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Posted by horndeanguy on May 8, 2015. A further search of the records showed that a pit village – the earliest purposely built pit village in West Yorkshire was built on a site between Thorpe Stapleton on one side of the canal and river and Rothwell on the other side.

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I shudder when I think of the times I clambered over it without realising the danger. I’ll try not fall down any holes, Doug.

I have placed the village on the map (Please see map) as seemingly between the river and the canal, there were two streets a square and a school cum Sunday school. Waterlooville pictures: Check out Tripadvisor members' 1,351 candid photos and videos of landmarks, hotels, and attractions in Waterlooville.

Although there was another building on the map near where I found the wall, not sure what it was though. Facebook Twitter Reddit Pinterest WhatsApp Email Link. On another occasion I attempted to climb down the other side of the river onto the top of the wall that I could see from the north side to see what else I could find but the bank was very steep and slippery and covered in brambles and I could see the river was running very fiercely at the bottom and I could sense that a slip, and I’m not as nimble as I used to be, would have seen me washed away in the torrent, so I decided the better part of valour was to abort that particular quest. This site uses cookies to improve your experience, to enhance site security and to show you personalised advertising. On the southern fringe of the forest was a stream called Purbrook. After reading your tale I thought I’ll look up the old Robin Hood Pit there was always a lot of activity around there after the pit closed, to my astonishment I discovered their is an Atomic Shelter built into the old works and a underground roadway that connects it with the old Middleton Pit Shaft as an escape route.

Browse and upload your profile FREE ! 2. Members and admin have added hundreds of lovely historic pictures that are now available to view in area albums. The Church of St Mary Magdalene was rebuilt at Widley in 1849. Click here for more information. I had always thought that it was the woollen industry that transformed Leeds but you are making a strong case that coal had a lot to do with it.

More information on privacy and cookies. WATERLOOVILLE THE LOST VILLAGE My old school teacher, who knew a bit, said that Leeds was at the most northerly point of the Yorkshire Coalfield. The whole thing just leaves me hungry to find out more. You can even buy them off the page!

I wonder if anybody realises what that is? Have a look at what you can achieve with this photo restoration program: This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Over a period of time I searched both sides of the river and the canal bank for the merest sign of Waterlooville, nothing. ( Log Out /  When I was researching for last year’s Blot on the Landscape exhibition at Temple Newsam I used the georeferenced facility on National Library of Scotland’s ‘old maps’ website, overlaying a modern map on a historical one, to locate the school. This group is for people to share their favorite pictures of Waterloovile events/groups and old photos … I think the old stonework under the current bridge was for the old wooden bridge as comparing maps the smallpox hospital is the old school. See the Since By 1901 it was 1,619. Old Photos of Waterlooville, Hampshire - browse nostalgic, historic local photos online Francis Frith The UK’s leading publisher of local photographs since 1860 Widley was widen leah, which meant wide clearing in a forest. Early Widley. I will be interested to see your discoveries Darren. When I was a lad about ten years old I went to stay with an aunt who lived in a cottage above Bramhope Tunnel and there was an air shaft which of course I climbed up the outside wall pulled myself across the lip and looked down. 12. The trams ran through Widley and Purbrook. I originally found the stonework from the north side but I dare not climb down the south side of the river. There are more issues that can ruin old pictures apart from scratches and dull colors.
There is a small information board and a printed information sheet at the exhibition about ‘the lost village’ which is based mostly on information from John Goodchild’s book ‘The Coal Kings of Yorkshire’.

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF PURBROOK AND WIDLEY, WATERLOOVILLE. WATERLOOVILLE THE LOST VILLAGE your memories of Waterlooville itself or of a particular Website hand-made by Frith, since 1998. The bridge was a bit further down where the river meets the side of the canal under the motorway bridge, so it won’t be that I don’t think. By using this site, you consent to our use of cookies on … Which I did. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. My grandfather, after being discharged from the Roya Navy after WW2, used to work for the then YEB ferrying coal along the Aire/Calder canal to Kirkstall PS & during the summer holidays, would occasionally take me along for the ride.

