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Plaza Cinema, Assembly Rooms, 32 New Briggate (City Centre) (45 comments)
Black & White image1970. View showing the Plaza Cinema at 32 New Briggate. The building, designed by George Corson and James Robertson Watson of Leeds, opened as the Assembly Rooms Concert Hall in 1898. It became a cinema on Monday 15th April 1907 advertising "new century talking and singing pictures". The opening picture was a film showing the stage act of 'Little Tich', an English music hall comedian whose real name was Harry Relph. The picture house was able to seat an audience of 1,100 and admission charges were: front circle 2/- (10p) and 1/6d (7.5p), side circle and stalls 1/- (5p), area 6d (2.5p) and gallery 3d (1p). The name changed to the 'Plaza' on Monday 25th August 1958 until its closure in 1985. The Assembly Rooms are now (Nov. 2007) being restored as part of the major Grand Theatre refurbishments.
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7th Lord Mayor's Annual Parade, Lewis's 'Fells Wargo Railway Co.' (City Centre) (2 comments)
Colour image21st June 1980. Image shows proud members of Lewis's 'Fells Wargo Railway Co.'(A humorous play on words with reference to 'Wells Fargo', of course). They pose in their colourful costumes in front of the spectacular decorated steam engine of the American West. This was Lewis's entry to the 7th Lord Mayor's Parade for which it won Best Overall Entry. It took over 20,000 ribbon parcel bows to decorate the float. Four female staff are dressed as saloon girls complete with buttoned boots and Ostrich feather headdresses. There is a cowboy in the centre and the two North American indians are Neil Malloch, left, and Simon Riley, right, both from the Display Department of Lewis's on the Headrow. The Parade set off from Woodhouse Moor, seen here, then went down Woodhouse Lane, then Merrion Street and Vicar Lane, into Briggate then the Headrow, on to Calverley Street, past the Civic Hall to salute the Lord Mayor and finally returned to Woodhouse Moor.
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A postcard of Briggate (Main Street) (Garforth)
Black & White imageearly 20th century. This view was taken of Briggate in the early twentieth century and became a postcard. On the right is Colliery Row and beyond is Eagle House. Most of the street was still dwellings houses, and the lack of traffic allowed the children to stop and look in the middle of the road.
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A Remnant of Old Briggate, postcard (City Centre) (8 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. This postcard, entitled 'A Remnant of Old Briggate', shows no. 56, one of the oldest buildings on Briggate. It was built in 1613 by Richard Sykes, who became an Alderman of Leeds in 1629, having been a key figure in the campaign for the granting of Leeds' Charter of Incorporation in 1626. The building is occupied here by F. Wallis, hosier and glover; the words 'Ye Olde Stone Shoppe' are seen above the name, and a panel above this says 'RS1613'. It was taken over by Timpsons's Shoes in 1919 and demolished by them in 1955 to make way for a new shop. The entrance to the Pack Horse Inn Yard is incoporated into the building on the left.
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A young boy models a sailor suit for the clothing manufacturer's John Barran & Sons. (City Centre)
Black & White imageC1891. A little boy dressed in a Sailor Suit poses for the camera for the firm of clothing manufacturer's John Barran & Sons. The trade in ready-to-wear tailoring for boys was an important part of the business at this time. The Sailor Suit was popular but there was also a demand for fancy dress and these were exported to Canada, Austrailia, New Zealand, South Africa, South America and the Continent. The boy in this image is is Herbert, whose father was a Machine Smith employed by Barran's, name of Arthur Giles. The Giles family are listed on the 1891 Census as living at number 1 Stratford Street in Hunslet. John Barran began his career in Leeds at the age of 22 with a small shop at number 30 Bridge End South. By 1851 he had moved to number 1 Briggate but his recognition of the potential of the new American invention of the sewing machine led him to opening a factory in Alfred Street. The business really took off when he worked with the firm of Greenwood and Batley to produce the band knife for bulk pattern cutting. The rapid expansion of the ready-to-wear business for Barran's in Leeds meant several moves. By the time the new warehouse in Chorley Lane opened in 1904, which adjoined the factory of 1888 in Hanover Lane, 3,000 people were in the employment of John Barran & Sons.
