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[1]Main Street, looking north-east (Thorner)
Main Street, looking north-eastUndated. Old view of Thoner Main Street looking north-east from around the late 19th or early 20th century. Many of the buildings on Main Street are still standing and are now listed. Seen here are numbers running in descending order from 50 on the left and 49 on the right.
[2]Parkhill, Walton Road (Wetherby)
Parkhill, Walton RoadUndated. A lithograph picture showing Parkhill off Walton Road. Dating from 1852, it was opened by William Tiplady as a prestigious private boarding school for young gentlemen. It was demolished in 1968.
[3]Slaid Hill, junction (Shadwell)
Slaid Hill, junctionUndated. View looking from Slaid Hill towards the junction with Shadwell Lane, to the left and right, and Roundhay Park Lane ahead.
[4]Brandon Terrace, from Slaid Hill (Shadwell)
Brandon Terrace, from Slaid HillUndated. Image shows Brandon Terrace off Slaid Hill. The house on the end, with a large sign advertising Teas, is the business of C. Turner, grocer.
[5]Slaid Hill, showing Rose Villa and Brandon Terrace (Shadwell)
Slaid Hill, showing Rose Villa and Brandon TerraceUndated. View of Slaid Hill showing Rose Villa on the right. This was at one time the residence of the Haigh family. In the centre of the picture the edge of Brandon Terrace can be seen.
[6]Rose Villa, Slaid Hill (Shadwell)
Rose Villa, Slaid HillUndated. View shows members of the Haigh family including a young child outside their home, Rose Villa in Slaid Hill.
[7]Rose Villa, Slaid Hill (Shadwell)
Rose Villa, Slaid HillUndated. View shows members of the Haigh family gathered for a photograph outside their home, Rose Villa in Slaid Hill.
[8]Upper Accommodation Road, number 21 (Richmond Hill) (1 comment)
Upper Accommodation Road, number 2115th March 2015. View of number 21 Upper Accommodation Road, situated near to the junction with Ellerby Lane. It is an ornately decorated brick building with a datestone of 1903. In 1906 number 21 is listed in the Kelly's Directory of Leeds as the East Ward Conservative Club. At 21A is William Norton, tobacconist & co. and at 21B, George Harry Tolson, Tripe Dresser. The Yorkshire Penny Bank is also listed, followed by the junction with Sussex Street. Nowadays number 21 is occupied by 'Zest, Health for Life'. Image courtesy of Graham A. Schofield.
[9]Holy Trinity Church spire from the interior of Trinity Leeds. (City Centre)
Holy Trinity Church spire from the interior of Trinity Leeds.March 2015. View of the 19th century spire of Holy Trinity Church in Boar Lane through the glass roof panels of Trinity Leeds. The domed roof covers an expanse of 40,000sq ft and each of the 1,903 glass panels weighs 90 kg. It is illuminated at night with colour-changing lighting. It is fitting that the elegant spire of Holy Trinity Church is prominent from the interior of Trinity Leeds and it presents an interesting contrast between the old and new. This is not the original spire of the 18th century church which was severely damaged by a hurricane in 1839 and deemed dangerous. It was redesigned by architect, Robert D. Chantrell in that year.
[10]Bank Street entrance to Trinity Leeds (City Centre) (1 comment)
Bank Street entrance to Trinity LeedsView of the Bank Street (north) entrance to Trinity Leeds on a snowy March day. The photograph is taken from Commercial Street and looks in the direction of the new businesses which had opened in this part of Trinity Leeds, the restaurant, Meat Liquor and the lingerie chain, Victoria’s Secret.
[11]Trinity Street entrance to Trinity Leeds. (City Centre)
Trinity Street entrance to Trinity Leeds.March 2015. View of the Trinity Street Entrance to Trinity Leeds from the junction with Commercial Street. It shows the vacated former Barratts shoe shop on the left and Marks & Spencer with Clarks shoe shop seen on the right.
[12]Bank Street Gates, Trinity Leeds. (City Centre)
Bank Street Gates, Trinity Leeds.March 2015. The Bank Street (northern) entrance to Trinity Leeds (off Commercial Street) are hung with these metal gates designed by Leeds based artist and sculptor, Ian Judd in collaboration with Arts Facilitator, Antonia Stowe. His design for these gates, which measure 3.2 metres in height and 3.8 metres in width, expresses the rich heritage of Leeds and the diversity of modern Leeds life. He chose to work with a traditional drawing technique combined with the latest technology. There is so much to observe in these gates, including many aspects of family life, working life in factories, offices and retail, the railways, sport, the arts etc. We see a woman working at a sewing machine producing garments for the traditional tailoring trade while a saleswoman is showing off a dress to a fashionable customer. There are even representations of some of the most iconic buildings in Leeds like the Town Hall, Holy Trinity Church and, of course, the glass dome of the new Trinity Leeds. The gates were commissioned by the developer of Trinity Leeds, Land Securities and installed in 2013.
