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White Cross, looking south-east from Bradford Road

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White Cross, looking south-east from Bradford Road
Description:
c1955. Looking south-east from Bradford Road towards the White Cross Hotel in the days before a roundabout was built at the junction. Otley Road leads off to the left of the White Cross and Bradford Road continues on to the right. Harry Ramsden's Fish and Chip shop and restaurant is just out of view on the left at the top of the set of steps.

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Name:
Chris Youhill, Headingley

Comment:
A very nostalgic picture indeed in public transport terms. The bus is a Leeds City Transport AEC Regent with body by the famous C.H.Roe of Crossgates (now Optare) and has just completed a journey from Leeds to Guiseley on service 71 The large building behind the bus is of course the former Leeds City Tramways tram and trolleybus depot - to this day the lettering "Leeds City Tramways" is engraved in the south gable of the building. Between 1915 and 1928 Leeds City Tramways operated electric trolleybuses (trackless trams) from White Cross to Otley and to Burley (two separate routes after "The Fox" at Menston). Today it is difficult to imagine the traction poles and overhead wiring along these roads. The small single decker trolleybuses were accomodated in the Bradford Road side of the depot.

Date:
31-Oct-2008

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chrisbluebus@aol.com

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Name:
C Lovedale

Comment:
A small point--- "Leeds City Tramways" is carved in stone, not engraved.

Date:
22-Jan-2011

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