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Location - Leeds & District

East Leeds, aerial view (York Road) (1 comment)
Black & White imageApril 1966. Aerial view to the east of the city centre showing Richmond Hill at the bottom, Burmantofts in the centre and Harehills in the distance. York Road runs across the centre from left to right, joined by Upper Accommodation Road from the bottom centre and Pontefract Lane from the bottom right. The Ebor Gardens housing estate is seen just above York Road in the centre. Burmantofts Street leads off from York Road on the left, from the junction with New York Road and Marsh Lane, and becomes Beckett Street further up, passing St. James's Hospital and Beckett Street Cemetery towards the top centre. Saxton Gardens flats are seen on the bottom left.
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East Street (Cross Green)
Colour image28th September 1999.View across East Street to Mount St Mary's Roman Catholic School. Saxton Gardens and with end of East Street Mills just visible. New traffic layout is the main feature.
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Quarry Hill flats under construction (Quarry Hill)
Black & White imagelate 1930s. Aerial view showing Quarry Hill flats under construction, centre. Snaking down from the top left is York Road next to an area marked as 'York Road re-development area'. Eastgate roundabout is visible towards the bottom right with St. Peter's Street coming off towards the right edge. The future site of Saxton Gardens, tower blocks of residential flats, can be seen towards the top of the right edge. Streets of old red brick terraced housing had been cleared as part of the city's slum clearance programme. Most of the properties were cleared between 1936 and 1938. Because of the outbreak of World War II Saxton Gardens was not built until the 1950s.
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River Aire, Saxton Gardens (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated, (c.1969-1977) View looks from Crown Point Bridge across the River Aire. To the left are industrial premises in Waddington's Yard and on East Street. In the background, Saxton Gardens can be seen. Photograph courtesy of Stephen Howden.
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Saxton Gardens under construction (Bank) (3 comments)
Black & White imagec1955-1957. View of Saxton Gardens under construction. Seven blocks of flats were built between 1955 and 1957 designed to accommodate up to 1791 residents in one, two and three bedroomed units. The flats were installed with the Garchy Systemn of refuse disposal and the underground suction pipes were linked to the Refuse Disposal Station at Quarry Hill Flats. The buildings were constructed in reinforced concrete with brickwork to the external walls. Six shops and a boiler house were also constructed on the site and a play area was designed for small children. The first of the blocks to be completed was officially opened on 12th November 1957. Recently two of the tower blocks have been redesigned by architects Union North. Work commenced in January 2007 and the renovated apartments are currently being developed and marketed by Urban Splash. The surrounding landscaping includes allotments, wild flower meadows and an orchard. The development is now called 'Saxton'.
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