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Aerial view of York Road (Burmantofts) (51 comments)
Black & White image1963. Aerial view showing New York Road in the foreground becoming York Road at the Woodpecker junction. The Woodpecker public house is located at an angle on the junction. Burmantofts Street meets the junction from the left, and Marsh Lane is off to the right. At the bottom edge Quarry Hill Flats is shown which were renovated around that time. Opposite, on the other side of New York Road the long, dark building is St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church. In the Centre is the new Ebor Gardens estate built on old brickworks and demolished slum property. The wiggly 'U' shaped roads are Rigton Drive and Haslewood Drive. Burmantofts Street joins Beckett Street in the centre of the left edge and Nippet Lane runs inwards from the junction before joining Torre Road. Ebor Gardens County Primary School has not yet been built on this land at the centre of the image. Five blocks of high rise flats built on this land are from left to right; Torre Green, Torre Gardens, Oxton gardens, Oxton Place and Oxton Close. Behind them there are four more blocks in a straight line, Appleton Square, Appleton Close, Appleton Court and Saville Green. The public library and swimming baths are on bend of York Road on the right hand side.
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Horse Drawn Tram (York Road) (3 comments)
Black & White imagec1897. Old horse drawn tram No 1 as used on Corn Exchange 'Woodpecker' service 1874-1900. Photographed at the 'Woodpecker' junction of York Road and Quarry Hill. Note fork in the track layout at terminus. Tramcar operation in Leeds commenced in 1871. The first line was opened for traffic with horse trams between Boar Lane and the Oak Inn, Headingley on September 16th. View shows horse and tram with the conductor and driver stood by the side of the tram. A third man in a bowler hat is at the front of the tram. Advert for Bovril on the tram.
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Inner Ring Road, westbound York Road flyover under construction (Quarry Hill) (1 comment)
Colour imagec1991/2. View from Woodpecker Junction looking north-west showing the £7.5 million scheme, Stage 5 of the Inner Ring Road well underway. In the foreground is the slip-road from the A 64. The westbound flyover is in the process of being constructed and beneath it St. Patrick's Chapel in New York Road can be seen. The Roman Catholic Church is built in red brick and opened in 1891.
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Inner Ring Road, York Road (A 64) Westbound flyover under construction (Quarry Hill)
Colour imagec1991/92. View looks west down the slip road off York Road (A 64) from Woodpecker Junction and Marsh Lane. The junction is named after the Woodpecker Public House which stood at the junction with York Road and Marsh Lane but was demolished in January 1990 when construction commenced on Stage 5 of the Inner Ring Road. This shows the £7.5 million scheme well under way with the construction of the westbound flyover (centre). The eastbound flyover which is raised slightly above, right, was opened on 4th February 1973. The red brick church is St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church on New York Road which opened in 1891. Overhead signage is for the Motorways (M1, M621, & M62), and St. James's Hospital. The City Centre and westbound destinations are covered over while the new road is under construction. It opened in February 1992. In the process of being built, left, is Quarry House which opened in 1993.
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Quarry House under construction, from the slip road from the A 64 (Quarry Hill)
Colour imagec1991/2. View of Quarry House, the new Department of Health and Social Security, under construction. In the foreground the slip road from the A64 at Woodpecker Junction rounds the bend into Marsh Lane. Construction work is also in progress on Stage 5 of the Inner Ring Road including the westbound York Road flyover, off camera, right. This was completed in 1992 and Quarry House opened in 1993.
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