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Search Aspect ( St. Paul''s )
Location - Leeds & District

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A young boy models a Hussar overcoat for the clothing manufacturer's John Barran & Sons. (City Centre)
Black & White imageC1891. In this image a young boy models a Hussar overcoat made by the clothing manufacturing firm John Barran & Sons. At the time of the photograph, the firm was located in a building designed by Thomas Ambler and completed in 1877, in St.Paul's Street with views onto the Georgian Park Square. There was also an additional factory built in 1888 in Hanover Lane as the company expanded over the years. Clothing manufactured for boys was a major part of Barran's business and orders for these ready-to-wear, miniature suits and coats arrived from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, South America and the Continent. Some of the clothes were designed as fancy dress, for example, pirate's costumes, guardsman's and beefeater's uniforms. The young 'model' is Herbert Giles (b.1885) who was the son of Arthur Giles, a sewing machine fitter (machine smith) at John Barran's. on the 1891 Census Herbert was listed with his family at number 1 Stratford Street in Hunslet.
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A young boy models a suit for the clothing manufacturer's John Barran & Sons. (City Centre)
Black & White imageC1891. Image shows a young boy modelling a light-coloured suit with metal buttons and a waistcoat beneath, made by the clothing manufacturing firm of John Barran & Sons. The young boy is Walter Giles, born in 1880 at number 4 Waverley Street in Holbeck. He is the son of an employee of Barran's, a Machine Smith by the name of Arthur Giles. There was, at this time, a successful export trade in young boys' tailored clothing and a demand for miniature soldier's and sailor's uniforms and fancy dress. By 1891 John Barran's had a warehouse in an innovative building in St. Paul's Street, designed by Thomas Ambler and completed in 1877, now known as St. Paul's House. The firm also had a recently opened factory in Hanover Lane (1888). Later, in 1904, a further warehouse was built in Chorley Lane adjoining the Hanover Lane premises. By this time Barran's was employing 3,000 people, many of them women and young girls. The rapid growth of ready -to-wear tailoring business was due to the advancement in technology of such proccesses as pattern-cutting and sewing by machine, including blind stitching, button holing and buttoning.
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Chapel Street, Methodist Church (East Ardsley)
Colour image2009. View of Chapel Street showing East Ardsley Methodist Church. Opened in 1889 as St. Paul's Wesleyan Chapel, it became the Methodist Church in 1966 after amalgamating with the Bethel and Zion churches.
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Chapel Street, Methodist Church (East Ardsley)
Colour image2009. View showing East Ardsley Methodist Church on Chapel Street. Originally St. Paul's Wesleyan Chapel, it opened in 1889, replacing a smaller chapel to the left which became a Sunday School. In 1966 it became the Methodist Church following a merger with the Bethel and Zion churches.
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Chapel Street, Methodist Church (East Ardsley)
Colour image2009. Close-up view of East Ardsley Methodist Church, situated on Chapel Street. Dating from 1889, this building was originally St. Paul's Wesleyan Chapel, before amalgamating with the Bethel and Zion churches in 1966 to become East Ardsley Methodist Church. The image clearly demonstrates some of the decorative stonework of the building.
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