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[1]Aerial View, Kirkgate Market, Fire Damage (City Centre) (17 comments)
Aerial View, Kirkgate Market, Fire Damage14th December 1975 Aerial view looking across the destruction caused by a fire in Kirkgate Market, seen in the direction of the Eastgate roundabout. Around 4 acres of the site was destroyed in a blaze which took 110 fireman two hours to control. Most of the 1857 section of the market was destroyed although the 1904 frontage onto Vicar Lane was saved. This section, containing Butchers Row, seen to the left, reopened on Tuesday 16th December. Many of the other stalls found temporary locations in the Corn Exchange, and the George Street and Harewood Street Car Parks. A visit from Prince Charles on the 17th boosted the morale of stall holders hit by the fire.
[2]Albion Place at the junction with Briggate seen from King Edward Street (City Centre) (2 comments)
Albion Place at the junction with Briggate seen from King Edward Street 24th April 1979. Looking up from King Edward Street to Briggate and the junction with Albion Place. Dolcis shoe shop is on the corner of Briggate and Albion PLace and above, at number 17 Albion Place, is Brook Street Bureau, office staff agency. West Riding House is visible in the background.
[3]Albion Place, looking towards Briggate and King Edward Street (City Centre) (2 comments)
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.
[4]Alexander Street, looking east (City Centre)
Alexander Street, looking east13th September 1975. Looking east along Alexander Street from the Calverley Street end. On the right is the rear of the Municipal Buildings, then the lower building is Sam Wilson extension of the Art Gallery. On the left is the Education Board building then Alexander Court.
[5]Annie Tunnington, veteran poppy seller in the Garden of Remembrance (City Centre) (3 comments)
Annie Tunnington, veteran poppy seller in the Garden of Remembrance7th November, 1976. Image shows ex-servicewoman and veteran poppy seller for 54 years, 81 year-old Annie Tunnington. She is posing for the camera in her regular spot beside the War Memorial in the Garden of Remembrance on the Headrow, with the clock tower of Leeds Town Hall in the background. Annie, born in 1895, first began selling poppies in 1922, when only in her twenties, as a response to the plight of servicemen wounded in the First World War, including that of her younger brother, Joe (born 22nd December, 1897). Private Joe Tunnington (20657) survived the Battle of the Somme of 1916 but sadly returned home in 1917, shell-shocked and disabled as a result. He gave his sister a tiny oil painting of a racehorse that he had made during his convalescence and she was very moved when she saw the unsteady brushstrokes of the injured young man. From that moment she vowed to do all that she could to support others such as Joe by becoming involved in the Royal British Legion's newly established Poppy Appeal. Then every year from 1937(when she was first given a stand beside the War Memorial to sell her poppies) until 1976, Annie braved the elements, standing for up to ten hours at a time. For the two weeks prior to the annual Remembrance Day her Royal British Legion home in Turnbull Court, Roundhay, was ankle deep in red Flanders poppies as she assembled around 3,000 of the plastic-and-paper flowers in readiness to sell. The November weather during some of those years was appalling, with snowfalls, intense cold and icy conditions to contend with. Annie recalled that one year, as she stood selling her poppies in freezing temperatures, her shoes actually froze and stuck to the ground and she had to be lifted out of them and into a taxi, leaving her shoes behind. Over the years Miss Annie Tunnington raised around £10,000 from the sale of her poppies. She is photographed here in 1976, the year of her retirement from poppy selling as, at 81 years old, the often harsh weather conditions had begun to adversely affect her health. Her brother, Joe Tunnington, continued to paint throughout his life (he died in 1962 in his mid-sixties). Some of his paintings, depicting local scenes, are available to view on the Leodis website. They can be found by entering the name Tunnington in the Keyword/Terms field when making an Advanced Search.
[6]Black Prince Statue, City Square (City Centre)
Black Prince Statue, City SquareOctober 1979 View of the Black Prince statue in City Square looking towards the Norwich Union building immediately behind the statue with the Post Office to the left. The Black Prince was sculptured by Thomas Brock and unveiled on 16th September 1903 on the opening of City Square. The Norwich Union building was demolished in 1995 and number 1 City Sqaure is now on the site.
