EPW061327 ENGLAND (1939). The town centre, Batley, 1939

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Title [EPW061327] The town centre, Batley, 1939
Reference EPW061327
Date 2-June-1939
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Place name BATLEY
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 424522, 424188
Longitude / Latitude -1.6284128842023, 53.713309062967
National Grid Reference SE245242

Pins

John H. Barker & Son Limited. Talbot Garage

AndyB
Wednesday 26th of June 2019 04:34:08 PM
Victoria Wreck swings slide roundabouts in the 50/60s.

Graham Cass
Sunday 19th of May 2019 04:27:53 PM
21 Whitaker Square.our address too.

Graham Cass
Sunday 19th of May 2019 03:50:58 PM
No 12 Field Lane ( were I lived in the 60s)

Graham Cass
Sunday 19th of May 2019 03:42:08 PM
Royal Oak now (Chapos)

Graham Cass
Sunday 19th of May 2019 03:41:07 PM
Albion Street.

Graham Cass
Sunday 19th of May 2019 03:40:19 PM
Field Lane Junior & Infants school.

Graham Cass
Sunday 19th of May 2019 02:53:25 PM
The old RAF club bottom of Field lane.

Graham Cass
Sunday 19th of May 2019 02:50:12 PM
Branch House, Bradford Road

wendy
Saturday 2nd of February 2019 11:19:30 AM
Drill hall Batley.

Graham Cass
Thursday 17th of January 2019 04:49:49 PM
Hanover street church.

Graham Cass
Thursday 17th of January 2019 04:48:46 PM

Graham Cass
Thursday 17th of January 2019 04:02:45 PM

Graham Cass
Thursday 17th of January 2019 04:01:47 PM

Graham Cass
Thursday 17th of January 2019 03:59:36 PM
This was the Co-op Funeral department where the cars were kept it also had a joinery shop there.

Graham Cass
Thursday 17th of January 2019 03:58:14 PM

Martin
Saturday 16th of September 2017 12:24:49 AM
Memorial park and monument for First world war casualties

HOLMES
Thursday 16th of March 2017 08:02:07 PM

kieron hill
Saturday 30th of July 2016 08:10:28 PM
Batley Post Office

kieron hill
Wednesday 27th of July 2016 06:36:29 PM
Oxford Terrace

kieron hill
Wednesday 20th of July 2016 06:29:55 PM
Theatre Royal, Saint James Street

kieron hill
Monday 18th of July 2016 06:42:52 PM
Church Steps public house

kieron hill
Thursday 14th of July 2016 08:14:17 PM

kieron hill
Sunday 26th of June 2016 05:30:07 PM
The Victoria public house

kieron hill
Sunday 26th of June 2016 02:24:40 PM

kieron hill
Saturday 25th of June 2016 11:47:41 AM

kieron hill
Sunday 19th of June 2016 06:57:51 PM

kieron hill
Sunday 19th of June 2016 06:50:08 PM

kieron hill
Sunday 19th of June 2016 06:21:17 PM

kieron hill
Saturday 11th of June 2016 05:26:43 PM
Henrietta Street

kieron hill
Friday 10th of June 2016 08:02:30 PM

kieron hill
Sunday 5th of June 2016 08:39:04 PM

kieron hill
Sunday 5th of June 2016 01:48:11 PM

kieron hill
Sunday 5th of June 2016 01:47:45 PM

kieron hill
Sunday 5th of June 2016 01:45:16 PM
Wards hill undertakers the Parker family lived here before they were demolished.

Graham Cass
Saturday 7th of May 2016 05:08:25 PM
Station Hotel now long gone. Had several bars and a ballroom but fell out of use and was used for other purposes prior to demolition.

