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7th Lord Mayor's Annual Parade, Lewis's 'Fells Wargo Railway Co.' (City Centre) (2 comments)
Colour image21st June 1980. Image shows proud members of Lewis's 'Fells Wargo Railway Co.'(A humorous play on words with reference to 'Wells Fargo', of course). They pose in their colourful costumes in front of the spectacular decorated steam engine of the American West. This was Lewis's entry to the 7th Lord Mayor's Parade for which it won Best Overall Entry. It took over 20,000 ribbon parcel bows to decorate the float. Four female staff are dressed as saloon girls complete with buttoned boots and Ostrich feather headdresses. There is a cowboy in the centre and the two North American indians are Neil Malloch, left, and Simon Riley, right, both from the Display Department of Lewis's on the Headrow. The Parade set off from Woodhouse Moor, seen here, then went down Woodhouse Lane, then Merrion Street and Vicar Lane, into Briggate then the Headrow, on to Calverley Street, past the Civic Hall to salute the Lord Mayor and finally returned to Woodhouse Moor.
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ABC Cinema, Vicar Lane (City Centre) (23 comments)
Black & White image1970. View showing the ABC Cinema on Vicar Lane. The Cinema opened on 19th November 1934 as the Ritz Cinema. The name changed to the ABC on 23rd May 1959. The photograph dates from when the ABC was re-opened as a twin cinema, on 5th April 1970, with showings of 'Paint Your Wagon' and 'Spring and Port Wine'. It then became the first triple cinema in Leeds when the former stalls area of ABC 2 was divided. The triple opened on Sunday 17th March 1974 with showings of 'The Sting', 'Paper Moon' and 'Walking Tall'. The cinema changed its name to the Cannon in March 1987, then to M.G.M. in 1991 with a reversal to the ABC in 1993. The final closure of the cinema was reported in the Evening Post as 17th February 2000, although, it said, closure had been 'on the cards' since Christmas.
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Aerial view of Leeds showing the City Station (City Centre) (2 comments)
Black & White image17th September 1962. Aerial view over the city of Leeds showing Leeds City Station in the centre. To the left of it is the River Aire before it flows beneath the railway under the dark arches. In the bottom right-hand corner are the graving docks off the canal basin at Granary Wharf. The bridge over the canal at this point dates from 1841 and is situated at Office Lock next to the old Canal Office. Beyond where the canal and River Aire meet there is Victoria Bridge (right edge, centre) then following the bends of the river towards the top, Leeds Bridge is only just visible and in the top corner Crown Point Bridge can be seen clearly. Following the railway line from the top edge various landmarks can be seen. To the left at the top is the huge complex of Quarry Hill Flats, moving down there is Leeds Parish Church of St. Peter, then the dome of the Corn Exchange. To the left of the Corn Exchange is Kirkgate Market fronting Vicar Lane. To the right of the station is the former Tramways Depot on Swinegate. Below that, between Neville Street and the river, is the woollen mill at School Close which, in 1973, became the site of the Dragonara Hotel (now the Leeds Hilton). The line of light buildings across the top left-hand corner are on Eastgate and include Lewis's department store. They were part of Sir Reginald Blomfield's scheme of the 1930's. The grid pattern of streets comprising the city shopping areas can be seen including Vicar Lane, Briggate and Park Row. Wellington Street comes in from the bottom left-hand coner and following the line of it City Square is visible. At the bottom edge traffic is seen in Whitehall Road and the Whitehall Mills Complex.
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Aerial View, Kirkgate Market, Fire Damage (City Centre) (17 comments)
Black & White image14th December 1975 Aerial view looking across the destruction caused by a fire in Kirkgate Market, seen in the direction of the Eastgate roundabout. Around 4 acres of the site was destroyed in a blaze which took 110 fireman two hours to control. Most of the 1857 section of the market was destroyed although the 1904 frontage onto Vicar Lane was saved. This section, containing Butchers Row, seen to the left, reopened on Tuesday 16th December. Many of the other stalls found temporary locations in the Corn Exchange, and the George Street and Harewood Street Car Parks. A visit from Prince Charles on the 17th boosted the morale of stall holders hit by the fire.
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Aerial View, The Headrow, Quarry Hill (City Centre)
Black & White image1938 View looks in an easterly direction along The Headrow towards Quarry Hill flats where the main entrance block of Oastler House is under construction. To the right of the flats is New York Road with Eastgate roundabout directly in front. Eastgate runs down the centre of the view before becoming The Headrow after the junction with Vicar Lane. The Headrow then continues towards the bottom right corner passing the newly completed Lewis's department store and the Leeds Permanent Building Society with the Municipal Buildings and the Town Hall below. The Civic Hall and Leeds General Infirmary are in the bottom left hand corner of the photograph. Part of the River Aire is just visible in the top right corner.
