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Armley Road, The Albion


Subject ID:
2010512_170683
Location:
Armley
Subject Year:
2010
Copyright:
Ray Dickinson
Class number:
LEO 4990
Armley Road, The Albion
Description:
1st January 2010. View of The Albion public house on Armley Road, which is closed. The building dates from the 1860s when it comprised of two shops, one originally a beerhouse which became the Fleece Inn in 1873, and the other which became the Albion Hotel around 1886. Both were later bought by Peter Walker & Sons. After the First World War the council began refusing to renew licences to uneconomic pubs and the Fleece and Albion were threatened, but were given a reprieve when they agreed to a merger instead. The name The Albion was chosen for the merged pub, which was sold to Tetley's in 1925.

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