Lower Mickletown to Boat Lane

Old houses, once the last houses in Lower Mickletown, demolished 1960's

These old houses, were originally the last houses in Lower Mickletown. They stood on the north sideof the road, approximately where the last bungalows stand in 1982. Older properties were demolished in the 1960s.

Boat Lane, 1981

A pretty lane leading down to the River Aire and previously to Allerton Ferry over the Aire. At one time a well-used and surfaced road when the ferry was in use. Now in need of repair and used only by farmers, walkers and fishermen.

Boat Lane Ings, 1980

Formerly farming and grazing land but mining subsidence caused the land level to be lowered and the area became permanently covered with water. Now a haven for wild fowl as can be seen by the nesting swans. Reeds provide shelterfor the birds.
In the background are the houses of Allerton Bywater and Hollinhurst. On the left in far rear is St. Aidan's opencast mining spoil heap, now removed as part of the restoration.

 

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