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Leeds-lad
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Postby Leeds-lad » Mon 04 Aug, 2008 11:32 pm

There used to be some toilets on Lamb Hill about 50 yards from Sammy Ledgards Garage.Seem to remember there was only a Gent's Toilet.
Did all Public Toilets have Mens/Ladies?
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Postby BLAKEY » Tue 05 Aug, 2008 12:05 am

Leeds-lad wrote:
There used to be some toilets on Lamb Hill about 50 yards from Sammy Ledgards Garage.Seem to remember there was only a Gent's Toilet.
Did all Public Toilets have Mens/Ladies?


The Gents loo, just below the top of Lamb Hill, was built by Leeds City Tramways, and originally was beneath a tram shelter on Armley Road !! (See "Leodis" for picture.) I think there were far more Gents loos in the City than Ladies - can't imagine the brilliant mathematical calculation behind this - I wonder what they expected the porr lasses to do ??
    
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Postby sundowner » Wed 06 Aug, 2008 8:22 pm

BLAKEY wrote:
Leeds-lad wrote:
There used to be some toilets on Lamb Hill about 50 yards from Sammy Ledgards Garage.Seem to remember there was only a Gent's Toilet.
Did all Public Toilets have Mens/Ladies?


The Gents loo, just below the top of Lamb Hill, was built by Leeds City Tramways, and originally was beneath a tram shelter on Armley Road !! (See "Leodis" for picture.) I think there were far more Gents loos in the City than Ladies - can't imagine the brilliant mathematical calculation behind this - I wonder what they expected the porr lasses to do ??
    

Hi BLAKEY in the old days thats up to late fiftys Ladies did not go in pubs that much it was looked on as not the done thing I remember they used to go to the outsales with a jug for a jill and cover it up with a cloth to take it home.At that time i dont recall any Ladies toilets i suppose they thought they did not need them they probably thought the should be at home looking after the kids and getting the dinner ready Things have changed for the better i think. Ps i am not talking about the city center.
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Postby wiggy » Thu 07 Aug, 2008 9:33 pm

graynut wrote:
I remember seeing that wooden propeller stuck in the ground in a fenced off copse near 1/4 mile passage between Oakwood Lane and Roundhay Park when I was a young lad. I seem to recall being told that a test pilot working with the Blackburn airplane manufacturing premises on Roundhay Road (the site of the present Tesco supermarket) crashed whilst on a test flight.

Many years later I saw what appeared to be the same propeller mounted on the wall of a pub off Duncan Street in Leeds.

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Postby eastendpk » Fri 08 Aug, 2008 1:57 am

"The Pavillion" on Beckett Park had public loos. It was situated next to the tennis courts facing Batcliffe Drive. It also had the park-keepers sheds to the rear where they would spend many an hour drinking tea and cleaning their lawn mowers. There are pictures of it on Leodis.
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Postby drapesy » Fri 08 Aug, 2008 12:29 pm

arry awk wrote:
Reading from down the 'pan', t'could be likened to
'Wiggy's in brackets' Go on! Smile, and forget that Adnam's
Bitter! By the way Wiggs, is Benskin's Brewery still in existence?
Drank a lot of their bitter in Saffron Walden in the 50's!



Benskin's Watford Brewery Ltd: Cannon Brewery, 194 High Street, Watford
Founded by 1722 by John Pope at New Street. Moved by his great-grandson, John Dyson to 194 High Street in about 1820. Bought by Joseph Benskin in 1867 with 42 public houses for £34,000. Registered in July 1894. Acquired by Ind Coope Ltd in 1957, and brewing ceased in 1972 with 636 tied houses. The brewery buildings were demolished in 1978, but the offices were converted into the Watford Museum.
Reference:
A Century of British Brewers Plus - 1890 to 2004. Brewery History Society, 2005.
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Postby arry_awk » Tue 12 Aug, 2008 5:38 pm

Drapesy
Sorry for delay in replying but, having read your
very interesting info on Benskin's Brewery,I tried
to post a reply several times but I kept getting a long
wait followed by 'This page cannot be opened'!
I think the SL website was having a sort out!(agen!)
Anywaymate,thanks again for taking the trouble
to check the brewery history back! Funny,I always thought
Benskins was in Essex or south Suffolk!
I hope Wiggy read your info too as it was him I
asked if they were still brewing in Chav country!
(Didn't mean, it you Essex wallahs!) Had some good
times in Saffron Walden in the Mob!

Sorry Wiggy,Can't remember the Hawker Hart episode
but will try and trawl back a mumf or three!Don't build
your hopes up!
Cheers both!
arry
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Postby weeman » Tue 12 Aug, 2008 6:54 pm

how come the crossgates toilet were demolished?
didnt somebody get shot in there or something or am i getting mixed up with somewhere else?

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Postby chameleon » Tue 12 Aug, 2008 7:36 pm

weeman wrote:
how come the crossgates toilet were demolished?
didnt somebody get shot in there or something or am i getting mixed up with somewhere else?


More vandalism and antisocial behaviour than the intended use brought about their demise.
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Postby sundowner » Tue 12 Aug, 2008 8:17 pm

chameleon wrote:
weeman wrote:
how come the crossgates toilet were demolished?
didnt somebody get shot in there or something or am i getting mixed up with somewhere else?


More vandalism and antisocial behaviour than the intended use brought about their demise.

Same goes for the toilets in Pudsey they keep doing repairs then they are wrecked again.They are going to move them to the sports centre when finished they will be a seperate unit the entrance will be from the ouside of the sports centre lets hope this stops the damage, of course if they are not policed it will still go on.

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