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New Briggate
Description:
1967. North side of New Briggate approaching North street. Built in 1901 this row of half timbered shops were demolished in 1967 for construction of the Inner Ring Road. The view shows a parade of shops including, the National Cash Register Company, Brills, Judsons which advertises a demolition sale, a cafe and the Midland Bank. People and cars on the street are also visible.

User Comments:

Name:
Ken Grogan

Comment:
During the 1950's the Cafe was a Craven Dairies Cafe

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Name:
Chris Martin

Comment:
'tis a crying shame these magnificent buildings were demolished!

Date:
09-Nov-2008

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chrisma5803@yahoo.co.uk

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Name:
Kathryn Smith

Comment:
I totally agree. Leeds has kept some fine buildings but has demolished many more. And I'm sure it's not finished yet.

Date:
10-Nov-2008

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kat.fish@talktalk.net

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Name:
Raymond Jones.

Comment:
I would walk past these shops in 1945 on my way back from evening class at the college of Art on my way home to the old Quarry Hill Flats, and the window that always caught my eye was BRILLS mens outfitters maybe the most expensive mens clothes shop in LEEDS much to rich for my blood as a fifteen year old. Raymond Jones. FEB 2009.

Date:
23-Feb-2009

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raynmavis@btinternet.com

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Name:
John Judson

Comment:
Judsons was my Fathers shop. He seemed to have the closing down sale sign there for years! The cellar was not one but 3 cellars and extended all the under Brills shop. Once New Briggate was made one-way and yellow lines introduced the businesses were pretty much doomed.

Date:
02-Jul-2009

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Name:
Sheila Jubb

Comment:
I think that this row of shops was one of the nicest blocks of buildings in Leeds. Its a pity it was demolished to make way for the ring road.

Date:
15-Sep-2011

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Name:
John Birch

Comment:
I worked inside the National Cash Register Offices Painting & Decorating for Initial Cleaning Services around 1966/67, I've seen so many lovely Buildings vanish from Leeds in my 68 Years, It's a Great shame!

Date:
11-Apr-2015

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Name:
Jacko

Comment:
Did Herman Goring have plans for living in Leeds? I'll say no more.

Date:
26-Jul-2015

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Name:
Ann Winn

Comment:
The Café was Craven Dairies as my Mother worked there at that time.It a had small but well stocked shop at the front and the back was a very café with silver service, Above the shop there was a Hairdressers.

Date:
02-Apr-2017

Email:
annwinn1@live.co.uk

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Name:
Billy Britvic

Comment:
One of these shops belonged to a friends (David Reynolds) granddad who used to let us play upstairs with the toys they had for sale. This would be around 1963/4. I think the shop was called Franklyns or possibly Franklands Baby Shop, selling prams, baby clothes and other accessories.

Date:
27-Sep-2017

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Name:
Margaret Dickinson

Comment:
I think you will find that this picture is earlier than 1967. As the man carrying the ladder is my father Joe Waudby who cleaned the windows of those shops. He was moved from Brunswick St, around 1964 as the street was due for demolition for the Inner Ring Rd

Date:
19-Nov-2017

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Name:
Peter Jackson

Comment:
Notice Margaret's fathers surname was Waudby, my fathers name was Eric Waudby Ramsden,just wonder if there could be a family connection as the name Waudby is not common.

Date:
19-May-2019

Email:
petermj67@hotmail.co.uk

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Name:
B Hallam

Comment:
This is before Leeds lost its character. These buildings may only have been 'mock' Tudor, but they did have the look. Isn't it strange that people travel to York, Chester, and many other such towns where our history is being preserved? I find it odd that while at-least one of our historic arcades has had its shop fronts tastefully returned to how they were in Victorian times, and that the new Victoria Quarter was specifically designed to reflect the same period, we have allowed retail commerce to turn Briggate and Boar Lane into an abomination of garish shop fronts that give no respect to the original architecture towering above them.

Date:
09-Sep-2019

Email:
barry.hallam2@ntlworld.com

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Name:
M R dickinson

Comment:
This picture was taken in 1962, because the window cleaner is my father. Also known as a wrestler in his younger days as "Battling Blondie"

Date:
12-Feb-2020

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