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Location - Leeds & District

Back Nile Street (Leylands) (3 comments)
Black & White image9th September 1907 Demolition work in progress, one storey houses are having roofs removed. Workmen and tools can be seen.
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Back Nile Street Synagogue (Leylands) (3 comments)
Black & White image2nd April 1908 View past the new Shul looking towards clothing factory on Brunswick Row, which fronted onto North Street. The Leylands area had a high concentration of Jewish immigrants living there. This synagogue was erected to provide for the needs of the community. It was the Beth Hamedrash Hagodel Synagogue.
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Belgrave Street numbers 11 to 13 (City Centre) (4 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. Image shows two properties numbered 11 to 13 Belgrave Street. Number 11 (left),is listed in a Kelly's Directory of Leeds for 1921 as being occupied by Wolfe Jacobson, tailor. This property was demolished much earlier than number 13 next door. Number 13 was occupied by the caretaker of The Great Synogogue which stood at number 15, just seen at the right edge. The Great Synagogue was the first purpose-built synagogue in Yorkshire when it opened in 1860 and remained here until 1983 when it was demolished, along with number 13. The site of The Great Synagogue was given Blue Plaque status in 1991. On the left of number 11 a ginnel leads to the rear of the property.
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Belgrave Street, numbers 13 to 15, The Great Synagogue (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black & White image1970s. View of numbers 13 to 15 Belgrave Street. On the left number 13 is a two storey property which was once occupied by the caretaker of The Great Synagogue, next door, to the right, at number 15 Belgrave Street. The Great Synagogue was purpose-built (the first purpose-built synagogue in Yorkshire) and replaced the former synagogue located at a converted house in Back Rockingham Street. The architects were Perkin and Backhouse and the synagogue opened here in August 1861. Eventually, over the years, as the Jewish population of Leeds moved away from the centre, (the Leylands area, between North Street and Regent Street), membership numbers at the Great Synagogue declined. The old building required high levels of maintenance and so it closed down in 1983 and was subsequently demolished. A Blue Plaque, sponsored by The United Hebrew Association, was unveiled by Rabbi Dr Solomon Brown on 3rd February 1991 to commemorate The Great Synagogue. It is mounted on the exterior wall of an office block which now occupies the site.
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Belgrave Street, The Great Synagogue (City Centre) (6 comments)
Colour image1982. View showing nos. 13-15 Belgrave Street. No. 15, taking up most of the photograph, is the Great Synagogue, designed by Perkin and Backhouse, which was the first purpose built Synagogue in Yorkshire when it opened in August 1861. Due to the falling membership as the Jewish population moved away from the City Centre, the Synagogue closed in 1983 and has since been demolished, along with no.13, the smaller building on the left, which was the caretaker's house for the Synagogue.
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