Cabby
Sunday 27th of March 2016 11:59:42 AM
Batley Girls Grammar School

franco21
Tuesday 8th of March 2016 02:44:07 PM

franco21
Tuesday 8th of March 2016 02:41:10 PM
St Thomas Church Grosvenor Road

franco21
Tuesday 8th of March 2016 02:40:30 PM
Chickenley Heath branch platform

HOLMES
Tuesday 29th of September 2015 12:36:51 PM
footbridge to station demolished in 1954 after being hit by train

HOLMES
Tuesday 29th of September 2015 12:34:11 PM
Great Northern goods yard and sheds terminus of chickenley heath branch

HOLMES
Tuesday 29th of September 2015 12:20:07 PM
L.N.W.goods shed

HOLMES
Tuesday 29th of September 2015 12:16:21 PM
L.N.W.stables in north yard

HOLMES
Tuesday 29th of September 2015 12:14:58 PM
Woodkirk branch ex G.N. line Batley to Leeds central

HOLMES
Tuesday 29th of September 2015 12:10:22 PM
upper batley station ex G.N.

HOLMES
Tuesday 29th of September 2015 12:06:16 PM
lady anne crossing, bridge carrying G.N.line wakefield to Bradford, below ex l.n.w.line to leeds

HOLMES
Tuesday 29th of September 2015 12:00:36 PM
Railway goods shed ( LNWR)

Isambard
Wednesday 10th of June 2015 12:50:56 PM
The old Labour Exchange , now called a Job centre !!!!!

Isambard
Wednesday 10th of June 2015 12:47:51 PM
Old Batley Working Mens Club

Isambard
Wednesday 10th of June 2015 12:46:14 PM
Site of Batley Colliery

Isambard
Wednesday 10th of June 2015 12:44:25 PM
Zion Chapel opened 1869

Stan
Sunday 30th of November 2014 07:26:36 PM
Batley Library built in 1907 and funded by Andrew Carnegie

Stan
Sunday 30th of November 2014 07:08:16 PM

lynne571
Friday 7th of November 2014 05:35:39 AM
Foot Bridge,Knocked down by train app 1954

Don
Thursday 31st of July 2014 04:30:51 PM
5 Cross Street Batley. I lived there as a child in 1961. Behind Cross Street there was a blanket shop.And on Cross Street were a Taylor's and a car spares shop.

Graham Cass
Tuesday 20th of May 2014 05:46:46 PM
Wilton Park Lake.

Cabby
Monday 3rd of March 2014 10:51:14 PM
Batley Maternity Home (or at least the building that would become the maternity home). Attached is the remains of the entrance to the maternity home following demolition of the building. The stone gate pillars still exist on Bradford Road and can be seen in Google Earth street view.

Cabby
Monday 17th of February 2014 11:09:35 PM
Park Road Junior and Infants School.

Cabby
Monday 17th of February 2014 11:03:43 PM
Princess Street.

Cabby
Monday 17th of February 2014 10:56:59 PM
Maternity hospital on Bradford Road

Gerddi
Tuesday 11th of February 2014 08:36:51 PM
Sorry Gerddi you have placed the pin for the Maternity Home on Park Road School by mistake. I have placed a pin on the correct site adjacent to Princess Street. The Maternity Home was opposite the bottom entrance/exit to Batley bus station. Best regards, Cabby.

Cabby
Monday 17th of February 2014 11:00:16 PM
Well done, cabby, you're spot on, I was just about to remove the pin when I saw your comment. Regards.

Gerddi
Saturday 1st of March 2014 04:04:03 PM

Cabby
Friday 24th of January 2014 10:33:16 PM

Cabby
Friday 24th of January 2014 10:32:32 PM
Viaduct over Timothy Lane.

Cabby
Friday 24th of January 2014 10:31:46 PM
Birstall Junction.

Cabby
Friday 24th of January 2014 10:30:36 PM
Soothill Lane.

Cabby
Saturday 9th of November 2013 07:54:16 PM

Cabby
Saturday 9th of November 2013 07:52:57 PM
Carlinghow Hill.

Cabby
Saturday 9th of November 2013 07:52:18 PM
Batley General Hospital.

Cabby
Saturday 9th of November 2013 07:51:07 PM
Batley Grammar School where I was a pupil 1972-1978.

