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Banstead Park, children playing (Harehills) (6 comments)
Black & White image1983-84. View of children playing in the newly opened Banstead Park. Work commenced in the summer of 1983 on the former site of Banstead Grove and Harehills Terrace, streets of old red brick terraced housing. Leeds City Council had applied for a grant of £186,000 from the Inner City Programme to construct the park on the cleared site. It was to include two play areas with a range of modern play equipment, an area planted with wild flowers and grasses to attract bees and butterflies and a kickabout area.
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Black Music Festival, Potternewton Park (Chapeltown)
Black & White image27th August 1989. Image taken on Bank Holiday Sunday, 27th August 1989, at the Black Music Festival held annually in Potternewton Park. It is a free community event sponsored by Leeds City Council and is the biggest Black Music Festival in Europe. This was the fourth Leeds Reggae Concert and included musicians and performers from the Caribbean and the U.S.A. In this image Jamaican Dub poet, Ras Fikre, is performing to the crowds. As well as the more well known artists, the Festival is also a showcase for local talent.
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Civic Hall, Nelson Mandela makes a speech (City Centre)
Colour image30th April 2001. Image taken in the Council Chamber of the Civic Hall where Nelson Mandela, the former South African President, has risen to make a speech. Seated to his left is the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Bernard Atha and beside the Lord Mayor is the Chief Executive of Leeds City Council, Paul Rogerson. The lady in cream on the right is the Lady Mayoress of Leeds, Susan Pitter. For many years she had helped organise Leeds West Indian Carnival.
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Gipton 'Clean Sweep' team, Stanley Road public tip (Harehills)
Black & White imageSpring, 1984. Group portrait of the Gipton 'Clean Sweep' team taken at the Stanley Road public tip in Harehills. The 'Clean Sweep' programme had been rolled out by Leeds City Council in the autumn of 1983 at a cost of £1.3 million. Pictured in front of their vehicle with the Leeds logo are back row, left to right; Jim Potts, Jo Hall, Vic Miller, Billy Wilkinson, Bill Lowry, Bernard Ruddock, Albert Vickers and Stan Ryles. Front row left to right; David Whaley, Steven Cundill and Jimmy Kennedy.
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Kirkstall Forge, interior of listed building (Kirkstall)
Colour image1st March 2007 Image shows the interior of a grade II listed building at the Kirkstall Forge site adjacent to Abbey Road (A65) and the River Aire. The building, in dressed stone with large, round-arch openings, dates back to the seventeenth century and houses a cast-iron, undershot waterwheel and helve-hammer. Kirkstall Forge closed down in 2002 after over 850 years of industry and plans are approved by Leeds City Council to re-develop the site to include affordable housing, a riverside hotel, office space, bars, restaurants and leisure facilities. The listed buildings will be conserved as part of the heritage of the 65 acre site.
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