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Search Aspect ( Leeds Polytechnic )
Location - Leeds & District

Brunswick Terrace/ Wade Passage showing excavation site (City Centre) (2 comments)
Black & White imagecirca 1965. This view shows site excavations for the new building as part of the Merrion Centre development scheme by Town Centre Securities Ltd., a successful Leeds based property company led by Arnold Ziff. Brunswick Terrace is in the background and at number 32, left of centre, is R.S. Whitworth, a manufacturer of uniforms. Properties in Brunswick Terrace were demolished to make way for Leeds Polytechnic, now the Leeds Met University. The excavation is the site of the Podium Building housing Wetherspoon Free House and the Grosvenor Casino in Merrion Way, and Tower House is off camera to the right. In the 1970s the building on this site was the venue for the night club 'Cinderella, Rockafella's'. Wade Passage leads off into the top left-hand corner.
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Caedmon and Leighton Halls, Training College, postcard (Headingley) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. Postcard showing the Caedmon and Leighton Halls at Leeds Training College, Beckett Park. These were halls of residence for girls at this mixed teaching training college. The college later became part of City of Leeds and Carnegie College and then Leeds Polytechnic; now (2011) it is part of Leeds Metropolitan University.
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Calverley Street (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. View looking up Calverley Street showing part of the Leeds General Infirmary, left, and the Civic Hall, right. In the background are the buildings of Leeds Polytechnic, formed in 1970. Also formed in 1970 was Leeds Playhouse (sign in foreground). It was located in part of the University Sports Hall until it transfered to the Quarry House site and became the West Yorkshire Playhouse in 1990. Photograph courtesy of Stephen Howden.
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Calverley Street, looking north-west (City Centre) (8 comments)
Black & White imageAugust 1990. View of Calverley Street looking north-west towards Willow Terrace Road. Leeds Metropolitan University (or Leeds Polytechnic as it was then) is on the right and Leeds General Infirmary behind the wall on the left. In the centre is an old surviving gas lamp; a parking meter is also seen in the foreground. Taken from the book 'When the Streets Were Lit by Gas' by Philip Croft Tordoff.
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City centre, aerial view, around Civic Hall (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated. Aerial view of the city centre looking north, showing the Civic Hall in the foreground with Calverley Street to the left and Portland Crescent and Cookridge Street to the right. Woodhouse Lane runs across the top of the picture. Building work is in progress at the site of Leeds Polytechnic in the centre, and also at the Leeds General Infirmary on the bottom left.
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