Yorkshire Evening Post after 1950 please
Leeds has poor overall coverage when compared to many smaller towns situated mainly in Scotland and Ireland it really should be considered more
I was born in Hunslet 1943 went to the hunslet baths I learnt to swim age 6, use to go with bother paul & friends june forbes nee smith owen her bother who has now past a way ,the 2lads shared slipper baths together & us 2 girls same to save water we had to queu in line boys oneside girls other side,loved swiming & the broken salted biscuits were great,left hunslet when i was 11 year old there were my great times good times in hunslet publish more archives what a treasure chest they will be
Im interested in finding out about Arthur Leslie Mitchell. He was born in Dewsbury in 1902 and died there in 1993. I know nothing about his life and am curious to know about him, whether he married and had children. I have been searching the records but there are just too many possiblilties for his marriage and I cannot find a way to narrow the options down. If anyone knows anything about Arthur I will be very grateful for information
Mark selby commented
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Does anyone know the location of what was (in about 1965-1970, but may be a few years either way) known as Great High Close and Little High Close, Dewsbury, and mentioned in the Nowell/Tweedale Covenants?
Ive just recently found out my grans maiden name was windsor born 1936 in leeds.
Does anyone know if jim windsor had any children. I wondered if my gran may have been one?
Also if anyone knows of the Buckle family "harry buckle" my grandad was born in 1935 i believe in west riding? Birth records say leeds north??
His mothers maiden name was "Hewitt".
Thats as much as i know but im keen to trace the Buckle, windsor and hewitt families from north leeds.
Can anyone suggest anything please?
After info on lost pubs of Holbeck please or any photos from the 1950s of this area
Yes the YEP in all it’s glory please so many stories to tell Leeds needs this ! Enough with the Scottish and Irish domination zzzz
John spruce commented
i am doing my family tree and i have a birth certificate that says born in maternity hospital UD
can anyone tell me what the UD stands for, it was around 1916
also does anyone know which area of leedsi would look in at the library in the electrol books for 1940ish for AShley Street, it was in HUnslet but I couldn't find it last time i was there as i can't find district, thanks :
I have been doing a bit of family tree research and its looking like we arrived in Leeds between 1860 to 1900, either in mass or a trickle. It seems there were engine drivers, train guards, plate layers and engineers in the family, based around Holbeck and Copley HIll engine sheds. Having moved up from the Norfolk / Suffolk border. Details are scant, but the migration would seem to have involved my paternal great grandfather and his father, plus their families. I was completely unaware of any of this, just a couple of weeks ago, but I would be grateful for any memories.
On a similar theme - On Domestic Street Holbeck there was a small shoe repairing business, the opposite side of the road to where Salford Van Hire were. Where the shoe repair had been, later became a Renault dealership. The guy who repaired shoes in the 1950's was called Bert, whom I think might have been a Bertie Dawson, had a short leg and wore a special boot. Can anyone spread any light on his full name please - he may have been related to me.
I am researching the above family that lived in Leeds (Barker's Row, Burmantofts, Chapel Lane etc) between the 1940 and 1950s, as far as I know. I have researched the census and church registers etc. on Ancestry but would like to see if I can find their final resting places. I think they are most likely burried in the General graveyards eg. Becketts and/or Woodhouse. I live in Bristol and visit Yorkshire only rarely.
Angela Buxton commented
Hi I am searching for a location for Brown's Yard in Hunslet. I have seen a photograph of it in 1949, on Leodis.net and heard of people talking about Brown's Place or Street but these still don't give an indication of where it is. Which street is it off? anybody know?
I have a relative placed here in 1965. I am really struggling with his relative, they are a mystery before they appear in the 1961 Census in Manchester but their birth is listed as Hunslet and their father a farmer (in Hunslet?) but the father's name does not correlate to any person with a son of his name around 1941 nor can I find him or the family before 1961. The only link I have is that he returns to Hunslet with is family for a visit in 1965 (presumably to visit relatives) when his son (3rd child) is born at 14 Brown's Yard.
Thanks for any assistance you can give me.
Hi I am trying to find a family from the 1930's the surname is Jarrett and the fathers name was John or Joseph. He had a daughter called Margaret born about 1930. Had some sort of builders yard or something like in Cross Green Lane near East End Park I think. Any info would be great.
