leodis logo

Leeds City Council

Open archives compliant site

Supported by BIG Lottery Fund

Enrich UK Lottery Fund

A walk around old Morley tour

Add a comment to this photograph
Please note: Please enter your comments about this photograph in the form below. Once approved your comments will appear after the photograph description. To allow your e-mail address to be displayed please tick the box.  If you have already submitted comments without displaying your e-mail and you wish to alter this please contact us.

Name *:

Comment *:

My email:

Display my email:


Zion Yard

January 1965. This view shows one of the many old yards that lined Queen Street.The building on the right is the Sunday School building for the Zion Chapel. The chapel itself is the length of a graveyard further up the road. Norman Tempest used the shop straight opposite in the Exchange Buildings to sell furniture before he built a new store in Little Lane near the library and then in 1968 a much bigger store called DFS joined on to Ashville House by the Post Office. In the inter-war period a cafe, the Exchange Cafe, above this furniture centre was run by a Mrs. Powney; the shop underneath at that time was Melias. During the Depression, before the Labour Exchange on Station Road was built, people used to queue up on the pavement on the right of the picture in order to collect the dole. But the dole couldn't be had unless the unemployed did some work for it. The first scheme for this was to fill in all the quarries and remove the spoil heaps from the land behind Scatcherd Park. All the streets and yards that used to take off at right angles to Queen Street in this area of town (except for Wesley Street) have now disappeared and a new road in the opposite direction, Merlyn Rees Way, has been built. The former Zion caretaker's house now stands on this rather than in Zion Yard.

Notes from Leodis web-site

Zion Yard
Buy a copy of this photograph 2005121_160058

Select the size, finish and quantity of the photograph you require.  If you require sepia toning please tick the appropriate box. Please note the size of the photographs will be as near as possible to that requested, however to avoid distorting the image sizes may not be exact. VAT will be added to the order at checkout.

Please note there is no negative available for this image there is a one off fee of £3.40 to pay in addition to the usual print costs.
Quantity: Sepia Toning (+50%)
Size Matt Gloss
10 x 8 inches £6.67 £6.67
12 x 9 inches £9.17 £9.17
16 x 12 inches £10.84 £10.84
Add to basket