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Aerial view showing the sites of Saxton Gardens and Quarry Hill Flats before slum clearance (Bank) (4 comments)
Black & White imagec1936-1938. Aerial view showing the sites ear-marked for Saxton Gardens (bottom) and Quarry Hill Flats (top.) This is before slum clearance took place between 1936 and 1938. The site for Saxton Gardens was bordered on the north by Saxton Lane, on the south by Richmond Street, on the east by Church Road, Providence Street and Little Providence Street and on the west by Upper Cross Street and Flax Place. The scheme for the multi-storey flats was first approved by Leeds City Council in 1939 but building was abandoned when the Second World War broke out. The new, later scheme consisted of 7 blocks of flats with 448 dwellings containing one, two or three bedrooms, and covered an area of 10.5 acres. The first group of dwellings were completed and officially opened on 12th November 1957 by Alderman F.H. O'Donnell J.P. in the presence of the Lord Mayor, Alderman Joseph Hiley, J.P. In the bottom left-hand corner Smithies Garth Recreation Ground is visible.
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Aerial View, Quarry Hill Flats, Bus Station, Saxton Gardens Flats (Quarry Hill) (8 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. C. 1962-3, Quarry Hill Flats can be seen to the left with Eastgate roundabout bottom left. To the right is the bus station which was rebuilt in 1962-3 at a cost of £6,000. It was reopened by the Lord Mayor, Alderman E. J. Wooler on September 30th 1963. Saxton Gardens Flats can be seen in the top right corner.
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Ambulance parked in Flax Place (Bank) (3 comments)
Colour image1965. Image shows an ambulance driver about to get into his ambulance in Flax place. The Ambulance Station is situated in Flax Place between Saxton Lane and Mill Street. In the background are flats which are part of the Saxton Gardens Estate.
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Christopher Saxton's Map of Yorkshire, close up of a corner decoration (Unknown)
Colour imageUndated. Image shows a corner decoration embellishing Christopher Saxton's map of Yorkshire which he made in 1577. The map shows part of the Yorkshire Coastline and North York Moors. Christopher Saxton was brought up at Dunningley in West Ardsley. He was educated at Cambridge University and then served as an apprentice map-maker to John Rudd, the vicar of Dewsbury, around 1570. Saxton is famous for making the first national atlas and his great achievement was noted by Queen Elizabeth I. She gave him the rights to publish his maps in his own name in 1577 to avoid plagiarism. Indeed, the Royal Coat-of-Arms of Elizabeth I is visible in the image along with other embellishments including fish, birds and ships. Christopher Saxton has since been described as ‘the father of English cartography’.
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City centre, long distance view from Richmond Hill area (Richmond Hill)
Black & White imagec1970-73. Long distance view looking towards the city centre from a cleared area of Richmond Hill. Just visible on the left edge are the flats of Saxton Gardens. Goods sheds and works on Marsh Lane can be seen with Quarry Hill Flats behind.
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