leodis logo

Leeds City Council

Open archives compliant site

Supported by BIG Lottery Fund

Enrich UK Lottery Fund

Back Penraevon Street, rear of nos.1-15 Dargai Street

Add a comment to this photograph
Please note: Please enter your comments about this photograph in the form below. Once approved your comments will appear after the photograph description. To allow your e-mail address to be displayed please tick the box.  If you have already submitted comments without displaying your e-mail and you wish to alter this please contact us.

Name *:

Comment *:

My email:

Display my email:


Back Penraevon Street, rear of nos.1-15 Dargai Street
1970. View of Back Penraevon Street showing the rear of a terrace of houses numbered 1-15 Dargai Street. Outside toilet blocks are seen in the back yards. In the background on the left is Woodhouse Carr Methodist Church. The houses have since been demolished and the area is now taken up with the Penraevon Industrial Estate; the church building still exists but has been converted to a warehouse

User Comments:

Janine Edwards

I was a very small child living on this street at the time this photo was taken. We were at number 13 – you can just make out our outside loo door at the left edge of the photo. We also had an inside toilet and bathroom up in the attic. My dad bricked up the door in the yard and knocked a new door through from the kitchen, which was a tiny room taking up up the rest of the lean-to extension – or at least the rest of the half of the extension that was ours. There was a dividing wall down the middle of each block as it was split between two terraced houses. The houses themselves were tiny, two-up two-down affairs. There was no hallway - the front door (not shown) opened straight into the front room. The houses had attics (providing a third bedroom and a bathroom in our house) and also had cellars, and were considered a bit upmarket from the rest of the Penraevon streets which ran at right angles to Dargai Street and Penraevon Street, as each of the through-terrace houses had its own outside toilet. The most of the rest of the streets in the area were back-to-back housing and shared a 2-space toilet yard between 8 houses. We left the area in 1975, and I think the houses were knocked down within a year or two.


Not displayed


Buy a copy of this photograph 2012124_173211

Select the size, finish and quantity of the photograph you require.  If you require sepia toning please tick the appropriate box. Please note the size of the photographs will be as near as possible to that requested, however to avoid distorting the image sizes may not be exact. VAT will be added to the order at checkout.

Please note there is no negative available for this image there is a one off fee of £3.40 to pay in addition to the usual print costs.
Quantity: Sepia Toning (+50%)
Size Matt Gloss
10 x 8 inches £6.67 £6.67
12 x 9 inches £9.17 £9.17
16 x 12 inches £10.84 £10.84
Add to basket