|||Brunswick Terrace/ Wade Passage showing excavation site (City Centre) (2 comments)
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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|||Buckton Street, Beeston Hill (Beeston) (4 comments)
View of old red brick, back-to-back terraced homes in Buckton Street. The main block in the foreground is numbered, from left to right, 24, 22 and 20. Buckton Street was situated off Cemetary Road close to Holbeck Cemetary. The view in the background is north-east across Holbeck to Leeds city centre. Among more distant landmarks are the clock tower of Leeds Town Hall, the Merrion Centre and the spire of Trinity Church (in from the right).
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|||Claypit Lane, close to the junction with Merrion Way, disused outdoor escalator (City Centre)
|19th January 2006.
View of disused outdoor escalator which is located close to the junction with Claypit Lane and Merrion Way, at the top of Woodhouse Lane. The escalator has fallen into a state of disrepair. It once served pedestrians emerging from the subway beneath Claypit Lane and transported them up to the Merrion Centre.
Photograph courtesy of James William Bell.
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|||Cobourg Street looking in the direction of Woodhouse Lane (City Centre) (4 comments)
View of Cobourg Street at the time construction was beginning on the new Merrion Centre. Cobourg Street was to become Merrion Way and the building on the right, a Photo Engraving Works, was demolished to make way for the new Yorkshire Bank H.Q. The car park on the left is now the site of Merrion House. Left of Centre, The Cobourg Tavern is visible at the junction with Woodhouse Lane and Claypit Lane, (off to the right). On the top left-hand corner is Leeds Polytechnic and in the distance there are the three spires of Emmanuel Church, left, Trinity Church, centre, and Blenheim Baptist Church, right, In the distance behind the churches is the silhouette of the University's Parkinson building.
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|||Footbridge over A64 (City Centre) (1 comment)
View from a footbridge over the A64, looking in the direction of the Merrion Centre. The light coloured building is the Merrion Hotel in Wade Lane. The road above (at the top) is thought to be Wade Lane/Lovell Park Road which crosses the newly constructed part of the Inner Ring Road (A64) between the City Centre and Little London. Photograph courtesy of Stephen Howden.
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