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Kirkgate, former Old Crown Inn

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Kirkgate, former Old Crown Inn
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c1907. View shows the south side of Kirkgate, from Old Crown Yard to Wharf Street, with the former old Crown Inn, used as shop premises for Mr Smith, medical botanist, and Tolson's noted tripe shop. A notice above the doors says that the property was used by the Ancient Order of Foresters (Friendly Society) and was the birthplace of "Forestry", with "Court No. 1 established here in 1790". The Ancient Order of Foresters was actually founded in Rochdale in 1834, but its origins were in a much earlier society, The Royal Foresters, formed in the 18th century, who would have been the ones who met in this building in 1790. The Property was demolished in 1935. Photograph by Alf Mattison.

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Name:
Graham A. Schofield

Comment:
Yet another image of old Leeds that fell victim to the onslaught of so-called 'Progress'. Looking back, the removal of these particular buildings was a despicable act of violence. - - - - - - - - - - - - - !!! THERE WAS A TRIPE SHOP !!!

Date:
14-May-2011

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GrahamScho@AOL.com

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Name:
John Bean

Comment:
Living with his parents and family at No 11 Old Crown Yard in 1901, was Ernest Stockdale aged 5.His father Walter Stockdale was operating as a Blacksmith. In 1921 Ernest married Lily Burrill. Lily also had other connections with Kirkgate. In that her mum's sister Fanny Marshall lived & worked at the Royal Oak Hotel and Fanny's eventual husband Jacob W Pulford lived in Pine Court.

Date:
22-Mar-2014

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beanj@btinternet.com

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Ann Lightman

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Old Crown Yard was the address given for Adolph Oppal, 35, tailor on his marriage in Jan 20th 1875 to Betsy Prager, 21. Their daughter became the second Mrs Louis Lightman. Their final home was No 3 Sholebrook Avenue, Chapeltown - on the edge of Leeds in the 1930's.

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17-Oct-2017

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