Oak Leaves


Part One - Spring 2001

Introduction


Ownership of Roundhay Manor and Park

by Peter Kelley

The Life and Family of Thomas Nicholson of Roundhay Park

by Neville Hurworth

Gledhow School - Gledhow Lane (1872-1959)

by Barbara Barr

Getting to the Park

by Geoff Hall

They Died in the Service of their Country

by Valerie Ives

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Part Two - Autumn 2001

In Memoriam Barbara Barr


Cover Picture - Oakwood Parade


Oakwood: the Nineteenth Century Suburb of Roundhay

by Geoff Hall

Quarrying in the Oakwood Area

by Murray Mitchell

Some Notes about the History of Roundhay Methodist Church

by Barbara Worthington

The Roundhay and District Electric Lighting Company Limited

by Geoff Hall

Shopping

by Hilary Dyson

The History of Jones of Oakwood

by Andrew and Rowland Jones

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Part Three - Summer 2002

Foreword by Stephen Burt


Louis A.A. Le Prince and the Whitley Family

by Peter Kelley

HSBC Bank in Leeds

by Tina Staples, HSBC Group Archives

Early Birds Over Yorkshire

by Hilary Dyson

The Parish Church of St. Edmund, Roundhay

by Geoffrey Bass

Letter from one of our readers

John Harrison, October 2001

The Butler, the Coachman and the Governess

by Anne Wilkinson

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Part Four - Spring 2003

Roundhay Park Bicentenary

by Neville Hurworth

Parcmont

by Joan Newiss

The Prehistoric Enclosure in Gipton Wood (See Related Articles below)

by Peter Kelley

Letter from one of our readers, Re: Blackburns - Early Birds Over Yorkshire

by Vera Agar

A Brief History of Roundhay St. Johns Church

by J. Dickinson & G. D. Webster

William Penrose-Green

by Dr. Raymond Dalton

Mining in Gipton

by Peter Kelly and Murray Mitchell

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Related Articles: Not published by ODHS in Oak Leaves

Notes on the ‘D’ shaped earthwork in Gipton Wood, Leeds

by Peter J. Kelley

Owners of Gipton Wood - Gift to Leeds

by Peter J. Kelley

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Part Five - Christmas 2004

Roundhay and the Domesday Survey of 1086

by Peter Kelley

A History of St. John's School, Roundhay

by Anne Wilkinson

A Brief History of Oakwood Library

by Barbara Worthington

Memories of Daily Life in 1920s Gledhow

by Margaret Plows

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Part Six - Autumn 2006

Basil Hartley and Novello House (2 Ladywood Road)

by Hilary Dyson

The Oakwood Tram Crash

by John Harrison

John William Jessop and Hatwood

by Gillian Figures

The Reverend James Armitage Rhodes "Clerk Without Cure of Souls" A Remarkable Man

by Neville Hurworth

Oak Leaves Prompts Memories of Roundhay from Australia

by Barbara Rowlands

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Part Seven - Autumn 2007

How Oakwood Got Its Clock

by John and Cynthia Harrison

Instructions for a House Keeper

by Neville Hurworth

Cobble-Stone Buildings in Roundhay Park

by Murray Mitchell

A Note about the Coat of Arms above the Door of the

Old Roundhay St John’s School on Wetherby Road

by Neville Hurworth

A. Kershaw & Sons, The Early Years

by Peter Kelley

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Part Eight - Autumn 2008

The Closure of St John’s Church, Roundhay. Some Final Thoughts

by Neville Hurworth

The History of Gledhow Hill House and Estate, the Home of Roundhay School

by Joan Newiss and Murray Mitchell

The Truth, but Not the Whole Truth. Memories of Roundhay School, 1950-1957

by John Harrison

Rowland Ding, Dare-devil Pilot of Soldiers’ Field

by David Hanson

Travels With Mary Gordon

by Hilary Dyson

The Parsons’ Connection with Gledhow Hill and Roundhay

by Neville Hurworth

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Part Nine - Autumn 2009

Elmet(e) Hall

by Anthony Silson

A Walk Round Oakwood

by Hilary Dyson

The Third Lake and Other 'Fish Ponds' at Roundhay Park

by Neville Hurworth

Edward Caldwell Spruce (1866-1922) and the Savage Club

by Hilary Dyson

A Skating Accident at Gledhow

by Neville Hurworth

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Part Ten - Autumn 2010

Oakwood and District in Parliamentary Elections, 1885-1955

by J. A. Harrison

A Short Note About a Quarry at Oakwood

by Neville Hurworth

The Jessop Family of Roundhay Mount

by Anne Wilkinson

Allerton Grange Schools

by Anthony Silson

Memories of Allerton Grange School

by Trevor and Margaret Plows and Rowena Smith

A Very Public Row between Colonel Campbell and Thomas Nicholson.

