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Search Aspect ( Zion Chapel )
Location - Leeds & District

Churwell, two maps showing 'before' and 'after' the building of the railway viaduct (Churwell) (1 comment)
Colour imagec1900. Image shows two maps of Churwell showing 'before' (top) and 'after' (bottom) the building of the railway viaduct. Construction of the railway line began in 1845. The viaduct is built on foundations that are three metres deep and it runs for 65 metres in length. There are six arches of which some reach a height of 15 metres. The Yorkshire gritstone blocks used to build the viaduct each weigh 10cwt. The railway viaduct crosses Elland Road at the bottom of Churwell Hill, (bottom map, right) and Churwell Station can be seen, which closed in 1940. Description of both maps follows: Top Map: From left to right along Roman Road, shown in red: Zion Chapel, Commercial Inn, Nowells Farm, Point Hall, Inn (on left bend of 'U' shape), Old Chapel 1829, Old Golden Fleece, Croft Farm (on right bend of 'U' shape), Manor Farm. At the very right edge there is a word that is possibly part of 'Nunnery'. The route marked with dots is the 'path of Elland Road". Bottom Map: From left to right: Zion Chapel, Toll Bar, Commercial Inn, Town Hall. The 'U' shape is made up of Victoria Street, left, Back Green, bottom, Little Lane, right. To left of 'U' shape is Point Hall. Bottom right corner of 'U' is Croft Farm. Little Lane continues to become Pump Hill, then Old Road, & Manor Farm is next to the railway line. Elland Road cuts across the centre and Shool (School ?) Street runs between Old Road and Elland Road. The railway line has been built and Churwell Station is marked next to Elland Road. Toll Bar visible towards the right -hand side. Parts of the remaining original Roman Road are marked in red. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Queen Street, Looking South (Morley)
Colour imageAugust 1973. A view southwards along Queen Street taken from the turret at the top of the 1899 Co-op building, later converted at ground floor level into Barclays Bank. A little part of the 1937 Co-op Emporium red brick building is shown at the left hand side of the image, but the main part of the picture is the shops along the same side of the road as the Town Hall. The white Town Hall buildings built by Albert Webster, the owner of the butcher's at 62A, are at the extreme right and were opened in 1936. Next to this is Sheard's, the chemist, owned in 1973 by Maurice Cutler, and the oldest shop on the photograph, the thick sandstone slabs on the roof dating it before 1850. After this picture was taken the small yard between the butcher's and the chemist's, Gisburn Court, was built over to make an extension to Sheard's with the old nameplate kept within the shop. The flat roofed parade of shops beyond Sheard's takes up frontage that originally belonged to the Zion Chapel, and the Sunday School building here was demolished in the late 1960s to make way for this parade. Entrance to the Zion yard and the Zion Chapel from Queen Street was blocked off. The Zion Chapel of 1851, twenty years after its severance from the main street, developed structural faults and had to be demolished. Beyond the flat roofed parade are two pairs of shops built about 1895 for rental from Sir Charles Scarth. He was the owner of Wesley Street Mill, some of whose buildings extended to Queen Street, and which were knocked down for Woolworths and Boots about 1935. By the late 1990s the gap between the 1895 shops and the 1935 Woolworths (by this time the Yorkshire Bank) had been altered from Henry Place to the entrance to the Beryl Burton Gardens. A large mural of cyclist, Beryl Burton, has been painted on the wall at the back of the bank. Across the entrance to Wesley Street is the supermarket building of 1969-70 built for Tesco on the site of Queen Street Wesleyan Chapel Sunday School building. Tesco sold the building after only about 5 years trading and since then it has been Bakers, Poundstretcher and various charity shops. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Queen Street, procession on the last Sunday morning in March, 1961 (Morley)
Colour image26th March 1961. A procession can be seen marching along Queen Street with the Town Hall visible in the background. Note that the Town Hall flag is flying at half mast; that the entry into the Zion Chapel church yard with its pollarded tree is still in existence; that the entrance to Beryl Burton Gardens is still called Henry Place and that the letters for F. W. Woolworth had been taken off their red background in order to be regilded. This was done every year. The Salvation Army Citadel Band, from Ackroyd Street in Morley, is leading the procession. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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