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King Edward Street, King Edward Restaurant


King Edward Street, King Edward Restaurant
Description:
6th August 1946. View of King Edward Street showing the King Edward restaurant and public house. A large crowd of people, mostly men, is gathered outside and queuing up to enter for some special event, possibly commemorating the first anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. The business of James Goodrick (London) Ltd., ladies gowns and gentlemen's tailors is seen to the left of the restaurant.

User Comments:

Name:
Don Smith

Comment:
I remember going to the King Edward in the 60s they had some good turns on at the weekends there was Harry Bendon, The Johnson Brothers,Bob Bradley. I heard in later years that it went down hill along with a lot of other nice places too bad.

Date:
27-Jun-2009

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Name:
Raymond Jones.

Comment:
As I said in my last comment in the forties the King Edward Hotel was a class place. Raymond Jones.

Date:
12-Jan-2010

Email:
raynmavis@btinternet.com

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Name:
brian thomas

Comment:
This was a popular spot for fueling up, before repairing to the 'Mecca' in the County Arcade opposite. Bitter was 1/6d a pint (mid fifties) Average wages for a 44 hour week £10.00.

Date:
02-Apr-2010

Email:
helensdad@mac.com

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Name:
jean conway

Comment:
my mum was a barmaid there at the weekends and cleaned there during the week. the people who ran it were Mr and Mrs Brown can anybody add to this.

Date:
20-Dec-2011

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Name:
Don Smith

Comment:
Those were the day, when I got out of the army I was working on the high steel 7 day's a week bitter was 1 shilling a pint in the pub's on Wellington Road, I did that for 2 years and bought a brand new house in the Kellett's off Dixon Lane, I recon the army cost me about 1,900 pounds in wages, that's what I would have made climbing around on the steel.

Date:
29-Apr-2017

Email:
anne-donsmith@shaw.ca

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Name:
max farrar

Comment:
This was the hotel where David Oluwale was arrestedon 25th April 1953 for (allegedly) not paying his bill and (allegedly) getting into a fight . In 1969 Oluwale was hounded to his death by two Leeds policemen. If you want to know more, Google RememberOluwale

Date:
27-May-2017

Email:
maximfarrar@gmail.com

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