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[1]Aerial view of Leeds showing the City Station (City Centre) (2 comments)
Aerial view of Leeds showing the City Station17th 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.
[2]Aerial View, City Station and River Aire (City Centre) (1 comment)
Aerial View, City Station and River Aire1964 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.
[3]Aerial View, East (City Centre)
Aerial View, EastUndated. 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.
[4]Albion Place, aerial view (City Centre)
Albion Place, aerial view2000s. Aerial view looking east along Albion Place, taken from the car park at the top of West Riding House. In the bottom right corner is the former YMCA at the junction with Albion Street. The building with the spire on the left is the Church Institute, dating back to 1851, the ground floor of which is now occupied by La Senza. Pret-A-Manger is in the centre at the junction with Lands Lane. The white building behind this is Debenhams on Brigatte while the cupolas of Kirkgate Market are seen beyond. In the background on the left is Quarry House and in the centre the Etap Hotel and Gateway development.
[5]Albion Place, looking East (City Centre)
Albion Place, looking EastMay 2005. View of Albion Place looking East towards Briggate. The pedestrianised street is busy with shoppers. On the right is All-Sports sports goods, followed by Pasta Romagna cafe, Wallace Arnold travel agents and Greggs' bakers. Past the junction with Briggate, the tower of Debenhams' Department Store can be seen, while in the distance Kirkgate Market is visible.
[6]Albion Place, looking towards Briggate and King Edward Street (City Centre) (1 comment)
Albion Place, looking towards Briggate and King Edward Street18th March 1975. View shows a busy Albion Place looking east across Briggate towards King Edward Street. On the left are Hornes and Dunn & Co., both menswear shops. On the right is Bailey's, another menswear shop, then a vacant shop previously occupied by Marcus Price, also menswear. This is followed by Cyril Livingstone, ladieswear, P. Jones, china and glass, the Brook Street Bureau employment agency and Dolcis footwear. The elaborate towers of the listed buildings at either side of the entrance to King Edward Street are seen in the centre, while Kirkgate Market is further along on the right-hand side. Quarry Hill Flats, in the process of demolition, can just be glimpsed in the distance.
[7]Briggate (City Centre) (1 comment)
Briggate28th February 1908 Junction of Duncan Street and Briggate. Zeala Meat Co Ltd Butchers at 153 with Cavendish Restaurant at 154. Next to this is the Central Meat Market with Cooper and Co Tea Stores at 56 and Peels Printers above. A sign for Fairburn restaurant entrance can be seen.
[8]Briggate (City Centre) (4 comments)
Briggate1849. Looking north the entrance to Briggate and the Old Leeds bridge, engraved by T.A. Prior after W. Harvey, and published in 1849. The stone bridge, from which Briggate got its name, was the site of the cloth market in the seventeenth century. Widened in 1730, 1760 and 1796, it was demolished in 1871 to make way for the present Leeds Bridge. Barges can be seen on the river. At no.1 Briggate, beneath the tower of Holy Trinity, can be seen the premises of John Barran, tailor and outfitter, who was to become the founder of the Leeds wholeslae clothing industry.
[9]Briggate in the summertime, watercolour painting by Pete Lapish (City Centre) (1 comment)
Briggate in the summertime, watercolour painting by Pete Lapishc1910. View of Briggate in the summertime in contrast with the wintry scene depicted in ID 201039_170439, both watercolour paintings by Yorkshire artist, Pete Lapish. Boots Cash Chemists can be seen on the right, located at the junction with King Edward Street. The facade of the building is decorated with elaborate signage, some of which will be illuminated in the evenings. Awnings are raised to protect the window displays from the sunshine. This run of ornate buildings, including the Boots premises, the Leeds Empire Palace Theatre (with statue at the apex) and the twin domes either side of Queen Victoria Street, was designed by London architect, Frank Matcham for the Leeds Estate Company in the late 1890s/early 1900s. This is all nowadays part of the upmarket shopping sector, the Victoria Quarter. The view is in the direction of the Headrow, or Upperhead and Lowerhead Row as it was known then. More of Pete Lapish's images can be seen on his website www.petelapish.art
[10]Briggate looking North (City Centre)
Briggate looking NorthMarch 2007. View of Briggate looking North towards the Headrow. In the Centre the entrance to Market Street Arcade is visible which leads through to Central Road. Businesses seen in Briggate include the department store, House of Fraser, left of centre, Menswear Clearance Warehouse and Bella Italia at number 145 Briggate.
