leodis logo

Leeds City Council

Open archives compliant site

Supported by BIG Lottery Fund

Enrich UK Lottery Fund

Results Found (140), Result Page (1 of 28)
Search Aspect ( war memorial )
Location - Leeds & District

[1]
Aerial View, Headingley Lane, Otley Road, St Michael's Church (Headingley) (2 comments)
Black & White image1926. Aerial view of Headingley. Headingley Lane runs from the top edge. In the centre of the view is St Michael's Church. Outside the church is the War Memorial situated at the junction of Headingley Lane, St Michael's Road, which runs towards the right edge, and Otley Road. Along the top edge are Manor and Richmond streets with the Granby streets seen in the bottom right corner.
[internal reference; 2004218_38790530:T LIB Headingley (3) ]
[2]
Annie Tunnington, veteran poppy seller in the Garden of Remembrance (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black & White image7th November, 1976. Image shows ex-servicewoman and veteran poppy seller for 54 years, 81 year-old Annie Tunnington. She is posing for the camera in her regular spot beside the War Memorial in the Garden of Remembrance on the Headrow, with the clock tower of Leeds Town Hall in the background. Annie, born in 1895, first began selling poppies in 1922, when only in her twenties, as a response to the plight of servicemen wounded in the First World War, including that of her younger brother, Joe (born 22nd December, 1897). Private Joe Tunnington (20657) survived the Battle of the Somme of 1916 but sadly returned home in 1917, shell-shocked and disabled as a result. He gave his sister a tiny oil painting of a racehorse that he had made during his convalescence and she was very moved when she saw the unsteady brushstrokes of the injured young man. From that moment she vowed to do all that she could to support others such as Joe by becoming involved in the Royal British Legion's newly established Poppy Appeal. Then every year from 1937(when she was first given a stand beside the War Memorial to sell her poppies) until 1976, Annie braved the elements, standing for up to ten hours at a time. For the two weeks prior to the annual Remembrance Day her Royal British Legion home in Turnbull Court, Roundhay, was ankle deep in red Flanders poppies as she assembled around 3,000 of the plastic-and-paper flowers in readiness to sell. The November weather during some of those years was appalling, with snowfalls, intense cold and icy conditions to contend with. Annie recalled that one year, as she stood selling her poppies in freezing temperatures, her shoes actually froze and stuck to the ground and she had to be lifted out of them and into a taxi, leaving her shoes behind. Over the years Miss Annie Tunnington raised around £10,000 from the sale of her poppies. She is photographed here in 1976, the year of her retirement from poppy selling as, at 81 years old, the often harsh weather conditions had begun to adversely affect her health. Her brother, Joe Tunnington, continued to paint throughout his life (he died in 1962 in his mid-sixties). Some of his paintings, depicting local scenes, are available to view on the Leodis website. They can be found by entering the name Tunnington in the Keyword/Terms field when making an Advanced Search.
[internal reference; 2013612_174556:LEO 7220]
[3]
Armistice Day, Leeds General Post Office Building, City Square (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black & White image11th November 1926 View of the procession through City Square to lay the wreath in front of the War Memorial. On the far left is Miss Jessie Beatrice Kitson a descendant of James Kitson Senior (1807-1885) founder of the Airedale Foundry in Hunslet and famed for building the first locomotive in 1837 with Charles Todd. His eldest son, James, was raised to the peerage of Lord Airedale in 1907. Miss Kitson was the niece of Frederick James Kitson who became Lord Mayor in 1908. He was the son of Lord Airedale's brother, Frederick William Kitson. Jessie Beatrice Kitson went on to become the first woman elected Lord Mayor following the death of Arthur Clark in November 1942. Also seen, in wig and gown is the Town Clerk and Solicitor to the Corporation, Thomas Thornton, the Deputy Lord Mayor, Alderman Leslie Owen, the Lady Mayoress, Ella Lupton and leading the procession, the Sergeant-at-Mace Edward T. Jones.
[internal reference; 2003716_22025698:Thoresby, Lupton Mayorality Album, no. 5]
[4]
Armistice Day, Leeds General Post Office Building, City Square (City Centre)
Black & White image11th November 1926 This photograph was taken in front of the General Post Office in City Square on Armistice Day, 1926. The War Memorial was first sited here and was unveiled by the Earl of Harewood on October 10th 1922. In 1936 it was moved to the newly designed Garden of Rest in the Headrow to make way for a new traffic circulation in City Square. Standing in front of the War Memorial from the left is the Sergeant-at-Mace, Edward T. Jones, the Town Clerk, and Solicitor to the Corporation, Thomas Thornton, the Deputy Lord Mayor, Alderman Leslie Owen, the Lady Mayoress, Ella Lupton in chains of office, Mrs Owen, Deputy Lady Mayoress and Alderman Sir Charles Wilson. Second from the right is Alderman Alfred Edward Masser. The Lord Mayor, Hugh Lupton, was unable to be present due to illness.
[internal reference; 2003716_74715823:Thoresby, Lupton Mayorality Album, no. 4]
[5]
Armley Park off Stanningley Road, War Memorial (Armley)
Black & White imageUndated View of Armley Park, off Stanningley Road, showing the War Memorial. It was photographed in the late 1940s.
[internal reference; 20041216_46189517:LEO 486]