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electricaldave
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Postby electricaldave » Mon 27 Apr, 2009 9:37 pm

Here are some Leodis images of pictures in the Leeds Slumdom booklet

Cavalier Street - The Banks this isa rather better side of the view that lies out of site which is in the booklet

http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=2139&DISPLAY=FULL

http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=1009&DISPLAY=FULL

Mushroom Street - the booklet mentions Mushroom Court , both being in the Newtown area of Burmantofts, all I cansay is that if this image is the better face of the 'Mushrooms', then the 'Court' must have been truly horrible.


http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=2328&DISPLAY=FULL

Cherry Tree Yard - this is a good example of how bad the slums were and is surely a contempory picutre to that in the booklet. It also adds in to the 'Pubs of Kirkgate' thread

http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=20021010_15305727&DISPLAY=FULL

http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=8641&DISPLAY=FULL

Chancery Court - Thankfully demolished only 5 years after this booklet was printed.

http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=2002530_68409366&DISPLAY=FULL

Noahs Ark Court - this is identical to the picture in the Slumdom booklet - not too many vertical walls here, these are all leaning one way or another, probably among the older slums of Leeds - the slates on the roofs look to be thick and of the rural country cottage type rather than the later slates.

http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=20031013_62055606&DISPLAY=FULL

http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=20031013_56159610&DISPLAY=FULL

Back High Street - An area notorious for being about the slummiest slum area in Leeds - Around Quarry Hill on the York Road side.

http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=8603&DISPLAY=FULL

http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=2002109_4563540&DISPLAY=FULL

Dock Street -This is the front street, this looks grim enough but the Courts around the ginnels leading off Dock Street were much worse

http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=9946&DISPLAY=FULL


Dufton's Yard, Quarry Hill makes another appearance, this is one of the better known Leeds slum images - probably because although the image os dated 1901, it could almost date from a hundred years earlier

http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=2002109_58335513&DISPLAY=FULL


Waterloo Court - Quarry Hill - again, and who lives in a place like this


http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=2002109_71900577&DISPLAY=FULL

http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=8451&DISPLAY=FULL

Templar Street Leylands - back yards

http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=20021010_74155826&DISPLAY=FULL

Little Bridge Street yards - Leylands this was also noted as a particularly unhealthy housing area, not hard to see why,

http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=2002109_98756046&DISPLAY=FULL

http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=2002109_61910647&DISPLAY=FULL

Clarksons Yard - another inglorious mention for the Quarry Hill district

http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=2002109_32717532

http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=2002109_88760013

Many thanks to Lilysmum for the original link - it sort of puts the current crop of back to backs in perspective, those slum dwellers could have only dreamed of living in houses as good as them.
Lilysmum
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Postby Lilysmum » Tue 28 Apr, 2009 12:08 pm

Thanks so much Electrical dave for adding the links to pics in the pamphlet.From the info I have it seems my ancestors lived in the worst of the "slum" housing in Leeds!One of them had 13 children and 3 of them died of malnutrition.How awful life must have been for them.
Misc
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Postby Misc » Tue 28 Apr, 2009 4:25 pm

Indeed, Lilysmum. Do you know if the other ten children survived to adulthood? If so I would imagine that was pretty impressive for those days, especially with all the disease that must have raged through the slum areas.

I can't imagine how people managed with the overcrowding. I looked at the census for the back-to-back house in Beeston where I used to live and at one time (can't remember year and on wrong computer) there were three adults and four children living in it and I assume the attic didn't have any natural light at that time, so essentially they were living in four rooms.
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Postby Misc » Tue 28 Apr, 2009 4:26 pm

double post
meh

electricaldave
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Postby electricaldave » Tue 28 Apr, 2009 4:29 pm

Here is a link to a site that has some more of the pictures in the Leeds Slumdom booklet.