[11]Briggate, junction with King Edward Street (City Centre)
Briggate, junction with King Edward Street18th March 1975. View of Briggate showing the junction with King Edward Street in the centre. The two matching buildings on either side of the junction, with elaborate towers, are both Grade II listed buildings and were designed by Frank Matcham in 1898-1900 for the Leeds Estates Company as part of the County Arcade development. They are occupied here by Dunn & Co., menswear, and Debenhams department store. Kirkgate Market is seen in the background.
[12]Briggate, Kirkgate (City Centre)
Briggate, Kirkgate1999 View looks from the end of Commercial Street, across Briggate and along Kirkgate. On the left of the photograph is a Yorkshire Evening Post stand with a blue and yellow umbrella. Principles is on the corner of Briggate and Kirkgate with Marks and Spencers opposite. Looking down Kirkgate, the domes of Kirkgate Market are visible.
[13]Briggate, showing the entrances to Bay Horse Yard and White Hart Yard (City Centre) (10 comments)
Briggate, showing the entrances to Bay Horse Yard and White Hart Yard1888. View of the east side of Briggate, showing Bay Horse Yard (left) and White Hart Yard. In the centre, at numbers 98 and 99, Smith Brothers, General and Fancy drapers is visible where a group of women wearing plaid shawls around their heads and shoulders are looking in the window. On the far right, at number 100, are W. Kettlewell & Son, carpet warehousemen. This is a photograph of about 1888 showing what was to be part of the site of the County Arcade (numbers 37 to 101), work of which started in 1898. It was built on the site of White Hart Yard, the entrance to which can be seen on the right of the photograph. County Arcade, designed by theatre architect, Frank Matcham, is now part of the prestigious shopping complex, the Victoria Quarter. The older Ordnance Survey maps show the site of the Market Cross, demolished in 1825, in the centre of Briggate roughly between Bay Horse and White Hart Yards. Horse-drawn carriages occupy the foreground. The photograph was taken from the west side of Briggate by Wormald of Leeds.
[14]Briggate, the Old Corn Exchange (City Centre) (2 comments)
Briggate, the Old Corn Exchangec1868. Image shows an early postcard view of Briggate. In the centre is the old Corn Exchange which was built between 1826 and 1828 to designs by Samuel Chapman. The marble statue of Queen Anne by sculptor, Andrew Carpenter, in her Parliament robes with crown, globe, sceptre and Order of the Garter, dates from 1713 and was originally displayed on the exterior of the Moot Hall (demolished on the 30th May, 1825). The statue was transferred to the old Corn Exchange in 1828. Nowadays, it can be viewed in Leeds City Art Gallery where it was moved in 1887. The photograph was taken just before the old Corn Exchange was demolished in 1868. By that time the building had become inadequate to cope with the increase in trade and so the Markets Committee of the Corporation held a competition to design a new Corn Exchange. The winner was architect, Cuthbert Brodrick, and his impressive oval building of 1862 still stands today on Call Lane. On the left, some of the shops and businesses in Briggate can be identified. At the left edge, at number 79, is Adam Rankine Armstrong, ironmonger. Next, at number 80, the small shop is a tobacconists run by John Midgley Cullingworth, then at number 81 is William Briggs, woollen draper. After number 81 is the entrance to Swan Street. On the right hand side there is a horse-drawn vehicle in which a man wearing a top hat is seated.
[15]Central Road (City Centre) (12 comments)
Central Road24th May 1938 Looking tiowards Duncan Street, on right, Central Market Hotel, built in 1904, then Market Street Arcade which was completed in 1930 by covering Market Street from Briggate to Central Road. Harry Veritys' butchers shop has delivery van parked outside. Other vehicles in the street.
[16]City Centre, aerial view (City Centre)
City Centre, aerial viewUndated. View looking north-east. Snow fall has high-lighted roads. Boar Lane running left to right through centre can be seen, with the spire of Holy Trinity Church. From the intersection with Briggate, Duncan Street continues right, the dome of the Corn Exchange with Kirkgate Market buildings on the left are visible. Briggate is diagonal through the middle of the view, the main train line runs over Lower Briggate.
