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Rockland; home of Francis Martineau Lupton and daughter Olive Middleton (Potternewton)
Black & White imageUndated. Image shows Rockland, built during the 1870s in St. Mary's Road on the Newton Park Estate, which included both Potternewton Hall and Newton Hall. The estate had been owned by the Lupton family since the early 19th century. Rockland, an Arts and Crafts stone built house, was the residence of Francis Martineau Lupton Esq. Francis Martineau had been born on the Newton Park Estate at Potternewton Hall on 21st July 1848 and spent his boyhood there. The Luptons were an old Leeds Family with a strong sense of citizenship. A local politician, Francis' career included the chair of an improvement committee on the City Council, responsible for clearing the insanitary areas of York Street and Quarry Hill. He was an Alderman of Leeds between 1895 and 1916. Francis Martineau married Harriet Albina Davis (1850-1892) and they had two daughters and three sons. Their sons, Francis Ashford Lupton (1886-1917), Captain Maurice Lupton (1887-1915) and Lieutenant Lionel Martineau Lupton (1892-1916) were all killed in the First World War. In 1917 Francis Martineau Lupton gave up Rockland, letting it for the nominal annual rent of £1 for use as a home for the children of soldiers and sailors in memory of his sons. Later, he moved to Fieldhead, Park Avenue, Roundhay; he is listed in the Leeds Directories as residing at this address between 1917 and 1920. Also listed at Fieldhead in the 1920 Directory is solicitor Richard Noel Middleton. In 1914, Noel had married Olive Christiana Lupton (1881-1936) who had been born on the family's Newton Hall/Park Estate (Newton Grove). Within months, Francis Martineau had taken up residence at Rockland, the manor house built for his family and where Olive and her siblings would grow up. She later boarded at Roedean until 1900. Olive was one of two daughters of Francis Martineau; the other was Anne. Both daughters had inherited the family wool manufacturing business, William Lupton and Sons Ltd., upon their father's death. Olive's husband, Noel (d.1951), would become a managing director of the business which was sold to Hainsworth in 1958. Olive and Noel Middleton were the great grandparents of the present Duchess of Cambridge who, prior to her marriage to H.R.H. Prince William (1st Duke of Cambridge) was known as Catherine Elizabeth Middleton. Francis Martineau Lupton is known to have died from kidney failure at Low Gables, Allerton Park, on 5th February 1921. The house at Allerton Park called Low Gables was later occupied by James Harry Braime of the Hunslet engineering firm (1922 Directory). Rockland survives and is now surrounded by heavy-density housing.
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"Bus Vale" Rugby League Football Club, 1913 to 1914 Winners (Buslingthorpe) (4 comments)
Black & White image1913. Image shows the players and members of "Bus Vale" (Buslingthorpe) Rugby League Football Club as they proudly pose with their winning trophies and shield. They are pictured in front of what was then the premises of Wine & Spirit Retailer, Isaac Taylor, of number 240 Meanwood Road, located between the junctions of Firnley Street and Buslingthorpe Green. This was known as the Junction Hotel. In the 1920s "Bus Vale" Rugby League Football Club transferred to their new home ground, the former site of Rowley's quarry which closed in 1916 and was subsequently filled-in. On the right, with dark hair parted down the centre and crouched on one knee, is John Charles Hill who was born in 1890. He worked as a currier at one of the local tanneries (possibly Buslingthorpe Tannery - Broadhead & Conyers). Any more information regarding the history of the team and identification of anyone in the picture is welcomed.
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A.R.P Demolition squad (Unknown) (1 comment)
Black & White image13th July 1939. Members of an ARP Rescue Party stand on the back of a truck, used as an emergency vehicle. The men are dressed in protective clothing, with tin hats and gas masks. The man standing beside the cab is wearing a boiler suit. The truck belonged to M Harrison and Co, quarry business of Post Hill, Pudsey.
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Abbey Road (Kirkstall)
Black & White image13th January 1950. View along Abbey Road, near site of Brigg's quarry.
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Abbey Road (Hawksworth LS5) (1 comment)
Black & White image13th January 1950. View of Brigg's quarry off Abbey Road on the edge of Hawksworth Wood.
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Abbey Grange School (West Park) (20 comments)
Black & White image29th March 1963 To the left, railway line from Leeds to Harrogate, Horsforth Ring Road can be seen running left to right under the railway. At the top centre edge, quarry and Clayton Woods. The two tower blocks are Clayton Grange and Clayton Court. To the left of the flats, Fillingfir Drive curves round to Moor Grange Court, the tower block to the right of the school. The road in the foreground is Butcher Hill.
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Abbey Road (Kirkstall)
Black & White image1st September 1949. looking east across Abbey Road near Vesper Road. Tram tracks and overhead power lines are prominent. There is a bank of earth over the road, behind a stone wall. On top of the bank is a mast with an ornate box at the base. In the distance is Forge Quarry.
