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Aerial View looking South-West (City Centre) (2 comments)
Colour image5th October 1999. View shows junction for roads leading out of town to Kirkstall and Armley at bottom. In the far distance but in front of the church is the castle-like structure of H.M. Prison, Armley, built by the Victorians. On the right of the photograph, Westgate Point office block can be seen.
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Aerial view of Bean Ing Mill and surrounding area. (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black & White image1954. Aerial view of Bean Ing Mill seen in the centre of the image. It dates from 1792 and was built by Benjamin Gott as the world's first woollen mill. The mill was demolished in the 1960s and the Yorkshire Post building now occupies the site. Wellington Bridge, Wellington Road crosses the River Aire left of the mill. The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is visible across the bottom left hand corner. bottom right are railway lines coming in to Central Station. The land opposite the mill on the opposite side of the river was Gott's Field, at this time part of the railway. This is now the site of City Island, a residential development. Wellington Street runs across behind Bean Ing Mill and Westgate Street towards the top right hand corner. Wellington Foundry is adjacent to the river on the left and the square building top left is an Engineering works. On the triangular site, top right, is Westgate Mills and at the other side of the road, Corona works.
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Aerial View over Wetherby (Wetherby)
Colour image1988. Coloured aerial photograph showing the River Wharfe and the Town of Wetherby. Between the triangle of green, on the left, that is Raby Park and the river, Westgate can be seen. Westgate runs parallel to the river at this point before leaving the river to join the Market Place, below centre, far right. Just above the cluster of buildings centred around the Market Place between Bank Street and High Street, the Parish Curch of St. James is visible, and to the right of it North Street (part of the Great North Road) veers in from the edge. Further up it eventually becomes Deighton Road. Castlegarth can be seen at the bend in the river, and the square green patch left of centre is playing fields behind Crossley Street Primary School.
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Aerial View, City Centre, Brotherton House (City Centre)
Black & White image1967 This view looks from Westgate across the City Centre. The Headrow is on the left, St Pauls Street to the right. In the centre, at the junction is Brotherton House, this building had been owned by a chemical manufacturing company and was purchased by Leeds City Council in 1963. It cost £325,000. It provided a new headquarters for Leeds City Police in 1965. In 1976 a new headquarters was opened at Millgarth.
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Aerial View, Inner Ring Road, Construction (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated, Image shows the construction of the Westgate tunnel section of the Inner Ring Road at the top with the Leeds General Infirmary on the left. The tunnel became the site of the Clarendon Wing in 1984. The ring road also divides the two universities in half with Leeds Metropolitan University buildings under construction on the left and the expansion site of the Leeds University on the right. The ring road is crossed in the centre of the image by Woodhouse Lane, below this more road construction is taking place. In the top left hand corner of the image is the Civic Hall.
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Aerial View, Inner Ring Road, Construction (City Centre) (2 comments)
Black & White imageUndated, Image shows an aerial view of the City Centre. On the left of the roundabout a multi-storey building is under construction on Park Lane with the former clothing factory owned by Sir John Barren behind. On the right is the new Inner Ring Road built in the mid 1960s under construction. Today Clarendon Wing is built over the tunnel. On the right of the roundabout is Brotherton House the former Police HQ while directly above is Headrow clothes, now demolished. Near the top on the far right can be seen the Civic Hall and the original Mandela Gardens with the Town Hall below and the grassed area of Park Square further down. Below the roundabout is a carpark, now the site of the International Pool. The roundabout itself has been replaced by the Leeds Inner Ring Road and Westgate Point.
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Aerial View, Inner Ring Road, Construction (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated, Aerial view shows the Westgate tunnel section of the Inner Ring Road under construction, opened February 1974. In 1984 Leeds General Infirmary extended and the Clarendon Wing was built over the tunnel. The cleared area below eventually became the site of the Leeds Dental Hospital. In the top right corner of the image is the sprawling gothic structure of the Leeds General Infirmary.
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Aerial View, Westgate International Pool (City Centre)
Black & White image1967 Aerial view, in the foreground is the Westgate International Swimming Pool, it was completed in September 1967. The Queens Hotel is in the centre of the view, immediately behind the large tower block is City House. To the left, on the skyline cooling towers at Skelton Grange power station can be seen.
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Aerial View, Westgate, Inner Ring Road (City Centre) (4 comments)
Black & White image1967 Aerial view with Westgate in the foreground, part of the Inner Ring Road and tunnel entrance. John Barran's clothing factory is on the left to the right of the ring road is Marlbeck Fashions, Centaur Tailoring factory. From the left Great George Street runs to the right, with Leeds General Infirmary partly in view. The twin towers of Leeds Civic Hall are visible.
