south side of the junction, facing north-south.
[9]Carlton Cricket Team (Lofthouse)
Carlton Cricket TeamUndated. View shows a group of cricketers, thought to be Carlton Cricket Team, at Lofthouse Cricket Club.
[10]Commercial Street, looking west (Rothwell)
Commercial Street, looking westUndated. View of Commercial Street, looking west towards the junction with Meynell Avenue.
[11]Group of Girls, Springhead Park (Oulton)
Group of Girls, Springhead Parkc1900. Image shows a group of girls and women, believed to have been taken in Springhead Park. The occasion is not known.
[12]White Garland - Little White Ribboners (Rothwell)
White Garland - Little White Ribboners1905. Image shows a group of children, thought to be from Rothwell Church School, dressed for the White Garland event. The children may have been a group of Little White Ribboners, the junior section of the Band of Hope temperance organisation, founded in Leeds in 1847 with support from church groups.
[13]Oulton Girls Friendly Society (Oulton)
Oulton Girls Friendly Society c1900. Image shows girls from Oulton Girls Friendly Society; the occasion is not known. All are wearing sashes and some appear to be carrying tambourines. The Girls Friendly Society was established in England in 1875 with support from the Anglican Church to support working class girls from the countryside who had left home to take up work in the towns.
[14]Commercial Street, looking west (Rothwell)
Commercial Street, looking westc1930. View of Commerical Street, Rothwell, looking west. The Coach and Horses inn can be seen on the far right, and on the left is the 'beehive' building with distinctive gable end. At this time it would have been occupied by Percy Kemshall, newsagent. Tram tracks can be seen in the road, turning northwards up Meynell Avenue, on the right.
[15]Rothwell Manor House (Rothwell)
Rothwell Manor HouseUndated. View of part of Rothwell Manor House, off Wood Lane, showing the timber frame of the older medieval part of the house, built in 1486 by Roger Hopton, Constable of Pontefract Castle. The south door of the building is just visible on the right. After becoming unsafe, the house was demolished in 1976, with the timbers recorded by West Yorkshire Archaeological Service (WYAS) and held in storage.
[16]Young Man from St John's Ambulance Brigade (Morley)
Young Man from St John1960. Pictured is Stewart Austerfield in uniform ready for the St John's Ambulance Brigade to take part in the Remembrance Day Procession in Morley. See image ID 20061127_162407 for a view of the parade.
[17]School Class, Peel Street Primary School (Morley)
School Class, Peel Street Primary Schoolc.1951 Class photo of young boys from Peel Street Primary School.
[18]Rose Pit, Wood Lane (Rothwell)
Rose Pit, Wood LaneUndated. View of Rose Pit, centre, taken from the corner of Wood Lane and Church Street, and looking north west. To the right can be seen Rothwell Manor House and the buildings of Manor Farm; below is the wall and railings at the edge of the grounds of Holy Trinity Church. The remains of Rothwell Castle can just be seen on the left.
[19]Fanny Pit Yard, Bullough Lane (Rothwell)
Fanny Pit Yard, Bullough Lanec1950s. View shows underground workers coming off the day shift at Fanny Pit, Bullough Lane, north of Rothwell Haigh. it was previously known as Midland Pit, but became known as Fanny Pit after a new shaft was sunk in 1911. The pit closed in 1983, and the area is now part of Rothwell Country Park.
[20]Fleet Mills, ruins (Woodlesford)
Fleet Mills, ruinsUndated. Image shows the ruins of Fleet Mills, Fleet Lane, Woodlesford, viewed from the south. The mill ground corn, flint and whiting, and occupied an extensive area on the River Aire, but after a serious fire in 1926 never reopened, and lay derelict for many years. It was later demolished, and an oil terminal has been on the site since the 1950s.