|||Aerial view of Bean Ing Mill and surrounding area. (City Centre) (1 comment)
Aerial view of Bean Ing Mill seen in the centre of the image. It dates from 1792 and was built by Benjamin Gott as the world's first woollen mill. The mill was demolished in the 1960s and the Yorkshire Post building now occupies the site. Wellington Bridge, Wellington Road crosses the River Aire left of the mill. The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is visible across the bottom left hand corner. bottom right are railway lines coming in to Central Station. The land opposite the mill on the opposite side of the river was Gott's Field, at this time part of the railway. This is now the site of City Island, a residential development. Wellington Street runs across behind Bean Ing Mill and Westgate Street towards the top right hand corner. Wellington Foundry is adjacent to the river on the left and the square building top left is an Engineering works. On the triangular site, top right, is Westgate Mills and at the other side of the road, Corona works.
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|||Aerial view of railway lines and stations (City Centre) (3 comments)
|17th September 1962.
Aerial view of railway lines and stations. In the centre of the bottom edge is Leeds Corporation Gas Department, and above it the lozenge shape is Holbeck Station (1855-1958). Above the centre, towards the top edge, are the two main railway stations with the River Aire and Leeds and Liverpool Canal looping round between. On the left is Leeds Central Station (1848-1967) and on the right is Leeds City Station formed in 1938 on the merger of Leeds Wellington Station and Leeds New Station. Cutting across the bottom left-hand corner is Wellington Road. Next Gelderd Junction on Wellington Road is the Grade II listed circular building, the Round House, opened by the Leeds & Thirsk railway in 1847. In the centre of the left edge is Bean Ing Mill, demolished in the 1960s and now the site of the Yorkshire Post building. The Town Hall is just visible a little way down from the top left edge. Wellington Street runs diagonally across the top left hand corner from the centre of the left edge.
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|||Aerial View, Leeds City Station (City Centre)
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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|||Antique Centre, canal (City Centre)
|5th October 1999.
View looking along Leeds and Liverpool Canal, antique centre on the left. Photo is looking towards the railway bridge, a train can be seen crossing bridge and narrowboats are moored on canal.
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|||Armley Mills Industrial Museum, painting by Pete Lapish (Armley)
Painting by Pete Lapish showing Armley Mills Industrial Museum from the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, with the railway viaduct seen behind. The view looks across Burley to Woodhouse in the distance, where the tower of the Parkinson Building of Leeds University can be seen on the horizon. More of Pete Lapish's images can be seen on his website www.petelapish.art
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