[17]Coloured Cloth Hall and Court House, Park Row, engraving (City Centre) (1 comment)
Coloured Cloth Hall and Court House, Park Row, engravingUndated, This engraving by H. Adlard depicts the coloured cloth hall as it looked in about the 1820s. The buildings designed by John Moxon opened in 1758, and were intended to resemble a traditional street market, like the medieval cloth market which lined Briggate. A 'U' shaped building was erected measuring 381ft by 198ft and it had internal divisions of six aisles. The cloth was displayed either side of these aisles of stands. In its heyday 2,500 stands were rented by individual clothiers, but the advent of the Industrial Revolution saw a gradual decline in use and the coloured Cloth Hall which was demolished in 1889. The building seen right in Park Row is the Court House, designed by Thomas Taylor and opened in 1813. This engraving pre-dates 1834 when a first floor was added designed by R.D. Chantrell. The entrance is a large portico with pillars supporting the roof flanked by single storey wings decorated with Coade Stone panels depicting the Golden Fleece of Leeds. The building was demolished in 1901. The engraving is from a drawing by R.D. Chantrell, architect and was published by Robinson & Hernaman of Leeds.
[18]Coloured Cloth Hall, yard (City Centre)
Coloured Cloth Hall, yardUndated. View shows the yard of the Coloured (or Mixed) Cloth Hall occupying a site now taken up by City Square and the former General Post Office. The hall was built in 1756-7 and opened in 1758; prior to this, cloth had been sold on the outdoor markets, first on Leeds Bridge then later on Briggate. The building of this and also the White Cloth Halls established Leeds' position as a major centre for the sale of cloth and the wealthy cloth merchants continued to prosper until around the mid-19th century, when the production of clothes began to be taken over by factories, whose increased demand for cloth led to them purchasing straight from the mills, thus cutting out the merchants. The Coloured Cloth Hall started to decline in use and was closed in 1889; then demolished the following year. Photography by Wormald of Leeds (Edmund Wormald, 46 Great George Street).
[19]Commercial Street, looking east (City Centre) (3 comments)
Commercial Street, looking eastc1970. View looking east along Commercial Street to the junction with Briggate and Kirkgate. Shops on the right include Ravel Shoes, Thorntons Confectioners, Manfield Footwear, and across the road Stead & Simpson, footwear. On the left are Lunn's Travel Agents, Crockatt Dry Cleaners and Dysons Furs. In the distance the domed roof of Kirkgate Market can be seen.
[20]County Arcade looking towards the Vicar Lane entrance (City Centre) (1 comment)
County Arcade looking towards the Vicar Lane entrance20th July 1982. Image shows the County Arcade looking from the Briggate end down towards the Vicar Lane entrance. It was built to designs by Frank Matcham between 1898 and 1903 and is now part of the upmarket Victoria Quarter. Some of the architectural features seen include the cast-iron segmental arched roof and the ornate cast-iron first floor balcony balustrades with stone ball finials. Shops include, on the left, Ray Alan, Amplivox Hearing Aids and 'Head to Toe', Masons Fashion Centre, and on the right, Instant shoe repairs, R.S.C. and Walco.
[21]County Arcade, number 21 (City Centre)
County Arcade, number 2119th October 1989. Image shows number 21 County Arcade in the process of refurbishment as part of the scheme for the Victoria Quarter, an upmarket fashionable shopping centre in the area between Briggate and Vicar Lane. The streets and arcades are late nineteenth/early twentieth century and were originally designed by Frank Matcham, the reknowned theatre architect. Latham architects designed the modern day Victoria Quarter which included the sensitive restoration of the original archiecture and some modern vibrant features such as the innovative stained glass roof over the whole of Queen Victoria Street.
[22]County Arcade, number 24, Greenwoods menswear (City Centre)
County Arcade, number 24, Greenwoods menswear19th October 1989. View of Greenwoods menswear at number 24 County Arcade. The photograph was taken while the Victoria Quarter was being created, an upmarket shopping centre. This involved the renovation of the Victorian/Edwardian Cross and County Arcades, King Edward Street and Queen Victoria Street, originally designed by theatre architect, Frank Matcham for the Leeds Estates Company. On the left part of Chapmans Corsetieres at number 20 County Arcade can be seen, advertising a closing down sale. This long established business was the only one that had retained its original shop frontage and so was used as a blueprint during the renovations for the restoration of the oher shop facades. On the right there is a glimpse of what had been, between 1938 and 1969, the entrance to the Mecca Locarno Ballroom. The County Arcade runs parallel with Victoria Street and King Edward Street between Briggate and Vicar Lane, all now known as 'The Victoria Quarter'.
