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Bandstand and Mansion, Roundhay Park, postcard (Roundhay)
Colour imagec1906. Colour-tinted postcard of Roundhay Park with a postmark of 29th November 1906. The Bandstand is seen towards the right, surrounded by a circle of benches. In the centre background, partially hidden by trees, is the Mansion, the former country house which had become a hotel and restaurant.
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Bandstand, Roundhay Park (Roundhay) (11 comments)
Black & White image1911 This bandstand, octagonal in shape, was situated between Middle Walk and the Carriage drive. It had a decorative, wrought iron spire above a cupola and dome. The bandstand was raised to give a good view to crowds, as seen here, who flocked to listen to the regular Sunday concerts. The raised construction allowed for deckchair storage beneath. It fell into a state of disrepair and was taken down in the early 1960s. Roundhay Park Mansion is visible in the background.
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Bandstand, Roundhay Park (Roundhay) (2 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. View of the bandstand in Roundhay Park situated between Middle Walk and Carriage Drive. It was raised to give a good view to the crowds. It fell into disrepair and was taken down in the early 1960s. Crowds can be seen on the far side of the bandstand with Roundhay Park Mansion in the background.
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Burley Street (Burley)
Black & White image2nd May 1928 Section of Burley Street, with shops. Posters for various products are on the walls, including Mansion polish, Hudson's soap. The posters on shop to the right are for local cinemas, with programmes, The Imperial Picture House, Wellington Picture House, Burley Picture House.
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Cookridge Hall (Cookridge) (10 comments)
Black & White image4th August 1949. View of the front entrance to Cookridge Hall, a stone built mansion partly covered in ivy. The site is an ancient one. Angles named the area Cookridge, meaning "Cwica's strip of land" and we can perhaps assume some settlement within the locality of the present Hall. Written evidence certainly indicates a medieval dwelling here. During the 12th and 13th centuries the shrewd Cisterian monks of Kirkstall acquired land in Cookridge and for three hundred years improved the stock which thrived upon it by careful, industrious management. Ralph Thoresby, the Leeds antiquarian, stated that Cookridge was part of Kirkstall's dairy farm. In 1538, aware of Henry Vlll's impending closure of Kirkstall, the monks leased Cookridge Grange (a farm where the hall now stands) to a Thomas Middleton. The Grange would be a wooden building. Two years later Henry's rent collector named a Richard Wood as "husbandsman" at the Grange. Eventually (1583) The Grange passed to the Kirke family, yeoman farmers and clothiers, whose improving status was reflected in their expanding flocks. The Kirke family lived in the Grange throughout the 17th century and as time progressed a stone building replaced the wooden one - a hall with farm attached and the yeoman's Kirkes became gentlemen! It was Thomas Kirke who created the famous geometrical maze of paths in Moseley Wood which became such a popular attraction throughout the England of his day. In 1722 the property was sold to the Sheffield's of Normanby in Lincolnshire. It was the age of great estates bought by powerful, often absentee landlords. The Hall was visited once a year by Sir Charles Sheffield, when bills for horses, hay and housekeeping rose considerably! It was Sir Charles who had the Hall altered to its present style in 1754. Tenants occupied the hall for most of the 18th and early 19th centuries, one of whom was Richard Wormald, wealthy woollen merchant, who eventually brought the property in 1820. The Wormald's were numbered among those influential families who contributed to the early progress and affluence of Leeds during the industrial revolution. Growing problems of maintenance led to Major Wormald selling the house in 1919. The Hall was bought by the Paul family who owned a tannery on Kirkstall Road. They retained it until 1954 when it was sold and converted into a home for epileptic patients which opened in 1974. The 70 acres of surrounding land was later sold to Cookridge Hall Golf Course which opened in 1990. The Hall itself was then sold and extensively refurbished to create the Esporta Health and Fitness Club which opened in 1997.
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