Aunty Walker lived in a massive, dark, satanic housing complex in Leeds city centre called Quarry Hill Flats, built in 1938 to replace some of the worst slums in Leeds that had no proper sanitation.
My personal memoirs of the flats was it was all in black and white,
honestly when you were outside them, stood in Eastgate the sun could be shining
there were green buses and yellow flowers, but as soon as you went through the
big arch everything was just various shades of grey, as if all the life, soul
and colour had been sucked out of the place. Of course there are only black and
white photos from then, but it all seemed so depressing. I remember when my Mum
and Aunties had to clear her flat afterwards that my Mum said they found so
many Bibles, maybe that was a sign of different times or maybe my Great Aunty
felt she needed protection from something?
Due to social problems and poor maintenance, Quarry Hill Flats were
demolished in 1978 and were eventually replaced by the equally depressing
Quarry House, home to several government departments.
I was the sous chef there for 14 months before my health took a turn for
the worse and despite having Doctors notes I was sacked by the catering
contractor who employed me. So maybe there is still something dark, satanic about Quarry Hill?
For more views on Quarry
Hill you might find this page interesting
Quarry Hill Flats (not my pic)
A kitchen (not my pic)
A living room (not my pic)
Quarry House (not my pic)