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Albion Street, from Albion Place (City Centre)
Black & White imagec1927. View shows no.55-63 Albion Street, seen from the junction with Albion Place. On the left edge is part of the Yorkshire Post Newspapers building at no.55, while on the far right no.63 is occupied by F.W. Bentley & Co., stockbrokers, Leeds & District Property Owners & Ratepayers Association and W.H. Coverdale, solicitor. The main focus of the picture however is the building in the centre comprising nos.57-61, the property of Ford & Warren, solicitors, also occupied by the Leeds Stock Exchange. This three storey Georgian building had previously been a branch of the Bank of England, then the Bank of Leeds before they went into liquidation in 1878. It then briefly passed to the National Provinicial Bank before being bought by Ford & Warren's then partners J.R. Ford and Wm. Warren. The firm which would become Ford & Warren had previously occupied various premises on Albion Street under different names. Sometime after this photo the ground floor was formed into separate shops leaving Ford & Warren and the Stock Exchange on the upper floors, sharing an entrance from Albion Street via no.61. Following a compulsory purchase order in 1968 the area was redeveloped including the building of West Riding House on this site. Ford & Warren continued in business, operating from Westgate Point, until 2015 when they were taken over by Weightmans.
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Bank Street, looking west (Wetherby)
Black & White image1988. View looking west along Bank Street towards Westgate. On the left is no. 11 Bank Street, while the building on the right is numbered 5 Church Street, the junction with which is just off the picture. The next building along is no. 18 Bank Street, occupied by Peter Watson, estate agent.
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Brotherton House (City Centre) (8 comments)
Black & White imageUndated, Image shows Brotherton House on the Westgate roundabout. Originally a chemical manufacturing company owned by Lord Edward Allen Brotherton (1856-1930) and in 1963 sold to Leeds City Council for £325,000. In April 1965 the building became the home of Police Headquarters until 1976 when they moved to the purpose built Millgarth Station retaining this building for administration offices. The building is flanked on each end by semi-circular windows and balconies visible here on the left.
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Brotherton House, Police Station (City Centre) (3 comments)
Black & White imageUndated, (c.1969-1977) View looks from the Westgate roundabout, now part of the Inner Ring Road, onto Brotherton House which was the headquarters of Leeds Police Force between 1965 and 1976. The building had originally belonged to a chemical manufacturing company. To the left is a semi-circular section of windows and balconies. The building is still standing and still used as police administration offices. Grace Street runs along the back of the building with St Paul's Street just visible on the right edge. Photograph courtesy of Stephen Howden.
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City Centre, aerial view (City Centre)
Colour imagec1999. Aerial view of the city centre looking north, King Street, East Parade and Calverley Street run diagonally upwards from bottom right, passing the Town Hall, Municipal Buildings, Civic Hall, Leeds General Infirmary and Leeds Metropolitan University. The green space of Park Square is seen towards the left of the photo, with Queen Street and York Place on the bottom left. Wellington Street runs along the bottom right Westgate and The Headrow can be seen running horizontally just above the centre. Taken around 1999 as the Prince's Exchange office building, opened in that year, can just be seen in the bottom right hand corner, but work has not yet started on laying out Millennium Square.
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City Centre, aerial view (City Centre)
Colour imagec1999. Aerial view of the city centre looking north. Wellington Street runs along the bottom, with King Street, East Parade and Calverley Street going upwards through the middle. To the left of these are Park Square East and Oxford Place, and to the right Park Row and Cookridge Street. Westgate and The Headrow run horizontally through the centre. City Square is on the bottom right of the photo and the green Park Square at the centre left. Taken around 1999 as the Prince's Exchange office building, opened in that year, is seen at the botton centre of the photo, but work has not started on Millennium Square, in front of the Civic Hall near the top.
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City Centre, aerial view (City Centre)
Black & White image1960s. Aerial view of the City Centre with the Civic Hall and Leeds General Infirmary in the middle of the picture. Westgate followed by The Headrow runs from centre left to bottom centre, with Albion Street followed by Woodhouse Lane running from bottom centre to top right. The Merrion Centre is seen at the bottom right. A cleared area can be seen across the top half of the photo where the new Inner Ring Road would soon be built.
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City centre, aerial view (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated. Aerial shot covering the whole of the city centre from Westgate on the left through The Headrow and Eastgate to Quarry Hill Flats on the right. Lower down are Wellington Street, City Square, Boar Lane and Duncan Street. The City Station is at the bottom left and the River Aire winds its way along the bottom. Taken in the 1960s or 1970s.
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City centre, aerial view (City Centre)
Black & White image1930s. Aerial view of the city centre with Eastgate/The Headrow/Westgate running diagonally down from left to right. Taken in the mid 1930s as the Civic Hall, built in 1933, is seen to the left of centre near the bottom, but there is no sign yet of work on Quarry Hill Flats above the roundabouts on the top left, which began in 1936. Also prominent in the picture are City Square, the railway station and the river (top right), Park Square (bottom right) and the recreation ground on North Street (centre left).
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City centre, aerial view, around Park Square (City Centre)
Black & White imageUpdated. Aerial view looking west over Park Square and Westgate.
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City Centre, aerial view, around Westgate (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. Aerial view loooking south-east of the area around Westgate, West Street and Park Lane. The River Aire can be seen at the top right. Taken before new road developments which were completed in 1974.
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