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[1]Duncan Avenue, looking across flooded back gardens to West Busk Lane (Otley)
Duncan Avenue, looking across flooded back gardens to West Busk LaneJuly 1961. View taken from the back garden of no. 26 Duncan Avenue, looking across the flooded gardens of nos. 28, 30 and 32 during a spell of severe flooding which hit many parts of Otley. Three pairs of semi-detached houses on the left are nos. 62-64, 66-68 and 68-72 West Busk Lane. In the background on the right are nos. 27 and 25 West Busk Lane. The wall on the left is the back of the garage block accessed from Kineholme Drive. Thanks to Paul Burniston for identifying the location of the photograph.
[2]Duncan Avenue, no. 26, looking across flooded gardens to Kineholme Drive (Otley)
Duncan Avenue, no. 26, looking across flooded gardens to Kineholme DriveJuly 1961. View shows Jack Rhodes, Housing Manager of Otley Urban District Council, inspecting the damage caused by severe floods which hit the town in July 1961. He is looking out from the side of no. 26 Duncan Avenue, across the flooded back garden towards a small playground with swings and beyond to the rear of nos. 33, 35 and 37 Kineholme Drive in the background. Ground floor porches behind the hut on the left belong to nos. 25 and 27 Kineholme Drive. Thanks to Paul Burniston for identifying the location of this photograph.
[3]Wharfemeadows Park, flooding (Otley)
Wharfemeadows Park, floodingJuly 1961. View shows Wharfemeadows Park during severe flooding which took place in Otley in July 1961. Water is pouring down a channel between the River Wharfe and Farnley Lane, which was badly affected by the floods. Bridge Avenue is off the picture to the left and the swimming pool to the right.
[4]Humpty Dumpty High Tea Party (City Centre)
Humpty Dumpty High Tea Party25th March 1951. The picture shows a tea party given by Mr Francis Laidlere at the Theatre Royal for the youngsters playing the "Twelve Little Sunbeams" in his production of Humpty Dumpty. Each Sunbeam was given a present and a bouquet.
[5]Farnley Lane, flooding (Otley)
Farnley Lane, floodingJuly 1961. View of Farnley Lane during severe flooding which took place in the summer of 1961. Water is pouring through a door in the wall. This area of Farnley Lane has been prone to flooding many times over the years.
[6]Farnley Lane, flooding (Otley)
Farnley Lane, floodingJuly 1961. View shows a car making its way through floods which have engulfed Farnley Lane. Summer 1961 was one of the many occasions over the years in which floods have hit this particular area, including twice in late 2015.
[7]Farnley Lane, flooding (Otley)
Farnley Lane, floodingJuly 1961. View shows two cars being driven through floods on Farnley Lane. The view looks west with Wharfemeadows Park on the left. This area of Farnley Lane, close to the River Wharfe, has been flooded many times over the years, most recently on Boxing Day 2015.
[8]Bondgate, flooding (Otley)
Bondgate, floodingJuly 1961. View shows flooding on Bondgate during the summer of 1961. A Morris Mini car makes its way through the water at the near end of the road. On the far side an electrical goods shop is seen on the left, then further back from the road is the Woolpack public house. Moving right the side wall of Garbutt and Mawson Ltd., ironmongers, is covered with advertisements including one for Guinness. On the right edge is the Bowling Green public house.
[9]Bondgate, flooding (Otley)
Bondgate, floodingJuly 1961. View shows Bondgate during severe flooding which took place in the summer of 1961. The near side of the road is deep in water. Across the road are Garbutt and Mawson Ltd., ironmongers, then the Bowling Green public house. The junction with Crossgate is on the right.
[10]Broad Lane School, Rugby Team (Bramley) (1 comment)
Broad Lane School, Rugby Team1951-52. View shows the Bramley Broad Lane School Rugby Team of 1951-52 proudly displaying a trophy they have won. Photograph courtesy of Bernard Brockhouse.
