leodis logo

Leeds City Council

Open archives compliant site

Supported by BIG Lottery Fund

Enrich UK Lottery Fund

Belle Isle Road, junction with Moor Road


Belle Isle Road, junction with Moor Road
Description:
5th March 1951. A block of shops at the corner of Belle Isle Road and Moor Road containing Gallons Ltd., a greengrocers, Andersons Newsagent and Stationers, R. H. Price Butchers and E. H. Batty's fruit and vegetables. The last shop in the row is empty. A car and trailer are parked in front of the shops. The foreground is taken up with the road, which has tram lines and a traffic island. There is a pedestrian crossing and Belisha beacon. An iron post carries an electric cable and a suspended street light. Just visible on the left of the picture is the Co-operative Wholesale Society Brush Factory.

User Comments:

Name:
Trevor Dixon

Comment:
The building to the right of the shops is St. Oswalds Hall where in 1953 the Hunslet Carr Coronation celebrations were held

Email:
Not displayed

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
Trevor Dixon

Comment:
This is not Belle Vue road but Belle Isle road

Email:
Not displayed

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
joe turner

Comment:
the shops ect formed the junction with belle isle road and balm road..st oswalds hall became the dinner rooms for hunslet carr school..and the empty shop became a dentists..a mr vann was the dentist

Email:
Not displayed

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
Joyce Ashman

Comment:
Just one small correction to the above comments. The empty shop next to Prices butchers actually became Bloms Chemists and the dentist was the one next to this shop which was actually next door to St. Oswalds Church Hall.

Email:
Not displayed

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
Tony Geldart

Comment:
the building to the left of the shops was the Co-op brush works

Email:
Not displayed

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
Charles Sharman

Comment:
I agree about the missing dentist round the corner as I was taken there in the mid 50's - the dentist was actualy called I. PULLHAM!

Email:
Not displayed

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
ian moorhouse

Comment:
the bulding to the left became alf cookes ltd/printers.i and many of my family worked there through the 60s to the 80s,now sadly gone but not forgotten.

Email:
Not displayed

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
Harry Kay

Comment:
Joe Turner knows his history. I delivered papers for Mr Anderson and I attended Hunslet Carr School. Joe is correct in stating that school dinners were served at St Oswalds, the assembly hall was not convenient.Yes Balm Road did intersect with Belle Isle Road. I won a Leeds School boxing Championship for Hunslet Carr.

Email:
hkay@shaw.ca

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
JONATHAN ARMSTRONG

Comment:
im trying to find a old picture of hunslet carr school. i have looked every were but cant find one, its for my little girl for school any ideads? email hotarmstrong@hotmail.com

Email:
hotarmstrong@hotmail.com

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
kevin mcnally

Comment:
Harry Vann owned the dentist in the 1970's. The building to the right on Balm road was a roller skating hall called the Rollerina at the same time.

Email:
Not displayed

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
Freda Porter

Comment:
Yes, I too would like to find a photo of Hunslet Carr School, which I attended as a child. Also, I remember there was a murder committed at a factory in Belle Isle Road - a bloke waited for his girlfriend to come out of the factory and then stabbed here. It was big news in the Yorkshire Evening Post for months. Any info would appreciated. I remember he got 25 years (I think) My girlfriend lived opposite the shops and we both had a crush on Billy Batty!

Email:
rydalmere@optusnet.com.au

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
Paul Crowther

Comment:
I have a vague recollection of being told that the empty shop which became Blooms the Chemists, was originally a Tripe shop

Email:
Not displayed

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
Jack Crossley

Comment:
I would also like any info on the murder mentioned by Freda Porterwhich I remember well but the date would enable me to search the press sites for precise details.

Email:
jack_xleewg@yahoo.co.uk

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
Peter jackson

Comment:
RE Charles Sharmans comments Don't know when a dentist called I Pullham was in residence as a dentist ( are you pulling em ) but when newly built and opened in the mid 50s it was as Joe Turner ( an old classmate ) said the dentist was Mr Vann,he had ginger hair, I also remember his partner a Mr Niman Black haired,they were both Jewish gents. I went to them for treatment up to getting married in 1963.