[7]Black Prince Statue, City Square (City Centre)
Black Prince Statue, City SquareOctober 1979 View of the Black Prince statue in City Square, a gift to the city from Colonel Thomas Walter Harding of Tower Works. The statue to the right is of Dean Hook and was given by the same benefactor. To the left is one of the eight nymphs which are allegorical representations of Morn and Even repeated four times. The buildings in the background are the Post Office building to the right and the former Majestic Cinema as this time the Top Rank.
[8]Boar Lane, looking west (City Centre) (1 comment)
Boar Lane, looking west23rd September 1974. View of Boar Lane looking west towards City Square. On the left is the junction with Mill Hill, then the Griffin Hotel. On the right, demolition has taken place of the shops around Upper Mill Hill, in preparation for the development of the Bond Street Shopping Centre (now Leeds Shopping Plaza) which opened in 1977. Beyond this is Royal Exchange House, with, on the far right, a rare opportunity to see the rear of Mill Hill Chapel, and behind it the Norwich Union Building.
[9]Bramley's Yard, Lower Headrow House (City Centre) (3 comments)
Bramley6th December 1979 View of Lower Headrow House, situated in Bramley's Yard off The Headrow. Close-up of a car in front of the building.
[10]Briggate (City Centre) (2 comments)
Briggate24th April 1979. View of Briggate thronged with people. On the left is J.Weir & Son 'the jeweller's who care' and further down, Debenhams. On the right, Dolcies shoe shop is visible on the corner with Albion Place, then Hornes and Hepworths followed by the Army Stores and Peter Lord's far right.
[11]Briggate showing junction with Albion Place (City Centre) (1 comment)
Briggate showing junction with Albion Place24th April 1979. View of Briggate looking in the direction of the River Aire. Dolcis shoe shop in the centre is at the junction with Albion Place, and Brook Street Office Staff Agency occupies the premises above. Under the clock H.Samuel jeweller, is just visible with Richard Shops next door. Hornes and Hepworths are on the right of Albion Place.
[12]Briggate showing roof of Time Ball Buildings, premises of John Dyson & Sons Ltd (City Centre) (1 comment)
Briggate showing roof of Time Ball Buildings, premises of John Dyson & Sons Ltd21st November 1979 Image shows the roof of the Grade II listed Time Ball Buildings of numbers 24, 25 and 26 Briggate. This photograph taken for the planning department of L.C.C. shows major renovations in progress. The buildings are the premises of John Dyson & Sons Ltd., watchmakers, established here in 1872.
[13]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.
[14]Briggate, No 24-28 (City Centre)
Briggate, No 24-28 20th January 1978. View of the west side of Briggate showing No's.24-28. On the left, No.24-26 is John Dyson & Sons, Jewellers and Watchmakers, which has two ornate clocks, one displaying the year 1865 in which the business was founded. Next to this is No.27, Jet Dry Cleaners, then No.28 Boar Lane Discount Warehouse, on the corner with Boar Lane which can just be seen on the right of the picture.
[15]Briggate, No.45-53 (City Centre)
Briggate, No.45-5310th June 1975. View of the west side of Briggate showing the junction with Commercial Street. In the centre is Manfield footwear, No.52-53 Briggate; to the left of this is Amber ladieswear, No.51, Trueform footwear No.50, and Marks and Spencer, No.45-49. On the right of the picture, hidden behind a bus and scaffolding, is H.Samuel, jewellers. A car and van are also on the road.
[16]Briggate, showing roof of Time Ball Buildings, premises of John Dyson & Sons Ltd (City Centre) (1 comment)
Briggate, showing roof of Time Ball Buildings, premises of John Dyson & Sons Ltd21st November 1979. A man inspects the condition of timber rafters on the roof of the Time Ball Buildings, numbers 24, 25 and 26 Briggate, the premises of John Dyson & Sons Ltd., Watchmakers. Scaffolding is in place for renovations to begin. Towards the top right hand corner, rising above the eaves line, part of the elaborate wrought iron cresting is visible which terminates in a weather vane above the time ball.
