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[1]Middleton Park, Visitor Centre (Middleton)
Middleton Park, Visitor CentreView of the Visitor Centre and Café in Middleton Park, situated beside the lake.
[2]Middleton Park, Visitor Centre (Middleton)
Middleton Park, Visitor Centre2014. View shows the Visitor Centre and Café in Middleton Park, with the lake in the foreground.
[3]Acre Road, from junction with Middleton Park Avenue (Middleton)
Acre Road, from junction with Middleton Park Avenue2014. View looking west along Acre Road from the junction with Middleton Park Avenue. The derelict former Tivoli cinema is seen in the background at the junction with Sissons Avenue. On the right are houses numbered (from right) 17, 15, 11 and 9 Acre Road (there appears to be no number 13). The Tivoli cinema closed in 1961 and later became a bingo hall for many years.
[4]Tivoli Cinema, Acre Road (Middleton)
Tivoli Cinema, Acre Road2014. Side view of the derelict former Tivoli cinema, seen from Acre Road. The asbestos roof has been removed prior to demolition. The building became a bingo hall for many years after its closure as a cinema in 1961, but this too was to close in March 2009.
[5]Tivoli Cinema, Acre Road (Middleton)
Tivoli Cinema, Acre RoadFebruary 2014. View shows the derelict former Tivoli cinema at the junction of Acre Road (left) and Sissons Avenue, awaiting demolition. The cinema opened on 21st May 1934, showing "A Bedtime Story" starring Maurice Chevalier. It closed on 1st May 1960 after a screening of "I Was A Teenage Werewolf", but continued showing children's matinees until June 1961, after which it became a bingo hall.
[6]St. Philip's Catholic Primary and Nursery School, St. Philip's Avenue (Middleton)
St. Philip2014. Image shows St. Philip's Catholic Primary and Nursery School situated on St. Philip's Avenue.
[7]Church of St. Mary the Blessed Virgin, gravestones (Middleton)
Church of St. Mary the Blessed Virgin, gravestones2014. View shows two gravestones in the churchyard of Middleton Parish Church (the Church of St. Mary the Blessed Virgin). The one on the left commemorates John Crossland (1831-1876) and his wife Elizabeth, who died in 1916, while on the right is a gravestone commemorating several members of a Robinson family: Charles (1849-1925), his wife Clara (1850-1915) and 3 of their children, Hannah, Thomas and Arthur. The church can be seen in the background.
[8]Middleton Parish Church, Church of St. Mary the Blessed Virgin (Middleton)
Middleton Parish Church, Church of St. Mary the Blessed Virgin2014. View shows the Church of St. Mary the Blessed Virgin, the parish church of Middleton, situated on Town Street. Designed by R. D. Chantrell, who was also the architect of Leeds Parish Church, it was consecrated on 22nd September 1846 by the Bishop of Ripon. The graveyard is seen in the foreground.
[9]St. George's Centre, St. George's Road (Middleton)
St. George2014. View shows St. George's One-Stop Centre on St. George's Road. Opened in January 2003, it houses Leeds City Council Enquiries, Middleton Branch Library, Middleton Neighbourhood Policing Team, Leeds Credit Union and a job shop. It also provides health and social care services including an ante-natal day care unit, a community eye service clinic and a minor injuries unit.
[10]St. George's Centre, St. George's Road (Middleton)
St. George2014. Image shows St. George's Centre on St. George's Road, a one-stop centre for Middleton providing Leeds City Council and NHS services, including Middleton Branch Library, Middleton Neighbourhood Policing Team, Leeds Credit Union, a job shop and a minor injuries unit.
[11]Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee - bullock for roasting (Rothwell)
Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee - bullock for roastingJune 1897. Image shows the bullock that was to be roasted as part of the celebrations for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897. The animal is photographed with members of the committe formed to promote the roasting. It was paraded through the streets before being roasted in a field near to the Black Bull Hotel, with the meat being cut up and sold in sandwiches on the day of the celebrations.