[23]County Arcade, painting by Pete Lapish (City Centre) (2 comments)
County Arcade, painting by Pete Lapishc Early 1900s. Painting by Yorkshire artist, Pete Lapish depicting the interior of the County Arcade shortly after its opening in the early years of the twentieth century. The scheme replaced an unhealthy area known as The Shambles and Bazaar, located between Fleet Street and Cheapside and comprising rundown streets and alleyways of butchers' shops and slaughter houses. The Shambles and Bazaar (the Bazaar was above a block of shops) were financed between 1814 and 1823 by Joseph and Frederick Rinder. The foundation stone was laid by Frederick Rinder on the 15th June, 1823 and the development opened in 1824. The term "Shambles" comes from the Old English word "Sceamol" meaning low bench or stool. It developed into the Middle English word "Shamel" - a place where meat is butchered and sold. (A "shamelhouse" meant "slaughterhouse") The term eventually became known as "shamble" or "shambles" but the meaning we may be more familiar with, "a scene or condition of disorder", was not recorded until 1926. The County Arcade, seen here, was therefore part of the impressive new development, designed by theatre architect, Frank Matcham between 1897 and 1902, on behalf of the Leeds Estates Company and it also included the construction of Queen Victoria Street, King Edward Street, the Cross Arcade and the Empire Theatre. Within the new County Arcade there are pink marble pillars and a glass and ironwork roof. The interior is richly decorated with faience from the Burmantofts potteries and the shop fronts are fitted in carved, polished mahogany. A woman, seen left, in a long brown coat and large hat, is window shopping at the Draper's business of Smith brothers at numbers 2 and 4 County Arcade. Adjacent, at number 6, is William Mooney & Sons, confectioners, followed by the optician, Henry Manley at number 8, with the sign of a giant pair of spectacles. The red shield sign on the right promotes the umbrella manufacturing business of A. Pickering & Co. at number 3 County Arcade. Further down is Samuel Ferrand's Hairdressing and Shampooing Rooms at number 7. Across the end, near the entrance to Queen Victoria Street, at number 24 County Arcade, there is Lyons Cafe which had opened as the Ceylon Cafe in 1903. Customers were regularly entertained by a five-piece orchestra. Joe Lyons was to open three cafes in Leeds city centre but this one closed down in 1938. Several quite well-to-do people, judging by their clothing, are seen in the arcade, as well as more ordinary, working class folk. Nowadays, the buildings, arcades and streets designed by Frank Matcham are all part of the upmarket shopping sector, the Victoria Quarter. More of Pete Lapish's images can be seen on his website www.petelapish.art
[24]Cross Arcade, County Arcade (City Centre)
Cross Arcade, County ArcadeUndated. View down Cross Arcade showing, elaborate roof and street lights, with Marks & Spencer on either side. Michael Marks began trading in Kirkgate market in 1884, going on to take brick-built shops in Block 15 of the market in 1896. This photograph shows the first shop occupied by the 'Original Penny Bazaar' out-side the market, where it operated from 1904. In 1909 a new shop opened at 76 Briggate which was extended to Queen's Arcade in 1926. The present store was built in 1939-40, but was requisitioned by the Ministry of Works during the war years. It was opened in 1951. This image is part of the McKenna Collection.
[25]Duncan Street improvement (City Centre) (1 comment)
Duncan Street improvement1st December 1904. Demolition Site in Mercury Office Yard showing walls adjoining the McConnells (wine merchants in Briggate) and McQuats (Central Market Hotel, Duncan Street). One wall has a sign near a window for 'ancient light' which signifes a legal right to receive daylight.
[26]Duncan Street, looking West (City Centre)
Duncan Street, looking Westc1910. View of Duncan Street, looking west from the junction with Central Road. To the left are Edgar Hayward Opticians at number 20, followed by the entrance for the Whip Hotel, and then Berrington & Co. boot manufacturers at number 14. On the right, at number 9 are Central Market Hotel, Best & Booth tailors and Nelson & Sahrpe butchers. Further on at number 5 are Hopkins drapers, followed by the junction with Briggate, and Hardy & Co outfitters at number 1 Boar Lane. The spire of Trinity Church can be seen in the distance.
