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Catholic Demonstration of Protest against Education Bill, Victoria Square (City Centre)
Black & White image1906. Postcard view showing a mass crowd of Catholic protestors gathered around the statue of Queen Victoria in Victoria Square, outside the Town Hall, to demonstrate against the 1906 Education Bill. Many have umbrellas up. The Education Bill was an attempt by the new Liberal government to give more state control to the teaching of religion in schools, proposing a non-denominational approach to the subject. Following mass protests, particularly from the Catholic Church, the bill was thrown out by the Conservative-dominated House of Lords.
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Civic Week, Victoria Square, Town Hall, Opening Ceremony (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black & White image22nd September 1928. View shows the opening ceremony of Civic Week held at the Town Hall and overseen by the Lord Mayor, Alderman George Ratcliffe J.P. Civic Week was organised to allow citizens of Leeds to take pride in their communities and to celebrate achievements made in industry, education and public services. In this view, a large crowd of people are gathered at the front of the Town Hall steps in Victoria Square. The ceremony was preceded by a performance of the Leeds City Police Band who played daily concerts at City Square throughout the week. The Lord Mayor, along with several other Aldermen, all made speeches to declare the opening of the Civic Week, after which the National Anthem was sung.
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Leeds Town Hall and Victoria Square (City Centre) (6 comments)
Black & White image1894. This 1894 view of Leeds Town Hall shows the area around to be much different from how it is today. The Municipal Buildings, just to the right of the Town Hall, are still there, but other buildings on the right (the offices of Calverley Chambers and the Victoria Buildings) have since been demolished to make way for Victoria Gardens. The area in front of the Town Hall, known as Victoria Square and featuring a fountain and a statue of Wellington, has also disappeared, making space for a car park. The view is looking from Park Lane, as the road in front of the Town Hall was known then, with Oxford Place on the left and Calverley Street on the right of the Town Hall.
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Oxford Place Chapel, postcard (City Centre)
Colour imagec1907. Colour-tinted postcard of Oxford Place Methodist Chapel with a postmark of 5th August 1907. The view looks across Victoria Square at the front of the Town Hall, past the statue of Robert Peel on the right. The original chapel on Oxford Place had been built in 1835 but by 1896 had become inadequate for the growing population, so work began on new premises designed by Danby & Thorpe of Leeds. Despite suffering fire damage in 1911 this church survives to this day and is now a listed building.
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Royal Celebration Opening, Life Guards (City Centre)
Black & White image23rd August 1933 Life Guards who had formed an escort for King George V and Queen Mary. This is Victoria Square with the statue of Queen Victoria, which was later relocated to Woodhouse Moor.
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