Keepers Cottage – Esholt Springs (1)

Esholt Springs 1890s
Title Keepers Cottage
Date 1890s
Location Esholt
Photo ID E210
Comment An article and photograph published in the Wharfedale newspaper on 1st May 2014, which featured Coach Road and Esholt Springs.
Keepers Cottage 1890s

SL021 – Keepers Cottage, 1890s.

Keepers Cottage, Esholt Springs, Belmont Woods – 1890s

The photograph above used in the newspaper came from this photograph taken by E E Slater.

Group photo Esholt Springs 1890s

SL069 – Group Photograph, Undated.

Group photograph Esholt Springs – 1890s

An early image of a group of people at Esholt Springs.

Keepers Cottage, Undated

D033 – Keepers Cottage, Undated.

Keepers Cottage, Esholt Springs, Belmont Woods – Undated

Various views of Esholt Springs, this area was once a popular destination for Sunday afternoon strolls.

A rural scene at Esholt Springs

Image from a glass slide taken by E.E.Slater.

Keepers Cottage, Undated

M185 – Keepers Cottage, Undated.

Keepers Cottage, Esholt Springs, Belmont Woods – Undated

Keepers Cottage at Esholt Springs.
Image from a glass slide taken by E. E. Slater.

Keepers Cottage, Undated

SL061 – Keepers Cottage, Undated.

Keepers Cottage, Esholt Springs, Belmont Woods – Undated

Keepers Cottage at Esholt Springs.
Image from a glass slide taken by E.E.Slater.

Railway Bridge Esholt Springs,Undated

SL090 – Esholt Springs, Undated.

Esholt Springs, Belmont Woods – Undated

View of the railway bridge at Esholt Springs.
Image from a glass slide taken by E. E. Slater.

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F267 – Keepers Cottage, Undated.

Keepers Cottage, Esholt Springs, Belmont Woods – Undated

This undated photo has the caption “Keeper’s Cottage, Esholt Springs, Near Bradford”.

Keepers Cottage, Undated

AA15 – Keepers Cottage, Undated.

Keepers Cottage, Esholt Springs, Belmont Woods – Undated

Tranquil view in Esholt woods of Keepers Cottage.

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AA16 – Keepers Cottage, Undated.

Keepers Cottage, Esholt Springs, Belmont Woods – Undated

Three ladies pose for the camera in Esholt woods, Keepers Cottage.

Esholt Springs Postcard 1905

BB045 – Esholt Springs, 1905.

Esholt Springs, Belmont Woods – 1905

This “Island” was formed by the outfall of several becks, three cottages were built in the 18th Century and owned by the Esholt Estate. The Estate was purchased in 1904 by Bradford from the Misses Crompton – Stansfield for £239,000.
It had been bought to build a sewage treatment plant, the Island was filled in and the cottages disappeared.

A colour tinted postcard of the “Island”, a message on the reverse reads ” Dear Mrs Uttley, I expect you will know the place shown on this view, if you don’t you have missed one of the prettiest walks around Bradford. Shall be giving you a look up in about a months time. Hope you are well,
H Dennison.

The card was sent to a Mrs Uttley in Leicestershire.

Esholt Springs Postcard 1905

BB045 – Esholt Springs, 1905.

Esholt Springs, Belmont Woods – 1905

As above.

Esholt Springs View, Undated

D170 – Esholt Springs, Undated.

Esholt Springs, Belmont Woods – Undated

A colour tinted postcard featuring Esholt Springs.

Esholt Springs, Undated

D171 – Esholt Springs, Undated.

Esholt Springs, Belmont Woods – Undated

Reverse of card message reads:

“Dear Elsie, it will have to be postponed again for Wednesday night as I am busy and of course Dell is out of the question unless you want Willie as well. You see it will be Tim’s last night at home and I have got an invitation as well. I am Sorry Elsie but I will the week after without fail with love from Miriam.”
On the margin is written “You can let me know on Saturday if it will be alright for next week”.

It was sent to Miss Elsie Mawson of Keighley.

Keepers Cottage, Undated

F239 – Keepers Cottage, Esholt Springs, Undated.

Keepers Cottage, Esholt Springs, Belmont Woods – Undated

Looking at Keepers Cottage from another angle.

Previous Comments:

teleg
Another of our play places. We spent many a Happy hour in these woods as children, and even as late as 2009. I took my wife, who is suffering from alzheimers walking in the woods and also on the old Yeadon railway line.
21 May 2013.

jplstar
As boys in the 30s and 40s, we would spend all our play time in Bellyburn Woods. We went in behind the Hopwood’s cottage on Stone Top, and up into the woods.
At the summit, there is a stone outcrop with two rocks with a small crack between them.
We gathered acorns, built a little fire in the crack, and roasted and ate them.
Apparently they are not poisonous, because we never felt any ill-effects from them.
Then we would go on the top of the “Roman Wall”, between the railway and the Old Coach Road, and back home through Guiseley, and West Field.
Jon Hopkinson.
16 May 2015.

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Consolidated by Elaine Ellwood. 02 May 2021.
Last updated: 05 May 2021.

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