[27]Duncan Street, postcard (City Centre)
Duncan Street, postcardUndated. Postcard view of Duncan Street looking west towards Boar Lane. Hallewells Ltd., wine and spirit merchants, is on the left, followed by Berrington & Co., boot and shoe manufacturers. On the right is Robert Wray Ltd., confectioners, then after the junction with Central Road is the Central Market Hotel. Further along are the junction with Briggate and, in the distance, Holy Trinity Church.
[28]Duncan Street, postcard (City Centre)
Duncan Street, postcardc1918. This postcard showing Duncan Street looking towards Boar Lane has a date of 1918 typed on the back. Many people are seen on the road while two trams are also visible. On the left are Hallewells Ltd., wine merchants, and Berrington & Co., boot and shoe manufacturers, with smaller shops including G.S. Tetley, tobacconist, occupying ground floor spaces. Businesses on the right include the Central Market Hotel at the corner with Central Road, while the junction with Briggate then Holy Trinity Church can be seen in the distance.
[29]Fleet Street as seen from the Rotunda looking towards Vicar Lane (City Centre)
Fleet Street as seen from the Rotunda looking towards Vicar LaneUndated. Old postcard from a series called 'Old Leeds' showing Fleet Street as seen from the Rotunda, looking towards Vicar Lane. The Rotunda was an octagonal building used for marketing fruit, vegetables, flowers and fish. This area, including Fleet Stret, Cheapside, The Shambles and Bazaar, ran between Vicar lane and Briggate and was completed in 1826. It was where all the butchers' shops, tripe dressers etc. were located. At the left edge a gas lamp with lettering reads 'Shades Spirit Vaults'. Shades Inn stood at the corner of Fleet Street with Leadenhall Street at number 21 Fleet Street, according to a directory of 1899, and was run at this time by William Sadler. A group of people can be seen outside one of the butcher's shops. An earlier directory of 1888 lists the Shades Inn as numbers 19-20.
[30]Harvey Nichols, 107-111 Briggate (City Centre)
Harvey Nichols, 107-111 Briggatec1990s Image shows colourful window displays on the Briggate frontage of upmarket store, Harvey Nicols, numbers 107-111 Briggate. When it opened in 1996 it was the first Harvey Nichols outside London. The store, next to the Victoria Quarter, occupies five floors with a cafe and bar on the fourth floor. This visual display has been achieved using shocking pink ostrich feathers for impact.
[31]High Street, Morrisons supermarket and shops in Cliffe Court (Yeadon)
High Street, Morrisons supermarket and shops in Cliffe Court18th December 1979. Image shows the High Street with Morrisons supermarket on the right and shops that were built as part of the Morrisons complex on the left. These were addressed as Cliffe Court eventually. In a directory for 1980 the Direct Curtain Company is listed as shop unit 3, Morrisons supermarket centre. The company had a workroom in New Briggate, Leeds. In front of the shops is a car parking area for thirty cars.
[32]Leeds on a Market Day, a sketch in Boar Lane and Briggate (City Centre) (16 comments)
Leeds on a Market Day, a sketch in Boar Lane and Briggate1872. This artist's impression of Leeds on a market day shows Boar Lane, centre, at the junction with Briggate, right. It is taken from a supplement to The Graphic and is dated 21st September 1872. Prior to 1867, Boar Lane was a narrow street, measuring only 21 ft (approx. 6.5 metres) but between that date and 1869 it underwent a major improvement scheme icluding the widening of the road to 66 feet (just over 20 metres), involving the demolition of buildings on the south side. New buildings were designed by Thomas Ambler and the scheme cost £60,000. The area at this time was frequented by the middle classes who preferred to shop here rather than the other Leeds markets. (Note the well-dressed ladies in the foreground). Boar Lane had a choice of fashionable shops as well as provisions and grocery stores. In 1872, numbers 8 and 9, located opposite Holy Trinity Church, were occupied by George Newby, Fishmonger and Gamedealer & co. Eventually, these premises were taken over by Mr. Richard Boston's Great Fruit, Game and Fish Market. In 'The Illustrated History of Leeds' by Steven Burt and Kevin Grady a quote is given from 'Waddington's Guide to Leeds' of 1894: "The sight of Mr. Boston's stock is enough to shorten an epicure's breath and give an appetite to the most dyspeptic. Everyday needs and Sybaritic taste are alike provided for. Does the reader seek fish? Here he finds 50 varieties. Does he want birds? There is scarcely a wing that flutters in life that may not be found drooping here in it's season. Does he need poultry? Let him ask and he can have. Thirty-six varieties of vegetables, one hundred sorts of fruit, a selection of luxuries too numerous to name and a business-like briskness in attention to the smallest order are within the customer's reach." Trinity Church is visible in the background, right of centre (where a row of ornamental urns can be seen). The working class women to the left of the picture wear shawls tied around their heads. They are carrying tin cans and two of them hold baskets. The three women in the foreground each appear to have a length of cloth draped over one arm, and may possibly have been Irish plaid weavers selling their cloth, but this is only conjecture. The building on the left-hand side is number 1 Boar Lane, John Barran, tailor and outfitter, as listed in the Porter's Directory for 1872, but, next door, at number 2, was the Irish Needlework Society managed by Thomas MacFarlane. A young boy is selling copies of the Leeds Mercury in the street. The Leeds Mercury was a newspaper founded in 1718. At the right edge is Charles Pullan's Shawl & Mantle Warehouse at number 73 Boar Lane, situated at the corner with Briggate.
