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Admiral Street nos. 6 - 8 (Hunslet)
Black & White image31st December 1958 The white building on the left is number 8, the Davy Machine Co fish fryers engineers. In the window on the left has been etched the logo of an M inside a D while the windows on the right display the Triumph logo. A car, reg: MWY 666 is parked on the right is number 6 the Maple Clothing Co blouse factory, a sign hangs over the office entrance. In the distance can be seen Dewsbury Road.
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Admiral Street, Dewsbury Road (Hunslet) (12 comments)
Black & White image28th November 1958 The image shows a car reg: TYG 50 is parked at the end of Admiral Street. On the right at number 129a Dewsbury Road is Leslie M. Page, Opthalmic Optician with the opening times advertised on the door. At number 131 is a laundrette is the Maple Clothing Co. Ltd blouse factory. At the end of the road is the Junction Hotel and visible in the distance is the spire of St Peter's Church.
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Air raid Shelter, Maple Grove (Kirkstall) (1 comment)
Black & White image3rd July 1941 View showing south East Corner of Communal surface shelter. Contractor 'Paul Rhodes Ltd' is noted on photo.
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Aire Valley Dyeworks (Newlay)
Colour imageSpring 2004. Image shows the Aire Valley Works. This was a dyeworks for cottons operated by Whitaker & Aykroyds Limited in the locality of Newlay. W.D.S. Tooling Aids Ltd. occupied the buildings more recently. It is marked on later maps as Woodside Works.
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Almond Street, Dewsbury Road (Hunslet) (3 comments)
Black & White image12th March 1959 On the left are numbers 2 to 38 Almond Street, a row of back-to-back terraces. At number 127 Dewsbury Road is the corner shop on the right, a remnants shop with woollen and worsted products derect from the mill. Two people walk a dog along Dewsbury Road towards other shops including at 129a, Leslie M Page Opthalmic Optician and the Maple Clothing Co Ltd.
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Alpha Street nos. 14 - 26, from the juction with Alpha Terrace (Hunslet) (1 comment)
Black & White image28th May 1964 View of Alpha Street, nos. descend from 26 far left in an evens sequence to 14 far right. The white building on the right is part of F.H. Snowden Ltd. Electrical General Engineers at numbers 12/14. Between the blocks of housing there is a sign for 'Miller of Leed' scrap metal merchant. This is marked on an O.S. map for 1952 as a warehouse.
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Alpha Street nos. 8 - 14, at the junction with Cross Alpha Street (Hunslet) (3 comments)
Black & White image28th May 1964 A view of various works premises in Alpha Street looking from the junction with Cross Alpha Street. Far left, the white building is numbers 12 and 14, F.H. Sowden Ltd. Electrical Engineers and once Silver Cross Works( Engineering). In the centre is Permoglaze Ltd, Leeds paint depot. This is marked on an O.S. map for 1952 as a Billiards Hall. Far right is number 8, T.W. Dawson Engineers' Pattern Makers.
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Armley Congregational Church, Hall Lane. (Armley) (14 comments)
Black & White imageView of Armley Congregational Church in Hall Lane. On an O.S. map for 1986 it was recorded as the Armley United Reformed Church. A national split within the Methodist community meant the formation of splinter groups. The Methodist New Connexion in Armley was one of these and they were responsible for building two new chapels, this one in Hall Lane and the Bethseda Chapel in Theaker Lane. The foundation stone was laid on Saturday 30th January 1897 and the church opened its doors on 12th March 1898. The Rev.W.L.Tonge was in residence here at the time the church opened. The church is constructed in brick with stone dressings and housed an organ gifted by Joseph Hepworth, Esq. J.P. of Headingley House. It originally had a spire erected on the square structure to the right. An early picture of the church and more information can be found in 'Armley Through the Camera' by T.Kirby. The church has been converted into residential flats in recent years.
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Armley Jail, Postcard (Armley) (2 comments)
Colour imageUndated. Postcard view of Armley Jail taken from the recreation ground in front. The architects were Perkins and Backhouse. It opened in 1847 and cost £43,000. This was for the land and the buildings. The green structure to the right of the brick wall is a shelter built in the recreation ground and marked on a map dated 1908. Between the building of the prison and the wall of the recreation ground the 'jail field' can just be seen. Armley Goal was the incarceration place for most Yorkshire Suffragettes. Lilian Lenton and Leonora Cohen were both jailed here and began hunger strikes. Prison authorities asked if they could take finger prints of 'May Dennis' (Lilian Lenton) before her release under the 'Cat and Mouse Act'. The answer came back yes. It was also suspected that the covert photograph of Lenton was taken in Armley Goal. The Prison Commission stipulated that 'Photographs should be taken in every case. However they cannot be taken by force but instructs the officer who takes the photograph to take a photograph without the knowledge of the prisoner'. Leonor Cohen and four other suffragettes not only refused food but also drink. The goal was also a popular place for suffragette rally's and protests.
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Arthington Viaduct also showing the weir near Arthington Mill Farm (Arthington) (2 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. Long distance view of the River Wharfe. It shows the weir near Arthington Mill Farm and looks towards Arthington Viaduct, seen in the background. This weir is no longer in existence but is marked on an O.S. map for 1934.
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Ashfield Grove, junction with Charmouth Terrace (Hunslet)
Black & White image12th June 1964 A view of Ashfield Grove looking from the junction with Charmouth Terrace looking down towards Beeston Road Post Office at number 69 Beeston Road can be seen, far right. On the left of the Post Office down to the corner of Ashfield Grove with Charmouth Terrace is all number 2 Ashfield Grove. It appears on the map to have been made as one property with the Post Office and has possibly been knocked through.
