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Boar Lane, Peace Day (City Centre)
Black & White image1902. View of Boar Lane on Peace Day, to celebrate the signing of the Peace of Vereeniging, which marked the end of the Anglo Boer War. To the right can be seen a sign indicating 'To the London and North Western and North Eastern Railway Station'. Beyond that the Grand Restaurant can be seen at number 21 and Fairburn's White Horse Restaurant at number 17. The sign for Taylor's, a drug company, stands out above the buildings. Trams can be seen moving along the road with horse drawn vehicles. Flags hang from different buildings.
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Leeds Bridewell, Town Hall, Assembly cell 7 and side cells 9, 10, 11, and 12 (City Centre) (3 comments)
Colour imageLate 1990s. View of Assembly cell 7 in the Leeds Bridewell, the Victorian prison, beneath Leeds Town Hall, Assembly cell 7 was reserved for prisoners under the influence of alcohol and there are low benches and cushions to avoid injuries. From here there was access to Court 1 which became a Remand Court. At the far end there are toilet facilities and just before this is the entrance to the stairs to the Court on the right are side cells, from left to right, numbers 12, 11, 10 and 9. The walls were tiled in white as part of a renovation scheme in 1941. Cell 11 is approximately where the notorious murderer Charles Fredrick Peace was incarcerated during his trial in 1879. He was found guilty and hanged at Armley gaol. The layout of this section was altered during the 1941 renovations but these side cells appear to be unchanged. Cell 12 was converted to toilet facilities.
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Leeds Bridewell, Town Hall, corridor to cells (City Centre)
Colour imageLate 1990s. View of the Leeds Bridewell, Victorian Prison, located beneath the Town Hall. Open doors to cells are visible on the right. One of the most notorious prisoners to have been housed in the Bridewell was Charles Fredrick Peace. He was on the run after committing a murder in Sheffield in 1876 and continued to roam all over the country burgling and thieving. He shot the officer who arrested him but P.C. Robinson still managed to restrain him until help arrived. Charles Peace was put on trial and occupied a cell approximately where cell 11 is situated. He was found guilty and was sentenced to hang at Armley Gaol. The sentence was carried out at 8.00 am on Tuesday 25th February 1879.
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Manor Mill, interior view showing peace decorations (Yeadon) (2 comments)
Black & White imageNovember 1918. Image shows the interior of Manor Mill, located at the top of Kirk Lane. Above the looms are strings of bunting and other decorations in celebration of peace and the end of the Great War. Manor Mill dates from 1862 and was built by Edward and Thomas Bolton. From 1865 Manor Mill was rented by James Ives and it was the first Yeadon mill to install a power loom.
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Victoria Square, Peace day (City Centre)
Black & White image1902. View of Victoria Square in front of the Town Hall on Peace Day. This was to mark the signing of the Peace of Vereeniging and the end of the Anglo Boer War. The Town Hall is just out of view to the left but one of the stone lions can be seen. The fountain was removed shortly after this photograph was taken and later replaced by a statue of Queen Victoria in 1905 which was later removed to Woodhouse Moor. Tram lines can be seen along Park Lane later renamed the Headrow. The junction with Calverley Street is just beyond the fountain with the Victoria Buildings on the corner, housing, amongst other businesses, the Leeds Permanent Benefit Building Society. Moving left up Calverley Street is the Calverley Chambers, predominantly offices for solicitors and barristers. These buildings were demolished c.1930 for the creation of Victoria Gardens (Garden of Remembrance) which was officially opened on October 28th 1937. Just in view to the left are the Municipal Buildings which at that time housed the council offices, library and art gallery, it is now the Central Library.
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