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PostedCOLON Sat 08 May, 2010 11:18 pm
by chameleon
liits wrote:
I can vaguely remember the slaughterhouse and the doors with the slats. Weren’t the doors the same colour green as the doors of the electricity sub-stations?
For a short time I worked in Cross Green, across the road from the abattoir and remember on several occasions beasts escaping and getting onto the football field beside Cattons. This would have been 1980.


Green does sound familiar the standard council colour for everything then! Yes, the service did move to Cross Green when that opened, all shiny easy-clean stainless steel as I recall and perhaps not quite as niffyRegular Smiley

PostedCOLON Sat 08 May, 2010 11:37 pm
by Uno Hoo
I remember the slaughterhouse being operative in Leeds, altho' I too had to look at the photo for a long time, as it hadn't stuck in my memory. My first job was in Leeds at I J Dewhirst, on the corner of Kirkgate and Harper Street, and staff there spoke of a runaway cow crashing in through the double doors to the showrooms. I started there in 1960 or 1961, but can't recall whether the slaughterhouse was still extant, but the runaway incident seemed to have been only a short time before I started. Apparently the unfortunate animal deposited copious manure!

PostedCOLON Sat 08 May, 2010 11:51 pm
by stutterdog
Uno Hoo wrote:
I remember the slaughterhouse being operative in Leeds, altho' I too had to look at the photo for a long time, as it hadn't stuck in my memory. My first job was in Leeds at I J Dewhirst, on the corner of Kirkgate and Harper Street, and staff there spoke of a runaway cow crashing in through the double doors to the showrooms. I started there in 1960 or 1961, but can't recall whether the slaughterhouse was still extant, but the runaway incident seemed to have been only a short time before I started. Apparently the unfortunate animal deposited copious manure!


Yes, they do have a tendency to do that!

PostedCOLON Sun 09 May, 2010 12:12 am
by buffaloskinner
High angle view of Central Bus Station with slaughterhouse and meat market behind. St. Peter's Church visible on left.




In 1958 the Slaughter House Act and the Slaughter of Animals act set out minimum standards which had to be met by a Local Authority when slaughtering animals. It would have been impossible to update the old slaughter house to comply with the Acts, and a new abattoir and meat market was built, also on a site off Pontefract Lane.

PostedCOLON Sun 09 May, 2010 9:15 am
by BLAKEY
[quotenick="chameleon"]
liits wrote:
I can vaguely remember the slaughterhouse and the doors with the slats. Weren’t the doors the same colour green as the doors of the electricity sub-stations?


Green does sound familiar the standard council colour for everything then! Yes, the service did move to Cross Green when that opened, all shiny easy-clean stainless steel as I recall and perhaps not quite as niffyRegular Smiley


Strange how time plays tricks with all our memories. With respect, I seem to have a strong impression that the doors were a dismal faded matt maroon or burgundy colour.


PostedCOLON Sun 09 May, 2010 9:18 am
by BLAKEY
Uno Hoo wrote:

I started there in 1960 or 1961, but can't recall whether the slaughterhouse was still extant, but the runaway incident seemed to have been only a short time before I started. Apparently the unfortunate animal deposited copious manure!


Top marks to Uno Hoo for that most cultured and inoffensive description of the poor animal's understandable dilemma LaughLaugh



PostedCOLON Sun 09 May, 2010 10:49 am
by chameleon
[quotenick="BLAKEY"]
chameleon wrote:
liits wrote:
I can vaguely remember the slaughterhouse and the doors with the slats. Weren’t the doors the same colour green as the doors of the electricity sub-stations?


Green does sound familiar the standard council colour for everything then! Yes, the service did move to Cross Green when that opened, all shiny easy-clean stainless steel as I recall and perhaps not quite as niffyRegular Smiley


Strange how time plays tricks with all our memories. With respect, I seem to have a strong impression that the doors were a dismal faded matt maroon or burgundy colour.



On reflection I think you may be right Blakey, certainly at one time - the other favorite colour of Leeds! Certainly there were two or three stone steps up to each from the footpath too I think. Memeory wise, I was quite young thenWink

PostedCOLON Sun 09 May, 2010 1:13 pm
by BLAKEY
[quotenick="chameleon
Strange how time plays tricks with all our memories. With respect, I seem to have a strong impression that the doors were a dismal faded matt maroon or burgundy colour.



On reflection I think you may be right Blakey, certainly at one time - the other favorite colour of Leeds! Certainly there were two or three stone steps up to each from the footpath too I think. Memeory wise, I was quite young thenWink

Lucky you chameleon - as the years speed by (74 next) I'm begin to think I've never been young !! LaughLaugh

PostedCOLON Sun 09 May, 2010 3:24 pm
by tilly
[quotenick="BLAKEY"]
chameleon wrote:
liits wrote:
I can vaguely remember the slaughterhouse and the doors with the slats. Weren’t the doors the same colour green as the doors of the electricity sub-stations?


Green does sound familiar the standard council colour for everything then! Yes, the service did move to Cross Green when that opened, all shiny easy-clean stainless steel as I recall and perhaps not quite as niffyRegular Smiley


Strange how time plays tricks with all our memories. With respect, I seem to have a strong impression that the doors were a dismal faded matt maroon or burgundy colour.


BLAKEY you are spot on with the colour.

PostedCOLON Sun 09 May, 2010 4:44 pm
by raveydavey
I've heard that Boar Lane on a Saturday night is still a bit of a meat market, if you know what I mean... Wink