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Search Aspect ( Rank Optics )
Location - Leeds & District

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Aerial View over Chapeltown and Harehills (Harehills)
Black & White image1983. Aerial view over Chapeltown and Harehills from Roseville Road, part of which is seen in the bottom left-hand corner. Roseville Works is visible at the bottom edge. The camera looks across an area densely populated with red brick streets. On the right, the large brick building with decorative gables is the former Kepler Council School which was later known as Roseville County Secondary School. It fronts Gledhow Road. Another school is visible towards the top left. It has two towers with pointed roofs and dutch-style gables. This is the former Gipton Board School, built in 1897, and fronting Harehills Road between Conway Street and Conway Mount. It became Harehills County Secondary School and the Harehills Middle School. The line of Harehills Lane runs horizontally along the top edge and Kershaw Works can be seen at number 200. This was the Rank Optics factory but at the time of this image it had been vacated and was about to be purchased by Leeds City Council.
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Aerial view over Harehills from Sheepscar (Sheepscar)
Black & White image1983. Aerial view over Harehills from Sheepscar. In the foreground the gable end belongs to the Victoria, a Tetley's public house at number 8 Roundhay Road at the junction with Manor Street. (Roundhay Road is in the bottom left-hand corner). At the right edge, with decorative gables is the former Kepler Council School, later to become Roseville County Secondary School and fronting Gledhow Road. On the horizon, in the centre, Kershaw Works is visible at number 200 Harehills Lane. This was the Rank Optics Factory, specialising in Fibre Optic Technology. At the time of this image the factory had closed down with the department of Fibre Optics relocating to Brentwood in Essex. The area is densely packed with red brick terraced streets.
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Aerial view over Harehills with Sheepscar (Sheepscar)
Black & White image1983. Aerial view over Harehills from Sheepscar. The line of Roseville Road can be seen, just up from the bottom edge. The large building at the right edge with decorative gables is the former Kepler Council School which fronts Gledhow Road and later became Roseville County Secondary School. Another school with decorative gables is visible towards the left, just under halfway down. This is the former Gipton Board School built in 1897 and fronting Harehills Road. Harehills Lane runs horizontally along the top edge and in the centre Kershaw Works can be seen, the Rank Optics Factory at number 200. At the time of this photograph, the factory, which specialised in the technology of Fibre Optics, had recently closed and relocated to Brentwood in Essex.
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Harehills Lane from the junction with Dorset Mount (Harehills)
Colour imageUndated. View of Harehills Lane showing a pedestrian crossing with traffic lights at the junction with Dorset Mount. The red-painted post office can be seen on the left at number 221 Harehills Lane. In the background the large greenish building is Kershaw Rank Optics factory, makers of scientific instruments and specialists in fibre optics. Discount Footwear is visible in the centre background and also Troy's Garage. At the right edge the junction with Back Milan Street can be seen.
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Harehills Lane, Kershaw Rank Optics (Harehills) (11 comments)
Colour imageUndated. View showing the Kershaw Rank Optics Factory at no. 200 Harehills Lane. This firm of scientific instrument makers who specialised in fibre optic technology had vacated the building by 1983 and it was later purchased by Leeds City Council. The site is now (2010) occupied by the Pakistani Community Centre and Muslim Cultural Centre. Photograph courtesy of Stephen Howden.
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