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[1]Kirkstall Road, no. 196 (Burley) (1 comment)
Kirkstall Road, no. 196October 1911. View shows Mrs Emma Jane Mitton standing in the doorway of her newsagents shop at 196 Kirkstall Road. The premises led through into Wordsworth Place at the back. Mrs Mitton was born in Hull in 1861 and lived in Plymouth for a time during her childhood while her father was in the Royal Navy, before moving to Leeds and joining various members of her extended family in Little London, including her cousin Thomas Mitton who she later married. Thomas and Emma took over the newsagents shop in the early 1900s and two of their sons followed them in the trade, Frederick William John who had a shop at 372 Oakwood Lane (see Leodis 2002712_65194339) and Earnest Edward whose shop was at 79 Meanwood Road (just visible in Leodis 2011128_173018). Emma died in 1913 and Thomas in 1914. Information provided by John Bean.
[2]George Street, showing construction of Victoria Gate (City Centre) (1 comment)
George Street, showing construction of Victoria Gate22nd June 2015. View from George Street showing work in progress on the new Victoria Gate development, a large retail and leisure scheme by Hammerson, the company who own and manage the Victoria Quarter. It is set to occupy a site of around 42,000 square metres and the first phase is due for completion in Autumn 2016. Just visible in the background are the West Yorkshire Playhouse and Quarry House, with Skyline Apartments on the right.
[3]Harewood Street, showing construction of Victoria Gate (City Centre)
Harewood Street, showing construction of Victoria Gate22nd June 2015. Looking north along Harewood Street showing construction in progress of the new Victoria Gate development to the right. This part of the development now beginning to take shape will be a pair of twin street arcades which will link the new John Lewis store behind to the existing Victoria Quarter, via Harewood Street and Sidney Street which will be pedestrianised. Visible in the background is Crispin Lofts, a recent development of more than 80 luxury apartments in the Grade II listed Crispin House, formerly Heaton's clothing factory, situated on New York Road.
[4]Victoria Gate Development, from Harewood Street (City Centre)
Victoria Gate Development, from Harewood Street22nd June 2015. View looking from Harewood Street onto the building site of the Victoria Gate development. This is the first phase of the scheme, between Eastgate and George Street, and shows the site which was previously occupied by a car park. It is due to be transformed into the Victoria Gate Arcades, a pair of twin street arcades featuring an ornamental roof, a glazed black ceramic frontage and decorative flooring, using white terracotta and red bricks in keeping with the historic architecture of Leeds. Further back will be a flagship John Lewis store and a multi-storey car park.
[5]Leeds Central Fire Station, Dennis Fire Engine (City Centre) (1 comment)
Leeds Central Fire Station, Dennis Fire Enginec1965. This photograph shows a Dennis fire engine at Leeds Central Fire Station, Park Street (now the site of the Courts Complex). There were 5 fire engines based here, which was also the H.Q. of Leeds City Fire Brigade. This engine is a Dennis F8, which was made in fairly large numbers as a "first response" appliance. However, Leeds had five of these specially made, with the crew climbing on the back of the engine, walking along the ladder, through sliding doors into their cab behind the driver and officer-in-charge, Note the large siren which was fitted to Leeds engines from the mid 1950s, and an early form of blue flashing light. Photograph and information supplied by Stephen Cameron.
[6]Fowler Showman's Engine, "Supreme" (Unknown)
Fowler ShowmanUndated. View shows George Nickson at a display with the Showman's Engine "Supreme" that he had built for John Fowler & Co. Ltd, of Leathley Road, Hunslet, in 1934. This was the last showman's engine ever constructed and was numbered 20223 with a registration of EU5313. Showman's engines were steam-powered road locomotives specifically designed for travelling funfairs or circuses.
[7]Charles Lightowler & Sons Ltd., Joseph Street (Hunslet)
Charles Lightowler & Sons Ltd., Joseph Streetc1974. View shows the printing sheds of Charles Lightowler & Sons Ltd., tin box manufacturers, situated on Joseph Street. Established in 1891, this old family firm continued to operate until around the mid 1970s, with Charles being joined in the business first by his brother William and later by his sons Charles and John.
