Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Mark's History

Mark’s History: Anyone for cricket at Farnley Reservoir?

Words and photos: Mark Stevenson In the 1840’s Farnley Balancing Reservoir was made up of eight plots of land. The land was owned by four...

Mark’s History: The rich past of Pollard Bridge

Words & Photos: Mark Stevenson Firstly, my thanks to Richard Warren who unknowingly made my day with his post on Facebook for walks (he does...

Mark’s History: Join this canalside walk from Moss Bridge to Newlay

Words & Photos: Mark Stevenson This walk picks up where last week's walk around Rodley left off and it is between Moss Bridge in Rodley...

Mark’s History: Photos capture inside a gypsy caravan

Words & Photos: Mark Stevenson A couple of years ago I was out and about when I noticed a few ladies sat outside (what used...

Mark’s History: Photos show Rodley Town Street from the canal – part two

The second part of our history walk around Rodley, compiled by MARK STEVENSON. Yesterday saw a walk down historic Rodley Town Street, today we...

Mark’s History: Photos show past on short walk along Rodley Town Street – part one

Words and images: Mark Stevenson This short walk is in two parts, this being part one. The walk starts at the Old Co-op next to...

Mark’s History: The family history behind this old Pudsey house

Words & photos: Mark Stevenson In 1851 Elizabeth Jones was living at 245 Fartown, Pudsey with her five children and one lodger (who was aged...

Mark’s History: River Aire rises at Rodley – in photos

Words and photos: Mark Stevenson How does that saying go? “What a difference a day makes”. I went for a walk yesterday to get these...

Mark’s History: Pudsey bakery’s ‘ghost sign’

Words: Mark Stevenson Photos: Mark Stevenson and Roger Templeman In 1911 a John Waite lived with his family at 25 Lowtown, Pudsey. John’s occupation was that...

Mark’s History: Flood defence work continues at Milford Place bridge

Words & Photos: Mark Stevenson I suppose I should put some kind of a warning like ‘don't try this at home’ as they do on...

Mark’s History: A winter’s walk around Park Spring, Post Hill and Pudsey Road

Words & Photos: Mark Stevenson Park Spring is an ancient woodland just off of Wood Lane in Farnley. It may well get its name from...

Mark’s History: The demise of Farnley’s derelict house

Words & photos: Mark Stevenson This plot of land in 1844 was in fact two plots. The lower half (next to what is left of...