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Postby Phill_dvsn » Thu 16 Feb, 2012 11:52 pm

I'm sure it said tram too lol Regular Smiley
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Postby liits » Fri 17 Feb, 2012 2:33 am

jim wrote:
I think the gentleman referred to as the one-legged chairman of the Transport Committee was Councillor or Alderman Rafferty, not an officer of the Transport Department.

I remember an elderly railway worker of my acquaintance i the 1950s would become apoplectic with rage whenever his name was mentioned!

Rafferty was notorious for his hatred of trams and the tramway system. I don't think anyone worked harder for their abolition.

Can't think why.

Well, I stand corrected.
In looking for info about Cllr Rafferty, it turns out he did lose a leg although I’m still not sure about how. I also discovered that his daughter, Barbara, married Stan Cohen – youngest ever Leeds Councillor and later an MP.
Like Jim’s colleague, my mother would become agitated at the mention of Mr Cohen’s name [and Harold Wilson, Arthur Scargill etc, too] none of her comments printable here.
While she never met Wilson, she knew Stan and his wife well.
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Postby Phill_dvsn » Fri 17 Feb, 2012 9:38 am

It says tram again Regular Smiley
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Postby uncle mick » Fri 17 Feb, 2012 10:01 am

Phill_dvsn wrote:
It says tram again Regular Smiley

I think someones taken the P Regular Smiley

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Postby chameleon » Sun 19 Feb, 2012 10:18 am

uncle mick wrote:
Phill_dvsn wrote:
It says tram again Regular Smiley

I think someones taken the P Regular Smiley


Rather more than that I think - and this isn't the only thread being illicitly manipulated.
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Postby dogduke » Sun 19 Feb, 2012 12:05 pm

chameleon wrote:
uncle mick wrote:
Phill_dvsn wrote:
It says tram again Regular Smiley

I think someones taken the P Regular Smiley


Rather more than that I think - and this isn't the only thread being illicitly manipulated.


What else is happening ???


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Postby Phill_dvsn » Sun 19 Feb, 2012 12:13 pm

Yes what's afoot, do tell Regular Smiley
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Postby buffaloskinner » Sun 19 Feb, 2012 11:54 pm

here is a tram accident circa 1912, not sure where but its on its way to the Corn Exchange.

Its also outside of a Maypole store, omg I used to love their cheese counter.


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Postby BLAKEY » Mon 20 Feb, 2012 10:25 am

buffaloskinner wrote:
here is a tram accident circa 1912, not sure where but its on its way to the Corn Exchange.

Its also outside of a Maypole store, omg I used to love their cheese counter.

So did I, and the huge butter "cubes" and the bacon on the Berkel slicing machine - pity we had to share our delight with all the flies and wasps !! LaughLaugh

There's also a Taylor's Drug store behind the tram, and another "cash grocer" on the left. If I see this picture in any of the many books on the subject I'll try to identify the interesting location.
    
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Postby uncle mick » Mon 20 Feb, 2012 10:48 am

BLAKEY wrote:
buffaloskinner wrote:
here is a tram accident circa 1912, not sure where but its on its way to the Corn Exchange.

Its also outside of a Maypole store, omg I used to love their cheese counter.

So did I, and the huge butter "cubes" and the bacon on the Berkel slicing machine - pity we had to share our delight with all the flies and wasps !! LaughLaugh

There's also a Taylor's Drug store behind the tram, and another "cash grocer" on the left. If I see this picture in any of the many books on the subject I'll try to identify the interesting location.
    

I have been looking through Kelly's Directories etc and I can't find a Maypole next door but one to a Taylor's Drug Store.
I can find several instances of both firms on the same street.
Town Street Armley, Beeston Road, Tong Road,Hunslet Road.
It should be illegal to post pics like this, I can't rest Regular Smiley

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