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Location - Leeds & District

Albion Place, no. 1 (City Centre)
Colour image29th May 2000. View shows the premises of the Scarborough Building Society at no. 1 Albion Place, also occupied by the Leeds Law Society. A blue plaque notes that this was originally a house built for William Hey (1736-1819), a surgeon who was instrumental in the founding of the first Leeds Infirmary in 1767 and was also twice Mayor of Leeds. Dating from 1794-5, the Grade II listed building was the work of architect Thomas Johnson.
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Albion Place, no. 1 (City Centre)
Colour image29th May 2000. View shows the entrance to no. 1 Albion Place, the premises of the Leeds Law Society, also occupied by the Scarborough Building Society among others. A blue plaque commemorates the building's history, being built in 1794-5 as a house for surgeon William Hey (1736-1819) who was instrumental in the founding of Leeds General Infirmary. Now Grade II listed, it was designed by architect Thomas Johnson.
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Belgrave Street numbers 11 to 13 (City Centre) (4 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. Image shows two properties numbered 11 to 13 Belgrave Street. Number 11 (left),is listed in a Kelly's Directory of Leeds for 1921 as being occupied by Wolfe Jacobson, tailor. This property was demolished much earlier than number 13 next door. Number 13 was occupied by the caretaker of The Great Synogogue which stood at number 15, just seen at the right edge. The Great Synagogue was the first purpose-built synagogue in Yorkshire when it opened in 1860 and remained here until 1983 when it was demolished, along with number 13. The site of The Great Synagogue was given Blue Plaque status in 1991. On the left of number 11 a ginnel leads to the rear of the property.
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Belgrave Street, numbers 13 to 15, The Great Synagogue (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black & White image1970s. View of numbers 13 to 15 Belgrave Street. On the left number 13 is a two storey property which was once occupied by the caretaker of The Great Synagogue, next door, to the right, at number 15 Belgrave Street. The Great Synagogue was purpose-built (the first purpose-built synagogue in Yorkshire) and replaced the former synagogue located at a converted house in Back Rockingham Street. The architects were Perkin and Backhouse and the synagogue opened here in August 1861. Eventually, over the years, as the Jewish population of Leeds moved away from the centre, (the Leylands area, between North Street and Regent Street), membership numbers at the Great Synagogue declined. The old building required high levels of maintenance and so it closed down in 1983 and was subsequently demolished. A Blue Plaque, sponsored by The United Hebrew Association, was unveiled by Rabbi Dr Solomon Brown on 3rd February 1991 to commemorate The Great Synagogue. It is mounted on the exterior wall of an office block which now occupies the site.
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Blue Plaque, Headingley Rugby Ground (Headingley)
Colour image8th November 2013. Image shows the new Blue Plaque on the wall of Headingley Carnegie Stadium at Headingley Rugby Ground, unveiled on the 8th November 2013. It was organised by Leeds Civic Trust in association with Leeds Rugby Foundation Heritage Committee. The plaque reads as follows; "Headingley Rugby Ground has been in constant use since 1890, the first game being Leeds v Manningham on 20th September. It was the venue for the first Challenge Cup Final, Batley v St. Helens, on 24th April 1897. The first ever Test Match between the Northern Union and New Zealand All Golds was played here on 25th January 1908". The unveiling ceremony was performed by New Zealand team manager Tony Iro on the day that New Zealand beat Papua New Guinea in their final group game of the Rugby League World Cup.
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