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Lands Lane, from junction with Commerical Street


Lands Lane, from junction with Commerical Street
Description:
c1960s View of Lands Lane looking from the junction with Commercial Street. Betty's Cafe, no.6-8 Commercial Street, is on the right, then John Barry, costumier, at no.2-4 Lands Lane. Next to this is Ivey TraveL Agents then the junction with Albion Place. The street is busy with shoppers.

User Comments:

Name:
Peter Kelly

Comment:
Betty's in Leeds was opened on 10th November 1930 and closed on 30th March 1974. It had a cafe on the 1st floor and a restaurant on the 2nd floor. Source: A History of Cafes and Restaurants in Leeds by Donald Tate, 1988. Frederick Belmont a young orphan from Switzerland spent his teens in apprenticeships for all manner of bakers and confectioners across Europe before moving to England. In 1919 he opened his first Betty's Café Tea Rooms in the spa town of Harrogate. It is not known why he called it Betty's. Betty's still have cafes in Harrogate, Harlow Carr Gardens, Northallerton, Ilkley and two in York.

Date:
26-Jan-2012

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Name:
Maureen Kershaw

Comment:
Not only do I remember Betty's but the dress shop to the left, John Barry. When you wished to go to the downstairs sales floor, you only had to stand on the top step and a bell would ring downstairs. A lady would be there waiting for you with 'can I help you madam?' whether you wanted help or not!

Date:
25-Jun-2014

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Name:
Luke

Comment:
Thats when they was such a thing as customer service Maureen.How i long for the good old days to return.

Date:
08-Jun-2015

Email:
lukealanoliver@outlook.com

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