[8]Gildersome Pageant (Gildersome) (1 comment)
Gildersome Pageant1934. View shows a group of seven participants at the Gildersome Pageant of 1934, wearing a variety of fancy dress outfits. The words "Morley Comic Jazz Band" are written across one lady's costume but it is not known if all the people pictured were members of this band. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
[9]Dunningley Hill Farm, old farmhouse (West Ardsley)
Dunningley Hill Farm, old farmhousec1970s. View shows the old farmhouse of Dunningley Hill Farm, situated on Dunningley Lane, with a separate cottage next door. Dunningley was once described as "2 or 3 farmhouses in the township of West Ardsley and the parish of Woodkirk". It is still much the same today. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
[10]Dunningley Lane, looking north (West Ardsley)
Dunningley Lane, looking northc1970s. View looking north along Dunningley Lane showing old ruins in the foreground that have since been demolished. Other old buildings further along to the right are still in existence today (2015). Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
[11]Dunningley Lane, old cottage (West Ardsley)
Dunningley Lane, old cottagec1970s. View of Dunningley Lane showing an old stone cottage which has a date of 1773 on the lintel. Just visible on the right of the picture is the original farmhouse of Dunningley Hill Farm, dating from the late nineteenth century. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive
[12]Dunningley Lane, old cottage (West Ardsley)
Dunningley Lane, old cottagec1970s. View of Dunningley Lane showing an old stone cottage on the left, which has a date of 1773 on the lintel. Further along to the right is the original farmhouse of Dunningley Hill Farm, dating from the late nineteenth century. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
[13]Dunningley Hill Farm, cow sheds (West Ardsley)
Dunningley Hill Farm, cow shedsc1970s. View of cow sheds at Dunningley Hill Farm situated on Dunningley Lane. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
[14]Dunningley Hill Farm, farm buildings (West Ardsley)
Dunningley Hill Farm, farm buildingsc1970s. View shows farm buildings at Dunningley Hill Farm on Dunningley Lane. On the right is the rear of the original stone farmhouse, dating from the late nineteenth century. Once described as "2 or 3 farmhouses in the township of West Ardsley and parish of Woodkirk", Dunningley is not that much different today. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
[15]Dunningley Hill Farm, farm buildings (West Ardsley)
Dunningley Hill Farm, farm buildingsc1970s. View shows farm buildings at Dunningley Hill Farm, situated at the top of Dunningley Lane off Thorpe Lane. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
[16]York Road, nos. 6 - 10, rear (York Road)
York Road, nos. 6 - 10, rearc1932. View shows the rear of nos. 6 - 10 York Road, with wooden and brick sheds and a cobbled yard.
[17]York Road, south side (York Road)
York Road, south sidec1932. View of the south side of York Road showing numbers in descending order from 20 on the left. No. 20 is the premises of A. Heaps, joiner and undertaker. An advertisement for the Princess Cinema on Pontefract Lane is seen on the wall; the films on show are "Frisco Jenny" starring Ruth Chatterton, and "They Just Had To Get Married" with Slim Summerville and Zasu Pitts, both of which came out in 1932.
[18]York Road, nos. 29 - 31 (York Road)
York Road, nos. 29 - 31c1932. View of York Road showing nos. 29 (left) and 31, situated between the junctions with Bread Street on the left and Apple Street on the right.
[19]Vincent Street, nos. 1 - 15 (York Road)
Vincent Street, nos. 1 - 15c1932. View of terraced houses on the east side of Vincent Street, in descending order from no. 15 on the right, where three women are seen by the door. Vincent Street was situated off York Road, just off the picture to the right. The houses were demolished around the late 1930s.
[20]Shaw Street, from Shannon Street (York Road)
Shaw Street, from Shannon Streetc1932. View of terraced houses on the east side of Shaw Street, seen from the junction with Shannon Street. Nos. 37 and 39 Shannon Street face forwards towards the right with a washing line hung across the front between the two houses. Elm Street is just visible on the far right.