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7th Annual Lord Mayor's Parade showing the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Leeds. (City Centre)
Colour image21st June 1980. The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Eric Atkinson MBE, and the Lady Mayoress, Mrs Atkinson chat to one of the team from Lewis's department store in the Headrow who have submitted an entry of a decorated float in the 7th Annual Lord Mayor's Parade. It can be partially seen, right, and depicted an American Western style steam engine cleverly constructed and decorated using 20,000 ribbon bows. The float and participants had assembled on Woodhouse Moor prior to the procession.
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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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7th Lord Mayor's Parade, Woodhouse Moor showing a young participant (City Centre)
Colour image21st June 1980. Image taken during the 7th Lord Mayor's Parade which started from Woodhouse Moor. The little girl, in her fancy costume, is seated on the float entered by Lewis's department store depicting a steam engine of the American West. The engine is constructed using bales of straw, but on the outside it was completely covered in over 20,000 ribbon bows in red, green and gold. The little girl wears a sequinned, layered net skirt and a silver cape trimmed with swansdown. She carries a wand with silver bells, beads and trailing white ribbons. It was a cold, showery day but a successful one for Lewis's as the store won 'The Lord's Mayor's Award for the Best Overall Entry.
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Ackroyd Street, opening of Drill Hall (Morley)
Black & White image1912. The opening of the Drill Hall for territorials in Ackroyd Street. The Mayor of Morley, William Law Ingle, is seen towards the left. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Ackroyd Street, Salvation Army Barracks, Stone laying ceremony (Morley)
Black & White image6th April 1907. View of the ceremony to mark the laying of the foundation stone for the new Salvation Army Barracks in Ackroyd Street. This building was to replace the old barracks in Albion Street, where members and friends had gathered before marching to Ackroyd Street for the ceremony. The Mayor of Morley, Alderman Samuel Rhodes, is seen here at the start of the opening hymn. Photograph by David Atkinson Archive.
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Aerial View of Morley Grammar School (Morley) (7 comments)
Black & White image22nd August 1968, View looking South West over buildings and fields. Fountain Street in the background, Wakefield-Bradford Railway Line on the left. Morley Grammar School which is surrounded by playing fields opened on 4th July 1909. Alderman Samuel Rhodes, the Mayor of Morley laid the foundation stone on the 5th October 1907.
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Aerial view showing the sites of Saxton Gardens and Quarry Hill Flats before slum clearance (Bank) (4 comments)
Black & White imagec1936-1938. Aerial view showing the sites ear-marked for Saxton Gardens (bottom) and Quarry Hill Flats (top.) This is before slum clearance took place between 1936 and 1938. The site for Saxton Gardens was bordered on the north by Saxton Lane, on the south by Richmond Street, on the east by Church Road, Providence Street and Little Providence Street and on the west by Upper Cross Street and Flax Place. The scheme for the multi-storey flats was first approved by Leeds City Council in 1939 but building was abandoned when the Second World War broke out. The new, later scheme consisted of 7 blocks of flats with 448 dwellings containing one, two or three bedrooms, and covered an area of 10.5 acres. The first group of dwellings were completed and officially opened on 12th November 1957 by Alderman F.H. O'Donnell J.P. in the presence of the Lord Mayor, Alderman Joseph Hiley, J.P. In the bottom left-hand corner Smithies Garth Recreation Ground is visible.
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Aerial View, Quarry Hill Flats (Quarry Hill) (19 comments)
Black & White image4th August 1939 View looks onto Quarry Hill Flats. New York Road runs from the top edge to the bottom right corner with Marsh Lane visible in the foreground. The flats consisted of 13 'houses', each being named after a Leeds worthy. These were: Adelaide Neilsen, actress, b. St. Peter's Square,1848; Richard Oastler, social reformer, b. St. Peter's Square 1789; Joseph Priestley, unitarian minister at Leeds, 1767; James Kitson, founder of Hunslet engine co.; Sir Charles Lupton, Lord Mayor of Leeds 1915; Joseph Rhodes, painter and founder of an art school in Leeds; Sir John Savile, 1st alderman in Leeds, 1626; Ralph Thoresby, 18th century historian; Griffith Wright, founder of the Leeds Intelligencer, 1754; Jackson - several Yorkshire Jacksons, including an antiquarian and a musician, not known which one; Victoria - after Queen Victoria, and finally York, after the House of York. The long curved block in the upper left was Oastler House with Thoresby and Victoria Houses making up the smaller 'L' shape and York and Wright Houses, the larger. The small curved block of Kitson House is on the lower right.
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Aerial View, Quarry Hill Flats, Bus Station, Saxton Gardens Flats (Quarry Hill) (8 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. C. 1962-3, Quarry Hill Flats can be seen to the left with Eastgate roundabout bottom left. To the right is the bus station which was rebuilt in 1962-3 at a cost of £6,000. It was reopened by the Lord Mayor, Alderman E. J. Wooler on September 30th 1963. Saxton Gardens Flats can be seen in the top right corner.
