Horsforth, Conker Alley, House, Swimming Pool and Tennis Court

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Pez
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Postby Pez » Wed 13 Aug, 2008 2:37 pm

Does anybody have any information or remember the old house in Cragg Wood. There was a tree lined alley leading to it from Outwood Lane. It also had a tennis court and large outdoor swimming pool. When we were young in the late 70's early 80's the house was derelect and slowly fell into ruin. The pool was always full of water and froze in winter. The trees were great for conkering. The story was that the large stone table in the basement was where the sacrifices were made but it was just a keeping slab. It was all a bit spooky when you were young.    
bramley13
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Postby bramley13 » Wed 13 Aug, 2008 4:24 pm

funny you should mention this,i was going up outwood lane the other day,and was wondering what happened to the spooky house, as i used to go there around the same time as you.
it was somwhere behind the feild where the horses were.
everyone said it was haunted.it would be nice to find out who it beloned to,it was a big place.
whoever owned it at one time must have had a lot of money.
Pez
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Postby Pez » Thu 14 Aug, 2008 10:07 am

Spoke with my Dad last night and he seemed to think it was originally owned by a family called Wilkinson. Apparantly they owned the quarry which used to be up Butcher Hill and they also made bricks there aswell. Not sure if that was the old "Horsforth Brick" company. Perhaps that's why the swimming pool was made from brickwork. He did not know why or when it fell into ruin though.
brett21
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Re: Horsforth, Conker Alley, House, Swimming Pool and Tennis Court

Postby brett21 » Sun 01 Jul, 2018 11:40 am

Hey guys,

How can arrange my swimming pool for a big bash pool party, guys please give me some suggestions for making my pool part amazing.

Thanks in advance.

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buffaloskinner
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Re: Horsforth, Conker Alley, House, Swimming Pool and Tennis Court

Postby buffaloskinner » Sun 01 Jul, 2018 6:37 pm

brett21 wrote:Hey guys,

How can arrange my swimming pool for a big bash pool party, guys please give me some suggestions for making my pool part amazing.

Thanks in advance.


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Re: Horsforth, Conker Alley, House, Swimming Pool and Tennis Court

Postby volvojack » Sun 01 Jul, 2018 9:10 pm

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billy the buffalo
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Re: Horsforth, Conker Alley, House, Swimming Pool and Tennis Court

Postby billy the buffalo » Sat 21 Jul, 2018 9:28 am

Didn't I once read that the man that first swam the channel captain Webb trained in a swimming pool on outwood lane. ?
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Re: Horsforth, Conker Alley, House, Swimming Pool and Tennis Court

Postby billy the buffalo » Sat 21 Jul, 2018 9:29 am

Didn't I once read that the man that first swam the channel captain Webb trained in a swimming pool on outwood lane. ?


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