leodis logo

Leeds City Council

Open archives compliant site

Supported by BIG Lottery Fund

Enrich UK Lottery Fund

Results Found (412), Result Page (1 of 83)
Search Aspect ( Hunslet Road )
Location - Leeds & District

[1]
Aerial View, City Station and River Aire (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black & White image1964 The area seen in this aerial photo was the foundation for the wealth and growth of Leeds. The River Aire runs from the top right corner and then goes under the City Railway Station through the Dark Arches and emerges on the left. The Leeds-Liverpool Canal basin is here, many buildings have been restored and the area landscaped. Granary Wharf craft market and shops provide interest. Victoria Bridge spans the river here, leading to Briggate. This was the site of the cloth markets which generated the growth of Leeds. The City Station was built on land on which the Kings Mill had once stood, it was constructed on arches across a number of weirs and goits. The Kings Mill had ground corn for the people of Leeds. In the bottom left corner is triangular shaped Leeds Bridge House at the beginning of Hunslet Road. Moving up, next is Hunslet Lane, then Meadow Lane. The Hunslet area was heavily industrialised with engine works leather, foundries, potteries etc. In the top left corner is the Holbeck area where Matthew Murray had his engineering works, John Marshall built his flax mill and early industry thrived.
[internal reference; 20031029_53619021:D LIB Central (9)]
[2]
Aerial View, Leeds Bridge (City Centre) (15 comments)
Black & White imageUndated, This photo possibly dates from the 1920s, a view from the end of Lower Briggate. The River Aire and waterside can be seen with the bridge towards the left. The road on the left is Hunslet Road, moving right are Hunslet Lane. The triangular building at the junction of Hunslet Road and Hunslet Lane is Leeds Bridge House.
[internal reference; 20031030_86094302:D LIB Central (33)]
[3]
Aerial View, River Aire, Crown Point Bridge (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated The River Aire runs through the centre of this view from the bottom to top edges. In the bottom left corner, Kirkgate and Marsh Lane are visible with East Street running towards the top of the view and Crown Point Road running to the right, spanning the River via the Crown Point Bridge. Above the bridge is the Leeds Dam and the Aire and Calder Navigation. To the left the view looks across the Bank area towards Cross Green and Richmond Hill. A large recreation ground on Bow Street is also visible. Hunslet Lane and Hunslet Road can be seen towards the right where the view looks across the Clarence Dock area towards Holbeck.
[internal reference; 20031112_90084476:N LIB Aire 1]
[4]
Alf Cooke's Printing Works, Hunslet Road (Hunslet) (11 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. View shows the former Alf Cooke's Crown Point Printing Works on Hunslet Road, a Grade II listed building here occupied by Bemrose Cartons. Alf Cooke, born near Dewsbury Road in 1842, opened his first business on Hunslet Road in 1866, selling stationery and newspapers and doing letterpress printing. He later moved to larger premises on the east side of the road, but after a fire there moved to this site on the west side in 1881. Alf Cooke became Mayor of Leeds in 1890 but suffered another setback when his latest factory also burnt down, in 1894. However, this led to the building of the present factory on the same site, this time to the designs of architect Thomas Ambler, which was claimed to be the largest and most completely fitted printing works in the world. Alf Cooke died in 1902 but his business continued to expand until being taken over by the Bemrose Group, and later MY Cartons, who announced the closure of the factory in 2005.
[internal reference; 201358_174498:LEO 7143]
[5]
Alton Street nos. 1 - 7 (Hunslet) (1 comment)
Black & White image1st December 1960 On the far left is Hunslet Road with the Provincial Bank at number 305 visible on the other side of Hunslet Road. On the left is number 1 Alton Street, this section is a part of the gable end building number 224 Hunslet Road. On the side wall advertising hoardings promoting Quality Streets and Heinz. Numbers 3, 5 and 1 are back-to-back terraced houses with a yard on the right housing the shared outside toilet.
[internal reference; 2003626_42652529:WYAS Leek Street, Box 65/1, no. 62]