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Hartley Hill from North Street


Hartley Hill from North Street
Description:
16th February 1949. View of Hartley Hill from North Street. The building on the right seen from the side is the Leeds Public Dispensary. Bischoff House is the premises of Arthur English Ltd, Electrical Contractors. The lower building line obscured by additional shop fronts. At number 51-55 North Street is Arthur Cook, house furnisher, at 55a is Alfred Wolfe hairdresser, then at 55b Harry and Walter Bateson confectioners, followed by 55d, Brunswick motors. Bischoff House, formerly Sheepscar Hall was believed to have been designed by William Etty for Nathaniel Denison c1692. It appears on the Cossins' map of Leeds dated 1725. The house was demolished c1968.

User Comments:

Name:
Graham A. Schofield

Comment:
We bought our lounge lighting fittings from Arthur English Ltd., way back in 1966; An Italian heavy brass chandelier and wall lights, in the somewhat understated rococo style which was popular at that time. - - - We still have them. This location however, is unfamiliar to me. I seem to recall that the shop that we bought from, was not here, but on Wade Lane. I feel almost certain that the building had a pseudo Tudor Frontage, and was situated on Wade Lane somewhere between the corner with Merrion Street and Belgrave Street, and on the opposite side of the road to the Merrion Centre. Can anyone else recall it being there? Had they opened the Wade Lane shop in preparation for the impending demolition of Bischoff House? Back in the late 1950's and early 1960's, there was a popular comedian with the name 'Arthur English' :- He would appear in the character of a 'Spiv' wearing an over-wide flashy tie. He would always end his stint by shouting - - - "Play the Music! - Open the Cage!" and walk off stage to the strains of, 'Powder your Face With Sunshine'. He was also an actor, and later went on to play in many popular TV Series, and several films. There will be many who remember him.

Date:
09-Mar-2015

Email:
GrahamScho@AOL.com

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Name:
Jacko

Comment:
In response to Mr Schofields remark about Arthur English, I'm almost certain he played a part in the 'Are You been served?' comedy show.

Date:
02-Nov-2015

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Name:
Patricia Smith

Comment:
Arthur English Ltd was on Merrion Street opposite the Merrion Centre where St Johns Centre is now. This to my knowledge was in the 1960s/early 1970s. I do not remember it being on Wade Lane.

Date:
20-Feb-2016

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