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Academy/Tatler Cinema at numbers 7 & 9 Boar Lane, interior view of equipment (City Centre) (2 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. View showing cinema equipment inside the Academy/Tatler cinema at numbers 7 and 9 Boar Lane, Royal Exchange Chambers. The 550 seater venue opened as the 'City Cinema' on Monday 4th October 1915 with a showing of 'Beulah' from the novel by Augustus T. Wilson. Admission prices were 1/- (5p) and 6d (2.5p). The cinema was designed by architect, J.P. Crawford of Leeds. On 14th October 1925 the name was changed to the 'Savoy' and then, on 1st January 1931, to the 'Academy'. It became the 'Tatler News Theatre' on 23rd December 1936 and closed as the Tatler on Monday 27th January 1964. The final showing was of 'Sodom and Gomorrah' starring Stewart Granger and Stanley Baker. The premises were demolished and Royal Exchange House was constructed on the site. The image dates from the time the cinema was either the 'Academy' or the 'Tatler' in the 1930s.
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Air Chief Marshal Sir Augustus Walker, D.S.O., D.F.C. (Garforth) (5 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. View shows Sir Augustus 'Gus' Walker at his desk. This notable Garforth resident lived in a large house at the corner of Lidgett Lane and Lowther Road. A rugby international before the Second World War, he was station commander of RAF Syerston in Nottinghamshire when a Lancaster bomber blew up in December 1942, hurling him many yards and causing the loss of his right arm. Despite this his first thought was to see if anyone else was hurt, before he collapsed. After he recovered, he became base commander in charge of RAF Pocklington for more than two years, and continued to serve with distinction, rising to the rank of Air Chief Marshal. A blue plaque is now attached to his former home.
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Ark Royal Parade, Ark Royal Guard (City Centre)
Colour image21st November 2003 In this view, two rows of sailors from the Ark Royal Guard are visible. Each sailor has a rifle mounted with a bayonet. The Guard's uniform is distinguished from the rest of the crew by having a white belt and white gaiters around the ankles. Other crew members can be seen in the background to the left. A Lieutenant stands in front of the Guard towards the right. View looks in the direction of Calverley Street towards the entrance of the Brotherton Wing of Leeds General Infirmary.
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Ark Royal Parade, Ark Royal Guard, March Past (City Centre)
Colour image21st November 2003 View shows members of the Ark Royal Guard as they perform a March Past. The March Past was taken by The Lord Mayor and Captain Nance OBE. The Ark Royal Guard wear white belts and gaiters and carry rifle mounted bayonets.
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Ark Royal Parade, Ark Royal Week (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black & White image1942 Ark Royal Week, 30th January - 7th February 1942. Mass crowds line The Headrow, watching a march past of sailors and WRENS. This was part of a fund raising campaign to buy a replacement Ark Royal. The first Ark Royal existed in the late 16th century, it was a wooden battleship part of Sir Francis Drake's fleet. The second Ark Royal was a seaplane carrier of 7,400 tons, in service during the 1914-18 World War. The aircraft carrier sunk in 1941 was the third vessel to bear the name.
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