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Pudsey Park, souvenir postcard view (Pudsey)
Black & White image1928. Souvenir postcard view of Pudsey Park in Church Lane with inset portraits of the young Duke and Duchess of York, later to become King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on the abdicaton of King Edward VIII in 1936. The postcard was reproduced as a souvenir of the royal visit to Pudsey of the Duke and Duchess of York which took place on 24th April 1928. They opened the new childrens' playground in the park, and also St. Lawrence's Clinic, which were both presented to the people of Pudsey by local benefactors, Mr. & Mrs. J. B. Ward. The Duke of York said in his speech "I can tell you that any scheme for the help and happiness of children is very near to our hearts". The Duchess of York was presented with a bouquet by Miss Jean Ward, the little daughter of Mr & Mrs J. B. Ward. Pudsey Park, which is still popular today with plenty of visitor attractions, first opened in the October of 1889. This image shows the brand new childrens' playground with possibly Dover Street in the background. Pudsey Park is located in Church Lane.
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St. Lawrence Clinic, Royal Visit of Duke and Duchess of York (Pudsey) (2 comments)
Black & White image24th April 1928. This view outside St. Lawrence Clinic on Crawshaw Road shows the Duke and Duchess of York (the future King George VI and Queen Elizabeth) with members of the reception committee after they had performed the opening ceremony of the clinic. This Clinic and Child Welfare Centre was set in the former St. Lawrence House, donated to the town by Councillor John Ben Ward and his wife of Larkfield, Pudsey. The clinic provided up-to-date equipment including a sun-ray department which the Duke and Duchess tried out. This was believed to be the first ever royal visit to Pudsey and as well as opening the clinic the Duke and Duchess opened a new Children's Playground at Pudsey Park, (also provided by the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Ward), laid the foundation stone for the new swimming baths to be built at a cost of £12,000 (now part of Pudsey Leisure Centre and visited the Cenotaph where they laid the Ex-Servicemen's Wreath on the Memorial. A luncheon and reception for the royal couple was held at the Secondary School while afternoon tea was provided at the Manor Hall.
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Vicar Lane from the junction with Eastgate, soldiers on parade (City Centre) (3 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. View of a crowded Vicar Lane from the junction with Eastgate. Many people have turned out to watch a parade of soldiers as they march up Vicar Lane. At the left edge, at the corner with Eastgate, is number 88 Vicar Lane, the premises of Wiley's of Bradford, cycle dealers. In the centre the buildings with arched windows are nowadays part of the Victoria Quarter. The tall archway is the entrance to the County Arcade. In the centre the light-coloured building is the Robin Hood Hotel which replaced much older premises in the 1930s. The Robin Hood Hotel had a bad reputation in Victorian times as being the haunt of pimps and prostitutes. In more recent years the name was changed to the Duchess of York and the public house became a popular music venue until its closure in the year 2000. It is now the premises of Hugo Boss, the designer clothes store. Next to the Robin Hood is the confectionary business of John William Horsey at number 77 Vicar Lane. Image courtesy of Ron Davies.
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