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Albert Woollin, Mayor of Morley 1951-52, portrait (Morley) (4 comments)
Black & White imagec1951-52. This portrait is of Albert Woollin who represented West Ardsley on Morley Town Council for many years and was Mayor of Morley from 21st May 1951 to 19th May 1952. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Albion Place, no. 1 (City Centre)
Colour image29th May 2000. View shows the premises of the Scarborough Building Society at no. 1 Albion Place, also occupied by the Leeds Law Society. A blue plaque notes that this was originally a house built for William Hey (1736-1819), a surgeon who was instrumental in the founding of the first Leeds Infirmary in 1767 and was also twice Mayor of Leeds. Dating from 1794-5, the Grade II listed building was the work of architect Thomas Johnson.
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Albion Place, Numbers 1 and 1A (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. Albion Place, Numbers 1 and 1A. This was the house of Dr. William Hey, built 1794-1795, designed by Thomas Johnson. The street later took its name from the house. Dr. Hey was twice mayor of Leeds, fathered 14 children with his wife Alice Banks and was founder of the first Leeds Infirmary in 1767. In this view of the house is the headquarters of the Leeds Law Society. Also offices for 'Dictaphone'.
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Albion Street, Windsor House (Morley)
Black & White imageJuly 1971 View of the rear of Windsor House, Albion Street which was at the junction with Queen Street. It was built after 1866 and became the home of Joseph Schofield, who was Morley's first mayor. After he died in 1898 it remained a private residence until purchased by Morley Industrial Society. In the later 1920s it became the headquarters for the Borough Medical Officer of Health until 1971. Windsor House was demolished in January 1972 to make way for Windsor Court Shopping Complex.
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Albion Street, Windsor House (Morley)
Colour imageAugust 1971. View of Windsor House on the corner of Albion Street and Queen Street, opposite the Town Hall. Once the home of Joseph Schofield, the first Mayor of Morley, it was later occupied by Morley Industrial Co-operative Society and then the Public Health Department. It was demolished in January 1972 to make way for the Windsor Court Shopping Precinct. On the left is no.3 Gisburn Court, which was demolished at the same time. Photograph from David Atkinson Archive.
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Alderman John Hill, Mayor of Morley 1890-91 (Morley)
Black & White imagec1890-91. Portrait of Alderman John Hill, who was Mayor of Morley from November 1890 to November 1891. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Alderman Joseph Kirk, Mayor of Morley 1923-24 (Morley) (2 comments)
Colour imagec1923-24. Photograph of Alderman Joesph Kirk, Mayor of Morley from 1923 to 1924. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Alderman Joseph Schofield, first Mayor of Morley, 1886-87 (Morley)
Black & White imagec1886-87. Alderman Joseph Schofield was the first Mayor of Morley in 1886. Born on the Hunger Hill or Upper Isle in 1834 he became involved in the textile industry from an early age. Determined to retire early, he bought the Providence Mill on Victoria Road and ran that until he was 42 and then retired, by then being a member of the Local Board of Health. From then on he devoted his life to looking after the welfare of Morley. Once the Borough had obtained its Charter on the last day of 1885, Joseph Schofield had his name put forward to be a Councillor for the Central Ward. In the first local elections he topped the poll for that ward and was selected as an Alderman. After further elections for extra councillors to replace those made Aldermen for a longer period, Joseph Schofield was selected unanimously as the Mayor of Morley. His term had two periods - first from April to November 1886 and then from November 1886 to November 1887. A new chain was bought for the office costing £200, half of it being donated by Mr. Charles Milnes-Gaskell, Morley's new M.P. from Thornes House in Wakefield. In his later years Joseph Schofield lived at Windsor House, from where he could easily oversee the building of the Town Hall. He died in 1898. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Alderman R.H. Blackburn, Lord Mayor of Leeds, portrait (City Centre)
Black & White imagec1933. Portrait of Alderman Robert Holliday Blackburn in the robes of Lord Mayor of Leeds, the position that he held during 1932-33. His time in office included the day of the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Leeds to open the Civic Hall on 23rd August 1933. Alderman Blackburn, from Bramley, represented the Conservatives on Leeds City Council as councillor or alderman for 35 years, with the exception of one year. He was the chairman and joint managing director of William Blackburn & Co. Ltd., clothing manufacturers, of Whitehall Road, founded by his father in 1867. He died on 31st August 1950 aged 76 years.
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Alf Cooke's Printing Works, Hunslet Road (Hunslet) (11 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. View shows the former Alf Cooke's Crown Point Printing Works on Hunslet Road, a Grade II listed building here occupied by Bemrose Cartons. Alf Cooke, born near Dewsbury Road in 1842, opened his first business on Hunslet Road in 1866, selling stationery and newspapers and doing letterpress printing. He later moved to larger premises on the east side of the road, but after a fire there moved to this site on the west side in 1881. Alf Cooke became Mayor of Leeds in 1890 but suffered another setback when his latest factory also burnt down, in 1894. However, this led to the building of the present factory on the same site, this time to the designs of architect Thomas Ambler, which was claimed to be the largest and most completely fitted printing works in the world. Alf Cooke died in 1902 but his business continued to expand until being taken over by the Bemrose Group, and later MY Cartons, who announced the closure of the factory in 2005.
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Alfred Horsfall, Mayor of Morley, 1947-49 (Morley)
Black & White imagec1947-49. The Mayor of Morley officiating at this dinner during his term of office is Councillor Alfred Horsfall. He had two terms of office, the first from November 1947 to November 1948 and the second from November 1948 to 10th February 1949 when he unfortunately died in office. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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