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[1]Barley Hill Road School, Christmas concert (Garforth)
Barley Hill Road School, Christmas concertView shows children from Barley Hill Road School who took part in a Christmas concert around 1949 or 1950. The photograph was supplied by Marjorie Dobbins, who names the pupils as:- Top Row, L to R: Colin Mountford, Kenneth Todd, John Hemsworth, Keith Warner, Ralph Panther, Keith Dale, Tony Norman, Molly Johnson, Gerald Harrison; 2nd Row, L to R: Susan Holinrake, Josephine Balderson, Dorothy Richardson, Christopher Rossall, Irene Wilkinson, Stephen Bullough, Valerie Walker, Pat Stout; 3rd Row, L to R: Norma Sneyd, Muriel Lambert, Sylvia Brown, Pat Benton, Sandra Smith, Graham Wilson, Mavis Hands; Bottom Row, L to R: Michael Frost, Phyllis Kemp, Pamela Capper, Brian Jubb, Kenneth Moot, Brian Wheatley, Margaret Firth, Marjorie Hill, Avril Rumford. Barley Hill Road School opened in February 1907 and closed c2007 when pupils were transferred to new PFI school Strawberry Fields Primary School.
[2]West Yorkshire Regiment, Group Portrait with Trophy (Unknown)
West Yorkshire Regiment, Group Portrait with TrophyUndated. Image shows officers of the West Yorkshire Regiment as they pose with a trophy. No other details are known. Notice that a small black dog sits in front of the trophy in the foreground, possibly a military mascot.
[3]7th Battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment (Leeds Rifles) 'C' Company's Scouting and Skirmishing Team (Little London)
7th Battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment (Leeds Rifles) c1911. Image shows a group portrait of 'C' Company's Scouting and Skirmishing Team, part of the 7th Battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment (Leeds Rifles. They are pictured in front of a double doorway with their magnificent trophies. They were the winners of The Bingham Trophy, the enormous trophy seen centrally. It was manufactured in Sheffield in 1893 and is the largest piece of sterling silver hollow ware to be made at over three feet high and 11 feet in circumference. It cost £800 and was ordered by Colonel J.E. Bingham to be awarded to the winning Yorkshire Volunteers Battalion in the annual field-firing competition. The trophy disappeared from Brighouse Museum in the 1940s and has not been traced since. The team pictured are also the winners of the West Yorkshire Brigade Challenge Cup and the Robinson Cup, 1911 (a piece of plate worth £15 presented by Lieutenant Colonel Robinson). The soldiers are identified as; back row, from left to right, Rifleman J. Houston, Rifleman O. Smith (Reserve), Rifleman H. Walton. Middle Row, from left to right, Rifleman W. Lockwood, Lance Corporal F. Patrick, Corporal G. Stoyle, Rifleman A.P. Smith, Corporal J.P. Bartle. Front row, Lance Sergeant C. Schutz, Captain George E. St. C. Stockwell, Sergeant H. Schutz and finally Corporal P. Denbeigh. Several of these young men did not survive the Great War. The photograph is likely to have been taken outside Carlton Barracks in Carlton Hill, the home of the Leeds Rifles between 1887 and 1969.
[4]1st Yorkshire Regiment, K. Company, Winners of the Douglas Shield, 1905 (Unknown)
1st Yorkshire Regiment, K. Company, Winners of the Douglas Shield, 1905c1905. Group portrait of 'K' company belonging to the 1st Yorkshire Regiment (Leeds Rifles). They are pictured with the Douglas Shield which they won in 1905. The home of Leeds Rifles, between 1887 and 1969, was Carlton Barracks, Little London, Leeds.
[5]View Downstream from Leeds Bridge (City Centre)
View Downstream from Leeds Bridgec1978. View from Leeds Bridge looking downstream, east, to former warehouses on the River Aire. In the centre a stone built run of arches can be seen. These are all that remain of the Navigation Warehouse, built in 1827, after the building was destroyed by fire in the mid 1960s. Nowadays, the arches are restored and have been incorporated into a new build, Riverside Court, a complex of apartments. The area here was known as Warehouse Hill in the 18th century due to a much earlier warehouse that stood on the site. The Dutch trade in the 1700s also gave part of the site the name of 'Low Holland'. Towards the right-hand side is 'The Calls' and the tall warehouse at the right edge is the seven storey Sparrows Wharf building which is Grade II listed and dates from the early 19th century. It is numbered 30 to 34 The Calls and was converted in the 1990s to residential apartments known as Sparrows Wharf. The Aire Bar is located on the ground floor. It is interesting to contrast this 1970s image with a similar view taken in 2001, ID: 2012227_173299, to see how this part of the riverside has been regenerated in more recent years.
