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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, 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, River Aire, Crown Point Bridge (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated The River Aire runs through the centre of this view from the bottom to top edges. In the bottom left corner, Kirkgate and Marsh Lane are visible with East Street running towards the top of the view and Crown Point Road running to the right, spanning the River via the Crown Point Bridge. Above the bridge is the Leeds Dam and the Aire and Calder Navigation. To the left the view looks across the Bank area towards Cross Green and Richmond Hill. A large recreation ground on Bow Street is also visible. Hunslet Lane and Hunslet Road can be seen towards the right where the view looks across the Clarence Dock area towards Holbeck.
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Alderman Brook's House (Hunslet) (17 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. Alderman Brook's house, Hunslet Lane. Large brick house now demolished. "A guide published in 1808 described Hunslet as 'a little more than a mile from Leeds'. Between the two places was a country lane - Hunslet Lane to Leeds people, and Leeds Lane to Hunslet people - and bordering it were fine residences. Of the few remaining, that know as Alderman Brook's house, is one of the most striking. It is notable for the geat number of windows, and also for the length of the building" (Mattison A and Meakin W 1908, The Romance of Old Leeds). Photograph Alf Mattison. The photographer Alfred Mattison was born in Hunslet in 1868. His passion for local history led to lecturing, photography and writing. In 1908 he wrote "The Romance of Old Leeds" based on his articles and photos for the Yorkshire Daily Observer. He died following a street accident in Leeds in Sept 1944.
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Anglo American Oil Company Ltd., unveiling of commemorative plaque. (Hunslet)
Black & White image1933. Image taken at the Anglo American Oil Company Ltd., a filling station at the corner of Hunslet Lane with South Brook(e) Street. The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Alderman R.H. Blackburn has unveiled a commemorative plaque to mark the site of Brooke Hall, a 17th Century red brick residence built by Alderman Thomas Kitchingman. It eventually became the home of Alderman John Brooke who named it Brooke Hall. Both of these men held the office of Mayor of Leeds in 1688 and 1705, and 1736 and 1754 respectlively. When the filling station was rebuilt in 1975 the plaque was repositioned and once more unveiled by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Alan Pedley.
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Bridge End (City Centre) (6 comments)
Black & White imageUndated, but taken sometime in the 1890s the photo shows a curved row of 3-storey, brick built terraced retail premises, all of which appear to be empty. The building is covered in posters advertising an auction for the sale of building materials following street improvements. There are also other advertisements. There is a horse and cart waiting by the roadside and several men passing by, one of whom is looking at the photographer and carrying some kind of pail or basket.
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Bridge Road, Star and Garter Hotel (Kirkstall) (6 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. View of Bridge Road, looking in the direction of Bramley from the junction with Commercial Road (left) and Abbey Road (right). The Star and Garter Hotel is on the left at number 5 Bridge Road. Built in the 18th century, it was a former stagecoach inn located beside the mill race at the junction of the old Leeds-Bradford (1734) and Leeds-Kendal (1753) turnpike roads. The name 'Star and Garter' comes from 'The Order of the Garter' which has the symbol of a star as part of the insignia. To the right, the stable and carriage house range is visible. The famous actress, Mrs. Sarah Siddons is believed to have stayed at the inn in 1807 when playing at the Leeds Theatre in Hunslet Lane, although there is some dispute about this as, after performing there in 1786, she announced to her audience "Farewell ye brutes, and forever, I trust; ye shall never torture me again!". By 1826 the inn was being used as a meeting place for local woollen manufacturers. (Parson's Directory lists William Briggs of Hill Top, John Clayton of Moor End and Elijah Cobham of Height Lane as 'attending' the Star and Garter.) Henry Lister, whose name is on the pub sign, was licensee between about 1903 and the early 1930s. He had taken over from his father, George, who was listed as hotel proprietor on the 1901 census, aged 55, while Henry, aged 28, was a hotel worker. George Lister is recorded at the inn from as far back as 1882. The hotel continued as the Star and Garter for many years but by the late 1970s it had become the Bar-Celona public house. More recently, other occupants have included Raphael's Cabaret Bar and an entertainment complex called Funtazia Entertainment Centre. Nowadays, this Grade II listed building is occupied by the kitchen design and installation company, Poggenpohl. On the right the single storey stone building houses public lavatories and a drinking fountain is visible at the right edge. Off camera, right, just beyond these, situated on Abbey Road, were the Police Station and Kirkstall Branch Library.
