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Headingley and Adel, multi-image postcard (Headingley)
Colour imagec1921. Colour-tinted postcard with a postmark 24th June 1921 showing views of various areas of Leeds. A central picture of the Shire Oak tree at Headingley is surrounded by views of Headingley Lane, Woodhouse Ridge, the Seven Arches at Adel and Leeds Training College at Beckett Park (then the 2nd Northern General Hospital). Smaller circular photos of Adel Church, Kirkstall Abbey, the Ethel Preston Memorial at Lawnswood Cemetery and Adel Crag are also featured.
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Lawnswood Cemetery, Memorial (Lawnswood) (2 comments)
Black & White image1994. Image shows part of a memorial in Lawnswood Cemetery, off the West side of Otley Road. In the background an angel holds a torch aloft in a kneeling position. The statue in the foreground is holding a jar. The chapels at Lawnswood Cemetery were designed by George Corson between 1870 and 1876 and the Crematorium was a later addition of 1905. Lawnswood Cemetery opened in 1875.
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Lawnswood Cemetery, Memorial to Sam Wilson 1851 - 1918 (Lawnswood) (1 comment)
Black & White image1994. Image shows the memorial to Sam Wilson, born 16th January 1851, and died 13th December 1918. It stands in Lawnswood Cemetery off the West Side of Otley Road, and is the work of E. Caldwell Spruce. A bronze angel holds a torch aloft mounted on the top of of the black marble plinth. On the left is the shrouded figure of 'Faith' holding a book and crucifix. To the right is 'Benevolence', a kneeling female figure bearing a cross and cup. Above the inscription in the centre is a plaque with symbols of death and mourning in relief. Samuel Wilson J.P. of Rutland Lodge, Potternewton was chairman of Joshua Wilson & Sons, worsted coating manufacturers of Bean Ing Mills, Wellington Street. He was involved with the City Art Gallery during his life-time. He bequeathed all his paintings, porcelain, bronzes and furniture to the City of Leeds on the death of his wife, Ann. Sam Wilson also willed £100 to the Headingley-cum-Burley Burial Board for the upkeep of this Grade II monument. Image courtesy of Paul Baker.
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Lawnswood Cemetery, postcard (Lawnswood)
Black & White imageUndated. Postcard view of Lawnswood Cemetery showing a path running through the middle with graves on either side. A chapel is seen in the background.
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Preston Memorial, Lawnswood Cemetery, postcard (Lawnswood) (4 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. Postcard showing the grave and memorial to Ethel Preston situated in Lawnswood Cemetery. This grade II listed structure, dating from 1911, is of Italian marble and features a life-size statue standing under a classical porch, in front of partially open black marble doors, holding a bunch of flowers. Ethel Preston, who died on 24th March 1911 aged 50 years, was the wife of Walter Preston of The Grange, Beeston. The memorial is reputed to be a replica of the entrance to The Grange which has since been demolished.
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