|||Cross Gates Road, nos.111-123 (Cross Gates)
|6th December 1966.
View shows the north side of Cross Gates Road. Just visible on the left is part of no.111, then comes a pair of semi-detached houses numbered 115 and 117 (there is no number 113). Towards the right are nos. 119 to 123, a row of shops known as Regal Parade. The first two, formerly Ainley's electrical goods, appear to be vacant here. The third is occupied by Jackson's.
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|||Crossgates Road, tram no.2099 (Cross Gates) (5 comments)
|21st February 1950.
View showing tram no.2099, bound for Whingate on route 16, outside the Regal Cinema on Crossgates Road, the tram terminus for Crossgates. Shops on Regal Parade are seen on the left. Tram 2099 was the first of the Felthams to arrive from London when it came on trial in September 1949. At the time of the photograph it was still in London Transport Livery and bearing its London Transport number, but it would change to no.501 when others of its class joined it in August 1950. Following the demise of the tramway system it was preserved and returned to the capital to the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden, where it was restored to its former London Livery.
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|||Regal Parade under construction (Cross Gates)
Image shows Regal Parade under construction taken from the Regal Cinema in Cross Gates Road. The cinema was built in 27 weeks by Kenyan & Co. Ltd. and opened on 16th November 1936. It boasted the biggest theatre car park in the country with spaces for 400 cars. Regal Parade was to house a variety of shops and businesses next to the cinema.
Photograph taken by Rowland Brining who worked as a projectionist at the Regal and Ritz cinemas before World War 2.
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