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  1. LostPlacesForgottenFaces

    Report - Wapping Road First School - Bradford, England - June 2020

    WAPPING ROAD FIRST SCHOOL - Bradford, England - June 2020 HISTORY Wapping Road First School is a Victorian-era Grade II listed building which opened in Bradford in 1877 as a 'board school' under William Edward Forster's Education Act of 1970. The school’s distinguished 123-year history saw...
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    Report - Bowling House (aka T&D Industries office building) - Bradford, England - June 2020

    BOWLING HOUSE (aka T&D Industries office building) - Bradford, England - June 2020 HISTORY T&D (Tanks and Drums) Industries PLC was founded in 1905, and the company's line of business included the manufacturing of metal shipping barrels, drums, kegs, pails, wheelie bins, plastic packaging...
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    Report - Clifton Fever Hospital - Brighouse - Feb 2020

    Clifton Fever Hospital Brighouse, West Yorkshire February 2020 HISTORY In the summer of 1892, Brighouse became a ghost town. Streets were deserted, schools were closed and church attendances drastically plummeted. The reason for the panic was an epidemic of smallpox, the most dreaded of...
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    Report - J S Jonas Ltd Premises, Bradford, Jan 2020

    J S Jonas Ltd Premises Bradford, England January 2020 - HISTORY Opened in 1876 originally serving as a Victorian Sunday School, this Grade II listed building is located on the corner of Burnett Street and Upper Park Gate, part of the precinct known as 'Little Germany' in the centre of...
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    Report - Chantry House Wakefield West Yokshire October 2019

    Chantry House.Wakefield has been empty since it shut in 2006 as former council tax and highways building. In 2017 A planning application has been drawn up requesting permission to change the use of Chantry House from offices to one and two bedroom “residential units”. The application has been...
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    Report - Leeds Girls High School (Rose Court Nursery), Leeds, West Yorkshire - May 2019

    History Rose Court building was is situated on the same site and the main senior school Leeds Girls High School building. Rose Court was purchased by the High School in 1912 and before this functioned as a private residence. Built of stone construction in a Georgian design the building...
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    Report - Monk Bridge Viaduct, Leeds, West Yorkshire - June 2019

    History The remains of the Monk Bridge Viaduct run parallel to Whitehall Road on the other side of Holbeck. It was originally built as an access route into the old Leeds Central Station, which stood on the site of the Wellington Place office development, and carried the railway over both the...
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    Report - Holbeck Viaduct, Leeds, West Yorkshire - June 2019

    History London North Western Railway built the viaduct in 1882 to bypass the congested lines leading to the present-day Leeds Station. It's 1,500 yards long and has 82 arches. The track remains on one side of a gate erected by Network Rail. Trains stopped running on the line in 1988, but the...
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    Report - Dobroyd Mills, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire - 03/09/2019

    Very Brief History: Originally built in 1829 as a mill. Dobroyd Ltd was founded within the mill in 1919. The mill then closed in 1974. It then re-opened in 1976 under John Woodhead Ltd spinners. Until recent years it housed several small almost 'pop-up' businesses (pictured) including a classic...
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    Report - Dawson's Fabric Mill - August 2018

    History: Unfortunately, I do not know the exact history of this exploration, however, it was an active fabric mill until 2003! After Dawson's went into liquidation. When we got home we found out that the business has been up for sale since then. Our Version Of Events: So our trip started on an...
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