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A. Booth & Sons, Briggate (City Centre)
Black & White imageCirca 1900s. Letterhead, A. Booth & Sons, tailors and costumiers, 143 Briggate, Leeds, with illustration of shop.
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Abbey House Museum, Dearlove Family (Kirkstall)
Black & White image1958 This image shows members of the Dearlove family inside a reconstruction of a 19th century violin maker's at the Abbey House Museum. The shop has been named for Mark Dearlove who originally ran an 18th century violin maker's on Briggate. Many of the instruments on display were made by him and donated by the Dearlove family. Mark was renowned for his craftsmanship, musical knowledge and acute sense of sound, all skills vital in the creation of violins. The majority of his descendants have continued this tradition by becoming involved with music or the stage and have been known to reunite at the museum for music recitals like the one pictured here in 1958.
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Abbey House Museum, Harewood Square (Kirkstall) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated, Image shows a reconstruction of a nineteenth century violin maker's located on Harewood Square, a replica of a Victorian street in the Abbey House Museum. The name above the shop reads Mark Dearlove. Dearlove originally ran an 18th century violin maker's on Briggate where he built and sold violins, cellos and other musical instruments. Many of the instruments on display were made by him and donated by the Dearlove family. Mark Dearlove was known for his craftsmanship, musical knownledge and acute sense of sound, all skills vital in the creation of violins. The majority of his descendants have continued this tradition by becoming involved with music or the stage, and some have been known to reunite at the museum for music recitals.
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Abbey House Museum, Harewood Square (Kirkstall)
Black & White imageUndated, Image shows a corner of Harewood Square, a Victorian street reconstruction in the Abbey House Museum. On the left is Edward Baines, printer stationer originally based on Albion Street in the early 19th century. On the right just visible is the shop of Ann Carter, haberdasher, originally at number 46 Briggate, many of the goods on display are in their original boxes. Also visible is a sign attached to the building on the far right advertising the Mason & Taylor apothecary. In the foreground can be seen a Victorian bicycle.
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Abbey House Museum, Harewood Square (Kirkstall)
Black & White imageUndated, Image shows John Dyson, watchmaker and repairer, Harewood Square, one of the atmospheric shops and streets reconstructed in the Abbey House Museum. Through the window can be seen pocket watches and watchmaking equipment. The original John Dyson founded his watchmaking and jewellery business in 1865 by converting two cottages, numbers 26 and 27 Briggate, into one shop fronted by a newly constructed facade. The business eventually closed in February 1990 and the stock sold at Sotherby's the following May.
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Aerial view of Leeds showing the City Station (City Centre) (2 comments)
Black & White image17th September 1962. Aerial view over the city of Leeds showing Leeds City Station in the centre. To the left of it is the River Aire before it flows beneath the railway under the dark arches. In the bottom right-hand corner are the graving docks off the canal basin at Granary Wharf. The bridge over the canal at this point dates from 1841 and is situated at Office Lock next to the old Canal Office. Beyond where the canal and River Aire meet there is Victoria Bridge (right edge, centre) then following the bends of the river towards the top, Leeds Bridge is only just visible and in the top corner Crown Point Bridge can be seen clearly. Following the railway line from the top edge various landmarks can be seen. To the left at the top is the huge complex of Quarry Hill Flats, moving down there is Leeds Parish Church of St. Peter, then the dome of the Corn Exchange. To the left of the Corn Exchange is Kirkgate Market fronting Vicar Lane. To the right of the station is the former Tramways Depot on Swinegate. Below that, between Neville Street and the river, is the woollen mill at School Close which, in 1973, became the site of the Dragonara Hotel (now the Leeds Hilton). The line of light buildings across the top left-hand corner are on Eastgate and include Lewis's department store. They were part of Sir Reginald Blomfield's scheme of the 1930's. The grid pattern of streets comprising the city shopping areas can be seen including Vicar Lane, Briggate and Park Row. Wellington Street comes in from the bottom left-hand coner and following the line of it City Square is visible. At the bottom edge traffic is seen in Whitehall Road and the Whitehall Mills Complex.