Important Historical Information in the Leeds Mercury of 1811

by Neville Hurworth

Carry On Nurse. 'Uplands', Roundhay, in WW2

by Valerie Ives

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Part Eleven - Spring 2012

A Look Back Over the Years of the Oakwood and District Historical Society

by Hilary Dyson

St George's School, Roundhay, circa 1880-1917

by Neville Hurworth

Some Oakwood Memories

by John Harrison

Where Was William Nicholson Nicholson's House (Where He Shot His Uncle's Gamekeeper)?

by Neville Hurworth

A Roundhay Childhood

by Gwyneth Spurr (nee Evans)

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Part Twelve - Autumn 2012

In Memoriam: Murray Mitchell


A Roundhay Ironfounder, Frederick Dyson (1847-1912) and his work

by Tony Dyson and Graham Hills

Thomas Nicholson (1830-1860) and how Roundhay Park was nearly lost

before Leeds Corporation could buy it (See Related Booklet below)

 by Neville Hurworth

Oakwood a Hundred Years Ago: Some Newspaper Notes

by John Harrison

Sale of Surplus Land from the Roundhay Park Estate. Pursuit of a Park for Nothing

by Neville Hurworth

The Roundhay Almshouses

by Anne Wilkinson

Henry Marles and the Roman Lamp he found in the Gorge at Roundhay Park

by Peter Marles

The Leeds Extension Act of 1912.

‘The Runaway Ratepayers of Roundhay’ become part of Leeds

by Anne Wilkinson

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Related Booklet: Not published by ODHS in Oak Leaves

John Barran's Fight for The People's Park

Copyright © Neville Hurworth 2009

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Part Thirteen - Autumn 2013

About Rhodes Tudor and Albert Henry Nicholson,

two remarkable sons of William Nicholson Nicholson  of Roundhay Park

by Neville Hurworth

Children's Homes, Street Lane

by Anthony Silson

Oakwood House and the Origins of Oakwood, North Leeds (See Related Article below)

by Neville Hurworth

Roundhay (Allerton) Hall: Putting the Record Straight

by Margaret Plows

A Roundhay Childhood - Further Thoughts

by Gwyneth Spurr

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Related Article: Not published by ODHS in Oak Leaves

The early days of Oakwood Parade from about 1893 to 1906

by Neville Hurworth

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Part Fourteen - Autumn 2014

 Complete [PDF]


Oakwood Clock Refurbishment. Congratulations and Thank You


William Gustavus Nicholson (1845-1918). Field Marshall Lord Nicholson of Roundhay.

 William Nicholson Nicholson's son who became the head of the British Army

by Neville Hurworth

My Dear Emily ...

Letters to Emily, daughter of James Kitson Jnr., Leeds industrialist and politician

by Anne Wilkinson

The Mysteries of Gledhow Grange

by Anthony Silson

The Goodman family of Hunslet, Gledhow and Roundhay

by Neville Hurworth

Another Roundhay Childhood. Alma's Story

by Gwyneth Spurr

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Part Fifteen - Spring 2016

 Complete [PDF]


One Hundred Years Ago ...

by Anne Wilkinson

A French Newspaper on Roundhay Park

Discovered by Anne Wilkinson

A Glimpse of the Quarrying at Gipton Wood

by Neville Hurworth

The Gipton Wood Community of the pre WW2 years

by Neville Hurworth

Great War Auxililliary Hospitals

by Anthony Silson and Margaret Plows

Roundhay Park - The Cottages and Who Lived in Them

by Gwyneth Spurr


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The Oakwood and District Historical Society - ODHS is a small group of enthusiasts who share a common interest in the past of our locality


The Society's main aim is to inform the public about the history of the Oakwood and Roundhay areas. It is hoped that by so doing, people who live in these areas will acquire a better appreciation of the wonderful environment in which they live and to encourage their support in preserving the good things of the past


Local libraries and archives provide a rich source of books, letters, newspapers and other documents from which discrete bits of history can be assimilated. By selecting from these and other sources, members of the Society have written articles about specific themes of local historical interest. So far, these have been published in a series of booklets called Oak Leaves (see below) most of which are now out of print.


The Copyright © of articles published in Oak Leaves belongs to the individual authors. They have given permission to allow their Oak Leaves contributions to be viewed via this Website. Granting permission to view does not affect their copyright, which must be respected


Enquiries

Margaret Plows

Email

miggythirsk@btinternet.com

Memorials and Monumental Inscriptions


Several years ago members of the ODHS transcribed the Memorials and Monumental Inscriptions in Roundhay St John church and graveyard on Wetherby Road


This work has proven even more worthwhile as the lower graveyard became badly overgrown and access to it was restricted for safety reasons.


Sadly the historic church building called Roundhay St John, a legacy of the Nicholson family who created the Mansion and Roundhay Park as we know it today, closed a few years ago. It had been targeted by vandals and thieves. The leading off the roof was stolen, exposing the interior of this beautiful church to the elements. On another occasion the bottom panel of a beautiful stained-glass window was smashed.


The crypt of the church contains the remains of many prominent past citizens of Roundhay including members of the Nicholson family

Last Updated 14 November 2016

from information provided by Neville Hurworth

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