[33]Market Street Arcade, numbers 12 to 14 (City Centre)
Market Street Arcade, numbers 12 to 1419th October 1989. View of numbers 12 to 14 Market Street Arcade occupied by children's wear shop, 'Uptown Girl - and Boy'. Market Street Arcade is currently (2012) being redeveloped and is to be called Central Arcade. It runs between Briggate and Central Road.
[34]Newmarket Buildings, Main Street (Garforth)
Newmarket Buildings, Main StreetUndated. Formally known as Briggate, Main Street hosted the Newmarket buildings. In the late 19th century, this steeper part of Main Street was known as Catley Hill, named after a grocer who traded here before 1900. The three shops can be seen, Muscroft's a drapery and Sutcliffe's a chemist. Above Muscroft's is a plaque, which cannot be seen clearly in the photo. The details on the plaque says Newmarket Place, which was built by George Rex.
[35]North Street, number 201, Troy Auto Spares (Sheepscar)
North Street, number 201, Troy Auto Sparesc.Early 1966. View of number 201 North Street, the premises of Troy Auto Spares, 'The Motorists Discount Shop'. The business had been established here the previous year (1965) by Vance Johnson. He opened this, his first shop, on the 22nd August, the date of his 19th birthday. Since leaving Leeds Grammar School he had worked for Halfords in Lower Briggate and then the Gem Supercentre at Crossgates. He saw a market for auto spares as in this era many motorists were prepared to service their own vehicles if they were able to obtain the necessary parts. A van is parked in North Street bearing the company logo and advertising for 'discount prices'. Next door, to the left, is tailor, P. Sumner at number 197, North Street.
[36]Parish Church, multi-view postcard (City Centre)
Parish Church, multi-view postcardc1910. Colour-tinted postcard with a postdate of 25th August 1910 showing five individual views. In the centre is Leeds Parish Church while around the outside are images of (clockwise from top left) Kirkgate Market Hall, Briggate, the Town Hall and City Square.
[37]Pizzaland, number 104 Briggate (City Centre) (2 comments)
Pizzaland, number 104 Briggate19th October 1989. View of a pizzeria, a branch of Pizzaland located at number 104 Briggate at the junction with Queen Victoria Street. The photograph was taken at the time the Victoria Quarter was being developed as an upmarket shopping centre. This was achieved by fitting a unique stained glass roof across the nineteenth century Queen Victoria Street, successfully incorporating a modern-day look with the beautiful architecture of Victorian theatre architect, Frank Matcham,
[38]Queen Victoria Street looking in the direction of Briggate (City Centre) (1 comment)
Queen Victoria Street looking in the direction of Briggate21st June 1984 View of Queen Victoria Street looking in the direction of Briggate. At the right edge is D. Addyman, Pork Butcher at number 24 Queen Victoria Street. The Senator Hair Care Club and Hair Replacememnt Centre is at number 22. The ornate buildings with arched first floor windows were designed by Frank Matcham in 1902. Nowadays Queen Victoria Street is covered by a stained glass roof and is part of the upmarket Victoria Quarter between Briggate and Vicar Lane.
[39]Queen Victoria Street nos. 1 - 11 (City Centre)
Queen Victoria Street nos. 1 - 1127th September 1937 Junction of Queen Victoria Street and Briggate, which is to the right. Numbers 1 to 11 were the premises of J.L. White, ladies clothing store. A display cabinet on the wall has silk stockings Pure Silk hose 7.5p per pair. A street sign above it gives direction Leading to the Market. This is now part of the Victoria Quarter.
