Asket Hall

Bunkers, shelters and other buildings
CookieB
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Postby CookieB » Fri 21 Mar, 2008 4:54 am

Jeff from Perth ".... re thread...

I do know you, I also played football in the Maisonettes, remember Ralph ( mostly in goal, thought he was Lev Yashin !!! ) , and lo and behold, I am one of the 3 Newton brothers, I am Jeff, brother Jim lives here in Perth , Australia, where as the youngest , Dave, is still in Leeds

I remember the old place up past the Grange, last time in Leeds, took a walk past there and asked my mam (rip) about it, but she couldn't throw any light on it.

He's an 'um backed ...bassa that I used to know from Leeds, but down under ...had a brother Jim... so hopin he's the same

just trying to find 'ur kid...
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Postby Dalehelms » Fri 21 Mar, 2008 5:10 pm

CookieB, I'll tell Jeff's sister-in-law, wife of Dave, about your post.
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Postby frisbee » Fri 21 Mar, 2008 7:14 pm

I used to walk to school at Braim Wood via the bridge. On the other side of Easterly Road from the bottom end of Dibb Lane, where Asket Hill joins with Easterly Road, there is a stone wall which is about 5ft high. Behind this wall is the wyke beck and a footpath that leads through woodland, emerging at the farm on Wetherby Road.

Also, The Rein in Seacroft was a piece of wasteland that ran between Boggart Hill Drive at the top end and Kentmere Approach on the south end, opposite the Adventure Playground. Before the the council estate was built, I think there was a small stream that was a tributary of the wyke beck that originated in The Rein. Back in the '70's, whenever it rained heavily for a few days, the rainfall would create huge lakes between the hillocks of The Rein. As kids we would create rafts out of of empty oil drums and wooden pallets. Invariably they'd sink and I wen home soaked from head to foot to get a bollocking off my parents.
In the late 70's or early 80's, The Rein was landscaped by the council, and as I last remember it, it was a small park or recreation ground with proper pathways and football pitches.
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Postby CookieB » Fri 21 Mar, 2008 7:50 pm

Dale helms

cheers for that - greatly appreciated...
Tell her it's Emmet class of '79-80
wee bit of waters gone under the bridge since then.....had a family & kids have left home ...doh! makes me sound older than I feel..
Jeff-ski & ELO... those were the days (I thought I saw the mayor there but I wasn't really sure.....but it's all right.....)
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Postby jeffn » Sun 23 Mar, 2008 1:03 am

CookieB wrote:
Dale helms

cheers for that - greatly appreciated...

Tell her it's Emmet class of '79-80
wee bit of waters gone under the bridge since then.....had a family & kids have left home ...doh! makes me sound older than I feel..

Jeff-ski & ELO... those were the days (I thought I saw the mayor there but I wasn't really sure.....but it's all right.....)
...glory glory Leeds United...ah the memories


Well I never - Emmet !!!!
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Postby raveydavey » Sun 23 Mar, 2008 4:38 pm

frisbee wrote:
I used to walk to school at Braim Wood via the bridge. On the other side of Easterly Road from the bottom end of Dibb Lane, where Asket Hill joins with Easterly Road, there is a stone wall which is about 5ft high. Behind this wall is the wyke beck and a footpath that leads through woodland, emerging at the farm on Wetherby Road.


How spooky is that - so did I! There was a large hole in the wall by Easterly Road back then - I wonder if it's still there? It always puzzled me that such a bridge was tucked away in there.

When you got to the Roundhay Park end you had the choice of traversing a tiny concrete "bridge" (think it was probably some way of carrying a pipe or cables across the beck and not actually intended as a bridge) and going through the bottom of the Bulls Field and climbing over the wall onto Wetherby Road, or if you carried on you came to a padlocked 5-bar gate which you could climb over into one of the residential streets and walk down Wetherby Road from there.
We used to call that area "The Mansion" - now I know why!

I might have an explore along there once the weather is better, although I seem to remember the patch along the beck was treacherous in places. Still, as 11 year olds we were indestructible, weren't we? ;-)

frisbee wrote:

Also, The Rein in Seacroft was a piece of wasteland that ran between Boggart Hill Drive at the top end and Kentmere Approach on the south end, opposite the Adventure Playground. Before the the council estate was built, I think there was a small stream that was a tributary of the wyke beck that originated in The Rein. Back in the '70's, whenever it rained heavily for a few days, the rainfall would create huge lakes between the hillocks of The Rein. As kids we would create rafts out of of empty oil drums and wooden pallets. Invariably they'd sink and I wen home soaked from head to foot to get a bollocking off my parents.
In the late 70's or early 80's, The Rein was landscaped by the council, and as I last remember it, it was a small park or recreation ground with proper pathways and football pitches.


I can remember that area being a little wilderness criss-crossed with lots of little paths and tall grass in the summer, but I don't remember any lakes when it rained.
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Postby frisbee » Sun 23 Mar, 2008 6:51 pm

raveydavey wrote:


I can remember that area being a little wilderness criss-crossed with lots of little paths and tall grass in the summer, but I don't remember any lakes when it rained.


I think it happened during the summer of 77 which I remember being a summer of intense rainfall, much like last summer. The main area of lake was at the bottom of the ridge in the gap between house about halfway up the street called The Rein. As I recall, there was a hollow dip here which is where the water accumulated. I think the area must have been levelled out when the wasteland was transformed.

I certainly remember during most years summer months the grass grew very high and there were natural footpaths that had been trodden down over the years. It was quite a scary place to go in there on your own.
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Postby raveydavey » Sun 23 Mar, 2008 8:13 pm

frisbee wrote:
raveydavey wrote:


I can remember that area being a little wilderness criss-crossed with lots of little paths and tall grass in the summer, but I don't remember any lakes when it rained.


I think it happened during the summer of 77 which I remember being a summer of intense rainfall, much like last summer. The main area of lake was at the bottom of the ridge in the gap between house about halfway up the street called The Rein. As I recall, there was a hollow dip here which is where the water accumulated. I think the area must have been levelled out when the wasteland was transformed.

I certainly remember during most years summer months the grass grew very high and there were natural footpaths that had been trodden down over the years. It was quite a scary place to go in there on your own.


That would be why I don't remember it - I didn't get that far on my explorations until 1979 when I started Braim Wood.
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Postby The Parksider » Wed 23 Apr, 2008 9:01 am

frisbee wrote:
raveydavey wrote:


I can remember that area being a little wilderness criss-crossed with lots of little paths and tall grass in the summer, but I don't remember any lakes when it rained.


I think it happened during the summer of 77 which I remember being a summer of intense rainfall, much like last summer. The main area of lake was at the bottom of the ridge in the gap between house about halfway up the street called The Rein.

I certainly remember during most years summer months the grass grew very high and there were natural footpaths that had been trodden down over the years. It was quite a scary place to go in there on your own.


We took those footpaths every day to school at Foxwood.

the Rein was a piece of ground which was a catchment area that a stream originated from.

The stream starts down on asket crescent coming out of a culvert.

The word Rein in very old dictionaries means an area of ground where water collects and is the start of a stream (this also has a name? Is it watershed??)

You can find the name in use elsewhere. In dib lane there was "Arthurs Rein"

The oxford english dictionary does not recognise this word, nor "goit" as a mill stream.
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Postby chameleon » Wed 23 Apr, 2008 8:15 pm

'We took those footpaths every day to school at Foxwood'

When were you there Parksider?

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