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Centenary House, North Street (City Centre) (3 comments)
Colour image29th October 1999. #29th October 1999. View of Centenary House on North Street. This is the old Leeds Dispensary which opened in 1904 and closed in November 1971. It replaced the previous Dispensary of 1867 which stood on the corner of Vicar Lane and New Briggate. The very earliest Dispensary opened on 24th October in 1824 in the House of Recovery on Vicar Lane, built between 1802/1804. After the House of Recovery moved to new premises in Beckett Street in 1846 the building became the Greyhound Inn (it was demolished in 1938). The 1904 Dispensary, seen here, was sold in 1972 for £71, 000 and in 1975 was bought by the centre for the Deaf and Blind people, opened by the Duke of Edinburgh on February 13th 1976.
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Lawns House School, junction of Chapel Lane and Lawns Lane (Farnley) (7 comments)
Black & White imagec1952. Birds eye view of Lawns House School at the junction of Chapel Lane and Lawns Lane. From 1943 to 1957 it was for the education of the deaf and partially deaf children. From 1947 some of the pupils were accommodated at nearby Farnley Hall. On the closure of Lawns House School in 1957 pupils were transferred to Elmete Hall at Roundhay. The building was purpose built as the James Graham Open Air School, known in 1932 as the 'Farnley Open Air School for Debilitated Children'. It catered for children with health problems such as T.B., Scarlet Fever, Asthma etc. St. Michael & All Angels Church can be seen at the top edge of the image with Lawns Lane running beside it. There is a glimpse of Chapel Lane through the trees and behind the buildings in the background. Only the main building, Lawns House, remains standing. The other properties have been demolished and the site is now a housing estate.
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School Photograph, Drawing (Unknown) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. Photograph of children with hearing difficulties. This was a class of the Leeds School for the Deaf and Blind, which was on Blenheim Walk. Each child is copying shapes onto a chalk board, they have allocated areas to work in with their initials displayed. The first board on the left has the instruction 'Draw boldly and with outstretched arm'.
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School Photograph, Geography Lesson (Unknown)
Black & White imageUndated. Ten children with seeing difficulties(then termed blind)have desks arranged in a semi-circle. They are having a Geography lesson. A boy is standing with his hands on a large globe, guided by the teacher. Against the wall are glass-fronted cupboards filled with toys.
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St John's Catholic School for the Deaf,Memorial Window in chapel. (Boston Spa)
Black & White image5th May 1928 Image shows two memorial windows located in the chapel of St.Johns Catholic School for the Deaf, formerly St.John's Institute.On the left is the founder of the school,Belgian priest Monsignor de Haerne,Director of the Royal Institution for the Deaf at Brussels.He established the first school for the deaf in England in 1870.It originated in Sheffield but moved to Boston Spa in 1875. On the right is Matthew E Hadfield who was the Secretary to the school in its early years.His son,Charles Hadfield,designed the barrel-vaulted chapel in the late Tudor early Elizabethan style.The Chapel at St.Johns school opened on 30th October,1889
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