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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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8th Leeds Boys Brigade, Ambulance team (Burley)
Black & White image1923. View shows the Ambulance team of the 8th Leeds Boys Brigade, taken in 1923. They are named as Sidebottom, Tobbell, Evans, EL Peck, Crofts, Spencer, Darbyshire and Elwick. The brigade was attached to Burley Methodist Church on Cardigan Lane.
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A young boy models a suit for the clothing manufacturer's John Barran & Sons. (City Centre)
Black & White imageC1891. Image shows a young boy modelling a light-coloured suit with metal buttons and a waistcoat beneath, made by the clothing manufacturing firm of John Barran & Sons. The young boy is Walter Giles, born in 1880 at number 4 Waverley Street in Holbeck. He is the son of an employee of Barran's, a Machine Smith by the name of Arthur Giles. There was, at this time, a successful export trade in young boys' tailored clothing and a demand for miniature soldier's and sailor's uniforms and fancy dress. By 1891 John Barran's had a warehouse in an innovative building in St. Paul's Street, designed by Thomas Ambler and completed in 1877, now known as St. Paul's House. The firm also had a recently opened factory in Hanover Lane (1888). Later, in 1904, a further warehouse was built in Chorley Lane adjoining the Hanover Lane premises. By this time Barran's was employing 3,000 people, many of them women and young girls. The rapid growth of ready -to-wear tailoring business was due to the advancement in technology of such proccesses as pattern-cutting and sewing by machine, including blind stitching, button holing and buttoning.
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Abbott Street, Armley Road (Armley) (4 comments)
Black & White image1st February 1968 View of Grocers between Abbott Street and Abbott Road facing Armley Road, the shop sells cigarettes, sweets, frozen food, nylon and haberdashery. Famous brands advertised include Walls, Golden Virginia, and Birds Eye. Advertisements on the Abbott Street side of the building include extra cephos for a 'headache and a half' and cadets. In front of the shop a van is parked with a man walking past in overalls. The van REG is RGC 9G3.
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AbbottTerrace nos. 18 - 24 (Armley)
Black & White image1st February 1968 Image shows four back-to-back terraces flanked by yards originally used for outdoor toilets. Each house has a coal cellar where coal would be deposited using the holes at pavement level. These are covered by cast iron covers. An empty milk bottle sits on the window sill of number 20 while a van selling wines and spirits reg; KTE 68OE is parked outside.
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