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Aerial View, Dewsbury Road, Crescent Cinema (Beeston) (29 comments)
Black & White image1963 Aerial view of Dewsbury Road which runs across the foreground at an angle from the bottom left corner to the centre of the right edge. The Crescent Cinema is at the corner of Dewsbury Road and Parkside Lane in the bottom left corner. The cinema opened in 1921 and closed in 1968 and was used as a bingo hall. Parkside Lane was formerly a path leading to allotments. The rows of terrace houses are the Woodviews.
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Aerial View, Rawdon (Rawdon) (10 comments)
Black & White image1955? New Road Side (A65 Otley Road) running north south Harrogate Road to right. Left Micklefield Park, Micklefield House. Aireborough Council based here until 1974. Parkland includes large kitchen garden, children's playground, stables to north of house, now site of Rawdon Library (1962) the Low Fold, group of stone cottages and field known as Whitelands, centre right, former Temperance Hall, then Rawdon Empire Cinema, demolished 1964.
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Albion Street, Alexandra Picture Palace (Morley)
Black & White imagec1914. This photograph of the Alexandra Picture Palace on Albion Street was taken just before the First World War. The building is the former Salvation Army Barracks that had been converted by this time but was often in danger of not getting its licence renewed due to its wooden construction and the extreme flammability of the film that was being shown at the time. It looks as if a pop cart has just made a delivery to the Borough Arms (formerly the correct name of the present Slip Inn). It also appears that part of the entrance or front room of this public house is a booking office for the Alexandra Picture Palace whose shows were given twice nightly at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. A commissionaire and maybe manager are shown. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Armistice Day, City Square (City Centre)
Black & White image11th November 1926 The Armistice Day Remembrance Ceremony showing the Sergeant-at-Mace, Edward T. Jones leading the procession of dignitaries through City Square. In the background, looking towards Quebec Street, Part of the Majestic Cinema can be seen left, and the General Post Office Building, right. Immediately behind the Sergeant-at-Mace are to the left, Alderman Leslie Owen, Deputy Lord Mayor (in the absence of the Lord Mayor, Hugh Lupton, through illness) centre, the Lady Mayoress, Ella Lupton wearing chains of office, and right, the Deputy Lady Mayoress, Mrs Owen. The Great Mace of Leeds carried by the Sergeant-at-Mace was made in 1694 by Arthur Mangey a Goldsmith of Briggate. It cost 60 pounds 11 shillings to make, and recently has been insured for £20,000. Although pleading innocence, Arthur Mangey was later accused and convicted of clipping coins and was executed at York on October 2nd 1696. However, a search of his Briggate workshop after his death revealed a pair of shears. The mace is always carried before the Lord Mayor at official ceremonies and is representative of Royal Authority.
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Back Elmwood Green (Little London)
Black & White imageUndated View of Back Elmwood Green, on the wall are various posters, including 2 for the Royal Cinema, Meanwood Road. Originally this had been a Salvation Army meeting hall and opened as the Atlas Picture House on 8th October 1913. The proprietor was John Newton Sharp, there were seats for 345 patrons. The name was changed to the Royal Cinema in 1935. It closed on 29th October 1966, the last film shown was 'Girls, Girls, Girls' starring Elvis Presley. The site was taken over by Kingfisher Lubrication Ltd. Photo taken in the early to mid 1950s.
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