The Lemi

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Biscuit Tin
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Postby Biscuit Tin » Mon 11 Jun, 2007 8:55 pm

New to this! Does anyone remember the Lemi? You could get to it from Domestic Street, Ingram Road and Geldard Road if you went through the back to back terrace's. There was a railway embankment and a couple of tunnels that went underneath, I believe 1 was called 'Dino'?
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Postby arry_awk » Wed 13 Jun, 2007 4:28 pm

What was the other tunnel called ? Gerry Lewis??

Sorri BT, What IS a Lemi then?
Don't tell me it's a little furry animal prone to leaping off cliffs!
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Postby simonm » Wed 13 Jun, 2007 4:42 pm

arry awk wrote:
What was the other tunnel called ? Gerry Lewis??

Sorri BT, What IS a Lemi then?
Don't tell me it's a little furry animal prone to leaping off cliffs!
Ovver to thee!
Arry


Your as puddled as your son!!!! ;-) :-)

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Postby arry_awk » Wed 13 Jun, 2007 4:48 pm

Hi Si!
You've noticed-after all this time!
Keep on threading!
arry

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Postby Scandy Bramley » Thu 14 Jun, 2007 1:17 am

Welcome Biscuit tin - please ignore the previous thread hijack posts, but I too would love to know what your post refers to?

Please elucidate?
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Biscuit Tin
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Postby Biscuit Tin » Thu 14 Jun, 2007 7:06 am

The 'Lemi' was a piece of land, where has children we played and had wondrous adventures. Each year, around Sept if my memory serves me well, the Feast came, Gypsies frequented it and would tether their horses there.

If you stood with your back to the Gainsborough, where I spent most Saturday afternoons watching the matinee, you could see the Lemi.

I believe there is some history behind it, grew up believing it was bequeathed to the area by a rich old lady who loved children?????

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Postby drapesy » Thu 14 Jun, 2007 8:29 am

I have heard of a 'Leamington Cricket Club' who I believe had their cricket ground around here in Victorian times - perhaps thats where the name comes from ??
I'll see if I can find out more.
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Postby drapesy » Thu 14 Jun, 2007 5:00 pm

more research in some books I have reveals that Leamington C.C. were one of 8 founder members of the Leeds Cricket League in 1892 - their membership ended after 1903 - for reasons I have not yet discovered. - remarkably they were league champions 4 times!
Their ground was definitely in this vicinity - I'm sure that's where the name comes from and the recreation ground you remember was their old ground - no trace of it now though.
I know that someone wrote a history of the Leeds league about 20 years ago - I'll track down a copy and post any more info.
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Postby drapesy » Thu 14 Jun, 2007 5:16 pm

If you've got keen eyesight you can make out "Leamington Cricket Ground" on this map of 1894 (you've got to pay for a better copy and I'm too tight! I'll check out central library.

http://www.old-maps.co.uk/IndexMapPage2.aspx

Enter 'holbeck' on the search page - then select the 'Yorkshire' one

A map dated to 1909 shows it just as "cricket ground" - perhaps an anachronism , or perhaps it continued to stage more minor matches after Leamington C.C. wound up.
By 1938 the map says "Mill Green Recreation Ground" - its official name.
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TABBYCAT
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Postby TABBYCAT » Thu 14 Jun, 2007 5:55 pm

Hi Biscuit Tin
according to my mother, the "lemmy" did indeed exist
I think these two links may be of use.

http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=200431_80944461&DISPLAY=FULL



http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=200431_5723208&DISPLAY=FULL

regards tabbycat

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