[6]Cottingley Hall Estate, Girl Guides (Cottingley) (3 comments)
Cottingley Hall Estate, Girl Guidesc1950-51. Photograph of a group of girl guides from the Cottingley Hall estate, taken by Donne Studios of Sholebroke Mount. Image courtesy of Wendy Collins, who names the girls as:- Back row - Pat Cousins, Marilyn Green, Jean Naylor. Middle row - Brenda Thackery, Patricia Ramsden, Barbara Naylor, Jean Laughton (?), Maureen Scarfe (?). Front row - Mary Jolly, Sylvia Wright, Sylvia Green, Valerie Ralph, Wendy Hirst, Norma Jennings.
[7]Leeds College of Art, Students' Art Exhibition (City Centre)
Leeds College of Art, Students1956. Image shows a group of art students braving the rain as they admire some of the works displayed in an open-air art exhibition organised by Leeds College of Art. The venue is the Garden of Rest in front of Leeds Civic Hall. The young male students in the picture can be identified as Brian Gaunt, left, and Tim Craven on the right. The College is located not very far away from here, on Vernon Street situated between Cookridge Street and Percival Street. The cars are parked in Portland Crescent where terraced properties are visible.
[8]Richard Oastler, portrait , engraved by J. Posselwhite from a painting by B. Garside (Unknown)
Richard Oastler, portrait , engraved by J. Posselwhite from a painting by B. GarsideUndated. Portrait of Richard Oastler, the Leeds-born campaigner for factory reform known as the 'Factory King'. Born on 20th December 1789, he was the youngest of 10 children of linen merchant Robert Oastler; his education took place at Fulneck Moravian School before he began training to be an architect, which he was forced to quit due to failing eyesight. After a spell as a commission agent he succeeded his father as steward of Thomas Thornhill's estate at Fixby near Huddersfield. He had long been an advocate of the abolition of slavery but it was a meeting with Bradford worsted manufacturer John Wood in 1830 that led to the campaigning he is most noted for, that of the reform of the factory system, particularly in regard to the employment of children; he supported the 10-hour movement which sought to restrict children to a 10-hour working day. Despite being a staunch Tory his campaigning did not go down well with many of his peers as it led to him being sacked by Thomas Thornhill and sent to the Fleet Prison for unpaid debts in 1840. It was three years before his supporters had raised the funds to secure his release. He continued to campaign afterwards and achieved some success with the Factory Act of 1847 which restricted children employed in cotton mills to a 10-hour day, but it was not until after his death that this was extended to include children's employment in all factories. Oastler died in Harrogate in 1861 and was buried in St. Stephen's Church at Kirkstall.
[9]East Busk Lane, Mural of a Cyclist in Celebration of the Tour de France, 2014 (Otley)
East Busk Lane, Mural of a Cyclist in Celebration of the Tour de France, 20145th July 2014. Image shows a large mural of a cyclist painted on the exterior wall of the former Summercross public house in East Busk Lane. The mural, painted to celebrate the 'Grand Depart' of the Tour de France, 2014, has a background of yellow polka dots and was designed by local artist and teacher at Prince Henry's Grammar School, Shane Green. He carried out most of the work during the night before the Grand Depart, assisted by his friend and keen cyclist, Steve Bottomley. Pupils from the school also contibuted artwork to promote the Tour de France and to improve the area surrounding the building. The idea was that of Tony Grey, landlord of the Junction Inn, who provided the materials and scaffolding. The Summercross has been boarded up since 2009 and is still currently (2014) awaiting development. It stands on the former site of Busk House, which was demolished in the early 19th century.
[10]Tour de France 2014, Bunting on the Pool Road (Arthington)
Tour de France 2014, Bunting on the Pool Road5th July, 2014. View of yellow bunting on the Pool Road, taken on the day of the 'Grand Depart' of the Tour de France, 5th July 2014. This part of the route was Stage 1 of the race. It began with a celebration in Leeds City Centre, attended by thousands, before setting off for Harewood, then Arthington, Pool-in-Wharfedale and Otley. The 118 mile race continued, taking a circular route through Ilkley, Skipton and around the Yorkshire Dales, before the final destination of Harrogate.