[17]Briggate, showing roof of Time Ball Buildings, premises of John Dyson & Sons Ltd (City Centre)
Briggate, showing roof of Time Ball Buildings, premises of John Dyson & Sons Ltd21st November 1979 Image taken for Leeds City Council, department of planning, showing the rafters of the roof of Time Ball Buildings during renovations. Time Ball Buildings was the premises of John Dyson & Sons, watchmaker and is a grade II listed building situated in Briggate at Numbers 24, 25 and 26. The buildings date back to the early nineteenth century. The building has now been restored and won the 1994 City of Leeds Annual Design Award. Today it houses the Georgetown Restaurant.
[18]Briggate, showing Time Ball Buildings at Numbers 24 to 26 Briggate, John Dyson & Sons Ltd (City Centre) (4 comments)
Briggate, showing Time Ball Buildings at Numbers 24 to 26 Briggate, John Dyson & Sons Ltd21st November 1979 Image shows the grade II listed Time Ball Buildings at Numbers 24, 25 and 26 Briggate. They date from the early nineteenth century but much of the elaborate facade was added from 1872 when John Dyson, watchmaker, became established here. Bay windows flank the large pedimented clock case at Number 25 and 26. At Number 24, left, a figure of Father Time surmounts a large framed clock on the third storey. There are iron work spandrels, the letters D & S, and the words 'Tempus Fugit'. Gold lettering displays the date 1865. The gilded time ball mechanism was synchronised with Greenwich and dropped at exactly 1-00pm daily. Time Ball Buildings is an important example of the elaborate and decorative shop design employed by the Victorians and Edwardians. This photograph was taken for the purpose of a Listed Building Application.
[19]Call Lane, No.32 (City Centre) (2 comments)
Call Lane, No.326th December 1979 View of Call Lane Amusement Centre at No.32 Call Lane with the Star and Garter public house on the right. A passageway on the left leads to the back of the buildings with a flight of steps visible.
[20]Call Lane, nos. 30-42 (City Centre) (2 comments)
Call Lane, nos. 30-426th December 1979 View of No's.30-42 on the west side of Call Lane. From left Alpha Display Equipment, Joe Coral bookmakers, Call Lane Amusement Centre and the Star and Garter public house. Beyond the junction with Duncan Street is Dimensions Hairdressing Salon and Tuition Centre at No.26 New Market Street.
[21]Central Library, Staff Retirement (City Centre)
Central Library, Staff Retirement1977 Photograph to mark the retirement of Miss Mary Pedley, seen in the centre. Her brother Alan Pedley was a long serving member of Leeds City Council. This was taken in the Acquisitions department, where incoming new book stocks were processed. On the left is Marion Hartley, next Geoff Barrett, who was department manager. To the right of Miss Pedley is Barbara Hopper, then Maureen Hunter, then Josie Gooch.
[22]Circe Statue, Park Square (City Centre) (1 comment)
Circe Statue, Park Square1972 View of the statue of Circe sculptured by Alfred Drury in 1894. It stands in a flower bed in Park Square.
[23]Cliff Richard, Eastgate (City Centre) (1 comment)
Cliff Richard, Eastgate9th April 1970 Photograph of Cliff Richard taken at Green Shield Stamps on Eastgate. He is surrounded by a group of staff dressed in typical fashion of the time
[24]Cobourg Street, AEC Regent, Roe 974 (City Centre)
Cobourg Street, AEC Regent, Roe 9741970, AEC Regent/Roe 974 Bus on Cobourg Street about to enter the Merrion Centre area June 1970. The bus was made in 1966, registration no ENW 974D, it was on route no 36, destination Central Bus Station.
[25]Commercial Street, Crockatt Cleaning (City Centre) (1 comment)
Commercial Street, Crockatt Cleaning24th January 1979. View of Crockatt Cleaners, no.2A Commercial Street. The shop sign has been removed and a planning application made for a new one. The next shop along is Silvio's cakes.
[26]Corn Exchange, interior, temporary propping (City Centre) (1 comment)
Corn Exchange, interior, temporary propping19th December 1975. Interior of the Corn Exchange showing temporary propping to the floor while work is being carried out.
[27]Corn Exchange, interior, temporary propping (City Centre)
Corn Exchange, interior, temporary propping19th December 1975. Interior of the Corn Exchange showing temporary propping to the floor while work is being carried out.
