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Palace Picture Hall, Eyres Avenue (Armley) (81 comments)
Black & White image1970. View of the former Palace Picture Hall, shown here as The New Western Bingo Hall, located in Eyres Avenue. The building was opened as an 800 seater cinema on Monday 26th August 1912, advertising as the "Finest Picture Hall in West Leeds". The premises, formerly Armley Rink, had been completely re-designed under the personal supervision of Managing Director, Councillor Ezra Hoyle. The opening film was 'The Governor's Daughter' and seats could be booked in advance for 2d (1p). Ticket prices were 2d (1p), 4d (1.5p) and 6d (2.5p). One thousand people attended the two evening performances on opening night. It was described as "the most healthy and comfortable hall in the distict, breathing area 500 cu.ft to each person when the hall is full", also the management boasted that "persons entering while the pictures are being exhibited are shown to their seats by young ladies who have electric flash lights." Part of the building was converted into a dance hall and a cafe was attached. By 1937 the dance hall had been converted back to a skating rink, operating alongside the cinema. The Armley Palace Picture Hall closed on Saturday 22nd August 1964 with a showing of 'Summer Magic' starring Hayley Mills. The premises were subsequently converted to the New Western Bingo Hall. Here, it is advertising a £400 jackpot.
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Abbey House Museum, Norman Hall (Kirkstall)
Black & White imageUndated, Built between 1152 and 1182 as the Great Gatehouse to the Abbey, the road to the Abbey came through this room with large wooden gates located in the opposing archways were blocked in with walls and windows creating a living room, today this is the cafe of the Abbey House Museum. A model of the Abbey before its ruin in the 13th century is visible amoung the 12th century high vaulted ceilings and support columns.
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Adel Post Office (Adel)
Black & White image7th December 1932. Adel Post Office on Otley Road, which is also a confectioners and cafe. Jars of sweets can be seen in the window. There is a weighing machine outside.
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Aerial view of Lotherton Hall (Aberford)
Colour image1979. Aerial view of Lotherton Hall taken in 1979 from the Skyview Aerial Archive. The Hall is visible in the centre with its formal gardens. Behind Lotherton Hall to the right the Bird Garden is under construction. The construction workers were a group of 16 year-olds taking part in a joint employment scheme run by Leeds City Council's Department of Leisure Services and the Manpower Services Commission. The Bird Garden opened in April 1980 on the site of the old kitchen gardens belonging to the Gascoigne family of Lotherton Hall. After the initial success of the new venture, the scheme was resumed and new additions to the Bird Garden opened in 1983. The aviaries were constructed from reclaimed timber. Nowadays, over 200 species of bird, many rare and endangered, can be viewed by the public. The buildings left of the Hall were former dwellings, stables and motor car garages. In 1985 the Stable Cafe opened there and there is also the Estate gift shop.
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Albion Place (City Centre)
Colour image1999 View shows pedestrians on Albion Place. Pasta Romagna cafe is visible in the centre with Next clothes store on the right. A street plan of the city centre can be seen wih the title Central Square, Lands Lane. The junction with Lands Lane is just out of view beyond the right edge.
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