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Leader Street
Photo: Bill Bithell
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Item #: 15961
This is Leader Street looking down towards the fields which were to form Rose Bridge High School Playing fields and eventually new property. The old Leader Street property has long since been demolished. The hill on the right is the coal slag from the former Woodshaw Colliery at Top Lock, Aspull.

Comment by: Jimmy on 8th October 2010 at 23:52

Proper street.....I can just imagine the lad riding his bike delivering his Hovis loafs.

Comment by: Ian B on 9th October 2010 at 11:05

My late Dad was born at 26 Leader Street, been up to the area but couldn't find the house.

Comment by: vic on 10th October 2010 at 09:19

Ian, i live near leader st and only nos 1-5 and 19-43 of the old houses are still standing today. i dont remember all the even numbered houses on the other side of the road.

Comment by: Ian B on 10th October 2010 at 15:15

Vic, thanks for the comment. All my family came from the Leader St, Kirkless St area.

Comment by: Craig on 5th December 2010 at 22:28

I live in 43 Leader Street now, i cant recognise it from the pic, great photo tho

Comment by: tracy davies on 13th September 2011 at 19:16

I was born at number 55 leader street in 1964, one of 6 kids. Has anyone any photographs of this side of the street as i havent found any? my mum would love them, many thanks tracy

Comment by: John Addison on 18th June 2015 at 14:02

The house numbers from the left were:- 12 down to 30. I lived at no 22 until 1955. A happy childhood. The street running across the bottom is Well Street.

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