[28]David Little & Co Ltd., Interior View of Factory (City Centre) (2 comments)
David Little & Co Ltd., Interior View of Factory3rd December 1970. View of the interior of the factory of David Little and Company Limited, wholesale clothiers, located at numbers 29 to 30 Park Place. (1966 Directory of Leeds). Rows of sewing machines are being operated by women workers. The company were later listed in Water Lane (1979 Yellow Pages).
[29]Dean Hook statue, City Square (City Centre)
Dean Hook statue, City Square1972 View of the statue of Dean Hook in City Square with the Top Rank club, the former Majestic Cinema in the background. The statue was one of the gifts of Thomas Walter Harding of Tower Works to City Square. Dean Hook was Vicar of Leeds 1837 to 1859.
[30]George Street, Kirkgate Market roof (City Centre)
George Street, Kirkgate Market roof25th January 1979. View from roof at the back of George Street side of Kirkgate Market, showing upper storeys of the market building. Down below on the right is Harewood Street.
[31]George Street, view from Kirkgate Market roof (City Centre)
George Street, view from Kirkgate Market roof25th January 1979. View from roof at the back of George Street side of Kirkgate Market, looking down to the north on George Street and Harewood Street. In the foreground are upper storeys of the market building and down below on George Street the Market Tavern can be seen.
[32]Granting of Freedom of City To HMS Ark Royal, Helicopter Flypast (City Centre)
Granting of Freedom of City To HMS Ark Royal, Helicopter Flypast25th October 1973. The HMS Ark Royal has been linked to Leeds since the Second World War when, as part of a series of 'Warship Weeks' the ship was adopted by the city as the focus of fundraising efforts. Fundraising began in November 1941 with an initial target set at £3 million. Ten days after this, on the 14th November the Ark Royal was unfortunately sunk. The Target was raised to £5 million with the total actually donated being £9,301,293. The replacement Ark Royal was launched in 1950. This view shows the flypast of six Royal Navy helicopters. The two in the centre are Wessex, the remaining Seakings. This flypast was to commemorate the Ark Royal being given The Freedom of Entry into the City which gives them the right to march through the city on ceremonial occasions. This right was recently exercised to mark to 30th anniersary of this honour being granted.
[33]Harewood Street, Ludgate Hill Junction (City Centre) (1 comment)
Harewood Street, Ludgate Hill Junction6th December 1979 Harewood Street, seen from the junction with Ludgate Hill, showing the premises of Willis Ludlow, department store, which appears to be closed. A notice above says 'Shop To Let'. Two floors up is Windsors Commercial Club. On the right is Harewood Street Jewellers.
[34]Harewood Street, Nos.1-7 (City Centre)
Harewood Street, Nos.1-76th December 1979. View of shops on Harewood Street, on the left is Harewood Street Jewellers, in the middle Harewood Fashions and on the right Clover department store. The road leading off by Clover is Sidney Street.
[35]Harewood Street, Sidney Street Junction. (City Centre) (1 comment)
Harewood Street, Sidney Street Junction.6th December 1979. Looking from Harewood Street at the junction with Sidney Street. Harewood Fashions is on the left, with Mannequins in the shop window. Across the road on the right is Clover department store. Cars are parked on the road next to parking meters. Vicar Lane runs across the background with the entrance to County Arcade visible.
[36]Harewood Street, Sidney Street Junction. (City Centre) (2 comments)
Harewood Street, Sidney Street Junction.6th December 1979. Looking from Harewood Street to the junction with Sidney Street, with Harewood Fashions in the foreground. Next to this is Leeds Joke and Novelty Supplies with Fleur Hair Stylist above. On the right the National Westminster Bank can be seen on the corner of Sidney Street and Vicar Lane.
[37]Joseph Priestley (City Centre)
Joseph  Priestley1972. Statue of Joseph Priestley in City Square. Dr Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) was born in Birstall, attended Batley Grammar School and was minister of Mill Hill Chapel from 1763 to 1773. He discovered several gases including oxygen. Statue by Albert Drury.
[38]King Edward Street, nos. 7 - 9 (City Centre)
King Edward Street, nos. 7 - 911th May 1976. Image of the Suede and Sheepskin shop at no. 7 King Edward Street, showing clothes in the window. The shop was here from c1963 - 1983. To the right is Alvin Morris Ltd., decorators' supplies showroom, which was here from 1971 - c1976. They also had works premises in Hunslet. A woman with an umbrella is walking past. Image researched by members of the Heritage Volunteer Group.
