|||Easy Road, site of former Picture House (Richmond Hill) (6 comments)
View of Easy Road showing the site of the former Picture House which occupied this area between 1911 and 1958. In the background are houses on Clark Lane; the area in between was known as the Quarry and was covered with stables, sheds, garages etc. The road on the left is Kippax Place, formerly known as Temple View at this end. The area has since undergone much redevelopment with new housing built in the foreground
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|||Ellerby Avenue, Kippax Place (Richmond Hill) (4 comments)
On the left of the image is Ellerby Avenue leading to Kippax Street visible on the far left. At the corner is number 29 Kippax Place a grocery store with goods visible stacked in the window. Above the shop on the right is an advertisement for Lem-sip while on the left a van, reg: BWU 854H is parked. On the right is a row of back-to-back terraced houses number 21 to 27 Kippax Place.
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|||Ellerby Avenue, number 22 (Richmond Hill)
A young girl sits on the doorstep of number 22 Ellerby Avenue, a red brick back-to-back terraced house. A motorised bicycle is parked outside. The road going from left to right is Kippax Place. In the background is a narrow cobbled street called Back Dent Street. These through properties have back yards and outside toilets. The houses on the left front Dent Street and the ones on the right front Kitson Street. Kippax Mount cuts across where the dog can be seen.
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|||Kippax Branch Library, Cross Hills (Kippax)
View of the newly built Kippax Branch Library in Cross Hills. It was a West Riding County Library and was opened on 15th November 1973 by County Alderman T. Batty. The construction work was contracted to Messrs. R.W. Chapman Ltd. of Leeds and it was completed in 17 months. The library is faced in handmade Windsor Grey bricks and riven slate cladding panels above and below the main windows. The West Riding County Council began operating a library service in Kippax in 1923. Then shop premises were converted to house a stock of 3,700 books in 1948. The new library is built on three levels to provide 3,000 square feet of space. Westfield Lane is to the right.
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|||Kippax Branch Library, Cross Hills, Interior View. (Kippax)
View of the newly, built Kippax Branch Library which opened on 15th November 1973 in Cross Hills. The purpose built library is on three levels with the main adult library seen here at ground floor level. Non-fiction books are shelved around the walls and novels occupy free standing bookshelves in the centre. The floor area is fully carpeted and a hard wood staircase leads up to the higher level where Reference works can be accessed. The children's library and staff facilities are at the lower level. Kippax library had previously been housed in converted shop premises since 1948.
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