Lodge Hill from Wakefield Road, Flushdyke

Lodge Hill from Wakefield Road

This sketch looking north from the Wakefield Road junction with Dale Street is a slight variation of one published earlier by Douglas Brammer. It shows Lodge Hill Farm in the distance with the stile (shown at the left of the letter box shown in the picture) and the footpath which went through the "bottom field" to Lodge Hill. The footpath still exists albeit in two parts having been cut through by the Ossett Bypass (“Mad Mile”).

Behind the trees, on the right, was Ossett Town's football field. The building on the left was once part of the Ward’s Mill complex which stood there. The high wall with the letter box is now only 18" high and previously it ran down to the two roadside cottages. Beyond the cottages is Fern House WMC, with the green shed which served as a concert room and a snooker room.