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Wade Lane, Merrion Centre Car Park

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Wade Lane, Merrion Centre Car Park
Description:
23rd June 1966. View of Wade Lane showing the Merrion Centre multi-storey car park. To the right is the entrance to the Merrion Centre superstore. Opened in 1964, the Merrion Centre was the first shopping/leisure centre in Leeds, an early example of the mixed-use developments now prevalent in the 21st century.

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Name:
Nigel Glew

Comment:
The building to the left of the image was a pub named the General Wade. I am unsure of the name now. I used to work in Tesco in the Merrion Centre in the early 1970's and regularly used this pub to play darts.

Date:
29-Dec-2011

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Name:
Frances Hainsworth (nee West)

Comment:
If I remember correctly they used to serve Watney's Keg Red Barrel in the General Wade...spent quite a few evenings in there!

Date:
05-Jan-2012

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Name:
Dave Wharton

Comment:
General Wade, first pub I ever got drunk in, October 1970. It was known as the threepenny bit pub due to its octagonal shape. Behind the pub in the basement to the car park was the Beercellar which opened in the early 70's. A stein full of lager was 52p or 10/6d. I worked in Merrion House through most of the 70's and spent every lunchtime in the Beercellar enjoying the 'strip & chips'. Not politically correct but in those days people had a good time without being told what was bad by the thought police.

Date:
20-Feb-2012

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Name:
Roy Walker

Comment:
I established, and ran,the "Collector's Toy and Model" shop,in the Merrion Superstore,the outer window was just above the front of the Ford Car!

Date:
26-Feb-2013

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rw@live.co.uk

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Name:
Richard Craven

Comment:
I used to go to the "Wade" every Friday lunch- time '67-'69 while at printing college. The keg beer was "Worthington E" The barman was a larger than life character called Peter, who many a time when the keg was nearly empty would say " I could wee quicker than this" Alwways got a laugh.

Date:
15-Aug-2013

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craven391@btinternet.com

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