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Ardill & Co., metal checks manufacturer, Ridge Works, Fly Presses (Meanwood)
Black & White imageUndated. Image shows the fly presses used to manufacture metal checks or discs at the small, family run business of Ardill & Co. at Ridge Works in Meanwood Road. The business originated in the 19th Century with John Ardill. An 1872 Directory for Leeds lists him as a 'clasp manufacturer' at number 7 Fountain Street and at that time he was living at number 5 Willow Terrace Road. By 1882 he was in business with his brother Thomas under the name of John Ardill & Co., medallists, die sinkers, stampers & piercers & rubber stamp makers, with premises at number 10 Little Woodhouse Street. It was John's sons, Clifford (born 1880) and Leslie (born 1882) who continued the business. The firm had moved to Ridge Works in Meanwood Road. This image was taken when the grandson of John Ardill, Brian Ardill (born 1907), was running the business.
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Ardill & Co., Metal Checks Manufacturer's, Ridge Works, The Office (Meanwood)
Black & White imageUndated. Image shows the office of Ardill & Co., manufacturers of metal checks, located at Ridge Works in Meanwood Road. The metal checks were tin discs, made by hand on a fly press, sometimes numbered and used, for example, for coal sacks. This was a small family business and the 1882 Leeds Post Office Directory lists John Ardill & Co., medallists, die sinkers, stampers and piercers & rubber stamp makers as, at that time, being in premises in Little Woodhouse Street. The company was run by brothers, John Ardill of 17 Lyddon Terrace and Thomas Ardill of 45 Kensington Terrace. The business eventually moved to Ridge Works on Meanwood Road and was continued by the two sons of John and Annie Ardill, Clifford, born in 1880 and Leslie, born in 1882. One of their sons, Brian Ardill, born in 1907, carried on the business until his death in the early 1960s. His wife Eleanor Mary, known as 'Mollie', kept it running for several years after his death prior to it being sold.
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Ashworth Street (Woodhouse) (4 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. View of Ashworth Street which ran from St. Marks Road, down across Holborn Street and ended at the back gardens of houses which fronted Institution Street. The back of the Methodist Church is visible in the distance, which fronted Woodhouse Street. Further into the distance Quarry Mount School can be seen, the building with the clock tower. To the right of the tower, on the skyline is the top thirty or forty feet of the Leeds Corporation refuse destructor chimney. It is located on Meanwood Road in Meanwood Valley and believed to be the tallest chimney for many miles at approximately 240 feet (73 metres).
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Back Craven Street, nos. 1, 3 (Woodhouse) (4 comments)
Black & White image26th June 1963, Pair of houses on Back Craven Street, 1 to the left, 3 on the right. They have been cement rendered. Woodhouse Street School can be glimpsed through the gap in the buildings to the right.
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Back Craven Street, nos. 2, 4 (Woodhouse)
Black & White image26th June 1963, Two houses at the beginning of Back Craven Street, number 4 is on the left, 2 on the right. On the right is the end of Nether Green Court. This is looking in the direction of Woodhouse Street.
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