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Albion Place, looking east towards Briggate (City Centre)
Colour imageUndated. Image shows Albion Place looking east towards Briggate and Vicar Lane. Alfred Marks Recruitment Consultants at number 4 Albion Place is at the left edge. The Longley building in red brick stands at the corner of Lands Lane with Albion Place at number 6 Lands Lane. At this time it housed a branch of Next. The red brick building in the background is the premises of Debenhams at numbers 115-125 Briggate, at the corner with King Edward Street.
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Ark Royal Parade, The Headrow (City Centre)
Colour image21st November 2003 View shows the 30th Anniversary parade of the company of the Ark Royal as they march along The Headrow. The march is led by the Royal Marines Band (Scotland) seen to the right, followed by the Colour Guard who bear the White Ensign, then the Ark Royal Guard. The rest of the ships company follow behind. The route of the parade was Portland Crescent, Cookridge Street, The Headrow, Vicar Lane, Duncan Street, Briggate, back along The Headrow then up Calverley Street and onto Millennium Square.
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Back Virginia Street looking from the direction of Prussia street (City Centre)
Black & White image6th July 1928. View of properties in Back Virginia Street looking from the direction of Prussia Street to Virginia Cross Street. Back Virginia Street is situated between Virginia Street and Nelson Street. These partially demolished brick houses are on two storeys with old, multi-paned windows. There were several arched entrances to passageways accessing Nelson Street but only two remain in this image. The building seen at the end is in front of the Black Swan public house which is located at number 90 Vicar Lane.
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Bird's Eye view looking north from York Street (City Centre)
Colour image28th July 2014. Bird's Eye view looking north from the 8th floor at the top of the multi-storey Kirkgate Market car park in York Street. Here we can see the colourful stalls of the open market in the foreground, and beyond, the site being cleared for phase 1 of the Victoria Gate development. In the foreground, left, is the entrance to the indoor section of Kirkgate Market. Across the centre is the line of the north side of Eastgate. The south side (Eastgate Terrace) has been demolished to make way for the new Victoria Gate development scheme. This is a really good view of the site of phase 1 of Victoria Gate. At the left edge, in the centre, are properties in Harewood Street, which, with Vicar Lane, forms the western border. Harewood Street and Sidney Street will be pedestrianised and this new public realm will give easy access to the Victoria Quarter and Victoria Gate (via Sidney Street). Kirkgate Market, Eastgate and the second phase of the development will be approached via Harewood Street). Shoppers will be able to use the public realm area, which will comprise part of George Street, to access the eastern side of the open market and the southern entrance of John Lewis. John Lewis will be a focal point of this site and it is to be built adjacent to the site of Millgarth Police Headquarters, the large brick building seen on the right. This will eventually be demolished to be replaced by a multi-storey car park.
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Black Swan Yard (City Centre) (12 comments)
Black & White image25th October 1898. Part of North Street Improvement Area, was number 2 North Street, now part of Vicar Lane. On the left houses, some with basements, access down steps from pavement. Railings act as barriers to open area. There are two wall signs for T. Butter, Coach builder. At the end of the yard are outside toilets and a cart. To the right, premises with wooden steps to upper doors. Yard has some cobbles, other parts unsurfaced.
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Boar Lane, West Bar (City Centre)
Black & White image1869. This photo, taken in 1869 by A. Macaulay and reproduced by Leeds City Engineers in 1909, shows where the old Boar Lane ended and merged with West Bar. West Bar was one of six medieval boundaries of Leeds which were marked by bar stones in 1725. The others were the North Bar on Vicar Lane, between Lady Lane and Templar Street; the East Bar, or York Bar, at the end of Kirkgate by the Parish Church; the South Bar on the south side of Leeds Bridge; Burley Bar on the Headrow by Albion Street; and Woodhouse Bar at the bottom of Woodhouse Lane. The building on the right is no. 31 Boar Lane, opposite the junction with Mill Hill, which was formerly J. Norton, oyster dealer, but appears empty here and covered with advertising posters. Next to this is Dickinson's Yard where Goodyears Bakers is situated. The row of buildings to the left are addressed as West Bar. According to information provided by Leeds City Engineers they are Messrs. Kendell's, Huggins, and Couldwells. Directories of the 1860s list John Kendell & Co., upholders, cabinet manufacturers and merchants at no. 10, West Bar, Jno. Huggins, oyster dealer at no. 11 and Joseph Couldwell, paper hanger at no. 13 but all look closed down by this time, though the shop on the corner, believed to be no. 13, is advertising a Great Sale of Electro-Plate Cutlery. By the time of an 1872 directory West Bar is not listed at all, so it seems likely that all these buildings had been demolished and the area redeveloped, with the expansion of Boar Lane into the area previously covered by West Bar.
