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Albion Walk


Albion Walk
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29th November 1950. View looking along Albion Walk past J.H. Bean plumbers merchants on Upper Mill Hill. Miles and Mountford fancy leather goods dealers is partially visible on Albion Street. A man can be seen on the left in the background and a streetlamp is in the foreground.

User Comments:

Name:
Dave Johnson

Comment:
In the mid-60's there was a Beat Club called the 'Three Coins' located midway along this street. When the entire site was cleared for the 'West Riding House' development, a previously unknown burial ground for cholera victims was discovered.

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Name:
Jack Crossley

Comment:
Would Dave Johnson please remind me where Albion Walk was exactly. Thank you.

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jack_leewg@yahoo.co.uk

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Name:
Barry Barker

Comment:
Yes I remember the Three Coins Club it was right opposite the top of upper mill hill Marsh jones and cribb Decorators were next door.

Date:
14-Nov-2009

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Name:
Yvonne Roberts

Comment:
My Grandfather Henry Eyre worked for 50 years from 1904 for J H Bean est1857. I have further photos of his days here, staff outings and dances. Great to see this.

Date:
14-Nov-2011

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Name:
Graham A. Schofield

Comment:
This company sounds very familiar to me. My memory is telling me that they also had a retail outlet in the centre of town. Am I correct in thinking this? If so where was it?

Date:
13-Jan-2012

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GrahamScho@AOL.com

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Name:
Brian

Comment:
I remember going to the Three Coins to see an up and coming group Georgie Fame and The Bluenotes?? probably 1964/65 the club was down a flight of stairs and pitch black . There was a shop down Upper Mill Hill that sold false legs , arms and other prosthetics people didn't like to go in when others were passing as they also sold condoms and if you had 2 legs and 2 arms what else would you be going in for . Over Boar Lane from here down a dead end street was one of the early Coffee Bars was it Tropicana ? where all sorts of strange things were purchased purple hearts etc I never bought them didn't know what the hell they were or what to do with them still don't . Wasn't Berni Inns somewhere around this area on Boar Lane great Steaks , Biscuits and Danish Blue and Irish Coffee to finish lovely .

Date:
21-Jan-2012

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Don Smith

Comment:
I started work at Marsh Jones and Cribb in 1946 and I was there untill I went in to the army in 1952 on demob I went back there utill around 1958 in all that time M,J,C. was at 101 Beeston Road then they moved to the Coal Road Seacroft.

Date:
22-Jan-2012

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anne-donsmith@shaw.ca

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Name:
Rosie Rastrick

Comment:
My grandfather, Oswald bean Davies , was one of the partners in J H Beans. If anyone has any information on him or the business or his family can you please let me know.

Date:
28-Oct-2012

Email:
Rosierastrick@hotmail.co.uk

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Name:
Rick Barker

Comment:
A few comments to enlarge on the info on this page. The Tropicana was located on the south side of Boar Lane down an alley opposite the Peel hotel where various questionable pharmaceuticals were indeed available on discreet enquiry. It changed its name to the Blue Gardenia and then to simply the BG. Near the Peel was the El Torro coffee bar where the same applied. I also saw Georgie Fame there as well as Dave Berry, Them, Nashvillee teens, Memphis slim and many others. I think the Berni Inn was known as Jacomellis at one time. Marsh Jones and Cribbs was affectionately known around Leeds as Arse Bones and Ribs

Date:
17-Dec-2013

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yandrwbarker@optusnet.com.au

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Name:
John Bean

Comment:
I have not yet discovered JH was part of my ancestral family, however during researching my grans grave. I came across his headstone which is within the old Leeds Cemetery grounds, now the University park, off Woodhouse lane.It's a shame it wasn't made from cast iron, it would have been appropriate for his major business interest.

Date:
17-Dec-2013

Email:
beanj@btinternet.com

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Name:
Brian

Comment:
Re my earlier comment about seeing Georgie Fame went to see Petula Clark earlier this year and her backing drummer was Georgie Fames son .

Date:
17-Dec-2013

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Name:
Graham A. Schofield

Comment:
Was it the builder, or the architect, who made this corner of the building into a rather interesting feature?' Bricks, by their very nature do not often lend themselves to 'Flights of Architectural Fancy', but credit must be given to whoever made this attempt to break up the general mundanity of brickwork. Even the chimney-stack seems to be 'making a statement'.

Date:
21-Nov-2016

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GrahamScho@AOL.com

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