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[1]Middleton Woods, tram no. 359 (Middleton)
Middleton Woods, tram no. 3591950s. View shows decorated tram no. 359 travelling through Middleton Woods, with the Leeds Coat of Arms seen at the top. This tram was first decorated for the Festival of Britain in 1951 and was subsequently decorated for various events until 1955.
[2]Kirkstall Road, tram no. 359 decorated for Festival of Britain (Burley)
Kirkstall Road, tram no. 359 decorated for Festival of Britain1951. View shows tram no. 359 decorated to commemorate the Festival of Britain in 1951, with the words "Let Leeds supply your needs in Clothing and Printing" emblazoned on the side and a rotating globe seen at the front. The tram is situated on Kirkstall Road with Harold C Townsend, panel beater, at no. 51 on the right and part of the Kirkstall tram works on the left.
[3]Kirkstall Road, tram no. 359 decorated for Festival of Britain (Burley)
Kirkstall Road, tram no. 359 decorated for Festival of Britain1951. View shows tram no. 359 decorated to commemorate the Festival of Britain in 1951, with the words "Let Leeds supply your needs in Engineering and Leather" emblazoned on the side and a rotating globe seen at the front. The tram is situated outside the Kirkstall Road tram works, off the picture to the right, with Kirkstall Road itself on the left.
[4]Kirkstall Road, tram no. 359 decorated for Festival of Britain (Burley)
Kirkstall Road, tram no. 359 decorated for Festival of Britain1951. View shows tram no. 359 decorated to commemorate the Festival of Britain in 1951, complete with rotating globe and Union Jacks. The globe had originally been used on a decorated tram commemorating the coronation of King George VI in 1937. The tram is located in Kirkstall Road near the tram depot. The business of Harold C Townsend, panel beater, at no. 51 is seen on the left.
[5]Woodhouse Hill Road, Benson Place, no. 10, Horse-Drawn Omnibus (Hunslet)
Woodhouse Hill Road, Benson Place, no. 10, Horse-Drawn OmnibusUndated. View shows a horse-drawn omnibus outside no. 10 Benson Place on Woodhouse Hill Road. This was the Bay Horse Hotel whose landlord at the time was Walter Newbould. Three horses are pulling the packed omnibus. To the left of the hotel is the junction with Woodhouse Hill Terrace.
[6]Balm Road, nos. 67 - 69, Joseph Speight (Hunslet)
Balm Road, nos. 67 - 69, Joseph SpeightUndated. View shows Joseph Speight's grocers shop at nos. 67 - 69 Balm Road, displaying adverts for John Smith's Tadcaster Ales, Brooke Bonds Tea and Cadbury's Cocoa. Mr Speight, seen standing in the doorway, occupied the shop during the early 1900s. His daughter, Clara, married Robert Henry Price who ran the butcher's shop next door.
[7]Balm Road, no. 65, R.H. Price (Hunslet)
Balm Road, no. 65, R.H. PriceUndated. View shows the butchers shop of R.H. (Robert Henry) Price situated at no. 65 Balm Road, taken sometime later than another photograph of the same shop, seen at 2016930_175912. Mr Price, who occupied the shop between about 1902 and 1947, is seen outside along with his wife, Clara, whose father Joseph Speight ran the grocers shop next door.
[8]Balm Road, no 65, R.H. Price (Hunslet)
Balm Road, no 65, R.H. PriceUndated View shows Robert Henry Price outside his shop, R.H. Price Butchers, situated at no. 65 Balm Road. The shop was occupied by Mr Price from about 1902 until at least 1947 and he died in 1974 at the age of 99.
[9]Northcote School, Daffodil Day (Armley) (1 comment)
Northcote School, Daffodil Dayc1960-61 View shows pupils of Northcote School taken on 'Daffodil Day' around 1960 or 1961. The photograph was taken in the school playground and shows the whole school around a display of daffodils. Northcote School was a private fee-paying school situated at no. 146 Town Street and was opened in 1872. Its former pupils include the author Barbara Taylor Bradford.
[10]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.
[11]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.
[12]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.
[13]Humpty Dumpty High Tea Party (City Centre)
Humpty Dumpty High Tea Party25th March 1951. The picture shows a tea party given by Mr Francis Laidler 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.
[14]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.
[15]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.
[16]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.
[17]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.
[18]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.
[19]Headingley Carnegie Stadium, Group photograph with Blue Plaque (Headingley)
Headingley Carnegie Stadium, Group photograph with Blue Plaque8th November 2013. Group photograph taken on the 8th November 2013 on the unveiling of a Blue Plaque at Headingley Carnegie Stadium. It was organised jointly by Leeds Civic Trust and Leeds Rugby Foundation Heritage Committee. The Blue Plaque is to commemorate the long history of the ground, stretching back to 1890. It was the venue for the first Challenge Cup Final, Batley v St. Helens, which took place on the 24th April 1897, and also the first ever Test Match between the Northern Union and New Zealand All Golds on the 25th January 1908. The Chair of Leeds Civic Trust, Lynda Kitching is seen second from the left. To the right of her is Gary Hetherington, Chief Executive of Leeds Rugby Ltd. He is the owner and operator of Headingley Carnegie Stadium and Leeds Rhinos and a member of the Leeds Rugby Foundation. At the centre of the group, wearing a black sweater over a white shirt, is Tony Iro, the New Zealand team manager, who unveiled the plaque. New Zealand played Papua New Guinea that day in their final group match in the Rugby League World Cup. To the right of Tony Iro is Phil Caplan, Rugby League author and co-director of Scratching Shed Publishing Ltd. He also holds the post of Leeds Rhinos Heritage Officer and is Chairman of the Leeds Rugby Foundation Heritage Committee. Behind him, to the right, is Greg Mulholland, Liberal Democrat politician and MP for Leeds North West. He is also Vice President of Leeds Rugby Foundation.
[20]Headingley Carnegie Stadium (Headingley)
Headingley Carnegie Stadium8th November 2013. View of Headingley Carnegie Stadium, photographed on the same day that a blue plaque was unveiled to commemorate the hosting of the inaugural Challenge Cup final between Batley and St. Helens in 1897 and the first Test Match between what was then the Northern Union and the New Zealand "All Golds" in 1908. The blue plaque was organised by Leeds Civic Trust in association with Leeds Rugby Foundation Heritage Committee. The present stadium was completed in 2006.