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The Headrow - Thorntons Buildings

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The Headrow - Thorntons Buildings
13th June 1930 On left is a tram on Briggate. Burtons menswear shop, then Horse and Trumpet public house. Then the entrance for the Leeds City Varieties, the theatre is out of view in alley. Next block is known as Thorntons Buildings. Built by Charles Thornton, landlord of the White Swan public house (out of view next to City Varieties) in 1873 possibly to the design of George Smith, architect of the City Varieties and Thorntons Arcade. To the right of City Varieties entrance, no 57 is Bells Ltd jewellers. No 59 is Owen and Robinson, pawn brokers and fancy goods - three balls sign can be seen above shop. Next is 61, Edward Skelton hosiery. Then 63 and 65, Bishop Eveleigh (Leeds) Ltd, silversmiths. No 67 is George Eastwood tobacconist. At the junction with Lands Lane, Louis McKennell, tailor and valet service. All the cleared site in the fore front is for the new Lewis's store.

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