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Burton House, a playground game of hopscotch (Hunslet)
Black & White image1957. View of female pupils of various ages at play in the playground of Burton House in Burton Avenue. The girls in the foreground are enjoying a game of hopscotch on a grid marked out on the surface of the playground. Behind the playground wall is the odd-numbered side of Dobson View (off Burton Avenue), a street of red brick back-to-back terrace homes. These are back-to-back with the even-numbered side of Dobson Terrace. The view also looks across Burton Avenue, and the grounds of Cockburn High School, to Back Fairford Place, background left. Burton House was originally a private residence, built in 1791. It was acquired by the council in 1919 and converted to an annex for Hunslet Moor Council School. Later, it was used as premises of the sixth form at Cockburn High School. It became vacant when pupils of Cockburn High School transferred premises to a new school in Gipsy Lane and Bellway Homes renovated the building and converted it to ten apartments in 1986.
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Burton Street, Number 4 (Hunslet) (3 comments)
Black & White image13th September 1979. View of Burton Street looking west towards the junction with Dewsbury Road. J.C Cars at number 4, is in the centre, with cars for sale parked outside. Two trucks are on the road. Terraced housing on Dobson Place can be seen in the background, to the left. The very end property adjacent to number 4, on the right, has a sign for a cafe (Boston Cafe?) and is numbered as 159 Dewsbury Road on the map. In the 1979 Yellow Pages there is a cafe listed at number 159 run by R.& C. L. Payne. The single storey building in the background, right, is West Hunslet Conservative Club (The Tetley 'huntsman' sign is just visible when enlarged). The streets seen in the background are the Lindens' and the Beverleys'.
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Can You Help? (Unknown) (2 comments)
Black & White imagec1930. Image shows a 1930s jazz band called 'The Blue Aces', photographed on the stage of an unknown Leeds venue. These very young men, some perhaps still in their teens, are smartly attired in formal black tie and are pictured with their respective instruments. The backdrop is a painted scene depicting a stone terrace overlooking a lake with a view to a Classical style folly on a hilltop. Flower-filled Grecian urns, climbing plants and a statue of Pan decorate the terrace. We know that the young man seated at the piano, in the background right, is Ernest Brook (born in 1916) of number 4 Dobson Grove, off Dewsbury Road. His father, Squire Brook, worked as a tailors' cutter. Any other information regarding the young musicians, or the venue, is welcomed. The photograph was taken by Rembrandt Cinema Studios, Leeds, of number 23A The Balcony, Queen's Arcade. The firm went into liquidation in 1931 (as reported in The London Gazette). It re-emerged wih a slight change of name; Rembrandt Cinema Studios (1931) Ltd. The photograph may pre-date this event.
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Dobson Street nos. 1 - 7 (Beeston) (4 comments)
Black & White image9th November 1967 View of the odd numbered side of Dobson Street showing numbers 1, 3, 5 and 7 from the left. Elland Road is just visible at the left edge. A woman shakes a door mat in the street outside number 5. A row of outside toilets cuts across the gable end, right.
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Dobson Street nos. 1 - 7, junction with Meynell Street (Holbeck) (4 comments)
Black & White imageUndated, Looking down the odds side of Dobson Street from the junction with Meynell Street. The shop on the corner is a grocery, proprietor T.H. Marsh and is addressed number 10 Meynell Street. The dwellings in Dobson Street are numbered 1 to 7 from left to right. Toilets are situated via an arched entrance between the shop and number 1.
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