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Bridge End, Leeds Bridge (City Centre) (4 comments)
Black & White image14th November 1949. View looking north from Leeds Bridge onto Briggate. Trams, cars and vans are visible. The trams include the number 11 to Gipton Estate and number 6 to Meanwood. Advertisements are on the trams for The News, Leeds Permanent, Melbourne ales and one for the beverage, Bournvita, is visible on the left.
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Bridge End, looking north towards the river and Briggate (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated. Very early image showing Bridge End, looking north towards the River Aire and Briggate. Above the door of the premises at the left edge there is a sign with the just visible name of "F. Boocock, Cork Cutter" displayed. Frederick Boocock's business was situated at number 31 Bridge End. Next is a Bookseller's run by Thomas Child at number 32, followed by Robert Cross, Confectioner at number 33. At number 34 is the Haberdashery business of John Jones. Beyond the curve of the buildings on the right Bridge End crosses over the the River Aire on the old Leeds Bridge and then the next junction left is Tenter Lane. The age of this photograph can be roughly identified from the Directories of Leeds which were published regularly and list the names of shops and businesses in a particular year. In this case,all the shops and businesses were listed in the 1867 Trade Directory. The theatre and music hall posters displayed on the walls also give a clue regarding the date. The tall figure of a woman, Annie Swan, originally from Nova Scotia, is pictured with a much smaller man, (possibly "Tom Thumb" who she was often paired with for greater effect). Weighing in at 18lbs when she was born in 1846, she continued to grow to nearly 8 feet tall and began touring with shows across America and in England. While in England she met and married Kentucky born Martin Van Buren Bates who also had what we now know as the medical condition, gigantism. Anna died of TB in 1888. Also pictured are the conjoined twins from Siam (now Thailand), Chang and Eng Bunker. In between careers as farmers in North Carolina they toured the world, employing their own management and appearing at venues such as Music Halls when in England. They both died in 1874 within 3 hours of each other. This photograph therefore is most likely to date from the 1860s. Photograph by Wormald of Leeds.
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Bridge End, numbers 17 - 19 (City Centre) (3 comments)
Black & White image14th November 1949. Premises of Hick Brothers, ironmongers and tinners, at 17 - 19 Bridge End at Leeds Bridge. This is a four storey building with tall chimney stacks with numerous chimney pots. On the left side of building, overlooking the river, are the doors and platforms which were used to load and unload barges when material used to be transported by river and canal.
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Bridge End, numbers 27 to 31 (City Centre)
Black & White image1869. View taken in 1869 by A. Macaulay and reproduced by Leeds City Engineers in 1909, showing Bridge End near the old Leeds Bridge which is just around the corner on the right. On the left is the Fountain Inn at number 27. Next, number 28 is the Bridge End Fish, Fruit, Greengrocery, and potato warehouse, also the Yarmouth, Kipper, Scotch and Yorkshire Herring Depot. It boasts "the best native and other oysters". In 1867 the proprietor was Charles Millington. Advertisements on the side of the building include one for half guinea boots from Hyam & Co. of 42 Briggate. Moving right number 29 is John Myers Gardner, wholesale linen draper, then 30 is a hairdresser, listed as David Holroyd in the 1867 directory. At the end of the row is number 31, listed as Frederick Boocock, cork cutter, in the same directory. These businesses were to shut down later in the year and it is believed they were demolished shortly after along with the old bridge. Photograph by Wormald of Leeds.
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Bridge End, Old Leeds Bridge (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black & White image1869. This view looking north along Bridge End to the old Leeds Bridge was taken in 1869 by A. Macaulay and reproduced by Leeds City Engineers in 1909. Advertising posters cover the wall of the building on the left. Next to this is possibly no.32 Bridge End, which in an 1867 Kelly's Directory was occupied by Thomas Child, bookseller. Following on from this in the directory were Robert Cross, confectioner, John Jones, haberdasher, and Henry Boyne, tobacconist. On the far right, someone stands outside no.9 Bridge End, which in 1867 was occupied by William Burnell, outfitter. This is followed by the entrance to a yard, then Nathan Bake, grocer, at nos.7-8 and Bassett Reynolds & Co., linen drapers, at nos.5-6. Numbers follow on across the bridge to no.4, occupied by Clayton's Pill Depot and E. Swabey, hop merchant. The old bridge, dating from around 1376, was soon to be demolished and replaced by a new Leeds Bridge, to be opened in 1873.
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