A selection of your letters to Times Past...
I feel I should correct a mistake in your Monday Retro column from last week.
The prisoner of war camp was not in Horsforth. You correctly state it was located at Butcher Hill but no part of Butcher Hill is in Horsforth. The Horsforth boundary is marked by the stream at the bottom of Butcher Hill near The Bridge public house.
The camp was nearly opposite where The Dalesman pub stands, at the West Park end of Butcher Hill.
And on another subject, I have just read the film spotlight article on the fish and chip shop from last week’s Monday Retro.
The article gives the impression Bryan was the Christian name of the owner, in fact it was his surname.
In a past life as a TV engineer, the company I worked for, County Wireless (Leeds) Ltd, dealt with three generations of the Bryan’s.
Not only did I repair their TVs but also the music system in the restaurant.
At that time it was operating from a converted cottage. Next to the shop in those days was a smithy, this was eventually demolished and the land used as a car park.
I wonder if the fish fryer was Ted Ingledew, he was a slightly built man and wore spectacles.
Ron Davies, Yeadon
The information about Bryan’s Fish and Chip shop was misleading. Bryan was the family surname, not a Christian name.
Derek Dyson, Leeds
The answer to last week’s picture puzzle is Little Woodhouse Street, off Clarendon Road. Well done to those who guessed correctly, they are: Tom Stanway, Alec Peel, Anita Mason.
In this column last week, we mistakenly used a picture of Jack Taylor instead of a picture of Leeds Civic Hall. This was due to a production error - Jack’s intriguing story will be told in full next Saturday in Times Past.