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Abbey Road (Kirkstall)
Black & White image21st July 1948. Looking east along Abbey Road, with Forge Quarry (A. R. Briggs & Co. Ltd.) in the centre. Two advertising hoardings are also prominent, with advertisements for Scarborough (holidays), England v. Australia (test match), Paulo's Circus, and two public information posters. The quarry buildings are behind. Tram lines and overhead power cables are in the foreground.
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Abbey Road (Kirkstall)
Black & White image21st July 1948. Looking north along Abbey Road, with Forge Quarry, owned by A. R. Briggs & Co. Ltd., on the right. An outcrop of the stone being quarried is on the far right. An empty hoarding is to the left of this. Tram lines and overhead power cables are visible.
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Aerial view of Leeds showing the City Station (City Centre) (2 comments)
Black & White image17th 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.
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Aerial view of railway lines and stations (City Centre) (3 comments)
Black & White image17th 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 of The Headrow (City Centre)
Colour image5th October 1999 On the left is the Radisson Hotel, part of The Light complex. Behind is the top of Allders store with Quarry House and The Playhouse in the background. The Headrow Shopping Centre is on the right with the brown and white Cavendish House Tower. The building in the bottom right hand corner sits at the junction of The Headrow and Park Row. Suspended above The Headrow are Christmas illuminations.
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Aerial view of York Road (Burmantofts) (51 comments)
Black & White image1963. Aerial view showing New York Road in the foreground becoming York Road at the Woodpecker junction. The Woodpecker public house is located at an angle on the junction. Burmantofts Street meets the junction from the left, and Marsh Lane is off to the right. At the bottom edge Quarry Hill Flats is shown which were renovated around that time. Opposite, on the other side of New York Road the long, dark building is St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church. In the Centre is the new Ebor Gardens estate built on old brickworks and demolished slum property. The wiggly 'U' shaped roads are Rigton Drive and Haslewood Drive. Burmantofts Street joins Beckett Street in the centre of the left edge and Nippet Lane runs inwards from the junction before joining Torre Road. Ebor Gardens County Primary School has not yet been built on this land at the centre of the image. Five blocks of high rise flats built on this land are from left to right; Torre Green, Torre Gardens, Oxton gardens, Oxton Place and Oxton Close. Behind them there are four more blocks in a straight line, Appleton Square, Appleton Close, Appleton Court and Saville Green. The public library and swimming baths are on bend of York Road on the right hand side.
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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, City Centre (City Centre)
Black & White imagec.1930. View looks east along the Headrow towards Quarry Hill area. Flats not yet built. Town Hall is visible in bottom left hand corner, and statue of Queen Victoria can be seen in front. Appleyard's building, now Eastgate fountain, can just be made out at the bottom of Eastgate
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Aerial View, City Centre from Quarry Hill Flats to River Aire (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated, Aerial view from the early 1960s. The River Aire is in the top left corner of the photo, with Hunslet area in the top left corner. Just below the river is Leeds Parish Church. In the centre the roof of Kirkgate Market can be seen, then to the left the bus station. The roundabout is at the bottom of Eastgate. In the bottom left corner are Quarry Hill Flats, the semi circular block facing Eastgate was Oastler House.
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Aerial View, East (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated. 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.
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Aerial View, Ebor Estate, York Road (Burmantofts) (3 comments)
Black & White image1963 This aerial view shows the new Ebor estate, between York Road (middle left to bottom right) and Burmantofts Street (centre). Slum clearance programmes had been implemented and many of the streets have been demolished. On the left in the centre a part of Quarry Hill flats can be seen. The upper section of the photo shows building of the Lincoln Green estate has begun, with Mabgate and Sheepscar in the distance.
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Aerial View, Holbeck Moor (Holbeck) (124 comments)
Black & White image1963 Aerial view of Holbeck Moor district. Holbeck Moor Lane runs left to right across the centre with St Matthews Street/Top Moorside on the left. St Matthews Church is at the junction. In the centre are blocks of flats which were, with additional housing named after local worthies eg Hugh Gaitskell, Charles Jenkinson (Vicar of Holbeck and Labour councillor, responsible for building of Quarry Hill Flats). In the right foreground is Holbeck Moor.
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Aerial View, Kirkstall Forge (Kirkstall) (2 comments)
Black & White imageUndated,circa 1920. In the centre of the image is Kirkstall Forge, a historic site where metal has been smelted since 1200 AD by Cistercian Monks from Kirkstall Abbey. The forge was closed in 2002 ending 800 years of metal work in this place. On the left is the river and the forge dam. On the right is Kirkstall Road with Forge Quarry, owned by A. R. Briggs & Co. Ltd. At the top right work has started on the site of the Hawksworth Wood Estate which was constructed in the 1920s and 1930s
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