http://victoria.cdlr.strath.ac.uk/ixbin/hixclient.exe?%7BUPPER%7Dcms_con_core_creator%3Acms_con_text_who=foster&%7BUPPER%7D%24+WHERE+%28+cms_con_core_subtype+%21%3D+%22vt_site_text%22+%29=.&%7BUPPER%7D%24+WHERE+%28+cms_con_core_subtype+%21%3D+%22vt_schools%22+%29=.&%7BUPPER%7D%24+WHERE+%28+cms_con_core_subtype+%21%3D+%22vt_research%22+%29=.&%7BUPPER%7D%24+WHERE+%28+cms_con_core_subtype+%21%3D+%22vt_part%22+%29=.&%7BUPPER%7D%24+WHERE+%28+cms_con_core_subtype+%21%3D+%22vt_advice%22+%29=.&%7BUPPER%7D%24+WHERE+%28+cms_con_core_subtype+%21%3D+%22vt_sources%22+%29=.&%7BUPPER%7D%24+WHERE+%28+cms_con_core_subtype+%21%3D+%22vt_virtextr%22+%29=.&%7BUPPER%7D%24+WHERE+%28+cms_con_core_subtype+%21%3D+%22vt_virttout%22+%29=.&%7BUPPER%7D%24+WHERE+%28+cms_con_core_subtype+%21%3D+%22vt_railscot%22+%29=.&%7BUPPER%7D%24+WHERE+%28+cms_con_core_subtype+%21%3D+%22vt_part%22+%29=.&%7BUPPER%7D%24+WHERE+%28+cms_con_core_subtype+%21%3D+%22vt_bigquestions%22+%29=.&%7BUPPER%7D%24+WHERE+%28+cms_con_core_subtype+%21%3D+%22vt_smallquestions%22+%29=.&%7BUPPER%7D%24+WHERE+%28+cms_con_core_subtype+%21%3D+%22vt_timeline%22+%29=.&%7BUPPER%7D%24+WHERE+%28+cms_con_core_subtype+%21%3D+%22vt_extract%22+%29=.&_IXssearch_=Search&_IXfield_=author&%7BUPPER%7D%24+REC+cms_con_article=.&%7BUPPER%7D%24+SORT+cms_con_core_pub_date_text=.&_IXACTION_=summary&_IXMAXHITS_=10&_IXSESSION_=_w6fQO6SRzm

Looks complicated but thats because it is a search and brought a load of links within the one link.
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Postby Lilysmum » Wed 29 Apr, 2009 9:47 am

Misc wrote:
Indeed, Lilysmum. Do you know if the other ten children survived to adulthood? If so I would imagine that was pretty impressive for those days, especially with all the disease that must have raged through the slum areas.

I can't imagine how people managed with the overcrowding. I looked at the census for the back-to-back house in Beeston where I used to live and at one time (can't remember year and on wrong computer) there were three adults and four children living in it and I assume the attic didn't have any natural light at that time, so essentially they were living in four rooms.

Hi Misc, as far as I'm aware only three,maybe four of the children survived to adulthood. It's not surprising that life expectancy was so low in these areas given the terrible conditions they lived in.
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Postby BillyBritvic » Fri 25 Mar, 2011 4:02 pm

Not sure which thread to put this on.

They have pulled one block of The Garnets back to backs down. Wonder if they are all up for demolition. Lived in Garnet Grove 1968 - 77. Must get some pickks.
The longer we live the older we get
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Postby keyholekate » Fri 25 Mar, 2011 7:40 pm

My sister -in -law lived in a back to back on Nellie View.This was somewhere near the Prospect pub ,Richmond Hill and I remember some other streets were called the Berthas.It was 1977 ,she used to hange her washing across the road.I would love to know the exact location and why they all seemed to be called after old ladies names.I haven't come across any photos on the internet of these back to backs

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Postby Tasa » Fri 25 Mar, 2011 9:44 pm

keyholekate wrote:
My sister -in -law lived in a back to back on Nellie View.This was somewhere near the Prospect pub ,Richmond Hill and I remember some other streets were called the Berthas.It was 1977 ,she used to hange her washing across the road.I would love to know the exact location and why they all seemed to be called after old ladies names.I haven't come across any photos on the internet of these back to backs


Here they are on a map from the early 1900s (click on the cross - or paperclip, depending on your browser - to view it) - just to the right of centre. I've included the area around it so that you can locate it on a current map. There are streets named Ada and Elsie to add to the Berthas and Nellies!    
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Postby Brunel » Fri 25 Mar, 2011 10:11 pm

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