[12]Railway Bridge, Wakefield Road (Woodlesford)
Railway Bridge, Wakefield RoadUndated. View shows the railway bridge over Wakefield Road at Woodlesford, looking north. The bridge was constructed in 1838 to take the then Midland Railway over the turnpike road. The turning into Station Lane can just be seen on the left. The bridge is still in use, with the more recent additions of a pedestrian footbridge and access ramps. Behind the bridge can be gilmpsed the buildings of Bentleys Eshaldwell Brewery, which ceased brewing in 1972, and the site cleared in 1989.
[13]Cottages and farmhouse, Swillington Bridge (Swillington)
Cottages and farmhouse, Swillington BridgeUndated. View shows on the left the gamekeepers cottages at the south end of Bullerthorpe Lane, and on the right, Bridge Farm House. Wakefield road can be seen at the lower edge of the picture. The cottages were demolished in the mid to late 1950s, and the site is now wooded. The farmhouse became Bridge Farm Hotel in the late 1980s and is still operating.
[14]Temple Newsam House, Leeds Centenary Musical Festival (Temple Newsam)
Temple Newsam House, Leeds Centenary Musical FestivalOctober 1958. View shows the audience at a morning concert at Temple Newsam House, part of the Leeds Centenary Musical Festival.
[15]Leeds Town Hall, rehearsal for Leeds Centenary Musical Festival (City Centre)
Leeds Town Hall, rehearsal for Leeds Centenary Musical FestivalOctober 1958. Image shows conductor Rudolf Schwarz (right) and violinist and orchestra leader Paul Beard (left), during a rehearsal for the Leeds Centenary Musical Festival at Leeds Town Hall.
[16]Temple Newsam House, Leeds Centenary Musical Festival (Temple Newsam)
Temple Newsam House, Leeds Centenary Musical Festival14th October 1958. View shows a reception at Temple Newsam House before or after a concert held there as part of the Leeds Centenary Musical Festival. From left are Peter Pears, Norma Proctor, The Countess of Harewood, Benjamin Britten, The Earl of Harewood and three unidentified men. Britten performed his Canticle No. 2, Abraham and Isaac, at Temple Newsam House with himself at the piano accompanying Peter Pears (tenor) and Norma Proctor (contralto).
[17]Leeds Town Hall, rehearsal for Leeds Centenary Musical Festival (City Centre)
Leeds Town Hall, rehearsal for Leeds Centenary Musical FestivalOctober 1958. View shows Rafael Kubelik conducting a rehearsal at Leeds Town Hall for the Leeds Centenary Musical Festival, held in October 1958.
[18]Grand Theatre, Leeds Centenary Musical Festival (City Centre)
Grand Theatre, Leeds Centenary Musical FestivalOctober 1958. Image shows the Covent Garden Opera's production of Handel's oratorio "Samson" at the Grand Theatre, one of the highlights of the Leeds Centenary Musical Festival. It was staged on several days, one of the performances being attended by HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, and its cast included major international stars of the time Jon Vickers and Joan Sutherland.
[19]Leeds Town Hall, Leeds Centenary Musical Festival (City Centre)
Leeds Town Hall, Leeds Centenary Musical FestivalOctober 1958. View shows the orchestra, chorus and principals at a concert of the Leeds Centenary Musical Festival held in Leeds Town Hall. It was also the centenary of the Town Hall itself, the first Leeds Musical Festival 100 years earlier having been held in honour of its opening by Queen Victoria.
[20]Leeds Parish Church, Leeds Centenary Musical Festival Service (City Centre)
Leeds Parish Church, Leeds Centenary Musical Festival Service12th October 1958. Image shows a Leeds Centenary Musical Festival service held at Leeds Parish Church. The church had a long association with the Leeds Musical Festival, which continued until the last festival in 1985.