|||Back High Street, entrance to Bowling Green Yard (Quarry Hill)
|9th June 1916
Row of Victorian terrace houses, prior to demolition. Area noted as having the most unhealthy slums in Leeds at that time. One man is sitting on the exposed upper wall, supporting measuring rod, another man on pavement holding the rod. The first houses have steps leading to doors, with wooden or iron guard rails, steps also go down to cellar areas. Other dwellings further down the street are smaller, one is a grocers shop. Street is cobbled, a gas lamp can be seen.
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|||Barley Hill Road, opening of the new bowling green (Garforth) (1 comment)
Image shows officials at the opening of the new bowling green at the recreation ground in Barley Hill Road in 1935. It would appear to be a very wet day for the ceremony. Second from the left is Councillor Ned Linley, then in belted raincoat, Councillor Jim Kilburn. In the centre, in a long rain-cape is Clerk to the Council, Margery Goodall, then the Planning Officer, Mr. Cornelius. The names of the two men at the extreme left and right are unknown. Behind them the tennis court is visible. Photograph supplied by Harold Bramley.
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|||Bondgate, Bowling Green (Otley)
|c Nov-Dec 1976.
View of Bondgate showing the Bowling Green public house in the centre, with New Market on the left and Crossgate on the right after the Memorial Garden. The Grade II listed Bowling Green was built c1757 as a Court House and Assembly Rooms and may also have been a school and chapel before becoming an inn around the 1830s; an 1834 directory lists the landlord as Jos. Mallinson. At the time of the photo the landlord was probably Trevor Wallis, who retired in 2006 after just over 30 years. A large collection of memorabilia he had amassed in the pub was sold at auction in September that year. Plans were in place to turn the building into flats but at the last minute it was bought up by pub chain J.D. Wetherspoon; it reopened as a Wetherspoon's pub on 9th July 2010, retaining the name Bowling Green.
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|||Bowling Green Public House, Bondgate no. 18 (Otley) (4 comments)
The Bowling Green public house dates back to 1757 when it was built by Nathaniel Aked as a court house. Deemed unsuitable it underwent a change of use to Assembly Rooms, and became a venue for plays and concerts. Dances were held in the upper room which was accessed by an exterior staircase. On August 21st, 1781 the newspaper, the Leeds Intelligencer reported the occasion of a ball held here. It was organised by a Mr Raw, who was a well known dancing master of the day. The building has been an Inn since 1825.
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|||Bowling Green Terrace at the junction with Jack Lane, Victoria Works (Holbeck)
|7th March 2008.
Image looks from Jack Lane in the foreground, at the junction with New Princess Street, across to the junction with Bowling Green Terrace. The building at number 2 Bowling Green Terrace is Victoria Works. Towering in the background is the 32 storey Bridgewater Place which stands at the corner of Water Lane with Victoria Road.
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