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Search Aspect ( Thomas Ambler )
Location - Leeds & District

Aerial view of Park Square and surrounding area (City Centre) (6 comments)
Black & White imagec1926 Aerial view of Park Square surrounded by trees just off centre. St Paul's Street runs from the top left hand corner to the bottom edge. The moorish warehouse between the south side of the square and St Paul's Street was designed by Thomas Ambler in 1878 for John Barran, the clothing manufacture. Adjacent to it is the former site of St Paul's Church which was demolished in 1906. It was not built on until the 1930s when the offices for the Water Board were erected. Park Place runs across the bottom left hand corner parallel with St Paul's Street. Park Square East cuts across the bottom right hand corner to join Park Square East behind the properties on the right hand side of Park Square. The road in front of these properties is Park Square North. Park Square West is at the head of the square running between St. Paul's Street and Park Lane. After the junction with Park Lane is Park Street running to the top right edge. On the corner the building with the turret is the old Leeds Corporation Rates Office.
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Bradford Road at the junction with Common Lane, showing Thomas Ambler's New Mill. (East Ardsley) (1 comment)
Colour imageNovember 1984. View of Bradford Road, foreground, at the junction with Common Lane, showing Thomas Ambler's New Mill. The original firm of Thomas Ambler & Sons was based in Bradford but the name was retained even after the death of Thomas Ambler and both his sons by 1893. The factory moved here to overcome shortages in coal and female labour. The 'New Mill' was built here between 1912 and 1913 and was based on The Wood Worsted Company's factory in the U.S.A. Nowadays, the premises of Thomas Ambler & Sons, or Ardsley Mills, are occupied by Country Baskets a Wholesale Supplier for florists and gift shops. The photograph was taken from close to the junction of Westerton Road with Bradford Road. Photograph from David Atkinson Archive.
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Bradford Road, Country Baskets (Thorpe) (2 comments)
Colour image2005. View of the Leeds branch of Country Baskets housed in Ardsley Mills, the former premises of worsted spinners, Thomas Ambler & Sons. Country Baskets are wholesalers for imported artificial flowers, pottery and giftware. Country Baskets is situated in Bradford Road.
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Common Lane, Thomas Ambler & Sons, former offices and mill shop ( Ardsley Mills ) (East Ardsley) (3 comments)
Colour image2005. View from Common Lane of former office and mill shop of worsted spinners, Thomas Ambler & Sons, Ardsley Mills. A small portion of the mills are visible to the right of image. The mills were taken over by Country Baskets a few years ago. The premises, seen here, are constructed in red brick and the two gable ends bear a decorative crest incorporating the initials of the firm of Thomas Amblers.
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Coronation bonfire, Bradford Road / Common Lane (East Ardsley)
Black & White imageUndated. This image is thought to show Ardsley Urban District Coronation Bonfire in either 1902 or 1911. It was built on a field near junction of Bradford Road with Common Lane where Thomas Ambler's Mill was later erected in 1912 - 13. Standing in front of the mainly men and young boys wearing suits or overcoats and cloth caps. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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