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Location - Leeds & District

Cookridge Hall, Fish Pond, Known Locally as Paul's Pond (Cookridge) (7 comments)
Black & White image1986. View of Fish Pond, an ornamental lake. Although marked on old maps as the 'Fish Pond' this pond is known locally as 'Paul's Pond'. In 1890 William Paul took up residence at Cookridge Hall and the Paul family remained there until 1954, when the estate was sold by the executors of T. W. Paul. William Paul owned the Oak Tannery at number 91 Kirkstall Road, William Paul Ltd. He was a keen sportsman who raced greyhounds and kept horses and a pack of beagles for hare hunting, which took place on what is now the Holt Park Estate. The pond dates from around 1820 when the Cookridge estate was purchased by Richard Wormald from Robert Sheffield for £77,000. Richard Wormald was a woollen merchant who had specialised in manufacturing uniforms and blankets for soldiers of the Napoleonic Wars, and thus become wealthy. He constructed the pond and surrounded it with a new plantation of trees. He also built a new coach-house, stable and gatehouse. The pond was used to supply ice to the ice-house, which was constructed in grounds to the east side of Cookridge Hall.
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Kirkstall Road, no. 91, William Paul Ltd (Burley) (13 comments)
Black & White image5th May 1945. Exterior view of William Paul Ltd, 'Oak Tannery', at number 91 Kirkstall Road. A group of people are looking out of one of the top storey windows. On the ground floor, the front end of a lorry can be seen parked inside a loading bay. The tannery was built in 1876 by Firth and Kendal of Idle for William Paul. 20,000 hides were processed each year, producing leather for shoe, harness and industrial use. The tannery was in operation until 1968. Most of the buildings were then demolished except for this office block. A carving of a bull's head is visible over the archway on the left. The two storey building to the left of William Paul Ltd. is part of another well-known tannery, the Joppa Tannery, established here (87 Kirkstall Road) by Richard Nickols in the 1820s. The arched entrance to the Joppa Tannery is just off camera, left. The photograph was taken from the opposite side of Kirkstall Road where streets of back-to-back terraced houses have been demolished. In the foreground, left, is the junction with Jermyn street.
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Kirkstall Road, numbers 87 and 91, The Joppa Tannery and William Paul Ltd (Burley) (3 comments)
Black & White image5th May 1945. Image shows the exterior of two adjacent tanneries located on Kirkstall Road. On the left is the entrance to the 'Joppa Tannery' at number 87 Kirkstall Road. This is a two-storey building with doors either side of a central archway. The archway leads through to a large yard at the rear enclosed by building ranges. The right hand side of this building has draped curtains at the windows. The Joppa Tannery was the business of the Nickols family and is listed in the 1947 Directory of Leeds as the firm of Harold Nickols Ltd. Richard Nickols had founded a small tannery in Bramley in 1823. The business expanded when he moved to this site in the late 1820s, along with his business partner, currier, Peter Rhodes. By 1858 the Joppa Tannery was employing around 200 people, processing 200 hides and 900 skins from the 500 pits each week. Following the retirement of Richard Nickols, his two sons, Richard and Harold, continued to run the business and in its heyday (around 1888) there were between 300-400 employees. Following a brief closure the tannery was re-opened in 1900 by Harold Nickols, who had been running the Meanwood Tanneries. He also acquired the Burley Mills complex and from 1928 his son, Richard III continued to manage both sites. The name of the firm remained as 'Harold Nickols Ltd.' until its closure in 1955. The taller building, seen to the right, is the tannery at number 91 Kirkstall Road, the business of William Paul Ltd, which was also known as the 'Oak Tannery'. A lorry is parked outside. To the left a pedestrian crossing with belisha beacons is visible. Factory chimneys can be seen behind the buildings. The photograph is taken from the opposite side of Kirkstall Road at the junction of a former street of back-to-back, houses, Hollis Street. They appear to have been demolished. Flanking Hollis Street was Grattan Street and Jermyn Street.
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Static Water Supply, North Hall Street (Burley)
Black & White image12th November 1941 Construction of emergency water storage tank. This view is of the end of North Hall Street, looking onto Kirkstall Road. The Joppa (Harold Nickols Ltd.)and Oak Tannery (William Paul Ltd.) buildings can be seen.
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