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Postby Uno Hoo » Fri 13 Nov, 2009 11:41 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.



I could add a rude riposte to that last line, Trojan, but being a clean-living lad, I won't. This is, after all, a family site!!!!!!
The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, moves on; nor all thy Piety nor all thy Wit can call it back to cancel half a Line, nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
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cnosni
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Postby cnosni » Fri 13 Nov, 2009 11:51 am

cnosni wrote:
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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cecu5kyUf2M

at aboy 7 mins 56 secs,3 large drain holes.
Not running with water, but could well be where the Stony Rock Beck would run to the Mabgate stream.

Can anyone see on another 1854 map where it does this in vitorian times?
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Postby cnosni » Fri 13 Nov, 2009 12:23 pm

struggling to move around to another map on the site.

Perhaps it didnt run to Mabgate at all,it may weel have made its own course to the Aire ,via Marsh Lane area,hence the term "Marsh" Lane
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chemimike
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Postby chemimike » Fri 13 Nov, 2009 2:26 pm

Can't see anything further south on the 1854 map. A pity it is not more detailed. The 1904 alan godfrey map at does seem to show (in red) part of the stream by the terra cotta works and possibly a little bit by the brickworks (in red), but can't see anything further on

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Postby chemimike » Fri 13 Nov, 2009 2:28 pm

The link didn't seem to take . try again

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Postby chemimike » Fri 13 Nov, 2009 2:29 pm

and again


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Postby Cardiarms » Fri 13 Nov, 2009 3:54 pm

Stoney Rock Beck is now piped down stoney rock lane, turns right just after primrose school and then straight down Lincoln green Road to Ladybeck.

I can't see anything current continuing to the south. However an old and relatively large culverted water course arises out side the harp pub on Cromwell road and wiggles through the buildings towards mabgate going down the side of the Mabgate cafe. the angle of the buildings/plots indicate its course and that it's been there some time. Don't know if it links to the old Stoney rock beck.
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Postby Loiner in Cyprus » Fri 13 Nov, 2009 4:00 pm

My wife is researching our family history and one of relatives in Armley in 1904 was a boot clicker. 5 years later he is registered as a shoe clicker. Promotion???

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Postby Cardiarms » Fri 13 Nov, 2009 4:02 pm

Nah, marketing!
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Postby Trojan » Fri 13 Nov, 2009 4:11 pm

Uno Hoo wrote:
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.



I could add a rude riposte to that last line, Trojan, but being a clean-living lad, I won't. This is, after all, a family site!!!!!!

Well the next verse is fairly racey

Poverty, poverty knock
Our Lizzie's so easily led
Poverty, poverty knock
A reckon 'e teks 'er ter bed
Poverty, poverty knock
Allus one eye on the clock,
She used to be skinny
But look at 'er pinny
A think that it's 'igh time they wed.
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