© Copyright Frith Content Inc 1998-2020. Back in leeds for the First Time in 63 years, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZv5a2Rnw_U, https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=17&lat=53.76668&lon=-1.48112&layers=168&right=LIDAR_DTM_1m. At it vagrant boys learned trades such as shoemaking. more. Christ Church Widley was built in 1874 by J Colson. 1. We were at the last point of ‘The exposed Coalfield’ where coal was relatively easy to win before it went much further underground to that which was known as ‘The Concealed Coalfield’ and became much harder to mine. It is surprising that Widley was allowed a fair as it was only a small village. Send a personal message with a photo to anyone, anywhere.

Well done Daren you did Waterlooville proud. I remember the pit closing and the Coke Ovens across the road. Since In the late 19th century the village of Widley moved from its old location to a new spot by the main road from Portsmouth to Horndean. There was a church at Widley as early as the 12th century. So I clambered across the Paddy bridge to the north side of the river and had to descend the steep banking at the other side which looked quite treacherous but some kind soul had attached a rope to a tree to make the descent just about possible and there looking back to the south side of the river I saw the old brickwork that the lock keeper said was the remains of the old village school wall. The shaft was located in a deep cleft in the land so it was hard to even see the pit head gear; they sunk them in places where the land was lowest so they didn’t have so far to dig down to the coal seams. The platform provides live local data on transport, what's on, accommodation, eating out, shopping, sport, religion and weather as well as comprehensive reference and resource sections including TV, radio, online shopping, route planning, health, education and more. The third shaft (Dam Pit) was located between the two plantations at Knostrop and the provider of the red shale spoil that hard cored our two ‘red roads’.
In those days fairs were like markets but they were held only once a year and they attracted buyers and sellers from far and wide. Videos 1. There was also a bridge ‘Waterloo Bridge’ across the river to allow miners from the village to cross over the river on their way to work on the north side of the river. Click here to learn more or control your settings. You can even buy them off the page! In 1860 Frith began supplying photos to retailers. A BRIEF HISTORY OF PURBROOK AND WIDLEY, WATERLOOVILLE. those pioneering days we have evolved sophisticated and for our site. We were all used to seeing pit head gear at: Allerton Bi-Water, Rothwell, Swillington, Featherstone, Stanley and Lofthouse but our last and most familiar pit was Waterloo (Temple Pit – 1913-1966). Free for commercial use No attribution required Copyright-free Want to advertise on this website? I live near Bullough Lane so plan to go back in the winter when the trees are bare and see if there are any remains visible.

The village originally called Waterloo colloquially grew the name ‘Waterlooville’. You will then see a large blue button which will enable you to choose any of our print options available for this image - framed, mounted or just a print on its own. Thankfully some kind organisation has now built a bridge across the river near to that old cement bridge making it easier to see across to the remains of the wall of the old Waterlooville School building also making it possible for walkers from Woodlesford and Rothwell to walk all the way across to Temple Newsam. 34 memories of Waterlooville to read. In the future after the oil has gone they’ll reopen the old shafts and we’ll still have coal, we were a productive nation in those days, and he could never have anticipated the demise of our Industry, sadly the capital investment needed to regenerate our industry in my opinion will never be forthcoming. It was at one time just the pit head brickwork and the wheel above and the thing had double doors at the front – locked I suppose, but I always thought if some foolhardy guy decided to beak in he’d have a shock he’d be straight down the hole!

In later years open cast mining has dredged the whole area. In 1869 Purbrook industrial school opened in Stakes Road.

on Waterlooville We would dangerously play in the shaft oblivious to the fact, we later learned, that the shaft had only been capped off with timber that would probably have started to rot. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. However, in the late 19th century it grew rapidly.

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