Cabby
Saturday 9th of November 2013 07:50:17 PM
Batley Station

Class31
Thursday 31st of October 2013 11:14:12 PM
Ex Great Northern Line to Wakefield.

Class31
Thursday 31st of October 2013 11:12:37 PM
Ex London & North Western Line to Huddersfield and Manchester.

Class31
Thursday 31st of October 2013 11:11:32 PM
Ex London & North Western line to Leeds.

Class31
Thursday 31st of October 2013 11:09:41 PM
Ex Great Northern Branch Railway from Wakefield to Bradford.

Class31
Thursday 31st of October 2013 11:04:19 PM
Ex London & North Western Railway Branch from Batley to Birstall which closed to passengers in 1917.

Class31
Thursday 31st of October 2013 11:02:09 PM
Sorry Class 31 I have to correct your annotation.My father was born in Birstall,Batley in 1930.He could remember seeing the locomotives and various wagons etc.as a boy.This line was known locally as the "coddy" and the passenger train was known as the"Coddy Bob".These were usually mixed traffic trains,goods wagons with passenger carriages attached.The locos were shedded at Mirfield.In later years the line went out of use around 1959 ish.And I played on the trackbed as a boy in 1968-1971.

Cabby
Saturday 9th of November 2013 07:44:19 PM
As a child during 1961 I remember seeing a steam train pass along this line from the nursery I was at at the top of Beck lane. Interestingly, there doesn't appear to be any track on these photographs. Carlinghow station/ Halt was positioned outside the hospital on Carlinghow Field Hill.

Gerddi
Tuesday 11th of February 2014 08:30:54 PM
In response to the comments by Cabby I can find two sources giving details of the closure dates for the ex LNWR Batley to Birstall Lower line. The sources are as follows

a. http://www.lostrailwayswestyorkshire.co.uk/Railway%20Ramblers%20Kirklees.htm#LNWR BATLEY - BIRSTALL and

b. http://www.lostrailwayswestyorkshire.co.uk/Birstall%20Goods.htm

One source gives 31st December 1916 as the closure date for passengers. The other site gives 1.1.1917.

The closure date for goods is given as 17.6.62 on one site and 1962 on the other site.

Class31
Monday 17th of February 2014 10:58:23 PM
Class 31 is quite correct in his reports of the closure dates for passenger services on the coddy line. I too have seen these reports and they clearly represent the "official word" on the part of the LNWR. I contribute to the Lost railways of West Yorkshire website and some of my photographs of this line where I used to play as a boy in the 60's are available to view.However,passenger services continued after these dates perhaps on an "unofficial" ad hoc basis to suit local needs as they arose.Carriages were coupled to timetabled goods services to provide the service.There was a passenger entrance/exit from Birstall lower goods station onto Huddersfield Road at Birstall Smithies(just a door in a wall apparently).

Cabby
Monday 17th of February 2014 11:26:41 PM

Class31
Thursday 31st of October 2013 10:52:36 PM
Bradford Road A652

Class31
Thursday 31st of October 2013 10:50:11 PM
Victoria Avenue

Class31
Thursday 31st of October 2013 10:47:52 PM

Class31
Thursday 31st of October 2013 10:46:52 PM

Class31
Thursday 31st of October 2013 10:46:21 PM

User Comment Contributions

I was raised on Bath St and remember in the 1940s & late 50s prior to the Easter w/ends dozens of coaches were stored on the Coddy and pulled out on Easter Monday to make up sea side excursions. I later went on to be a Passed cleaner at Mirfield Shed

Don
Thursday 31st of July 2014 04:57:14 PM
Does anyone remember the footbridge at Batley station that linked the GN platform to Soothill Lane just above the bridge

Don
Thursday 31st of July 2014 04:49:30 PM
I lived there as a child in 1961. Behind Cross Street was a blanket shop.

Graham Cass
Tuesday 20th of May 2014 05:42:48 PM
View looking north.

Class31
Thursday 31st of October 2013 10:50:52 PM