[39]King Street (City Centre) (4 comments)
King Street9th April 1979. View of King Street looking towards East Parade. The Hotel Metropole is in the foreground right. It stands on the site of the Fourth White Cloth Hall and opened on 28th June 1899. The Metropole was designed by architects Chorley and Connon in brick and terracotta. Quebec House on Quebec Street is the terracotta building in the background.
[40]Kirkgate Market, back of George Street side (City Centre)
Kirkgate Market, back of George Street side25th January 1979. Upper storeys of Kirkgate Market buildings seen from the back of the George Street side. A dome on the roof is partially visible. On the right looking to the east, the outdoor market can just be seen.
[41]Kirkgate Market, Block 10, Fire Damage (City Centre)
Kirkgate Market, Block 10, Fire Damage19th December 1975. View of the fire damaged roof area adjacent to block 10 of Kirkgate Market, days after a massive blaze swept through the building destroying much of the area. Temporary scaffolding and screening are in place.
[42]Kirkgate Market, Block 10, Fire Damage (City Centre)
Kirkgate Market, Block 10, Fire Damage19th December 1975. View of part of Kirkgate Market days after much of the building was destroyed by a massive fire on 13th December 1975. This shows an area adjacent to block 10 where a section of the roof has been removed.
[43]Kirkgate Market, Block 11, Fire Damage (City Centre)
Kirkgate Market, Block 11, Fire Damage19th December 1975. View of demolition in progress to a fire damaged area of Block 11 in Kirkgate Market, a few days after fire swept through the building and destroyed two thirds of it on 13th December 1975.
[44]Kirkgate Market, Block 5, Fire Damage (City Centre) (1 comment)
Kirkgate Market, Block 5, Fire Damage19th December 1975. View of the interior of Kirkgate Market six days after fire tore through the building and destroyed two thirds of the site. Temporary scaffoling has been erected between the fire damaged area and an undamaged section, adjecent to block 5. On the left is 'the brunch' cafe and crowds of people can be seen viewing the damage.
[45]Kirkgate Market, Blocks 8 and 9, Fire Damage (City Centre)
Kirkgate Market, Blocks 8 and 9, Fire Damage19th December 1975. View showing fire damage to the roof between Blocks 8 and 9 of Kirkgate Market, six days after the fire that destroyed a large part of the building. Demolition is in progress here. A man wearing a safety helmet is pointing up to the roof.
[46]Kirkgate Market, Butcher's Row, Fire Damage (City Centre)
Kirkgate Market, Butcher19th December 1975. View of the fire damaged roof over Butcher's Row, Kirkgate Market, days after a massive fire destroyed much of the site. Temporary repairs have been made to the roof. This area escaped the worst of the blaze with many shops remaining intact. The businesses of R.V. Smith, Middleton Hargraves and J. Williamson can be seen on the left, with S.E. Wildblood and D & S Meat Co. on the right.
[47]Kirkgate Market, Butcher's Row, Fire Damage (City Centre)
Kirkgate Market, Butcher19th December 1975. View showing temporary roof repairs over Butcher's Row on Kirkgate Market, days after much of the site was destroyed by a massive fire on the 13th December 1975.
[48]Kirkgate Market, Butcher's Row, Fire Damage (City Centre)
Kirkgate Market, Butcher19th December 1975. View of Kirkgate Market days after fire destroyed much of the site on the 13th December 1975, showing the lower end of Butcher's Row where the roof has been removed. On the left are shops of butchers Wm. Hargraves and Middleton Hargraves.
[49]Kirkgate Market, Butcher's Row, Fire Damage (City Centre)
Kirkgate Market, Butcher19th December 1975. View of Kirkgate Market showing fire damage to Butcher's Row days after a massive blaze swept through the building. Temporary screen walls and support walls have been erected. The butcher's shops of Wm. Hargraves and Middleton Hargraves can be seen.
[50]Kirkgate Market, Butcher's Row, Fire Damage (City Centre)
Kirkgate Market, Butcher19th December 1975. View of Kirkgate Market showing temporary works at the entrance to Butcher's Row from George Street, a few days after fire destroyed two thirds of the building on 13th December 1975.