Scrap yards - Water Lane

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mel75
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Postby mel75 » Thu 19 Jul, 2012 3:40 pm

I have ties with Water Lane as one of my relatives owned a Scrapyard on there until the 1970's called 'Ron Jarrett Ltd., Scrap Metal Merchants'. Don't know much about it really or how long they were trading from there. I have only been able to find these pictures on Leodis. Does anyone remember it or have any photos at all??http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?reso ... 899_167213
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Postby The Parksider » Thu 19 Jul, 2012 11:07 pm

mel75 wrote: I have ties with Water Lane as one of my relatives owned a Scrapyard on there until the 1970's called 'Ron Jarrett Ltd., Scrap Metal Merchants'. Don't know much about it really or how long they were trading from there. A great sponsor of Hunslet RLFC wasJOHN JARRETT LTDGoodman StreetLeeds 10Ferrous and non ferrous scrap metal buyers......
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Postby Leodian » Thu 19 Jul, 2012 11:34 pm

mel75 wrote: I have ties with Water Lane as one of my relatives owned a Scrapyard on there until the 1970's called 'Ron Jarrett Ltd., Scrap Metal Merchants'. Don't know much about it really or how long they were trading from there. I have only been able to find these pictures on Leodis. Does anyone remember it or have any photos at all??http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?reso ... 899_167213 Hi mel75. You say "these pictures" but in the off chance that you have not seen it this is a link to an appropriate image in Leodis, which also has a comment:- http://tinyurl.com/7zrrdar    
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Postby chez72 » Mon 20 Aug, 2012 3:05 pm

hi mel75My grandad was john jarrett and i remember growing up and my dad (george jarrett) mentioning the scrap metal business. Thankyou so much for the link to the picture of the old water lane building, i would be so interested to hear anything that you know about it.

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Postby Jogon » Mon 20 Aug, 2012 4:40 pm

Any relation to Name & Registered Office: RON JARRETT ESTATES LIMITED RSM TENON 6TH FLOOR 2 WELLINGTON PLACE LEEDS WEST YORKSHIRE LS1 4AP Company No. 00716411?
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Postby jdbythesea » Mon 20 Aug, 2012 4:49 pm

The Parksider wrote: mel75 wrote: I have ties with Water Lane as one of my relatives owned a Scrapyard on there until the 1970's called 'Ron Jarrett Ltd., Scrap Metal Merchants'. Don't know much about it really or how long they were trading from there. A great sponsor of Hunslet RLFC wasJOHN JARRETT LTDGoodman StreetLeeds 10Ferrous and non ferrous scrap metal buyers...... Parksider, there should be a picture in here to confirm that.http://www.flickr.com/photos/biglightso ... hotostream
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Postby jdbythesea » Mon 20 Aug, 2012 4:52 pm

The Parksider wrote: mel75 wrote: I have ties with Water Lane as one of my relatives owned a Scrapyard on there until the 1970's called 'Ron Jarrett Ltd., Scrap Metal Merchants'. Don't know much about it really or how long they were trading from there. A great sponsor of Hunslet RLFC wasJOHN JARRETT LTDGoodman StreetLeeds 10Ferrous and non ferrous scrap metal buyers...... Parksider, there should be a picture in here to confirm that.http://www.flickr.com/photos/biglightso ... hotostream
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Postby chez72 » Mon 20 Aug, 2012 9:20 pm

jogon....my grandad was john jarrett and ron was his brother but not sure if its the same one.....my grandad is on the photo of hunslet rugby team!!!!....i never met him but thankyou for the link to the photo, my dad looks just like him

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Postby Jogon » Mon 20 Aug, 2012 9:42 pm

That's lovely, which one is he?
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Postby somme1916 » Mon 20 Aug, 2012 10:31 pm

Scrapyard apart,I remember when I worked around Water Lane early eighties(working for a steel outfit),there were quite a few garage/workshops tucked under the rail arches and in nearby mill yards and old warehouses.Quite a few pokey hideaways around there then.I suspect a few of these were a bit dubious(chop shops) as the frequent police presence around there was quite noticeable.There was a permanent caravan presence behind Kay's on spare land too where I'd sometimes park up to eat my sandwiches etc and watch the world go by.They were old time lads though,ok for the craich and could tell you some interesting stories.Happy memories of a time gone by now.
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