Meadow Lane Gas Works.

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Re: Meadow Lane Gas Works.

Postby jma » Sat 04 Mar, 2017 4:49 pm

I'm half expecting somebody to come up with a Leodis pic of me in the middle of the road in a long white mac or perhaps an old OS map with an X marking the spot. :lol:
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Re: Meadow Lane Gas Works.

Postby buffaloskinner » Sat 04 Mar, 2017 5:34 pm

Well here are a couple more on Meadow Lane to chew over

South Market Hotel
Trafalgar Inn

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Re: Meadow Lane Gas Works.

Postby buffaloskinner » Sat 04 Mar, 2017 5:37 pm

Don't have a clue what happened to the war memorial at Christchurch, all I can tell you is it was demolished in 1972.

The war memorial is above the Palmer van to the left of the sign.

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Re: Meadow Lane Gas Works.

Postby jma » Sat 04 Mar, 2017 8:10 pm

Seeing Brown's shop - just beyond the church - brings back some memories. For whatever reason, their windows got a brick through what seemed like more often than all the other shops in the division put together. Special attention was arranged after home games at Elland Road, but after closing time it's a bit different: you couldn't mount a permanent guard, even in those days of plenty more working nights. I've done plain clothes observations there but never had any results. Actually, the most spectacular damage was when a colleague managed to park a panda car in that window down the side street. A complicated tale which is best left to history.

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Re: Meadow Lane Gas Works.

Postby Leodian » Sat 04 Mar, 2017 9:08 pm

Thanks buffaloskinnner for the information and photo relating to Christ Church. Possibly the war memorial may be in store somewhere. I will have passed the church very often on my way to and from school during the mid-1950's to early 1960's but (like many Leeds related things) I have no recollection of the church.

Your mention jma of the police panda parking incident amused me :).
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Re: Meadow Lane Gas Works.

Postby jma » Sat 04 Mar, 2017 10:05 pm

Depending on the size of screen, it may not be obvious that this churchyard had several huge stone pillars along the wall, presumably to support a fine set of iron railings which will have been removed to help the war effort. There's one of those pillars on the corner of that side street, just to the left of the pale-coloured mini van, and the amazing thing was missing the pillar but hitting the window. Quite a manoeuvre.
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Re: Meadow Lane Gas Works.

Postby volvojack » Tue 07 Mar, 2017 12:05 pm

As Leodian remarked earlier how we came from the subject of the Somme V.C. Medal Holder to the Gas Works on Meadow Lane and it made me think that in the very early 50s. i used to walk down from the Willoughby's off Domestic St. on a Saturday morning with my pal and he used to get this large pram full of coke. as all the workers there looked and dressed the same it is just possible we were attended to by this Hero.

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