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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, Burmantofts Street (Burmantofts) (4 comments)
Black & White image1963 This aerial view shows a mixture of old and new, with tracks of waste ground which had previously been the site of hundreds of back-to-back houses. Richmond Hill is in the foreground, with York Road running from left to right just below the centre. On the left side is the junction with Burmantofts Street which runs at an angle towards the right. St James's Hospital is here (now Beckett Street) a new white building stands out. Opposite is a wooded area which is Beckett Street Cemetery. In the centre of the photo is the new Ebor estate.
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Alfred Benson, portrait (Burmantofts) (2 comments)
Black & White imageImage shows a portrait of Alfred Benson who was well known in the area as a barber with premises at the junction of Argyle Road with Burmantofts Street. The address in a Leeds directory for 1947, is given as number 4 Argyle Road, where he lived, and 35 Burmantofts Street. When the shop was demolished Alfred Benson and his son, Wilfred, moved into the new housing estate and started a newsagents and fancy goods store. He was still cutting hair until this time although over ninety years old. Image courtesy of Enid Scherer.
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Argyle Avenue, nos. 2 - 6 (Burmantofts) (1 comment)
Black & White image1956, From the left of this view are number 6, then 4 Argyle Avenue. Number 2 on the end is the Ellertofts Branch of Leeds Babies Welcome Association, also listed as number 39 Burmantofts Street. This association had branches throughout the Leeds district. The first Welcome opened in 1909 after being set up by the Yorkshire Ladies Council. The Association ended in 1974.
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Argyle Mount, nos. 2, 4, Burmantofts Street, no 51 (Burmantofts) (5 comments)
Black & White image1956, Number 4 Argyle Mount is seen on the left edge of this view followed to the right by the back of garages adjoined to number 32 Grimston Street on the other side of this row. Continuing right, number 2 Argyle Mount, then Alfreds Modern Hairdressing Saloon at number 51 Burmantofts Street, proprietor A. Canale. Parola.
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