Hopeville (1)

Hopeville 1870s
Title Hopeville
Date 1870s
Location Yeadon
Photo ID AA48
Comment Hopeville, a substantial stone house situated off Harper Lane, was once the home of the Slater family, most of the extensive gardens have now been built on and the house converted into two apartments (March 2014).
Hopeville 1870s

FF204 – Hopeville, 1870s.

Hopeville – 1870s

Hopeville was the home of Ernest Ethelbert Slater, manager of Manor Mill and a keen photographer. It is situated at the corner of Harper Lane and what was South View Road (now Rufford Avenue).
Part of the grounds have been built on to form the beginning of Rufford Avenue, South View Road now finishes at the junction with Harper Lane.(September 2014)

Hopeville 1870s

AA48A – Hopeville, 1870s.

Hopeville – 1870s

An early image taken in the garden of Hopeville, possibly by Ernest Ethelbert Slater. These people are possibly family or friends of the Slater’s, the tall bearded man wearing a top hat is Philomen Slater, local historian and father of Ernest Ethelbert.
Philomen died in 1878, which gives a possible broad date for the image.

SL031 – Hopeville, 1891.

Hopeville – 1891

This photograph was originally taken onto a glass slide by E. E. Slater of Hopeville, Yeadon. It has been digitally transferred for us by John Hobson. People in the garden of Hopeville, home of Ernest Ethelbert Slater who took this image as a glass slide. It was customary for Whit Monday Chapel walks to end at Hopeville.

Hopeville c1900

D362 – Hopeville, c1900.

Hopeville – c1900

This sundial was commissioned by Ernest E Slater for the garden of Hopeville House. The black and white image shows the sundial in it’s original position, the girl on the right is Ethel Slater daughter of Ernest.

Hopeville c1900

D363 – Hopeville, c1900.

Hopeville – c1900

This historic artefact was stolen in may 2014, from the garden of Hopeville House, where it had stood for over 100 years.

Hopeville 1900

SL004 – Hopeville, 1900.

Hopeville – 1900

Children making tea in the garden. This was possibly one of the Queen Street, Methodist Chapel garden parties, owner of Hopeville and photographer E E Slater, was a Trustee of the chapel and welcomed chapel members to his home.

Hopeville 1900

H223 – Hopeville, c1900.

Hopeville – c1900

It was usual for E E Slater to invite the congregation of Queen Street, Methodist Chapel to Hopeville on Whit Mondays, these following 2 images of which he took to record the occasion.

Hopeville 1900

H224 – Hopeville, 1900.

Hopeville – 1900

As above.

Hopeville 1900

F478 – Hopeville, 1900.

Hopeville – 1900

Whit Monday gatherings at Hopeville, seen through the lens of E E Slater.

Hopeville c1900

G201 – Hopeville, c1900.

Hopeville – c1900

An image originally taken on a glass slide by E E Slater of Hopeville Yeadon.
It was titled “Artwork” and shows 2 women seated on deckchairs probably in the gardens of Hopeville House.

Hopeville 1900

F209 – Hopeville, 1900.

Hopeville – 1900

It is probable that these people were members of Queen Street Chapel making their way or coming from Hopeville, home of E E Slater.
He held celebration events for the chapel in his extensive gardens, South View School is in the background.
Slater took this image onto a glass slide which has since been digitally transferred for us by John Hobson.

Hopeville 1900

P255 – Hopeville, 1900.

Hopeville – 1900

18th May 1900. Two images of the garden taken at different times on the same day. One taken at 8am, when the garden is covered with snow, the second at 4pm, when the snow has vanished and the garden restored to it’s spring appearance.

Hopeville 1900

H461 – Hopeville, 1900.

Hopeville – 1900

The follow two images are of gatherings in the grounds of Hopeville House, E E Slater entertained the congregation of Queen Street Chapel on some occasions.

Hopeville 1900

H462 – Hopeville, 1900.

Hopeville – 1900

As above.

Photographic Society, Hopeville, 1900

SL076 – Hopeville, 1900.

Hopeville – 1900

Members of the Yeadon Photographic Society, several men are holding their cameras, the man sat in the middle of the trio on the bench is Ernest Ethelbert Slater, prolific local photographer.
The location is the garden at Hopeville which was Slater’s home.

Original image on a glass slide attributed to E E Slater, digitally transferred by John Hobson.

Previous Comments:

Re AA48
Michele
I love this house. I lived in one of the bungalows that was built in the former grounds of Hopeville House. I always dreamed of buying the two flats to turn it back into one home. Unfortunately, my dreams are far bigger than my pocket.
21 November 2016.

Re AA48
Robin
I lived in the bottom part of Hopeville with my parents and brother between 1967 and 1969. It was two flats, one upstairs and one downstairs. The upstairs was occupied by Wilf and Margaret and their son and daughter and Benny their shepherd dog. The large bay window was my parents’ bedroom window. Over the wall was a large stone house which was the Dr. Betts surgery.
08 December 2019.

Re AA48
Aidan
As per Robin’s previous comment, the house was at some point divided into two dwellings. The lower apartment (or flat as they were called back then) was occupied by Brian And Josephine Fitzgerald, with their sons Robin and Aidan, between 1967-69. The inner hallway had a large trapdoor leading down to the cellar, from which we used to load up the coal scuttles for the fire. There was also a large wall-mounted aquarium in the hallway. The grounds seemed so large as a child and were perfect for ‘jungle adventures’. Wilfred and Margaret in the dwelling upstairs were very kind and their collie dog Benny was adorable. Very happy memories.
14 February 2022.

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Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 20 May 2021.
Last updated: 15 February 22 – Comment by Aiden. 06 August 2021 – Photo ID: G201 & F209.

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