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Briggate nos. 42 - 46, Burton Tailors

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City Centre
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Leeds Library & Information Services
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C LIC Briggate (32)
Briggate nos. 42 - 46, Burton Tailors
16th March 1938. From the left; Burtons Arcade or previously known as the George and Dragon Yard. Numbers 42, 43, 44 Burtons tailor. The factory which made clothes for Montague Burton shops was in Hudson Road, Harehills. By 1925 it was the largest clothing factory in the world. Above the shop, The Imperial Hotel, with Nelson's billiard hall. In 1961 the old hotel building was demolished and Burton company rebuilt new store on the site. Numbers 45, 46 J. Lyons cafe, a sign on top of the building advertises Lyons Swiss Rolls. In the middle of the road are tram stops, number 3 route tram can be seen. Also two handcarts with ladders.

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