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Asket Hill, original stables to Asket Hill house (Oakwood) (2 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. View of what had originally been the stables/garage of a large house called Asket Hill, located on Asket Hill. The house itself has been demolished but these properties remain and were numbered on the 1952 OS map as 1 and 2 Asket Hill. The properties, which have an entrance going up Asket Hill on the left-hand side, would have provided accommodation for the staff employed by the big house. On the census of 1881 the house called Asket Hill was the home of Thomas Green, a Mechanical Engineer (70) his wife, Sarah (52), his Grandson, Thomas and step-children William and Elizabeth Penrose. The family had three live-in domestic servants. The firm of Thomas Green & Sons was based at Smithfield Ironworks of 96 and 98 North Street, Leeds, and 54 and 55 Blackfriars Road, London. Green's was the manufacturer of Green's Patent Lawn Mowing Machines, as well as being general engineers, machists, iron and brassfounders and boilermakers. In 1881 one of the above properties was occupied by John Tindall (52), his wife, Jane (45) and their two daughters, Ada (10) and Lizzie (5). John Tindall is listed on the census as a Coachman and Domestic Servant who most likely worked for the Green family.
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Audsley and Samuel Gomersal, founders of the Mineral water works in Low Street. (Tingley) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. Studio portraits of Audsley and Samuel Gomersal who founded the Mineral Water Works in Low Street, off Chapel Street. They were the sons of coal miner, John Gomersal and his wife Sarah. The 1881 Census records them living with their parents and siblings in Haigh Moor Road when in their twenties and their occupations are listed as Mineral Water Manufacturers. They both married and Audsley and his wife had four children. By 1901 the two brothers were living close to the manufacturing plant in Low street. Audsley's occupation was given on the 1901 Census as a 'Mineral Water Manufacturer' and Samuel as a 'Yeast Dealer'. A map of 1954 names the Mineral Water Works as 'Magpie Works'. Photograph from David Atkinson Archive.
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Avro Anson Nineteen - Thanksgiving Week (Unknown)
Black & White image1940s. Fuselage of incomplete Avro Anson XIX, known as the Nineteen, which was used in the parade for Thanksgiving Week at Otley, after cessation of World War Two hostilities. The Nineteen was a civil transport plane, of which 56 were built between 1945 and around 1952. The board on the trailer reads 'A 25th of Britain's War Production - of 125,000 British planes, the local Yeadon factory made 4,700 Ansons, 700 Lancasters. Messrs. A.V. Roe & Co Ltd Yeadon are grateful and proud to participate in this Thanksgiving.' The cab of the Bedford Queen Mary transporter has the Avro winged insignia on the side, and a Royal Air Force number plate can be seen at the rear.
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Avro Yeadon, staff photograph (Yeadon) (15 comments)
Black & White imagec1940s. Group portrait of some of the young women who were part of a staff of more than 17,500 people employed at Avro Yeadon (A.V. Roe) during the years of the Second World War. The Avro factory was built in 1939 close to Yeadon Aerodrome. It was one of several nation-wide 'shadow factories', as they were called, and also the largest in Europe, occupying a site of around 34 acres. Many of the workers were female and a proportion were local girls. However, huge numbers of workers arrived for their shifts in special buses, travelling from all over West Yorkshire. Third from the right on the front row is Audrey Tunnington whose home was in Edgeware Mount, Leeds 8. The Ministry of Aircraft Production (MAP) also built temporary homes/accommodation for workers who lived some distance away from the Avro assembly plant, for example, on the Westfield Estate in Yeadon and Greenbanks at Horsforth. Between 1939 and its closure in 1946 around 700 Avro Lancaster bombers and 4,500 Avro Ansons were assembled here by women such as these. A partially built Lancaster is visible in the background.
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Back of South Ridge Street, nos. 11 - 17 (Beeston)
Black & White image6th July 1964, Houses viewed from the backs, their fronts can be accessed from South Ridge Street. To the far left houses can be seen situated on South Mount Street. The houses shown here have basements and fenced in yards. They are part of a block of 7 houses which are marked on an 1891 ordinance survey map as 'Leeds View'.
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Back of South Ridge Street, nos. 5 - 11 (Beeston)
Black & White image6th July 1964, View of houses from the back, their frontages accessed from South Ridge Street. Far left is number 11 and the numbers descend to number 5 on the right. These houses are marked on an ordinance survey map for 1891 as 'Leeds View' and they are part of a block of 7. To the far right the houses of Dinsdale Terrace can be seen.
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Backhouse Row nos. 1 - 6 (Burley)
Black & White image12th December 1959 This view is of Backhouse Row looking towards Burley Road. There were six back-to-back houses with gardens of varying size. Numbering began with 1 at the Burley Road end, then finished with 6, seen here on the right. A wall divided the Row from Maple Street.
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Bantam Grove Lane, Bantam Grove Mill (Morley)
Colour imageUndated. Drawing of Bantam Grove Mills, also known as Grove Mills, on Bantam Grove Lane. Some of the buildings date back to at least the 1850s when Bantam Grove dyeworks was marked on a Ordnance Survey map; the chimney dates from 1899. The best known owners were David Bradley Ltd. and the mill closed in the 1960s. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Barley Hill Road, looking south-west towards Wakefield Road (Garforth)
Black & White imagec1930. View of Barley Hill Road, looking south-west towards Wakefield Road. The building in the foreground, left, is Barley Hill Road Council School, built in 1907. Beyond, are two rows of terraced houses intersected by Poplar Avenue. On the right-hand side of Barley Hill Road a recreation ground was created, with a bowling green, tennis court, putting green and childrens' playground. In the background the road bends round to the right to join Wakefield Road. Barley Hill Road used to be known as Occupation Lane but is shown on a map dated 1908 with the name of Barley Hill Road.
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