|||Adel Grange (Adel) (1 comment)
|1967. View of Adel Grange, a large stone built house, situated on Adel Grange Close.
It is noted as being the home, between 1865 and 1922, of The Ford sisters including Isabella Ford, Emily Ford and Bessie Ford reputed trade unionists, socialists, anti-slavery campaigners, women's suffrage movement members and peace activists.
Isabella Ford was a founder member of the Leeds Tailoresses Union and the Leeds Women's Suffrage Society, and later became involved with the Independant Labour Party. Isabella invited Christabel Pankhurst to stay in 1906 when she visited Leeds to speak on suffrage.
The Quaker family's background led them to be pacifists and they campaigned for peace and disarmament during the First World War.
Fund raising events took place here for various causes including The Leeds Arts Fund, Women's education and the LWSS which was founded by the Ford sisters.
Adel Grange is now a residential care home.
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|||Adel Woods, War-time bunker (Adel) (1 comment)
Image shows a bunker located in Adel Woods thought to have been used as a document store by Leeds Permanent Building Society in the 1930.
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|||Aerial View looking north east (City Centre)
|5th October 1999
View looking north east from the roof of Leeds Town Hall. The Electric press and Leonardo building can be seen on the left. The Leonardo building was part of the former City of Leeds School from 1975, before becoming Leeds City Council offices in 1998.
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|||Aerial View looking North-East (City Centre) (2 comments)
|5th October 1999.
Taken from the roof of Leeds Central Library, view shows the Leonardo Building in the foreground and the College of Technology on the left. Behind the Leonardo Building (from 1975 part of the City of Leeds School, and now Leeds City Council offices) can be seen the white walls of Merrion Shopping Centre, behind this is the Halifax Building and then Carlton (residential) Towers with Tower House further forward on the left. The twin green domes in the centre belong to the Thoresby Building, part of the former City of Leeds School. The building behind was formerly the Central High School which amalgamated with Thoresby High School for girls in 1972 to become the City of Leeds School. They are both presently in use by Leeds City Council. The grey tower block on the right is again Merrion Shopping Centre while the stone tower on the right is St. Anne's Cathedral.
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|||Aerial View looking to Leeds General Infirmary (City Centre)
|5th October 1999
View looking from the Town Hall roof across Great George Street to the entrance of Leeds General Infirmary.
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