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Phill_dvsn wrote: Any ideas what this 1955 construction shot is?http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?reso ... SPLAY=FULL This thread has shunted the photo to position no.1in the Leodis top 50 fo today !
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Phill_dvsn wrote: Any ideas what this 1955 construction shot is?http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?reso ... SPLAY=FULL Phil, you remind me that I was told, when I first saw this and other related pics on Leodis, of one of our utility providers having an access to their plant/ducting at the bottom of Eastgate but my recent 'poorliness' rather got in the way of pursuing that - I'll try ro make an opportunity to reopen the questioning; as I recall, Eastgate/St Peter's street were involved, though not sure how they would deal with Lady Beck thereThe one they have under New York Road you already know very well!!

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chameleon wrote: Phill_dvsn wrote: Any ideas what this 1955 construction shot is?http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?reso ... SPLAY=FULL Phil, you remind me that I was told, when I first saw this and other related pics on Leodis, of one of our utility providers having an access to their plant/ducting at the bottom of Eastgate but my recent 'poorliness' rather got in the way of pursuing that - I'll try ro make an opportunity to reopen the questioning; as I recall, Eastgate/St Peter's street were involved, though not sure how they would deal with Lady Beck thereThe one they have under New York Road you already know very well!! Oh yes. I forgot about that. It would be interesting to find out a little more indeed. Talking of the Eastgate/Lady lane area, i've often wondered what the thinking is behind this raised brickwork/platform herehttp://snipurl.com/116dm1It doesn't seem to serve much purpose really.
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Even more interesting there is one on the other side of the road herehttp://snipurl.com/116dsuIt wouldn't be hard to imagine subway stairs in those places would it?They just seem to be obstacles really.On second thoughts i reckon the Meanwood beck runs below within feet of those platforms.
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Phill_dvsn wrote: chameleon wrote: Phill_dvsn wrote: Any ideas what this 1955 construction shot is?http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?reso ... SPLAY=FULL Phil, you remind me that I was told, when I first saw this and other related pics on Leodis, of one of our utility providers having an access to their plant/ducting at the bottom of Eastgate but my recent 'poorliness' rather got in the way of pursuing that - I'll try ro make an opportunity to reopen the questioning; as I recall, Eastgate/St Peter's street were involved, though not sure how they would deal with Lady Beck thereThe one they have under New York Road you already know very well!! Oh yes. I forgot about that. It would be interesting to find out a little more indeed. Talking of the Eastgate/Lady lane area, i've often wondered what the thinking is behind this raised brickwork/platform herehttp://snipurl.com/116dm1It doesn't seem to serve much purpose really. I wonder if the "subway" is below it! If it is just to provide a place to rest and/or eat then watch out as there are 3 cameras on the nearby post to keep an eye on the area when they are not looking at the road!
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Huhm. I've just spotted another one of those 'suspicious' flower beds further down from Eastgate. This one is the other side of the bus station on New York street. There can be no doubt there dotted directly above the Meanwood beck now. I'm just wondering if it's 'coincidence, or for a reason? The above shot is 1937 with Quarry hill flats under construction.Does anyone have any diagrams, or maps of the course of the Meanwood beck? I'm slowly plotting it's exact course together for a project. Any era from 1900-1970 would be great. All help is gratefully recieved. Cheers
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Even better shot to judge where the beck runs. I hadn't realised they used to have the grave stones on this side of the embankement. Notice the old York street bridge will still survive under there too.     
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Fascinating images Phill. I wonder if any of the gravestones were used in the construction?
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Leodian wrote: Fascinating images Phill. I wonder if any of the gravestones were used in the construction? Those poor souls have been dug up and moved about three times already They were the lucky ones though. That graveyard was notorious for the grave robbers feeding the medical schools there supply of anatomy cadaver's
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Remember when I was a kid, the bus station side was like a small park and the parish church side always scared us to death, always seemed creepy.
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