||| Prices Tailors Ltd., celebrity visit of film star, Patricia Medina (Burley) (9 comments)
Image shows some of the female workforce of John Collier's (remembered by many as Prices Tailors Ltd. although it was sold in 1954) as they cluster around celebrity and glamorous film star, Patricia Medina, who has dressed for her visit in a silk headscarf and fur coat. Standing to the left of her is Emily Bean, wearing a patterned knitted waistcoat. The actress expressed a liking for Emily's waistcoat and chose to be seated at her sewing machine station while signing autographs. Another smiling member of staff in the foreground, wearing a floral pinafore, awaits her turn and is holding a photograph of Miss Medina. Patricia Medina (1919-2012) starred in films from the late 1930s until the late 1970s with the majority of her roles being in the 1950s. These included the 'Siren of Bagdad' (1953) and the 'Beast of Hollow Mounain' (1956). She had a part in "The Killing of Sister George' in 1968. She was married twice, to actor, Richard Greene (of Robin Hood fame) from 1941 to 1951, and to actor, Joseph Cotten in 1960. Prices Tailors Ltd./John Collier's was a well-known local landmark (the factory was established here in 1923). It was located off Kirkstall Road in Cardigan Crescent / Lennox Road. The site is now that of Cardigan Fields Leisure and Entertainment Complex.
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|||A Brook, Butcher (Burley) (1 comment)
|The picture shows the butcher Albert Brook at 295 Kirkstall Road between a shoe shop to the left and a confectionery store to the right, and located on the edge of the Cardigan Estate. The photo shows several people standing to the right of the butchers and a vehicle belonging to the butcher.
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|||Abbey Road, Leeds Tramways Department old electricity sub station. (Kirkstall) (4 comments)
|20th May 2007.
View of an old electricity sub-station built for Leeds Tramways Department (Hawksworth) in Abbey Road in 1906. It provided power on the route from Woodside Avenue, Kirkstall Road to the Hawksworth Road Terminus, route number 4. It was decommisioned in 1948 when a new power plant opened in Kirkstall Road. The stone building stands opposite the former site of Kirkstall Forge. It was once taken over by a firm dealing in equipment for pool and snooker. Presently, the building stands empty.
Image courtesy of Graham Schofield.
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|||Allerton Street, Kirkstall Road no. 342 (Burley) (4 comments)
View looks from Allerton Street in the direction of its junction with Kirkstall Road. The side of number 342 Kirkstall Road is visible in the centre, the premises of a branch of the Yorkshire Bank. Cars are parked in the road.
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|||Barnbrough Street, nos. 1 - 9 (Kirkstall)
View shows Barnbrough Street looking down towards Kirkstall Road with Kirkstall Power Station seen in the background. Terrace houses shown are numbered (from left) 1 - 9.
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