[13]The Trinity Leeds Owl. (City Centre)
The Trinity Leeds Owl.March 2015. This bright, shiny owl, which perches high up in the roof-top of Trinity Leeds, was designed and made by Leeds-based artist, Antonia Stowe. It was modelled in wax and cast in bronze. The owl weighs a mighty 72 kg and is gilded with gold and palladium. The palladium echoes the silver colour of the owls in the coat-of-arms of Sir John Savile who was elected the first Alderman of the Borough of Leeds in 1626. Leeds was incorporated in the Borough of the County of York in a charter issued by Charles I in that year. The gold symbolises the richness of the city’s heritage and future. Antonia Stowe also played an important role as the Arts Facilitator for Trinity Leeds. She and her development team worked with, and supported, the artists and sculptors involved from the initial procurement process through to manufacture and installation of each piece.
[14]Briggate Minerva, Trinity Leeds. (City Centre)
Briggate Minerva, Trinity Leeds.March 2015. Scottish sculptor, Andy Scott, was commissioned to design and manufacture this sculpture entitled the ‘Briggate Minerva’ by the developer of Trinity Leeds, Land Securities. She stands in Briggate, at the main entrance to Trinity Leeds, and wears a flowing robe in the classical style. Minerva was the roman goddess of wisdom, learning, art crafts and industry. She presents a length of cloth draped over her outstretched arms, a symbol of the successful cloth manufacturing and tailoring industry that thrived in Leeds for centuries. On her head she wears a theatrical mask depicting an owl. The bird associated with wisdom is a symbol of Minerva but the owl is also represented in the Leeds coat-of-arms and is a well-known emblem in the city. The Leeds owls first appeared in 1626 when the Royal Charter of Charles I incorporated the Borough of Leeds in the County of York. They were part of the coat-of-arms of Sir John Savile (1556–1630), MP for Yorkshire, who was elected first Alderman of the first Corporation of the Borough. The theatrical style of mask alludes to the strong tradition of theatre, opera and dance in Leeds. The three stars Minerva holds in her palm are from the coat-of-arms of Sir Thomas Danby who was the first ever Mayor of Leeds between 1661 and 1662. Andy Scott also designed and made the huge sculpture of a packhorse, Equus Altus, which commands a birds-eye view from on high in Trinity Leeds. The works were completed over a period of ten months and were installed in the March of 2013 in readiness for the Easter opening of the new centre.
[15]Equus Altus, Trinity Leeds. (City Centre)
Equus Altus, Trinity Leeds.March 2015. One of the focal points of Trinity Leeds is the huge sculpture of a packhorse representing the centuries old trade in woollen cloth, a major Leeds industry on which the city was founded. The developer of Trinity Leeds, Land Securities, commissioned Scottish sculptor Andy Scott to design the packhorse, ladened with its pack of wool, which took ten months in the making. The packhorse, ‘Equus Altus’, displayed at a height that overlooks each level of the centre, measures 5 metres in height and weighs around two tonnes. It is mounted on the top of a 10 metre, 300mm square steel column. Andy Scott was also commissioned to create the sculpture of the ‘Briggate Minerva’, which stands at the Briggate entrance to Trinity Leeds. Both sculptures were installed in March 2013, in readiness for the opening of Trinity Leeds.
[16]Garden of Rose Villa, Slaid Hill (Shadwell)
Garden of Rose Villa, Slaid HillUndated. Image shows a member of the Haigh family in the garden of her home, Rose Villa in Slaid Hill. Houses on Brandon Terrace can be seen in the background.
[17]Street Lane, number 41, George Arthur Stapleton, confectioner (Roundhay)
Street Lane, number 41, George Arthur Stapleton, confectionerc1915. Image shows the confectioner's shop run by George Arthur Stapleton in Street Lane. It was located at number 41 Street Lane in a parade of shops between Shaftesbury Avenue and Sutherland Avenue. A young woman, wearing a blouse with a pointed white collar and an apron, is standing in the doorway of the three-storey shop premises. She is Florence Haigh who started work here in 1915 when she was 22. She was registered as a 'confectioner's shop assistant' under the National Registration Act of 1915 and her home was in Slade Hill, Moortown. In the shop window items of confectionary are on display and there is a large advertisement for Cadbury's Chocolate.
[18]The Yew Tree public house, Ellerby Lane (Cross Green) (1 comment)
The Yew Tree public house, Ellerby Lane15th March 2015. Image of the closed down Yew Tree public house on Ellerby Lane at numbers 46 - 48. It stands only a few yards from the also defunct 'Spring Close' pub. Both these hostelries are only a few hundred yards from the still operating Cavalier public house on Ellerby Road. Image courtesy of Graham A. Schofield.
[19]The Spring Close public house, Spring Close (Cross Green) (3 comments)
The Spring Close public house, Spring Close 15th March 2015. View of The Spring Close public house, which had undergone closure at the time this photograph was taken. It is situated on Spring Close, where Ellerby Road terminates, only a couple of hundred yards or so above the still functioning Cavalier public house. The white building, close by in the background, is yet another public house which has faced closure. This is The Yew Tree which is located at numbers 46 - 48 Ellerby Lane. Picture courtesy of Graham A. Schofield.
[20]The Cavalier public house, Ellerby Road (Cross Green)
The Cavalier public house, Ellerby Road15th March 2015. Image shows 'The Cavalier' public-house situated at number 10 Ellerby Road, at the junction with Morpeth Place. As can be seen, this hostelry is still functioning, whereas two others 'The Spring Close' and 'The Yew Tree', both very close by, are not. The junction with Willis Street is in the foreground at the left edge. Behind the Cavalier, St. Saviour's Church and vicarage (number 28) are visible. Image courtesy of Graham A. Schofield.