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[1]Millgarth Police Headquarters looking from the West Yorkshire Playhouse (City Centre)
Millgarth Police Headquarters looking from the West Yorkshire Playhouse2nd October, 2014. View of Millgarth Police Headquarters, left, from a position in front of the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Shortly after this photograph was taken demolition would commence on the 1970s brick police station. The police had already vacated the building to move to a purpose built PFI Headquarters in Elland Road. Construction of a multi-storey, 800 space car park is scheduled for the former site of Millgarth, and also of a new four storey flagship store on an adjacent site for John Lewis, both part of the Victoria Gate development, the first phase of which is due for completion in the Autumn of 2016. A large crane is visible on the cleared site where, until earlier in 2014, properties on the south side of Eastgate had stood. This has opened up the view to the line of Harewood Street, centre. These old brick built properties will complement the new build of the Victoria Gate scheme when the pedestrianisation of Harewood Street takes place. At the right edge is Eastgate roundabout and the properties on the north side of Eastgate. Beyond them, in the far distance, the dome of Leeds Town Hall is jusst visible.
[2]Millgarth Police Headquarters from Dyer Street and the junction with St. Peter's Street (City Centre)
Millgarth Police Headquarters from Dyer Street and the junction with St. Peter2nd October, 2014. View shows the corner of Millgarth Police Headquarters as seen from Dyer Street and the junction with St. Peter's Street. The police had vacated the building at this time and relocated to Elland Road and a PFI purpose built Headquarters. Demolition on the old red brick police station, which dates from 1976, was about to commence. An 800 space multi-storey car park is to take its place as part of the Victoria Gate development. This scheme will include a four storey flagship store for John Lewis and twin shopping street arcades which will complement the existing historic Victoria Quarter. The first phase of the scheme is due to be completed in the autumn of 2016.
[3]Millgarth Police Headquarters from Dyer Street (City Centre)
Millgarth Police Headquarters from Dyer Street2nd October, 2014. Image shows Millgarth Police Headquarters shortly before demolition is due to commence. In the background, left, the construction site of Victoria Gate is visible. Properties on the south side of Eastgate have already been demolished to facilitate the new shopping and leisure development, the first phase of which is due for completion in the autumn of 2016. The Victoria Gate scheme will include twin shopping arcades and a flagship store for John Lewis. The land occupied by Millgarth will become the site of an 800 space multi-storey car park. Running across the background, brick built properties in Harewood Street are visible. These fine buildings will also become part of the scheme as Harewood Street is to be pedestrianised.
[4]Millgarth Police Headquarters from Dyer Street (City Centre)
Millgarth Police Headquarters from Dyer Street2nd October 2014. View of the soon to be demolished Millgarth Police Headquarters taken from Dyer Street. The demolition of this 1970s building will free up land to construct an 800 space multi-storey car park for the Victoria Gate shopping and leisure scheme which is to include a Leeds branch of John Lewis. The iconic building housing the department store will be built on four storeys with 24,600 m2 of retail space. The police have recently (2014) relocated to a purpose built, PFI building in Elland Road. The first phase of the Victoria Gate scheme is due for completion in the autumn of 2016.
[5]Church Street near the junction with Waterloo Road (Hunslet)
Church Street near the junction with Waterloo RoadUndated. View of the Penny Hill area of Hunslet. Tramlines are visible in Church Street. On the right-hand side the building with a turret houses the Drapery Department of the Hunslet branch of Leeds Industrial Co-operative Society located at number 57 Church Street. It stands at the junction with Grove Road. The shop with the canopy, left of centre, is at the corner with Gisburn Street, between the junctions of Church Street and Waterloo Road. On the OS map for 1952 it is shown as number 110 Waterloo Road. Where the people can be seen in the centre there is a small single storey building which is marked on the map as a public lavatory. The Spotted Dog Inn is visible, situated to the left edge. It is addressed as number 56 Church Street and in 1899 the landlord was J. W. Tomlinson. Photograph courtesy of Peter Unwin.
[6]Herbert Marshall Russell with a horse-drawn delivery cart (City Centre)
Herbert Marshall Russell with a horse-drawn delivery cartc1910. Image shows a young man posing beside a horse-drawn delivery cart. He is Herbert Marshall Russell, the son of Charles Russell who owned the business of Charles Russell Tobacconist at number 83 Kirkgate. Advertising displayed on the exterior of the wagon includes Butterfly Cigarettes and Hignett's Tobacco of Liverpool. The picture was printed in the form of postcards to advertise the business. Photograph courtesy of Peter Russell.
[7]Millgarth Police Headquarters from Dyer Street (City Centre)
Millgarth Police Headquarters from Dyer Street2nd October 2014. Image shows the former Millgarth Police Headquarters from Dyer Street. It is about to be demolished as part of plans for the construction of the Victoria Gate development. The site will make way for a multi storey car park for the new branch of John Lewis.
[8]Millgarth Police Headquarters from Dyer Street (City Centre)
Millgarth Police Headquarters from Dyer Street2nd October 2014. View of the former Millgarth Police Headquarters from Dyer Street. The photograph was taken as demolition of the buildin was about to commence to make way for the Victoria Gate scheme. This will include a multi storey car park for the new branch of John Lewis. In the background, right, is the high rise apartment block on 16 floors, Skyline, built in 2009 and located in St. Peter's Street. Adjacent to Skyline is the West Yorkshire Playhouse and behind it is Quarry House.
