Wellclose Terrace in 1933

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Postby confused » Wed 29 Oct, 2008 9:44 pm

confused wrote: Martyn wrote: That's me web site. I've had a go at loading the little map about five times now. Can't figure out what's wrong but it shows the left (south-west) side of the street is in North division, North West Ward and the right (North East) side of the street is in Central Ward, Brunswick division. that's amazing and fantastic news .... will head back to the library tomorrow - North West is probably the ONLY side we didn't look atthanks again - nice pic by the way - you look happy hi me again - have those wards stayed the same since 1933? we looked at Central Division Blenheim Ward
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Postby confused » Wed 29 Oct, 2008 9:45 pm

Cardiarms wrote: Perhaps the boundary for the electoral wards ran down the middle of the road and 55 is in another ward or whatever they're called. thank you Cardiarms - you were right I will have the library lady sacked tomorrowam really grateful
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Postby Cardiarms » Wed 29 Oct, 2008 9:50 pm

You're welcome.About a year ago there was an exhibition in Millenium Square of pictures of Leeds. One was a big print of an aerial shot taken in the early 20th Century from where the Merrion Centre is now up through the Carlton's and Blenheim. It was so different to now!    
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Postby Martyn » Wed 29 Oct, 2008 9:55 pm

I'll do some digging about the ward changes. The map I looked at was quite old, 1890 but I've got some newer ones on paper.Number 55 would have been quite a big house, it's listed in the 1911 Kelly's as being apartments, run by Mrs Clara Fearnley.
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Postby confused » Wed 29 Oct, 2008 10:04 pm

Martyn wrote: I'll do some digging about the ward changes. The map I looked at was quite old, 1890 but I've got some newer ones on paper.Number 55 would have been quite a big house, it's listed in the 1911 Kelly's as being apartments, run by Mrs Clara Fearnley. that would be great - thanksdo you mean it was apartments at the time- or a big house at the time? it's all very intriguing - mum will be really excited by all of thisx
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Postby confused » Wed 29 Oct, 2008 10:05 pm

Cardiarms wrote: You're welcome.About a year ago there was an exhibition in Millenium Square of pictures of Leeds. One was a big print of an aerial shot taken in the early 20th Century from where the Merrion Centre is now up through the Carlton's and Blenheim. It was so different to now!     wish I'd seen it - I don't even really know where Blenheim is - have googled it - it's suffered apparently - like Chapeltown! nana used to have grocery stores in Chapeltown when it was a thriving area! places change dont' they - and not always for the better
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Postby Martyn » Wed 29 Oct, 2008 10:34 pm

Have a look at this linkhttp://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=ls2&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=15.947977,39.550781&ie=UTF8&ll=53.807183,-1.546487&spn=0.003884,0.009656&t=h&z=17Well Close Terrace ran parallel with Blenheim Grove and Leicester Place and was roughly mid-way between them. Well Close Rise isn't on my old map, it's called Carlton Street there. Your Mum might have gone to All Souls Sunday School just round the corner.These were large terrace houses and some were divided into apartments. They would have been quite posh when they were built in about 1880. They had good size gardens as well.You might find this site interesting as well.http://www.ponies.me.uk/maps/osmap.htmlYou'll need map 31, Leeds and Bradford, it lays a transparent Google map over a 1936 OS map so you can see where things were.    
http://www.siddles.me.ukYou can take a horse to water but a pencil must be lead.Stan Laurel.
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Postby confused » Wed 29 Oct, 2008 10:41 pm

Martyn wrote: Have a look at this linkhttp://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=ls2&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=15.947977,39.550781&ie=UTF8&ll=53.807183,-1.546487&spn=0.003884,0.009656&t=h&z=17Well Close Terrace ran parallel with Blenheim Grove and Leicester Place and was roughly mid-way between them. Well Close Rise isn't on my old map, it's called Carlton Street there. Your Mum might have gone to All Souls Sunday School just round the corner.These were large terrace houses and some were divided into apartments. They would have been quite posh when they were built in about 1880. They had good size gardens as well.You might find this site interesting as well.http://www.ponies.me.uk/maps/osmap.htmlYou'll need map 31, Leeds and Bradford, it lays a transparent Google map over a 1936 OS map so you can see where things were.     thank you so much - I'll have a look now

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Postby LS1 » Thu 30 Oct, 2008 8:56 am

Have a look on Wikipedia also...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leeds_Nort ... ituency)If you follow the links to the other constituencies on the page it gives a pretty godd understanding of what was what and what is what now! (If that makes sense!)
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Postby LS1 » Thu 30 Oct, 2008 9:00 am

You'll have to copy both lines of the link as it has split it!!





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