Wind restricting baffles at Bridgewater Place, Leeds.

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Re: Wind restricting baffles at Bridgewater Place, Leeds.

Postby jma » Sun 10 Dec, 2017 5:12 pm

By coincidence, I've been looking through today's Top 50 on Leodis and found this from 1965. Presumably, it's the same Mr Kelly

http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?reso ... SPLAY=FULL
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Re: Wind restricting baffles at Bridgewater Place, Leeds.

Postby volvojack » Mon 11 Dec, 2017 5:33 pm

Hi jma,
I have never actually seen this photo before. just a few years after later than this the market was extended along Hope Street to Queen St. creating a Market Hall with shop etc. on both sides. Allen Kelly being a long time trader had his pick and and chose an area away from the main entrance which was on Queen St.There was an Health food shop,Frozen foods, Sweet shop and the Lazenby's also had a Fruit and Veg Stall on the corner. This was a vast improvement to the market. the rest remained the same on two sides parallel with Hope St. Down at the bottom of the market the area widened again and all types of Stalls / shops.
The Owners were Cryer and Stott, ( a couple of men from the Oldham area ) and the latter was a large bombastic man.
The extension greatly improved the whole Building and i would say that the customers,traders etc. benefited.
We had some happy, financial years from the place but one day some local Market Gardeners, The Lowther brothers who owned whole area of land around Morley and Tingley, growing Cabbage Rhubarb etc. came around and said Having bought a large Mill in Peel St. (next to Hope St.) and were looking for Traders to occupy it after a grand opening.
A. did not think Morley had enough trade to sustain two markets plus the cost of building a Unit, staffing and paying other expenses. B.In the season i would have growers from South Milford deliver Tomatoes, spring onions Cucumbers which had been picked and packed on the Wednesday morning and were fresh on my Stall Thursday Morn.
Still just now and then as Supermarkets were becoming more and more powerful i would catch a glimpse of some lady with a box of pre packed Tomatoes which were more than likely a week old or more.
Not long after Three Brothers from Leeds who were keen to make a mark in the Greengrocery business offered to buy me out, Having obtained nearly three times the price i accepted and went back Beeston a Happy man.

Sincere Apologies for Hi jacking this Thread but did not know any other way to reply to jma. plus the Picture.
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Re: Wind restricting baffles at Bridgewater Place, Leeds.

Postby tyke bhoy » Fri 05 Jan, 2018 7:43 pm

It looks like the baffles aren't working. Admittedly it was extreme conditions but I believe that Victoria Road/Bridge was closed to high-sided vehicles on both Wednesday and Thursday for several hours. I also believe that there was a full closure for a couple of hours on Wednesday. The diversion is the bottleneck that is Leeds Bridge. Well it is until Sunday. Leeds Bridge is closed to northbound traffic for up to 12 months for Bridge repairs after this weekend. You can read that as well over 12 months if the Vicar Lane, Clarendon Road and other road projects in and around Leeds City Centre are anything to go by.

Because of that most buses using Leeds Bridge and Lower Briggate are being diverted furhter along Great Wilson Street and up Crown Point Road. This is a route that regularly becomes gridlocked anyway but it will be added to by high sided vehicles or in extreme conditions all traffic when the wind gets up :cry:
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Re: Wind restricting baffles at Bridgewater Place, Leeds.

Postby tilly » Sun 07 Jan, 2018 1:21 pm

Reap what yee shall sow springs to mind
No matter were i end my days im an Hunslet lad with Hunslet ways.

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Re: Wind restricting baffles at Bridgewater Place, Leeds.

Postby volvojack » Sun 07 Jan, 2018 5:17 pm

"tilly"]Reap what ye shall sow springs to mind

I am Baffled anyway, don't these expert designers and planners involved in the construction of multi million pound buildings check for any problem like this might that may occur ?
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Re: Wind restricting baffles at Bridgewater Place, Leeds.

Postby tilly » Sun 07 Jan, 2018 9:03 pm

Hi volvojack not when money rears its ugly head.
No matter were i end my days im an Hunslet lad with Hunslet ways.

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