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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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Ambulance parked in Flax Place (Bank) (3 comments)
Colour image1965. Image shows an ambulance driver about to get into his ambulance in Flax place. The Ambulance Station is situated in Flax Place between Saxton Lane and Mill Street. In the background are flats which are part of the Saxton Gardens Estate.
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Back Lane (Bank) (2 comments)
Black & White image1901. Back lane, long narrow road which ran alongside Marsh Lane. This view looks east, towards the beginning of Marsh Lane. The window of the house on the right is almost at ground level, so with the wall opposite, there would have been little natural light.
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Back Lane (Bank)
Black & White image1901. A long narrow lane, running from Kirkgate, parallel with Marsh Lane. It passed the back of the Old Red Bear Public House, the North Eastern Hotel, the George and Dragon Public House, and the Queen's Arms Public House. This view is looking north east.
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Back Lane off Marsh Lane (Bank) (1 comment)
Black & White image6th April 1908. Derelict buildings surrounding patch of waste ground which is strewn with rubble. A man and a boy are standing at the entrance of a narow passageway between the buildings.
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