Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Fame for the Tripe Baths

Since our posting on the 12th December about the fate of the tripe baths, we have been contacted via email by an Italian group who run their own blog that is full of facts and stories all about tripe!
They were very interested in our story and have featured our story on their Italian site! Who would have thought that Pudsey`s fame would travel so far?
If you click on the link below it will take you direct to their tripe blog....you may need to use Google translator to translate some of it.
It just goes to show that everything is of interest to someone!


Saturday, 12 December 2009

The fate of the tripe baths!

Many Pudsey folk may be completely unaware of the two old tripe baths that for years have been in situ in front of the leisure centre and lovingly planted up each year.

There is history attached to these baths as they once lived in a shop owned by Job Ross in Lowtown, he was the local tripe dresser and the tripe he would sell to his customers was washed in the baths. This was many years ago and after he passed on they were given a new home as flower pots...bizarre maybe, but some folk are very attached to them.

Now with the building of the new bus station, the baths had to come out and Pudsey In Bloom have been trying their best to avoid them being destroyed and are trying to find them a new home. A local building company, Farmac, have kindly offered to move them for us and store them until we can find them a new home.

Keep checking for updates on the tripe baths!!

Here`s a photo of them in their old home in front of the leisure centre:

And in a rather sorry state, amongst the rubble that will be Pudsey`s new bus station: