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Briggate in the snow, watercolour painting by Pete Lapish (City Centre) (1 comment)
Colour imagec1900. Impressionistic watercolour by Pete Lapish showing Briggate in the snow c 1900. It was originally painted as a Christmas card commission. The trams are open-topped, typical of a date before 1905. They are displaying their original livery of chocolate, amber and ivory. At the left edge is number 33 Briggate, the premises of Suttons Ltd., mantle manufacturers, located at the junction with Boar Lane. The view is in the direction of the Headrow, or Upperhead and Lowerhead Row as it was known in those days.
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Briggate looking towards the junction of Upperhead Row and Lowerhead Row (City Centre) (10 comments)
Black & White image1910. View of Briggate looking towards the junction of Upperhead Row and Lowerhead Row, (since the 1930s known as The Headrow.) Two motor cars are visible, the one nearest the foreground with a uniformed chauffeur. There is a horse-drawn cab and a man pushing a handcart. A sign for the White Bear Inn can be seen on a lamp, left, but we could not find a record of this inn in old directories of Leeds. The conical tower at the entrance to the Thornton's Arcade is seen in the background, left of the centre.
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Briggate, looking north towards Upperhead Row (Headrow) (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated. View of Briggate looking north towards Upperhead Row (later to be called The Head Row). The pavements on both sides of the cobbled thoroughfare are thronged with workers and shoppers. Three horsedrawn hansom cabs or broughams are travelling northwards. In the foreground, two horses pull an omnibus where several gentlemen, smartly dressed in suits and hats can be seen reading their newspapers on the upper deck. The shop on the left, the west side of Briggate is number 33, Mantle Manufacturers, Suttons Ltd. It stands at the junction with Boar Lane, left. On the east side (right) just below Bower's Yard is number 159, Joseph Couldwell & Son, Wallpaper factors. There are displays of lengths of floral wallpapers in the windows.
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Briggate, looking towards Upperhead and Lowerhead Rows, watercolour painting by Pete Lapish (City Centre)
Colour imagec1900. Watercolour painting by Leeds artist, Pete Lapish, showing Briggate under a covering of snow. The view is in the direction of the Headrow, or Upperhead Row and Lowerhead Row as it was known then, and dates from before 1905 when the open-topped trams were still in operation. Boots Cash Chemists, occupying numbers 112, 113 and 114 Briggate at the junction with King Edward Street, are advertising Christmas Trees for sale. To the left of Boots the ornate building of the Empire Music Hall designed by Frank Matcham is visible, with the statue on the top.
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Briggate, 'lunchtime', painting by Pete Lapish (City Centre) (1 comment)
Colour imagec1913. View of Briggate during the lunch period in this painting by Yorkshire artist, Pete Lapish. Briggate is thronged with people and the road is busy with open vestibuled trams in their smart chocolate and amber livery. There are other vehicles in sight, including a couple of horse-drawn carts. The view is north, in the direction of the Headrow, which in those days was known as Upperhead and Lowerhead Row. In the foreground, left, on the corner of Briggate with Boar Lane, there is the Saxone and Sorosis Shoe Company at number 33 Briggate. Above Saxone's is the sign for the Cafe Royale which had an entrance in Boar Lane at number 72, and was run by Miss Jessie Rose Brotherton. On the other side of Briggate is Lockharts, a branch of one of their seven Cocoa Houses in the city centre, including four just in Briggate. These became fashionable in the 1880s and remained open until the 1930s. The view is in the direction of the Headrow although it was known as Upperhead and Lowerhead Row in those days.
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