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Albion Street, Denby and Spinks


Albion Street, Denby and Spinks
Description:
Undated. View of Albion Street from early part of the 20th century, showing, in the centre, no. 27 - 33, Denby & Spinks Carpet & Furniture Stone. This building was formerly the Albion Street Music Hall, dating from 1792-3; the lower part was occupied by the Albion Carpet Warehouse from 1850 and the rest sold on 9th February 1870; it became Denby & Spinks 1876. The site is now part of the Leeds Shopping Plaza. On the right of the picture is no. 35-37, Charles William Lillie, ironmonger, with Albion Walk in between this and Denby & Spinks. In the background on the left is L.E. Knight & Co, wholesale jeweller, at no. 13. a streetlamp can be seen.

User Comments:

Name:
Sheila Jubb

Comment:
Denby & Spinks were high class furnishers. I got my first bedroom suite from there and it was beautiful - heaven only knows how I could have afforded it - I think I may have had a bonus from work. Lilleys, next door to Denby & Spinks was a hardware shop and I can remember they used to display some of their goods on the pavement (brushes, buckets etc.,)

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Peter Moore

Comment:
My wife and I married in June 1957, and we bought our first dining room suite (table 4 chairs and a sideboard)plus a 3 piece suite (settee and 2 arm chairs) total cost £199.98), which just about took all of our savings, but they lasted us for years, they were top of the range quality., like verything this company sold it was top class.

Date:
18-Sep-2008

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Jack Kitchen

Comment:
My first job, started 2 days before christmas 1942 14 Shillings per week.

Date:
07-Nov-2008

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Name:
Jack Kitchen

Comment:
Iforgot to mention that the job was at Lillie's and I remember taking a Cheque to the bank across the road. the cheque was for £1,000. that was alot of money in those days.

Date:
10-Dec-2008

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Name:
Peter Jackson

Comment:
My father Eric Waudby Ramsden 1919-1968 worked at Denby & Spinks approx 1937/1940, was a club performer all his life taking his stage name from his place of work, he called himself Bert Denby.

Date:
06-Jan-2009

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petermj67@hotmail.co.uk

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Name:
Romy(nee Spinks) Ashton

Comment:
My Grandfather was Anthony Spinks, who managed Denby & Spinks until it was sold.

Date:
18-Nov-2010

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Name:
Heather Patterson

Comment:
I have a lovely card table with attached 'wings' on which there are places for one's drink and ashtray. There is a maker's 'badge' on the back which states 'Lillie Albion St Leeds'. Can someone tell me anything about it's origin please?

Date:
20-Jul-2014

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Name:
Jean Hammond

Comment:
I am trying to research a Tip Top Pioneer washer which was bought from Lillie of Albion Street, Leeds. Any information on either the machine or the supplier wouold be most appreciated.

Date:
16-Jan-2016

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Name:
Christina Henry-Lamb

Comment:
Riverside House Hotel, Ashford in the Water has a range / stove complete with a makers plate for J.H. Bean & Co Ltd Albion Walk Leeds

Date:
18-Jun-2020

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Name:
Aimee Lax

Comment:
I've just found 2 old outdoor director's chairs with a nailed label of Lillie's LEEDS on the side. Selling on ebay currently. I have no idea how old they are but they seem ancient! Still very sturdy and comfy, they don't make them like this anymore! I wonder when Charles William Lillie ceased trading in Leeds? Does anyone know? These chairs were from my father in law, Leeds born and bred.

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16-Oct-2020

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