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Prices Tailors Ltd., celebrity visit of film star, Patricia Medina (Burley) (9 comments)
Black & White imageEarly 1960s. Image shows some of the female workforce of John Collier's (remembered by many as Prices Tailors Ltd. although it was sold in 1954) as they cluster around celebrity and glamorous film star, Patricia Medina, who has dressed for her visit in a silk headscarf and fur coat. Standing to the left of her is Emily Bean, wearing a patterned knitted waistcoat. The actress expressed a liking for Emily's waistcoat and chose to be seated at her sewing machine station while signing autographs. Another smiling member of staff in the foreground, wearing a floral pinafore, awaits her turn and is holding a photograph of Miss Medina. Patricia Medina (1919-2012) starred in films from the late 1930s until the late 1970s with the majority of her roles being in the 1950s. These included the 'Siren of Bagdad' (1953) and the 'Beast of Hollow Mounain' (1956). She had a part in "The Killing of Sister George' in 1968. She was married twice, to actor, Richard Greene (of Robin Hood fame) from 1941 to 1951, and to actor, Joseph Cotten in 1960. Prices Tailors Ltd./John Collier's was a well-known local landmark (the factory was established here in 1923). It was located off Kirkstall Road in Cardigan Crescent / Lennox Road. The site is now that of Cardigan Fields Leisure and Entertainment Complex.
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Aerial View of Laneside Mills (Churwell) (5 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. View north-west towards Laneside Mills, former textile factory now housing various firms. Around the mid 1930s the firm of Japa Paper Products Ltd., paper bag manufacturers and specialists in rotary printing processes, moved to Laneside Mills from their former premises in Playfair Road, Hunslet Carr. The name JAPA stands for the phrase 'Just Another Paper Article' and these letters were emblazoned in huge letters high up on the factory wall. Victoria Road and Laneside Farm are in the foreground.
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Aerial view showing Devonshire Crescent and Sutherland Avenue (Roundhay) (3 comments)
Colour image1983. Aerial view showing Devonshire Crescent and Sutherland Avenue in 1983. Devonshire Crescednt runs from the top left to the centre of the bottom edge. Sutherland Avenue comes in from the centre of the right edge to join Devonshire Crescent. The large building with pitched roof is Shaftesbury Motors Ltd at 74 Sutherland Avenue, with a row of garages fronting Devonshire Crescent. The original premises of Shaftesbury Motors Ltd. was in Devonshire Crescent and these can be see in the centre of the bottom right edge. in later years this became the Crescent Garage. The Telephone Exchange is visible in the top left-hand corner. The semis on the right are addressed as 72, (left) and 70 (right) Sutherland Avenue.
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Airebank Works, South Accommocation Road (Hunslet)
Colour image2010. View from a path along the bank of the River Aire showing the semi-derelict Airebank Works on South Accommodation Road. These works, previously occupied by Henry Hadfield Ltd., packing case manufacturers (1890s to late 1940s/early 1950s) and Protier Lifting Services Ltd. (1980s to early 2000s), are for sale at the time of the photo in Autumn 2010.
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Airebank Works, South Accommodation Road (Hunslet)
Colour image2010. View dating from Autumn 2010 showing Airebank Works on South Acccommodtion Road. These semi-derelict premises are for sale. Previous occupiers of the site include Henry Hadfield Ltd., packing case manufacturers, from the 1890s to the late 1940s/early 1950s, and Protier Lifting Services Ltd. who were here between the mid 1980s and early 2000s. To the left are the premises of Albion Electrical Wholesalers.
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