Photo shows tragedy of Holbeck’s past

One of the most recent photographs shared onto our online Flickr photo group pool really got us thinking here at South Leeds Life.

It was kindly shared on our pool by a reader called ‘Westow‘ and shows how the four children of William and Esther Pinder of Holbeck sadly passed away on three different dates withing a seven-day period of each other in October/November 1944. They were aged between just seven months old and five years.

Does anyone have any idea what might have happened to them? Gets you thinking, doesn’t it? Post in the comments section below or email

Don’t forget, you can share your photos of South Leeds over on our group pool (you’ll need to have your own account on Flickr first though – there’s a useful step-by-step slideshow here to show you how).