[9]Crofts House on Rods Mill Lane, Town End (Morley)
Crofts House on Rods Mill Lane, Town EndJuly 1965. Image shows Croft House on Rods Mill Lane, Town End. On the left, with the large green wooden doors, are the stable blocks and on the right, the rear of the large dwelling house can be seen. The photograph dates from July 1965 and shows its delapidated state shortly after being abandoned as living quarters after the end of the Second World War. However, it was a listed building and in the early 1970s was restored and refurbished by Rentokil to be used as offices for the firm. The house was built by local manufacturer, Isaac Crowther, close to the site of Rods Mill, Morley's second steam-driven mill which was constructed on Owlers Beck in 1799 - 1800. Croft House, built of local sandstone was Georgian in design and the house was copied by a later owner of Rods Mill, Mr. Webster, whose similar house, Springfield House, dating from about 1830, stood in large grounds off Victoria Road, then called Churwell Lane.
[10]Kirkgate Market, William Craze, fruit and vegetable stall (City Centre)
Kirkgate Market, William Craze, fruit and vegetable stallc1920. View shows William Craze's wholesale fruit and vegetable stall on Kirkgate Market, believed to be situated at no. 214 North Row, on the George Street side of the market, where the present outer row of Butcher's Row stands. William Craze is the man in the trilby hat sitting on one of the many barrels outside. Born in 1882, he moved up from his birthplace of St. Ives,, Cornwall, to market the Cornish produce in Yorkshire, along with his two brothers, Charles who moved to Bradford and Thomas who went to Sheffield.
[11]Kirkgate Market, William Craze, fruit and vegetable stall (City Centre)
Kirkgate Market, William Craze, fruit and vegetable stallc1910. View shows William Craze's wholesale fruit and vegetable stall on Kirkgate Market, with many boxes and barrels seen outside. This is believed to be no. 214 North Row, on the George Street side of the market, where the present outer row of Butcher's Row now stands. William Craze, born 1882 in St. Ives, Cornwall, is the man in the trilby hat. He was one of three brothers who came up from St. Ives to market the Cornish produce in Yorkshire; his brother Charles settled in Bradford and Thomas in Sheffield. William is believed to have died in Leeds in 1941.
[12]Low Road Council School, practicing for the school concert (Hunslet)
Low Road Council School, practicing for the school concert1928. Image shows a little girl by the name of Edith Walker as she practices the part of Christopher Robin for the school concert in the playground of Low Road Council School. She is kneeling on a chair in prayer. The verses her fellow pupils will need to practice are "Vespers", taken from "When We Were Very Young", a book of poetry by A.A. Milne, first published in 1924. The first verse reads "Little Boy kneels at the foot of the bed, Droops on the little hands little gold head. Hush! Hush! Whisper who dares! Christopher Robin is saying his prayers." Low Road Council School is located on Low Road at the junction with Balmoral Street.
[13]Low Road Council School, Vespers (Hunslet)
Low Road Council School, Vespers1928. Image shows female pupils of Standard 3 and 4 of Low Road Council School as they practice their parts for the school concert in the playground. The image is entitled "Vespers" and shows the girls in their nightclothes surrounding one young girl as she kneels on a chair in prayer. She is Edith Walker and is playing the role of Christopher Robin, one of the main characters in the stories and verses of A.A. Milne. The children will likely be reciting the verses of "Vespers", a poem taken from "When We were Very Young" by A. A. Milne published in 1924. Low Road Council School is located in Low Road at the junction with Balmoral Street.
[14]Low Road Council School, Dancers of Standard 4 (Hunslet)
Low Road Council School, Dancers of Standard 41928. Portrait of the girls of Standard 4 at Low Road Council School. They are ready for their roles as dancers in the school concert. Low Road Council School is located on Low Road at the junction with Balmoral Street.
[15]Low Road Council School, Dancers of Standard iv (Hunslet)
Low Road Council School, Dancers of Standard iv1928. Group portrait of the female pupils of Standard iv who have been chosen to perform as dancers in a concert held at Low Road Council School. The school is located at the junction of Low Road with Balmoral Street.
[16]Low Road Council School, Standard 3, Dancers (Hunslet)
Low Road Council School, Standard 3, Dancers1928. Group portrait of female pupils belonging to Standard 3 who were chosen as dancers in the school concert at Low Road Council School. Low Road Council School is located on Low Road at the junction with Balmoral Street.
[17]Low Road Council School, Standard 2 (Hunslet)
Low Road Council School, Standard 21928. Image shows Standard 2 pupils of Low Road Council School who are dressed in various costumes in readiness for the school concert. Low Road Council School is situated on Low Road at the junction with Balmoral Street.
[18]Low Road Council School, Pupils of Standard 1 (Hunslet)
Low Road Council School, Pupils of Standard 11928. View of pupils of Standard 1 at Low Road Council School who were taking part in the school concert at the time the photograph was taken. Low Road Council School is situated in Low Road at the junction with Balmoral Street.
[19]Low Road Council School, Dancers in the school concert (Hunslet)
Low Road Council School, Dancers in the school concert1928. Group portrait of the young girls of Standard 1 who have been chosen as dancers in the school concert at Low Road Council School. Low Road Council School is situated on Low Road at the junction with Balmoral Street.
[20]Low Road Council School, School Concert (Hunslet)
Low Road Council School, School Concert1928. View of some of the young pupils of Standard 1 as they show off their costumes for the school concert. Some appear to be dressed as animals and there are angels or fairies. Low Road Council School is situated on Low Road at the junction with Balmoral Street.