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Museum, View following air raid


Museum, View following air raid
Description:
14th September 1941. View of museum on Park Row following air raid damage in March 1941 which destroyed the frontage on park Row as well as many exhibits. The museum reopened with a concrete rendering and included a miniature coal mine. The museum closed in 1965 and transferred to municipal buildings on the Headrow. The building was demolished in 1966. HSBC bank now occupy the site.

User Comments:

Name:
Graham A. Schofield

Comment:
Good heavens!!! I'd almost forgotten about the museum on Park Row. I never knew that it had been bombed by the Germans. It was the very late 1940's or early 1950's when I went there. I vaguely remember the 'Coal Mine'. As far as I can recall, it was accessed via a lift, which was situated on the right as one entered the building.

Email:
GrahamScho@AOL.com

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Name:
Robert B. Morris

Comment:
When I first arrived in Leeds (1960) I would go to this museum occasionally. I seem to remember a large upstairs inside balcony with long glass exhibit cases full of exotic birds.

Date:
11-Sep-2013

Email:
rbmorris_47@yahoo.com

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