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Aerial view of Leeds city showing the City Station (City Centre) (2 comments)
Black & White image17th September 1962. Aerial view over the city of Leeds showing Leeds City Station in the centre. To the left of it is the River Aire before it flows beneath the railway under the dark arches. In the bottom right-hand corner are the graving docks off the canal basin at Granary Wharf. The bridge over the canal at this point dates from 1841 and is situated at Office Lock next to the old Canal Office. Beyond where the canal and River Aire meet there is Victoria Bridge (right edge, centre) then following the bends of the river towards the top, Leeds Bridge is only just visible and in the top corner Crown Point Bridge can be seen clearly. Following the railway line from the top edge various landmarks can be seen. To the left at the top is the huge complex of Quarry Hill Flats, moving down there is Leeds Parish Church of St. Peter, then the dome of the Corn Exchange. To the left of the Corn Exchange is Kirkgate Market fronting Vicar Lane. To the right of the station is the former Tramways Depot on Swinegate. Below that, between Neville Street and the river, is the woollen mill at School Close which, in 1973, became the site of the Dragonara Hotel (now the Leeds Hilton). The line of light buildings across the top left-hand corner are on Eastgate and include Lewis's department store. They were part of Sir Reginald Blomfield's scheme of the 1930's. The grid pattern of streets comprising the city shopping areas can be seen including Vicar Lane, Briggate and Park Row. Welligton Street comes in from the bottom left-hand coner and following the line of it City Square is visible. At the bottom edge traffic is seen in Whitehall Road and the Whitehall Mills Complex.
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Aerial view of railway lines and stations (City Centre) (2 comments)
Black & White image17th September 1962. Aerial view of railway lines and stations. In the centre of the bottom edge is Leeds Corporation Gas Department, and above it the lozenge shape is Holbeck Station (1855-1958). Above the centre, towards the top edge, are the two main railway stations with the River Aire and Leeds and Liverpool Canal looping round between. On the left is Leeds Central Station (1848-1967) and on the right is Leeds City Station formed in 1938 on the merger of Leeds Wellington Station and Leeds New Station. Cutting across the bottom left-hand corner is Wellington Road. Next Gelderd Junction on Wellington Road is the Grade II listed circular building, the Round House, opened by the Leeds & Thirsk railway in 1847. In the centre of the left edge is Bean Ing Mill, demolished in the 1960s and now the site of the Yorkshire Post building. The Town Hall is just visible a little way down from the top left edge. Wellington Street runs diagonally across the top left hand corner from the centre of the left edge.
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Alley near the Corn Exchange (City Centre)
Colour imageMarch 2007. View of an old alley near the Corn Exchange (close to the bus shelters and the mural). Work is underway to clear the alley and there are piles of rubble and some wheelie bins. There are some old toilets accessed by the door next to the shovel leaning against the wall on the left.
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Assembly Street, Assembly Rooms (City Centre)
Black & White imageC1973. View of Assembly Street showing the Assembly Rooms on the right. Once the centre of Leeds social life as part of the Third White Cloth Hall, at the time of the picture the building was occupied by L.Hirst & Son, Wholesale Tobacco Merchants. Cars are parked on the road and the Corn Exchange can be seen on the left.
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Boar Lane (City Centre)
Colour image21st September 1999.Looking down Boar Lane towards the Corn Exchange. To the left is The Square on The Lane, bar and C&A, department store. On the right is Greggs, bakers and the BT Cellnet shop, telephone shop. Also visible are two telephone kiosks and a bus.
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