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"Butch & Mates" in front of properties in Servia Hill (Woodhouse) (1 comment)
Black & White image1970. Image, entitled "Butch and Mates", shows a group of children of varying ages pictured as they play out on an area of cleared land in front of rows of terraced houses located in Servia Hill. They have lit a small "camp fire" which is blazing away behind them.
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Grosvenor Hill, steps (Woodhouse) (2 comments)
Black & White image1970. View shows a flight of steps leading down from Grosvenor Hill (formerly Camp Road) to Servia Hill (formerly New Camp Road). At the bottom of the stps are the junctions with Servia Avenue and Claro Avenue. To the right of the picture is the side of no.47 Servia Hill. On the left, no.40 Grosvenor Hill is occupied by the Royal Fisheries.
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Junction of Servia Hill and Claro Road (Woodhouse)
Black & White image17th August 1967, To the left, the tower block of flats is Holborn Towers, Shay Street. The building at the corner is 22 Servia Hill, Sylva Products Ltd, bias binding manufacturers. This had previously been used as a billiard hall. Claro Road is on the right.
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Leicester Place, George Bray & Co. Ltd. (Woodhouse) (3 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. Image shows the factory of George Bray & Co. Ltd. located in Leicester Place between Grosvenor Place and Devon Road taken from Servia Hill. George Bray & Co. Ltd. was founded in 1863 and became the largest employer in the Woodhouse District manufacturing gas burners and electrical appliances. George Bray patented a gas burner with a porcelain tip which was more efficient than existing burners and could be produced at a lower cost. He was later to develop and produce the draught-proof street lamp. This realised such an increase in orders that he had to open a second factory in Jowett Lane off Carlton Hill. Here a variety of lamps were made. The German invention of the incandescent lamp, c1887, increased the order book even further and by 1894, it became necessary to expand once again. A third factory was opened in Leicester Place which became the main Bray factory for the next 8 years. The female workers were said to have been tagged with the name 'Bray's Angels'. In the 1980s the Leicester Place premises were closed down and the business transferred to the old Coop shoe factory in Education Road, off Meanwood Road. In the Autumn of 1988 the old Bray's factory was demolished. Apartments to accommodate university students have since been built.
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Servia Avenue no 33, Servia Hill no 20 (Woodhouse)
Black & White image17th August 1967, This is Servia Hill, the house in the centre is number 20. It has a similar stone head over the doorway to that of number 33 Servia Avenue, which can be seen on the left, Servia Mount is on the right.
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