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Civic Hall, presentation of Variety Club coach (City Centre)
Black & White image22nd June 1966. The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Alderman Joshua S. Walsh, is seen being presented with a coach by the Yorkshire Regional Committee of the Variety Club of Great Britain, outside the Civic Hall. The £1,200 11 seater minibus, equipped with safety belts on each seat, is to be used for pupils of the Hunslet Lane and Grafton Special Schools, mainly to take the children on weekend and summer holiday trips.
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Crown Point Retail Park (Hunslet) (1 comment)
Colour image6th October 1999. View of parked cars and stores at the Crown Point retail park which opened in 1989 on the site of Hunslet Lane railway yard. Allied carpets is on the left, with JJB Sports on the right.
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Crown Point Retail Park (Hunslet)
Colour image6th October 1999. View of Crown Point Retail Park. Comet on the right, Miller Brothers to its right and Staples Office Supplies next door. The retail park opened in 1989 at a cost of £10 million. The site was formerly Hunslet Lane railway area.
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Crown Point Retail Park (Hunslet)
Colour image6th October 1999. View of stores at Crown Point Retail Park which opened in 1989 on the site of the Hunslet Lane railway yard. Left to right Allied Carpets, JBB Sports, Carpetworld, Tiles R Us, Poundstretcher.
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Crown Point Retail Park (Hunslet)
Colour image6 October 1999 View of car park and stores at Crown Point Retail Park on the right is JJB Sports with Allied carpets to the left. The park opened in 1989 at a cost of £10 million on the former site of Hunslet Lane Railway Yard.
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Eagle and Child Yard (Hunslet)
Black & White image13th May 1896. Situated between Meadow Lane and Hunslet Lane, the yard was a basic square shape with an 'L' shaped block of property in the centre. It was a mixture of housing and business pemises. Lines of washing are drying, on the left a work bench and stool.
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Eagle and Child Yard (Hunslet)
Black & White image13th May 1896. Situated between Meadow Lane and Hunslet Lane, Eagle and Child Yard was both domestic and business property. This view looks north, derelict brick property with door leading further into the yard which was a basic square with an 'L' shape of buildings in the centre. In the top right corner, the top of Leeds Bridge House can be seen. It was built as a temperance hotel around 1875.
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Eagle and Child Yard (Hunslet)
Black & White image13th May 1896. 1.Upper Situated between Meadow Lane and Hunslet Lane. North east view of the yard. Dwellings can be seen, two ladies in period dress pose with their children. 2.Lower South west view of the yard, three storey properties, wooden shutters on lower windows. A gas lamp is fixed to the wall, residents are posing for the photographer.
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Eagle and Child Yard, Meadow Lane (Hunslet) (3 comments)
Black & White image13th May 1896. Situated between Meadow Lane and Hunslet Lane, Eagle and Child Yard was both domestic and business property. This view looks south west. Boxes, barrels and a handcart can be seen.
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Eagle and Child Yard, Meadow Lane (Hunslet)
Black & White image13th May 1898. Junction of Hunslet Lane and Meadow Lane. Eagle and Child Yard lies behind the frontage of central properties. Appleyard petrol station was built on this site at a later date. The tall building on the left is Leeds Bridge House, built as a temperance hotel around 1875.
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Gideon Yard nos. 2 - 6 (Hunslet) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated, View shows British Transport Commision owned back-to-back properties on Gideon Yard. Numbers run from 6 to 2, left to right, with a passageway leading to Gideon Street seen next to number 6. It is likely that these properties housed railway workers, possibly employed at the nearby Hunslet Lane Goods Station. View dates from the 1950s.
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Goodman Street, Yard (Hunslet)
Black & White image30th June 1959 This yard area occupied an area of land in the triangle formed by the junction of Goodman Street and Larchfield Road. The Goodman public house was at this corner, this yard was immediately behind. The windows in view belong to houses on Goodman Street, 46 on the left, 52 on the right. Four archways give access to storage space, possibly used for carts or by the public house for stock in times past. The name Goodman is that of Sir George Goodman, he lived at Dial House, which was at the junction of Crown Point Street and Hunslet Lane. He was the first Mayor of Leeds under the Municipal Corporations Act in 1836, also in 1847, 1850, 1851. Goodman was also MP for Leeds 1852 to 1857. He died in 1859 aged 67 and was buried in Whitkirk Churchyard. The Goodman pub is still standing.
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Great Wilson Street (Hunslet)
Black & White image3rd March 1980 The photo shows Great Wilson Street, which merges with Hunslet Lane, Hunslet. The motorway junctions are to the right. A yard on the left is a North Eastern gas depot.
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