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Aberford Mill, Cattle Lane (Aberford)
Black & White imageJune 1904. The image shows Aberford Mill, an old watermill dating from c1730 and now housing a garage. The waterwheel has long since disappeared, it was the scene of a tragic accident in the 1920s when a young boy was killed after becoming caught in it. This marked the end of the mill's operations and it became a garage which supplied fuel until C1985. Around the time of this image Aberford Mill was owned by George Henry Moon and the miller's name was Arthur Briggs. Water from Cock Beck flowing into a goit turned the mill wheel. It was first stored in a mill pond. It is possible to see where the waterwheel was positioned on the north side of the building nowadays. Since the mill was built the level of the road has been raised, (1898), to solve the problem of flooding at that time. This means that the garage entrance is located on what would originally, prior to that date, have been the first floor.
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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.
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Armley Mills, Canal Road (Armley)
Black & White imageUndated. The mill goit and dam to Armley Mills.
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Armley Mills, Canal Road (Armley) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. View of mill buildings and goit. This was the site of an old fulling mill, dating back to 1590, known as Casson's Mills. After Peter Casson's death in 1617, the mill was run by his family. Then, new owners or tenants continued to work the mill, including John Walker from 1782-1797. In 1788 Colonel Thomas Lloyd purchased the mill at a cost of £5,250. He had a dam and watercourse constructed to take the River Aire under the mill. This mill burned down in 1805. Next, Benjamin Gott bought the property.
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Armley Mills, Milford Place, goit (Armley)
Black & White imageUndated Images shows the goit at Armley Mills now Leeds Industrial Museum.
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