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Search Aspect (Lidgett Hill )
Location - Leeds & District

Lidgett Hill to Robin Lane showing Pudsey Town Hall (Pudsey)
Colour image1978. View from the junction with Lidgett Hill across to Robin Lane. On the left is the junction with Lowtown and on the right the junction with Church Lane. This is Pudsey town centre. The large building on the left, since 1912, has been Pudsey Town Hall, but was formerly the Mechanics Institute, built in 1880. In the centre background is Robin Lane Methodist Church (AKA St. Andrew's Central Methodist Church), built in the Tudor Gothic style in 1901. On the right is the Midland Bank, and in the foreground, left, the National Westminster Bank.
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Lowtown looking towards the Town Hall (Pudsey)
Colour image1980. View of Lowtown looking in the direction of the Town Hall. The building opened as the Mechanics Institute in 1880. The foundation stone was laid by Mr. William Dibb Scales of Grove House, Pudsey on 6th October in 1879. The architects were Messrs. Hope and Jardine of Bradford who had won first prize of £15 in a competition to design the building. Prior to this, Pudsey Mechanics Institute had had a number of homes but had outgrown them all. The site, at the junctions with Lowtown, Robin Lane, Lidgett Hill and Church Lane, was acquired for £1,000. Mr. Herbert Gladstone opened the new building on 10th November 1880. At that time he was Liberal MP for Leeds but became Home Secretary from 1905 to 1910. In 1912 until re-organisation in 1974 the Mechanics Institute building was used as Pudsey's Town Hall. On the right is Booth's grocer's shop and the entrance to the historic Booth's yard. On the left is the junction with Manor House Street, a shop called Gingerbread and the Co-op.
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Lowtown, Mayor's Parade (Pudsey)
Black & White imageUndated. Image taken in Lowtown near the junctions with Church Lane and Lidgett Hill. This is a postcard image with a postmarked date of August 3rd 1907. Crowds of people dressed in their Edwardian finery have turned out to see the Mayor's Parade. In the centre are the 'High Class Sweet Stores', the business of Sam Dufton as number 3 Lowtown and also of Station Road. The Hygienic Laundry Receiving Office run by Walter Ellis is at the right edge, at number 1 Lowtown. On the left is the drapery business of Ingham & Dacre with a display of hats outside. This shop is situated at number 5 Lowtown. The Mayor of Pudsey, wearing his chains of office and riding in the carriage in the foreground is Sir William (Billie) Forrest, a textile manufacturer who became Mayor seven times.
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