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Briggate, east side, showing the entrance to Wood Street (City Centre) (4 comments)
Black & White image1897. View of the east side of Briggate, showing the entrance to Wood Street, where the two men can be seen chatting towards the left. This was shortly to be redeveloped and the scheme, when it was discussed in the Leeds Mercury in 1896, was expected to cost £300,000. It involved reconstructing and widening Wood Street, from Briggate to Vicar Lane, to 36 feet, removing the arches at each end and creating 12 shops, an arcade, which at that time was to be called the Imperial Arcade, and a Palace of Varieties. The locality was to become the site of the County Arcade and the Empire Theatre. At the left edge is Anderson Brothers, shoemakers, at number 104 Briggate, then, with the sun canopy, is Joe Milnes, tobacconist at 105. Next is Parkers Temperance Hotel, straddling the entrance to Wood Street, with a doorway to the right of the archway. Parker's Restaurant serves chops and steaks from the grill, breakfasts and luncheons. Beyond Parker's there is a flurry of activity where a small crowd has gathered. It was the 'last day' of an exhibition (wording illegible), admission, one penny. This may have been an exhibition showing the proposed development of the area. The large poster on the far right appears to be announcing the new scheme. As well as Parker's, another restaurant at number 109 is that of John Gledhill,'Gledhill's Dining Rooms', also serving chops and steaks. Photography by Wormald of Leeds.
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Broomhill Crescent nos. 4, 5 (Moortown)
Black & White image12th July 1934 On the left, Highfield, next number 4 with tree obscuring view. By 1947 this became the home of Jim Windsor, turf commission agent who was well known in the Leeds area, having the Commercial Club on Vicar Lane. Then gateway of number 5. The road is unmade. Built on land which belonged to the Broomhill estate and farm, the farm had been run by the Pollard family for many years.
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Burley Road, Rear View of nos. 302-310 (Burley)
Black & White imageUndated, This view is looking at the rear of shops and houses which numbered 302-310 Burley Road. On the left is a poster advertising the twenty fifth anniversary of St George's Crypt in Leeds. This was opened to the homeless in 1930, dating the photo to 1955. Poster for the Ritz Cinema on Vicar Lane is advertising the film 'Battle Cry' which was released in 1955. On the right is an advertisement for beer.
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Cariss Street, nos. 39 - 43 (Hunslet) (1 comment)
Black & White image29th April 1964, On the left is number 39 Cariss Street, 41 in the centre and 43 on the right. A poster on the right is advertising the film Zulu starring Stanley Baker and Michael Caine. It was showing at the A. B. C. (Ritz) on Vicar Lane. This view is from the corner with Joseph Street.
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Centenary House, North Street (City Centre) (4 comments)
Colour image29th October 1999. View of Centenary House on North Street. This is the old Leeds Dispensary which opened in 1904 and closed in November 1971. It replaced the previous Dispensary of 1867 which stood on the corner of Vicar Lane and New Briggate. The very earliest Dispensary opened on 24th October in 1824 in the House of Recovery on Vicar Lane, built between 1802/1804. After the House of Recovery moved to new premises in Beckett Street in 1846 the building became the Greyhound Inn (it was demolished in 1938). The 1904 Dispensary, seen here, was sold in 1972 for £71, 000 and in 1975 was bought by the centre for the Deaf and Blind people, opened by the Duke of Edinburgh on February 13th 1976.
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Central Market, Duncan Street (City Centre) (5 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. An engraving showing the Central Market in Duncan Street looking towards Holy Trinity Church in Boar Lane. This covered market was privately financed via £50,000 shares and built at a cost of £30,000 in response to the economic boom in Leeds in the mid-1820s. The narrow streets had become unsuitable for market trading and the Central Market was one of five markets in Leeds during this period which attempted to address the problem. It comprised of a covered central hall incorporating 56 stalls and a bazaar at balcony level. There were also 67 shops. The Central Market was badly damaged by a fire in 1893 and its demise gave the opportunity for much needed road widening schemes in Vicar Lane and Duncan Street.
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Chapel Hill from Morley Bottoms (Morley)
Black & White imageJanuary 1921. View of Chapel Hill from Morley Bottoms with a light covering of snow. On the left are three storey shop properties, including a milinery specialists followed by J.W. Clapham, the herbalist also of Vicar Lane, Leeds. The end of the block has arched windows with three shops at ground level. This is the Conservative Club dating from 1899. Then the snow covered slope of the steps up to Bank Street are just visible. On the right william Baxter's Fish, Game and Poultry merchant's can be seen at the junction with Station Road. This is the first property in a row numbered 2 - 6 Chapel Hill at one side and 1 to 9 Station Road at the other. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Charles Yard (City Centre)
Black & White imageApril 1902 Charles Yard was to be included in improvements to the George Street area. George Street ran from Vicar Lane to Dyer Street, along the side of Kirkgate Market. Photo dating from April 1902.
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City Centre, Aerial View (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated. View showing North Street continuing in to Vicar Lane, junction with New York Road.. North Street Park(Lovell Park) is to the right. This was the site of Smithfield Cattle market untill 1886, it was available to the public as a park from1888. Access to the north was from Camp Road. Premises with domed roof, junction of North Street and New York Lane, H.W.Poole boot maker, known as Crispin House built in 1911 for Heatons clothiers.
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