Email:
petermj67@hotmail.co.uk

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
Bill Regan

Comment:
I have read all of these comments,most of them are correct, I lived just at the back of the Bay Horse Hotel,i recognised some of the names too. i was delivering papers for Charlie Anderson at the time of the murder at the co-op,and I went to Hunslet Carr up till 1949- Happy Days.

Email:
williamregan@btinternet.com

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
Paul Thompson

Comment:
I am not sure about the details of the location,however I am interested to read harry kays comments regarding the leeds school boxing championships! I attended West Park Secondary School through the 1950's and I also won for my School. I was presented with a very large shield called the Sydney Shaw Shield for the best boxer of the championship - 1955/6 year.Does anyone know what happened to that?

Date:
15-Oct-2008

Email:
ecssheffield@tiscali.co.uk

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
Aaron Cox

Comment:
i have searched the internet and old books on hunslet but canot find any pictures or history on hunslet carr school, (its as though its newly built??) can any one help me please, oh i remember my gran telling me that story about the murder

Date:
28-Jul-2009

Email:
coxyinuk2005@hotmail.co.uk

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
irene riley

Comment:
I remember having dancing lessons at St Oswalds Church hall. My teachers name was Miss Sparks.

Date:
12-Aug-2009

Email:
Not displayed

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
christine Whiteley

Comment:
Battys shop next to Gallons also sold wet fish. St Oswalds Hall was used for school dinners by the pupils of Hunslet Carr School. We also used it for P.E. St Oswalds had a stage and the children from the dancing classes which were held acrosss the road in the church hall would stage their concerts there. Unfortunately, the hall always smelt of school dinners.

Date:
18-Dec-2009

Email:
Not displayed

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
Avril White (formerly Rycroft)

Comment:
If I am not mistaken prices later became a chemist, the shop next door (the end one) was my dentist in the 60's, but cant remember name of it.

Date:
17-Mar-2010

Email:
Not displayed

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
Derek Cutts

Comment:
There used to be a date on Hunslet Carr School, something like "BOARD SCHOOL 1874" (as in School Board) Searching for it by a different name might turn up more information

Date:
21-Nov-2011

Email:
Not displayed

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
Lewis Brown

Comment:
As well as school dinners being served in St Oswalds Hall it was also used for the local cubs. I went to both as I lived in Playfair Street

Date:
20-Dec-2011

Email:
lewb20@sky.com

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
a woods

Comment:
hi freda i think the murder you mentioned was either the cws factory or the brushworks it later became a printing works my father once discretely pointed out the person who was jailed for the murder apparently he gave himself up at the old middleton colliery later the same day it was said he stabbed her twenty two times sorry i cant rememberhis name but he was released in the early sixties

Date:
09-Oct-2012

Email:
Not displayed

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
a woods

Comment:
does anyone remember mr hall mark and miss wright they were both teachers at hunslet carr in the fifties

Date:
09-Oct-2012

Email:
Not displayed

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
jeanette hinch {knee wilkins

Comment:
photos of hunslet carr on my friends reunited,I was there from around 55/61

Date:
19-Jan-2014

Email:
jean.ste@hotmail.co.uk

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
Ian

Comment:
Every time I see photos of old Leeds I am always amazed at how clean everything looks

Date:
29-May-2014

Email:
Not displayed

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
Geoff Stead

Comment:
My grandparents lived in Telford Street, not far from this junction. I remember the house, when i was a young child - the back faced a scrap-iron yard. All long-gone,of course. The Bay Horse pub stood at the end of Woodhouse hill road. My mother attended the Carr Chapel, and my father the Woodhouse Hill 'Prims' as they called it.

Date:
04-Jun-2014

Email:
steadgeoff700@yahoo.co.uk

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
ian pearson

Comment:
the murder was in the cws butter works which was next door to the brush factory my mum worked in the brush factory

Date:
11-Jun-2015

Email:
Not displayed

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
Peter Jackson

Comment:
Have left comments re the Hunslet butter factory murder on photo image 2003714_97344608

Date:
30-Jul-2015

Email:
petermj67@hotmail.co.uk

________________________________________________________________________________

Buy a copy of this photograph 8536

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