[11]Pudsey Road, junction with Henconner Lane (Bramley)
Pudsey Road, junction with Henconner LaneUndated. View looking along Pudsey Road from the junction with Henconner Lane, taken sometime around the early 1900s. The shop on the corner, with an advertisement for Fry's Chocolate above the window, is a grocers and tobacconists business belonging to G or C Shaw; a 1907 directory lists George Shaw as the occupant, while Charles Shaw is listed in another 1907 directory and a 1908 one. They were followed by John Henry Shaw from 1909 to 1915. A later picture of the same shop can be seen at 200243_21139162.
[12]Nags Head, Stonebridge Lane (Farnley)
Nags Head, Stonebridge Lane26th November 2015. Night-time view showing the Nags Head public house situated on Stonebridge Lane near the junction with Hall Lane and Cross Lane.
[13]Barkston Terrace, Holbeck Viaduct (Holbeck)
Barkston Terrace, Holbeck Viaductc1940s. View of Barkston Terrace showing the Holbeck Viaduct. A family pose for the photograph outside no. 3, the centre house of a block of 3. Through the viaduct more terraced housing on Barkston Terrace can be seen, with nos. 7 - 19 on the left and 10 - 20 on the right. The view looks from the direction of Croydon Place and dates from the mid to late 1940s.
[14]Colenso Grove, nos. 1 - 3 (Holbeck) (1 comment)
Colenso Grove, nos. 1 - 3August 1967. View of Colenso Grove showing a man sitting on top of a Ford Anglia van which is parked outside no. 1, with no. 3 seen to the right.
[15]Colenso Grove, nos. 4 - 24 (Holbeck) (4 comments)
Colenso Grove, nos. 4 - 24c1966. View shows terraced housing on Colenso Grove, starting from no. 4 on the right edge, beside which a man is sitting on the bonnet of a car, and continuing towards no. 24 on the far left.
[16]Cleveleys Avenue and Recreation Place, from Colenso Grove (Holbeck)
Cleveleys Avenue and Recreation Place, from Colenso GroveAugust 1967. View looking from Colenso Grove, where a man stands in front of a Ford Anglia van parked outside no. 1, past Cleveleys Avenue towards Recreation Place. The two houses at the near end of the block in the background are 57 Recreation Terrace (left) and 58 Recreation Place (right), from which numbers follow on in descending order.
[17]University of Leeds, from Cavendish Road (Woodhouse)
University of Leeds, from Cavendish Roadc1960s View shows buildings of Leeds University seen from Cavendish Road. On the left is the edge of the Arts Block, now known as the Michael Sadler Building, while on the right is a side view of the Parkinson Building with its tower visible in the centre of the picture.
[18]Leeds Town Hall, aerial view (City Centre)
Leeds Town Hall, aerial view1974. This aerial view has as its main focus the clock tower of Leeds Town Hall. The rooftops of the Municipal Buildings are seen in the foreground. Halfway up on the left is Brotherton House, originally occupied by a chemical manufacturing company but at the time the headquarters of Leeds City Police. The view looks towards Armley with the prison visible in the distance and St Bartholomews Church just glimpsed to the left of the Town Hall tower.
[19]Civic Hall, aerial view (City Centre)
Civic Hall, aerial view1974. Aerial view showing the Civic Hall to the right of centre. Calverley Street runs from left to right behind this with the Brotherton Wing of Leeds General Infirmary on the far side. In front of the Civic Hall is Portland Crescent while nearer the foreground is Cookridge Street with the Civic Theatre, now Leeds City Museum, on the bottom right. The twin domes at the bottom belong to the Thoresby Building, then part of City of Leeds School, while the Leonardo Building adjoining it is at the bottom left. This was also to become part of the City of Leeds school before becoming Council offices. Just above this is the former office and warehouse for the cloth trade that was to become the Henry Moore Centre.
[20]City Centre, aerial view, looking south (City Centre)
City Centre, aerial view, looking south1974. Aerial view looking south over the city centre. Park Row runs upwards from the bottom centre towards City Square, where Royal Exchange House is the tallest building seen in the background. Behind this is City House, then to the right of it are Priestley House (Nat West building), the Queens Hotel and the Norwich Union Building. On the far left, the tall building in the foreground is Dudley House, with West Riding House just visible behind.