[40]River Aire and Tetley's Brewery, aerial view (City Centre)
River Aire and Tetleyc1990 Aerial view showing River Aire across the centre and Tetley's Brewery dominating the bottom half of the photo. The circular building of Tetley's Brewery Wharf Museum can be seen below the river on the right. On the left, the Leeds Bridge crosses the river at Bridge End, with Briggate leading upwards from this and Meadow Lane leading down. Hunslet Road runs from the bridge towards Crown Point Road on the bottom right. Great Wilson Street runs along the bottom. The railway line can be seen running across at the top of the picture with the circular Corn Exchange and colourful stalls of Kirkgate Market above.
[41]St John's Church, Garden of Rest (City Centre)
St JohnUndated. John Harrison was born in 1579, to a wealthy family of woollen merchants and clothiers. He is remembered for his generosity towards the people of Leeds, especially the poor. He was also a great lover of cats and had holes and passages built into the doors and skirting boards of his Boar Lane house for his cats to run freely throughout the building. Harrison's contribution to Leeds made a great impact on the townspeople and his achievements included the building of the Market Cross in 1619, the provision of land for the Town Grammer School off New Briggate in 1624, and Harrison's Almshouses, built between 1628 and 1634 to provide accommodation for 40 poor women. St John's Church, which Harrison built in 1634, stands as a lasting memorial. Seen in this view looking from the north across the Garden of Rest which is still under construction here, the tower of the church is to the left with the roof of the nave just visible between the trees to the right.
[42]St John's Church, New Briggate, Memorial Window (City Centre)
St JohnUndated Image shows a selection of the Harrison Memorial window installed in St John's Church in 1885. The images depict scenes fromt the life of John Harrison who endowed the church which was consecrated on the 21st September 1634. This window shows wool merchants at a market cross given to Leeds by Mr Harrison.
[43]St. John's Church, Harrison window, detail (City Centre) (1 comment)
St. JohnUndated. View of part of the Harrison window in St. John's Church on New Briggate. The church was built on land given by John Harrison and was paid for by him. The Harrison memorial window was put in the church in 1885 and shows scenes from his life. This particular detail is of the market cross.
[44]Thornton's Arcade, looking towards Briggate. (City Centre)
ThorntonUndated. View of Thornton's Arcade which runs between Lands Lane and Briggate. Opened in 1877, it was built by Charles Thornton to designs by George Smith of Leeds.
[45]Town Hall etc, multi-view postcard (City Centre)
Town Hall etc, multi-view postcardUndated. Postcard featuring nine individual views of Leeds. The Town Hall has pride of place in the centre, while around the outside are (clockwise from top left) Kirkstall Abbey, Boar Lane, Roundhay Park Landing Stage, City Square, East End Park, Briggate, Roundhay Park Mansion and the Kirkgate Market Hall.
[46]Turks Head Yard, Whitelocks (City Centre) (1 comment)
Turks Head Yard, WhitelocksUndated. View of Turks Head Yard off Briggate, showing the beer garden of the Whitelocks public house, with the pub itself on the left. A pub has been on this site since 1715; it became known as the Turks Head around 1784 then changed its name to Whitelocks in 1880 when Percy Whitelock bought it, rebuilt it in 1886 and developed it as the 'First City Luncheon Bar'. It is still a popular venue for lunch today (2007).
[47]Victoria Quarter (City Centre)
Victoria QuarterC1999. Image shows the Victoria Quarter which opened in May 1990. This was originally the County Arcade designed by Frank Matcham in 1902. The Victoria Quarter was formed by enclosing Queen Victoria Street with a stained glass roof and incorporating the County and Cross Arcades. This upmarket shopping centre won an award in Leeds Awards for Architecture in 1991. The Victoria Quarter is between Briggate and Vicar Lane.
[48]View from the roof of Lewis's department store (City Centre) (2 comments)
View from the roof of Lewisc1960-1965. View east from the roof of Lewis's department store, foreground left. The main thoroughfare through the centre is The Headrow. At the junction with New Briggate the Odeon Cinema can be seen, left. This building is now occupied by Primark. On the right is the junction with Briggate. The domes of Kirkgate Market are visible in the top right-hand corner.