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Trojan
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Postby Trojan » Thu 12 Nov, 2009 11:41 pm

There were plenty of jobs in the mills that probably no longer exist, tackler, tuner, fettler, peicener, willyer (god knows) burlers and menders.
The tuner was the guy who looked after the looms as in the song Poverty Knock

Poverty, poverty knock,
Tuner should come to mi loom
Poverty, poverty knock,
But 'ed rather sit on 'is bum
Poverty, poverty knock
Allus one eye on the clock
'e seems to be busy
'e's courtin' our Lizzie
An' I cannot get 'im to cum.
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Postby Steve Jones » Fri 13 Nov, 2009 12:05 am

One of my ancesters made a living making boxes for silk hats!
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Postby harehills-steve » Fri 13 Nov, 2009 12:34 am

dogduke wrote:
Mooching thro' Leodis etc you come across business,trades and jobs
which no longer exist.
Looking at photo of Industrial Terrace-Beckett Street-Shakespeare Street area there is mention of former residents working as brick burners,not something i've heard of before.
Some appeared to work locally but two were working away in the Wrexham area.
How many other trades have been lost within this 'former mighty industrial city'?
There must have been seemed oddly named jobs in engineering,tailoring and other trades in Leeds


Burmantofts Pottery was nearby so the brick burners would have worked there, I'm interested in this particular area but photos on Leodis only seem to show chimneys, love to know a bit more, especially as theirs so much of the product around Leeds.
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Postby kango » Fri 13 Nov, 2009 12:39 am

Trojan wrote:
There were plenty of jobs in the mills that probably no longer exist, tackler, tuner, fettler, peicener, willyer (god knows) burlers and menders.
The tuner was the guy who looked after the looms as in the song Poverty Knock

Poverty, poverty knock,
Tuner should come to mi loom
Poverty, poverty knock,
But 'ed rather sit on 'is bum
Poverty, poverty knock
Allus one eye on the clock
'e seems to be busy
'e's courtin' our Lizzie
An' I cannot get 'im to cum.



Our lass were a Burler and Mender at Salts mill, till Her eyesight went, then she married Me!!

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Postby dogduke » Fri 13 Nov, 2009 1:24 am

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Burmantofts Pottery was nearby so the brick burners would have worked there, I'm interested in this particular area but photos on Leodis only seem to show chimneys, love to know a bit more, especially as theirs so much of the product around Leeds.


Leeds City Libaries have book on Burmantofts Pottery.
Includes I think all of their history and several photos of the products made.

One thing that puzzled me was that around that time - Stoney Rock Lane,a main roald running parralell to Becket Street was described as a quiet counry lane with a stream running alongside,am I living over some unknown water course??
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Postby harehills-steve » Fri 13 Nov, 2009 1:48 am

There you go! I didnt know that, has it been diverted to the beck? Even then presumably its still under here somewhere.
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Postby chemimike » Fri 13 Nov, 2009 2:12 am

The 1854 map at http://www.british-history.ac.uk/mapsheet.aspx?compid=55145&sheetid=9543&ox=2431&oy=216&zm=1&czm=1&x=241&y=405 seems to show the Beck running alongside the road. On the old maps 1894 map it seem to be missing, so must have disappeared between those dates
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Postby Uno Hoo » Fri 13 Nov, 2009 11:26 am

kango wrote:
Our lass were a Burler and Mender at Salts mill, till Her eyesight went, then she married Me!!


My mother was a burler & mender, too. She always referred to her employer as "Bimmy's", and for years I thought this was the firm's actual name. Then, long after she'd died, I happened to see a TV programme about a still-operating mill in Stanningley called Abimilech Hainsworth & Co (or something similar).

Then the penny dropped!

My late father-in-law was a percher, at S. Jerome & Sons, almost next door to Salts. He spent his working days, poor sod, examining finished pieces of cloth for faults. His hobby was watching paint dry.    
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Postby cnosni » Fri 13 Nov, 2009 11:34 am

chemimike wrote:
The 1854 map at http://www.british-history.ac.uk/mapsheet.aspx?compid=55145&sheetid=9543&ox=2431&oy=216&zm=1&czm=1&x=241&y=405 seems to show the Beck running alongside the road. On the old maps 1894 map it seem to be missing, so must have disappeared between those dates

Its probably still there,just buily over.

Im sure that on one of Phils explores,where he is in the beck which runs into the Aire at the armouries,that there is a picture of some large vertical drain cover,near the York Road flyover.

Ill have a look
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Postby Uno Hoo » Fri 13 Nov, 2009 11:38 am

Hannibal69 wrote:
Keg wrote:
Uno- just re-read your reply about stools.... and sprayed coffee all ove rmy monitor...superb!

Hi Keg, It caught be that way too!!! lol Laugh Excuse me waiter, but there is a laptop in my coffee!!! lol.

Han.


Thanks, gents. Good to know they don't all fall on stony ground!!!
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