Woodhouse Ridge 50p

Bunkers, shelters and other buildings
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Postby dsco » Tue 20 Feb, 2007 6:05 pm

Does anyone know what the structure is on Woodhouse Ridge that people call the "50p" (although it has too many sides for a 50p)?

Can anyone help?
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Bandstand on Meanwood Ridge
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Postby rikj » Tue 20 Feb, 2007 11:09 pm

It's the remains of the old bandstand. Woodhouse Ridge used to be fairly impressive formal gardens, not the semi-wilderness it is today. There is a very delapidated old storage room under the bandstand.

I think the allotments below it are still referred to as the bandstand gardens. I've never heard it called the 50p before!

It was quite a structure with cast iron pillars supporting an ornate roof. There are a couple of pictures of it on the leodis site. Someone has added a comment to one of the pictures saying that they used to call it the thre' penny bit. So at least it has moved on to decimal coinage now!
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Postby Phill_d » Thu 22 Feb, 2007 11:01 am

Heres another strange 50p shape-But it aint a Bandstand. It's hid away in woodland in Kirkstall.
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