[11]Sowden Family Portrait, Turton Hall Fold (Gildersome) (3 comments)
Sowden Family Portrait, Turton Hall Fold1905. Group portrait of the Sowden family, believed to have been taken at Turton Hall Fold. On the back row, from left to right, are Elsie, Mr. and Mrs. Henry and Helen Sowden, Martha Ann with her husband Matthew Bollan and finally, Fred Sowden. Seated at the front are Randall and Hilda Sowden. Randall was killed in the First World War in France, on the 9th October 1918 and he is remembered on the Gildersome War Memorial. He was a Private (service number 49948) in the First Battalion of the Essex Regiment and is also commemorated on Panel 7 of the memorial in the Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, France. Hilda Sowden grew up to marry Thomas Howarth in 1925.
[12]Selby Road, Primrose Lane junction, corner shop (Halton)
Selby Road, Primrose Lane junction, corner shopc1911. View shows a corner shop at the junction of Selby Road (left) and Primrose Lane (right). A boarded up window above the door displays the words "Primrose Cash Store, A. Scarfe, General Hardware Dealer". The owner, Albert Scarfe, was born on 8th February 1865 in Barwick-in-Elmet and died on 12th December 1938 in Leeds. His wife, Mary Elizabeth, is seen standing outside the shop with three of their daughters.
[13]City of Leeds Training College, ladies' hockey team (Headingley)
City of Leeds Training College, ladiesc1920s. View shows a ladies' hockey team from the City of Leeds Training College. Dorothy Margaret Bewick is seated on the middle row, second from right.
[14]City of Leeds Training College, ladies' hockey team (Headingley)
City of Leeds Training College, ladiesc1920s. View shows a ladies' hockey team from the City of Leeds Training College. Dorothy Margaret Bewick is standing second from left on the back row.
[15]City of Leeds Training College, ladies cricket team (Headingley)
City of Leeds Training College, ladies cricket teamc1920s. View shows a ladies' cricket team from the City of Leeds Training College. The girls are pictured around a large round shield with the two on either side of it holding a cricket bat. Dorothy Margaret Bewick is on the back row, right.
[16]City of Leeds Training College, ladies' cricket team (Headingley)
City of Leeds Training College, ladiesc1920s. View shows a ladies' cricket team from the City of Leeds Training College. Among those pictured is Dorothy Margaret Bewick, standing in the middle of the back row.
[17]City of Leeds Training College, ladies' cricket team (Headingley)
City of Leeds Training College, ladiesc1920s. View shows a ladies' cricket team from the City of Leeds Training College, pictured displaying a large round shield. Members of the team include Elsie Stockdale, back row, third from left and Dorothy Margaret Bewick, middle row, left.
[18]City of Leeds Training College, ladies' hockey team (Headingley)
City of Leeds Training College, ladiesc1920s. View shows a ladies' hockey team from the City of Leeds Training College, proudly displaying a shield. Among those pictured is Dorothy Margaret Bewick, standing at the right on the back row.
[19]The Elms, Weetwood Lane (Weetwood)
The Elms, Weetwood Lanec1917-19. View shows The Elms on Weetwood Lane, taken around the time it was in use as a hostel for the City of Leeds Training College. Dating from c1861, it was designed by John Simpson for Henry Oxley, banker, after Oxley had purchased 7 acres of land on the Englefield Estate from John Naylor, stuff merchant. After Henry died in 1890 his son James W. Oxley leased it out to various tenants. During the First World War the newly opened City of Leeds Training College campus at Beckett Park was taken over as a military hospital and the students moved out to scattered residences across the area, The Elms being one of the. When the students returned to Beckett Park, James Oxley gifted the house and grounds to the University of Leeds and it became a hall of residence for women, renamed Oxley Hall. The building is now Grade II listed, along with the terrace walls and steps.
[20]City of Leeds Training College, Ladies' Sports Team (Headingley)
City of Leeds Training College, Ladies1921. View shows a ladies' sports team from the City of Leeds Training College, posing for a photograph around a large round shield. Among those pictured are Dorothy Margaret Bewick (back row, left) and Elsie Stockdale (front row, right).