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Briggate (City Centre) (4 comments)
Black & White imageUndated, View shows shops on the west side of Briggate looking in the direction of The Headrow. The pavements are crowded with shoppers and the street is busy with horse trams and carts. Numbers run to the right in ascending order from number 72 on the left edge, E. Barrows and Son, boot and shoe dealers. Other businesses include, Ross and Co, oil and paint merchants at 73, J.W. Foster (seen under to Potts clock) fancy draper at 74, Williams and Co, ladies tailors at 75, then continuing right, Reinhardt and Sons, chemists at 76. Number 77 is Lockharts, one of seven cocoa houses that the company owned across the city. The large building in the centre of the view is described by Peter Brears in his book, Images of Leeds, as a great continental chateau. This is number 78, Hope Bros, hosiers, clothiers and outfitters. The image dates from after 1889, when the Queen's Arcade was built on the site of the Rose and Crown Public House.
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Church of St.John the Evangelist, Town Street, Farsley (Farsley)
Colour image2000/2001 Image shows the Church of St.John the Evangelist situated on the east side of Town Street. It dates from 1843 and was designed by William Wallen of Huddersfield. Prior to 1843 Farsley had been part of the parish of St. Wilfred, Calverley. The Lord of the Manor of Calverley, Thomas Thornhill of Fixby Hall, gave the land, and subscription's were collected locally and from further afield. The style is Gothic Revival, Early English Lancet. The clock in the tower was made by William Potts & Sons Ltd of Leeds in 1925. It relaced the original Potts clock of 1853, when that one was removed and installed in Christ Church in Meadow Lane. The face of the clock in the image was made by Butler's in Stanningley. St.John's Church is Grade 2 listed.
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Gasworks, Kent Road (Pudsey)
Colour imagec1980. View of the gasworks from Kent Road, formerly Crimbles Road, and located in the Crimbles area of Pudsey. The gasworks office, with its clock tower, was built to designs by Bradford architect, Mr. Milnes, in 1877. The square tower is fitted with three illuminated clock faces which were made by the well-known company of William Potts & Sons of Leeds. William Potts came from Darlington originally but settled in Pudsey between 1833 and 1862. In 1862 the firm re-located to Leeds. Gas came to Pudsey with the passing of the Pudsey Gas Act in 1844, followed by the formation of the Pudsey Coal Gas Company in early 1845. However, gas street lighting was not established in Pudsey until 1868. Image courtesy of John Garnett.
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Gasworks, nineteenth century clock tower (Pudsey)
Colour imageUndated. View of the 19th century clock tower of the office building belonging to the former Pudsey Coal and Gas Company located in Kent Road, formerly Crimbles Road. It was registered on 2nd January 1845, following on the heels of the Pudsey Gas Act of 20th November 1844. The company was financed by Mr. T. Shother, a solicitor, and Mr. W. Watson, a manufacturing chemist, both from Leeds. The building was designed by Bradford architect, Mr. Milnes, in 1877, with a square clock tower housing three illuminated clock faces. The clocks were the work of William Potts & Sons of Leeds, a firm which had links with Pudsey when William Potts moved there from Darlington in 1833. In 1862 the firm moved to Leeds. The former gasworks office was sold in 1990 and became the site of Pudsey Business Centre. Image courtesy of John Garnett.
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Grand Arcade showing the internal workings and lifesize figures of the Potts Mechanical Clock (City Centre) (9 comments)
Black & White image1964. Image shows the internal workings and four of the life-size figures of the unusual clock situated in the Grand Arcade and designed and made by Robert, James and Joseph Potts. As the clock strikes the hour the figures emerge on a revolving stage. A guardsman salutes, the Scotsman wearing Highland dress bows, there is an Irishman with a Shillelagh, a Canadian and an Indian. As the figures rotate back into the clock a cockerel crows and flaps its wings from a position above the dial. The clock dates from the end of the Victorian period, installed in 1898.
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