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Aerial View, City Station, River Aire, Central Station (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated, Aerial view, possibly mid 1960s. Wellington Street runs at an angle across the top left corner, with Central Station between the road and the river, City Station is in the top right corner. From the bottom left corner, Whitehall Road runs up past the Central Station to join Aire Street / Wellington Street. Royal Mail building was erected on the site of the station, The Aireside Retial Park and development are all in the vicinity.
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Aireside Retail Park, Truck Lifting Tower (City Centre) (1 comment)
Colour imageUndated. View of the truck lifting tower that formed part of the Central Station railway complex which lay between Wellington Street and Whitehall Road. The Central Station closed in May 1967 and the rest of the buildings and railway lines are now all gone, but this tower, now Grade II listed, remains and has been incorporated into the Aireside Retail Park. The tower was used to lift trucks from the lower level goods station to the high level passenger line above.
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Aireside Retail Park, Truck Lifting Tower (City Centre)
Colour imageUndated. View of the former truck lifting tower of the Central Station, the only building that remains of the railway complex which once covered the area between Wellington Street and Whitehall Road. This Grade II listed building has since been incorporated into the Aireside Retail Park which now occupies the site. MFI furniture showroom can be seen on the left.
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Central Station approach (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated. Print showing the approach to Leeds Central Station from the railway lines. Moving from left to right a mill chimney from Bean Ing mill on Wellington Street can be seen. Further to the right the church with the spire is St. George's on Great George Street. Leeds Town Hall is centre right of the print with St. Paul's Church in Park Square just to the right of it. The building on the skyline to the right is the Wellesley Hotel, formerly the Great Northern Railway Hotel. Central Station was opened on September 18th 1848 and closed on May 1st 1967. It was demolished by April 1968 and the site was used for the Royal Mail headquarters, which have since been partly demolished and converted into luxury flats. The only part of the station still standing is the winding tower which can be seen to the left of the Wellesley Hotel and is now in the Aireside Retail Centre.
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Central Station, Christmas Appeal (City Centre)
Black & White image6th December 1966. The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Leeds, Alderman Joshua S. Walsh and his wife, at the launch of the Leeds Council of Social Service Christmas Appeal. The display features a Christmas tree and a garden with a nativity scene; the garden was presumably constructed by Rowley & Sons, Garden Constructors, of 3 Holt Lane, Adel, whose business is advertised on the wall behind.
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