I have just come across this website and it has brought back many memories for me living in Morley in the late 1940s, then moving to Gildersome. What took my interest was H Cartlidges farm at Topcliffe. It was there that my uncle Dick Richard Gash worked and also at the Grange Farm Churwell. H Cartlidge had 2 sons, Alec and Douglas Cartlidge, who took over the running of the farms. This is just one of my memories of Morely
have just found your excellent site. Have probably missed the boat here as I have just read a comment from Mr Leslie Sharples from Canada with his memories of his Grandfather Armitage Fozzard. My Grandfather was Adam Fozzard. Adam and Armitage were great pals and talented sportsmen in cricket and knur and spell. I have lovely memories of Lee Fair (Adam had The White Horse Inn) and my great great Grandfather had The Bulls Head. I am researching Fozzards.
Just seen website and saw old enquiry. I lived in OLDROYD BUILDINGS in the 1940s, No.9 I think
I was born in Morley Hall and grew up in Gildersome. This morning I drove my 89 year old father around Gildersome and Morley. His father and grandfather set up W. Whitehead and Sons worsted mill in Gildersome in 1926, the last of the seven or so Gildersome mills to open and the only worsted mill. He was also involved in closing the last mill, Booths, in the 1980s. Do you have any plans to extend your mill project to cover Gildersome?
Born and bred in Zoar Street I was educated at Peel Street Schools (nursery, Infants and Boys – we were segregated after ‘Infants’) then Morley Grammar School between 1963 -70 where I was Head Boy in 1969. I went to work in London in late 1970 but was always pleased to return to my roots remembering many happy times at Morley Low watching the steam trains (especially the ‘double-header travelling from Liverpool to Leeds on a Saturday evening). Crank Mill on Station Road (owned by Kirk & Steel – no relation) was always of interest due to its age and disjointed appearance with some ‘interesting’ characters taking the air in the doorways. Both Mother and Father worked in the co-op; Mother during the war and Father pre-war before he was called up and went to serve in the Army touring India, Burma and Ceylon. He was shipped out with a co-op colleague, Hubert Waring who unfortunately died at the fall of Singapore – Father’s ship luckily being diverted. Both men are reported in the Morley Observer at the time as being ‘missing’ then a record of Father being ‘mentioned in Despatches’. I remember returning from a holiday in Bridlington, driving up Wide Lane and wondering why the top of the Town Hall was flat – only to learn that it had been destroyed by fire in our absence. Living in Morley with so many mills, it was inevitable that family members were employed in the wool trade. My Grandfather was ‘horseman’ at Wilson & Swallows in Ackroyd Street and I have a photograph of him with a team of horses and cart, done up for some special occasion. An uncle followed him into W&S as a cloth drawer. Lots of memories come back of times such as the visit of the Queen in 1954 (can only have been 2 1/2 at the time – quite something to be presented to her many years later); having an account at the Yorkshire Penny Bank; sampling the future technical delights of STD telephones at the ‘old’ post office which used to be opposite the Yorkshire Bank; drooling over the latest Dinky Toy releases in ‘Dinky’ Dyson’s shop at the end of Little Lane; photographing the building of this new fangled M62 thing that carved through the rhubarb triangle; and so on. As a retired Civil Servant now returned from exile to Yorkshire, thank you for stimulating some of the very happy memories of a proud town.
was pleased to find the archive site. I had been in touch with the old Heritage Centre to ask about any information they might have about my birth place, 11 Bantam Grove, near the Bantam Mill (23 in the list), where I was born in 1940. I remember my surprise when I took my family back to see it and discovered it had totally disappeared under the new estates built over the area where I had roamed as a growing child. There was little or no chance to retrace my steps. I had tried to recall my memories of it but things were a bit vague as I was about 10 when we move to the new council house on Wide Lane. My father was Alf Trobridge and he had fantastic recall and a wish to write about his life in Leeds and Morley. Some of his writings are in the Library at Leeds and I know he had contact with the Heritage centre. I don’t know if you have come across him. My brother was sorting through the papers which my father left when he died in 2007 and he found that he had written down his memories of the house and the land around it. Cameras were rare back then, but maybe people were not bombarded with information and did not have digital memories so they remembered more. Thanks for the work you are doing – knowledge is hard to find and easy to lose. Can you let me know how to support what you are doing?