Few remains of once lots of industry on Kirkstall Road, Leeds.

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Re: Few remains of once lots of industry on Kirkstall Road, Leeds.

Postby tilly » Sun 04 Feb, 2018 5:50 pm

Thanks for that buffaloskinner its nice to know the grey cells still work.
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Re: Few remains of once lots of industry on Kirkstall Road, Leeds.

Postby Loiner in Cyprus » Sun 04 Feb, 2018 6:51 pm

I remember there being a tannery not far passed Fairbourn Lawson that had a stone Bull's head either over a doorway or archway over an entrance. The tannery was still operational in the 60s, but I don't know when it closed down.
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Re: Few remains of once lots of industry on Kirkstall Road, Leeds.

Postby volvojack » Sun 04 Feb, 2018 7:20 pm

As i lived in Beeston i do remember that Fairburns had a Factory just off Dewsbury Road (Below Tommy Wass Pub)
The Factory on the Corner of Jack Lane and Dewsbury Road was Hawthorn, Davey, Sultzer
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Re: Few remains of once lots of industry on Kirkstall Road, Leeds.

Postby Leodian » Sun 04 Feb, 2018 9:12 pm

Thanks to everyone for their help which is appreciated :).

I have however still been unable to find out what was 'Established 1854' as that does not fit in with Yorkshire Chemicals history nor the history of any of the other companies in the immediate area that I have been able to find something about. There must though presumably be something on the internet that I have not been able to find despite doing lots of searching!
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Re: Few remains of once lots of industry on Kirkstall Road, Leeds.

Postby volvojack » Sun 04 Feb, 2018 9:20 pm

As i lived in Beeston i do remember that Fairburns had a Factory just off Dewsbury Road (Below Tommy Wass Pub)
The Factory on the Corner of Jack Lane and Dewsbury Road was Hawthorn, Davey, Sultzer
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Re: Few remains of once lots of industry on Kirkstall Road, Leeds.

Postby iansmithofotley » Sun 04 Feb, 2018 9:26 pm

Hi everyone,

There were two tanneries in the area, the Joppa Tannery at 87 Kirkstall Road, and the William Paul Ltd. Oak Tannery at 91 Kirkstall Road. Further along, towards Kirkstall, there was H. Foster & Co. (Stearines). There was always an awful smell in the area from Fosters. My father used to be a lorry driver at the Joppa Tannery during the early 1950's. When I left school, in 1962, I worked as an audit clerk for a local firm of Chartered Accountants and we used to do the audits for Fosters. The owner's son, Chris Foster, was an articled clerk, and then a chartered accountant, at the firm.

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Re: Few remains of once lots of industry on Kirkstall Road, Leeds.

Postby chemimike » Sun 04 Feb, 2018 11:35 pm

On the c1890 map it would appear that there is a row of buildings at the same place as that in the photo. It is not present on the c 1850 map. Therefore I consider that it is likely that the inscription belongs to these. They appear to be part of the Perseverance Mill, which was involved in cloth dressing. hope the map shows below, with buildings marked in red.

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Re: Few remains of once lots of industry on Kirkstall Road, Leeds.

Postby buffaloskinner » Sun 04 Feb, 2018 11:43 pm

I agree with chemimike, although my map from 1906 is slightly different, but it seems that this belongs to Perseverance Mills, your frontage photo marked in yellow

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Re: Few remains of once lots of industry on Kirkstall Road, Leeds.

Postby Leodian » Mon 05 Feb, 2018 7:21 pm

Many thanks all for the information and maps :).

During my attempts to find information on what was 'Established 1854' I did wonder if its site may be where indicated in the maps but even so I was never able to find what company was established then. It seemed that the Perseverance site might have had a number of small companies there so perhaps 1854 was when one of those was established, or not as may be the case!

During my searching I came across an online thesis 'INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AND LOCATION IN LEEDS NORTH OF THE RIVER AIRE, 1775 TO 1914. M. F. Ward. Thesis submitted for the degree of Ph.D., Department of Geography, University of Leeds, September 1972' from which I have copied the following about the Perseverance site which I hope will be of interest. I was however unable to copy the text as a text file and so had to reproduce it in 3 sections as if it were photos. The first two sections comprise the Perseverance Ironworks part and the third section is about the Perseverance Mills.

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Re: Few remains of once lots of industry on Kirkstall Road, Leeds.

Postby Leodian » Mon 05 Feb, 2018 7:33 pm

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