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Aerial View, City Centre from Park Row to Briggate (City Centre)
Black & White image1963 In the top left corner is the Civic Hall, the bottom left corner has City Square with Park Row running north to the Headrow, continuing as Cookridge Street to Woodhouse Lane. Moving right the new Merrion Centre is under construction. Briggate is over on the right side following the same line as Park Row.
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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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Aerial View, East (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated. In this image the roof of Headrow House has been used by the photographer as a platform. Just right of the roof exit can be seen Quarry Hill flats (1938) and Munro House with Mount St Mary's Church (1857) in the distance. On the right are the four leaded domes of the 1901 Kirkgate Market Hall with the Leeds Parish Church of St Peter (1841) behind. The roofs visible on the right of the image belong to buildings on Briggate including County Arcade (1900s) with the Mecca Locarno Ballroom and the Empire Theatre 1898.
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Aerial View, Leeds Bridge (City Centre) (15 comments)
Black & White imageUndated, This photo possibly dates from the 1920s, a view from the end of Lower Briggate. The River Aire and waterside can be seen with the bridge towards the left. The road on the left is Hunslet Road, moving right are Hunslet Lane. The triangular building at the junction of Hunslet Road and Hunslet Lane is Leeds Bridge House.
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Aerial View, Leeds City Station (City Centre)
Black & White image1962 The centre of this aerial view is dominated by Leeds City Railway Station with tracks running diagonally from the top left to the bottom right. Towards the top left is the place where the River Aire and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal separate. The River flows above the station before disappearing under the Dark Arches, reappearing lower down to rejoin the canal at Victoria Bridge. The canal runs to the right of Tower Works, famous for its italianate chimneys. Above Leeds City Station is the smaller Central Station on Wellington Street which closed in 1967. Wellington Street runs from the top edge to City Square in the centre of the right edge. The Square is bordered by The Queens Hotel, Majestic Cinema, The Post Office and The Royal Exchange Building. Boar Lane runs from the bottom of City Square. In the lower right corner Briggate runs back towards the left, passing underneath the railway lines. Below the City Station is the Queen's Hall, a former tram depot on Swinegate, converted to an exhibition centre and concert hall before being demolished in 1989. The pale coloured building below this with an arched semi-circular roof is the Omnibus Depot on Sovereign Street.
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Aerial View, South (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated, View showing the roof tops of Briggate with the calls in the distance. The tower in the centre belongs to Holy Trinity Church (1726). Originally the tower ended in a square wooden spire topped with a weather vane in the term of a golden fleece, however in 1841 this was replaced by the present tower designed by R.D. Chantrell of Leeds. Gas storage facilities can be seen in the distance over the roofs of the Trinity and Burton Arcade.
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Albion Place (City Centre) (2 comments)
Colour image21st September 1999.Corner of Lands Lane and Albion Place looking towards Briggate. View shows a crowded street scene. Shops visible include River Island and Next. Ornate street lamps are prominent.
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Albion Place (City Centre) (1 comment)
Colour image21st September 1999.Corner of Albion Place and Lands Lane looking down towards Briggate. View shows a crowded street scene. Shops visible include River Island and Next.
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Albion Place (City Centre) (3 comments)
Black & White image17th June 1915 This section of Albion Place from Lands Lane to Briggate was completed in 1904. To the left, on Briggate, number 62 Nicholes Shirt house. Numbers 63 and 64 Bishop Eveleigh, silversmiths. Notice on top side of number 62 announces property to let. In upper windows of 63/64 'Iron-Clad Patent Dust Free Luggage'.
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