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Search Aspect ( Roseberry )
Location - Leeds & District

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Dalmeny Place at the junction with Kirkstall Road, Scooter Boy (Burley) (4 comments)
Black & White image1969. Image shows a young 'Scooter Boy' as he sits on his customised machine in Dalmeny Place, near the junction with Kirkstall Road. The white painted brick building on the right is Lens Scooter Shop at number 255 Kirkstall Road. Italian motor scooters, like Lambrettas and Vespas, became part of a youth subculture that originated in the industrial north of England in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The scooter is a 'cutdown' where parts of the bodywork have been cut away to expose the mechanics. The owner has also added chrome plated accessories and extra mirrors. Typically, the boy is wearing an army surplus type parka and a thin scarf. Evidence of demolition is in the background with an area of wasteland where Dalmeny Street and Roseberry Terrace once stood, Roseberry Street is still standing, top left. These streets were red brick back-to-back terraced homes. Running across the background is the Cardigan Clothing Factory. There is a soft drink delivery wagon parked behind the boy.
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Milford Place nos. 14, 16, Roseberry Place nos. 1 - 7 (Burley) (4 comments)
Black & White image29th March 1966 On the left of this view are two properties on Milford Place, number 16, just seen behind the telegraph pole, is Thackray's grocers. Moving right, number 14 is a former shop, now boarded up. Numbers 1 to 7 Roseberry Place run in sequence to the right edge.
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Prices Tailors Ltd., Cardigan Crescent (Burley) (18 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. Aerial view of Prices Tailors Ltd. located off number 299 Kirkstall Road on Cardigan Crescent. This is a huge complex stretching as far as the River Aire which is towards the top edge. At the bottom edge red brick streets of back-to-back housing are visible in the Lennox's and the Roseberry's. Red brick streets coming in from the right-hand side are off Kirkstall Road and are, from the top, Cardigan Mount, Cardigan View, Cardigan Crescent and Cardigan Row. Above and to the right of these streets is an area of open ground, the last vestige of the original Cardigan Fields and known to locals simply as "the field". Prices Tailors Ltd was founded in Leeds in 1905 by Henry Price (1877-1963). This factory was built in 1923 in Lennox Road but was extended as far as Cardigan Crescent in the 1930s. In 1932 the firm became known as the Fifty Shilling Tailors. Mass production meant that the price of a suit at 50 shillings had become affordable to the working man, but, in 1935 the value of 50 shillings (£2.50) was around the equivalent of £90 in todays money. Henry Price had over 500 shops and several factories employing 12,000 staff. On his retirement in 1954 he sold the firm to John Collier. The site of the clothing factory is now that of Cardigan Fields Leisure and Entertainment Complex.
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Roseberry Place (Burley) (3 comments)
Black & White imagec1963. A little girl poses for the camera in Roseberry Place, a street of red brick, back-to-back terraced homes located between Milford Place and the Cardigan Clothing Factory. Part of the factory can be seen in the background and behind it are the huge cooling towers of Kirkstall Power Station. The little girl is Brenda Johnson who once lived at number 18 Roseberry Place. On the left, houses are back-to-back with Lennox Place and on the right, with Roseberry Street. On the right-hand side of Roseberry Place two coach-built prams are parked, both with sunshades. These streets were located off Kirkstall Road but are now demolished.
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Roseberry Place nos. 10 - 16 (Burley) (3 comments)
Black & White image29th March 1966 Back-to-back houses on the even numbered side of Roseberry Place, numbers run from 16 to 10 left to right with outside toilet blocks just visible on either edge of the view. These houses were due for demolition in line with citywide slum clearance plans.
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