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[1]Sovereign Street, tram no. 154 (City Centre) (5 comments)
Sovereign Street, tram no. 15426th October 1954. View showing tram on Sovereign Street on route no. 5 to Beeston on the last day.
[2]Stanks Parade nos. 14 - 22, Stanks Approach (Swarcliffe) (18 comments)
Stanks Parade nos. 14 - 22, Stanks Approach2000. Looking down Stanks Approach from the direction of Stanks Lane South, to a row of 5 shop units in Stanks Parade. The shops are numbered from left to right, 22 to 14. The locality is known as Stanks.
[3]East Leeds Labour Party, group photograph (Whitkirk) (1 comment)
East Leeds Labour Party, group photographc23rd June 1912. Members of East Leeds Labour Party are gathered for a photograph along with Mr. J. O'Grady M.P. at an unknown location in Whitkirk. The group includes children sitting at the front. A date given at the bottom looks like June 23rd 1912 but it is unclear. James O'Grady was Labour M.P. for Leeds East between 1906 and 1918, then for the new constituency of Leeds South East until 1924. We would welcome any help to identify the exact location of the photograph.
[4]Black Bank Farm, (Burmantofts)
Black Bank Farm,20 November 1929 Situated off York Road, in the area of Torre Lane. Farmhouse and out-buildings in view. Properly had for generations been in the Iveson family, Edward Iveson, who died in 1741, had served as an Alderman in Leeds.
[5]Middleton Park, Water Tank (Middleton)
Middleton Park, Water TankUndated. This stone structure sits alongside the track which runs from the main gates of Middleton Park, as it nears the Rose Garden. Although the perspective here gives the impression of it being rectangular in shape, it is actually square. Visible access via the small hole on the right indicates that there is a breeze-block inner wall. It is understood that the building contains a huge rubber-lined, galvanised steel tank from which water was once automatically pumped to sprinklers at various points on the now de-commissioned Middleton Park Municipal Golf Course. Image and information courtesy of Graham A. Schofield.
[6]Beckett Street, postcard (Burmantofts)
Beckett Street, postcardUndated. Postcard view of Beckett Street from around the early 20th century, seen from just past the junction with Green Road. Shops visible include (from left) Charles E. Dightam, jeweller and watchmaker at number 37, Thomas Briggs, tobacconist and confectioner at 39, William Tebbs, dyer at number 41 and Thomas George, florist at 43. THe spire of St. John the Baptist Church on Robson Street is seen in the background.
[7]Primrose Hill Colliery, closure (Swillington) (6 comments)
Primrose Hill Colliery, closure6th March 1970 Primrose Hill Colliery after closure, George Prince, the colliery manager C Shaw and training officer Jack Kielty had a drink with the miners who had worked their last shift. The previous week the pit had broken the record for production. Its closure was marked with barrels of free beer for the miners.
[8]Morley Bottoms, Tram (Morley)
Morley Bottoms, Tram2nd July 1911, View of a tram at Morley Bottoms. This was the first tram from Morley to Leeds on a trial run. The route opened on 5th July 1911. The destination indicator says 'special car.' The tram is full of people while many have gathered to watch at the road side and from windows and balconies. Shops to the left include Taylor's and to the right Greenwoods.
[9]Lands Lane, King Charles Hotel and Schofields Department Store (City Centre) (5 comments)
Lands Lane, King Charles Hotel and Schofields Department Storec1973. View shows Lands Lane by the junction with King Charles Croft. On the left is a part of the Schofields department store, then on the other side of King Charles Croft is the King Charles Hotel, a Tetley public house. Further along Lands Lane is more of Schofields department store, while on the far right part of Lewis's department store on The Headrow can be seen. The King Charles Hotel site was to be redeveloped some time after this, becoming branches of Silvio's Bakery and the Bradford and Bingley Building Society. These were not to last long before being demolished in the late 1980s along with the rest of the Schofields site, to become the new Schofields Shopping Centre, now (2012) known as The Core.
[10]Barnbow Munitions Factory, portrait of three young female workers (Cross Gates)
Barnbow Munitions Factory, portrait of three young female workers1917. Portrait of three young female workers taken during the First World War at the Barnbow Munitions Factory in Manston Lane. The factory was officially known as "National Filling Factory No. 1" and it was purpose-built, opening in December 1915. The "Barnbow Lasses" pictured are taking a break from filling shells. In the years of the Great War Barnbow was staffed by a high percentage of women, at the height it was around 93%. The work was very hard and hazardous with long hours and no holidays. Each woman was searched at the start of her shift to ensure that she had no metal hairpins or buttons etc. on her person; only wood or bakelite objects were allowed. Cigarettes and matches were obviously banned items also. The women were at risk from the extremely dangerous chemicals they had to work with. Fatalities due to explosions in the factory occurred on three separate occasions. The most tragic of these happened on the night of Tuesday, 5th December, 1916, when 170 women were working their shift in Room 42. A huge explosion killed 35 of the women instantly and many more suffered severe injuries. Other occupational hazards included working with chemical propellants which had the ominous effect of turning the exposed skin and hair yellow. Because of this the women workers were dubbed the "Barnbow Canaries". The girls were encouraged to drink plenty of milk to counteract the effects. Barnbow actually had its own farm with a herd of dairy cows producing 300 gallons of milk each day. In the centre of the picture is Sarah Spink Hooper, nee Ellis, who married Arthur Hooper in 1916. The couple were from Wetherby and their daughter Joyce was also occupied filling shells during the Second World War, at the Royal Ordnance Factory at Thorp Arch. Sarah was born in 1893 so would have been 24 when this photograph was taken.
[11]St. Mary's Hospital, exterior view (Armley) (63 comments)
St. Mary1960s. View shows part of St. Mary's Hospital taken in the 1960s. This building, which faces onto Green Hill Road, was the main administrative and accommodation block. On the ground floor were admin offices, flats for assistant matrons, sitting and changing rooms and a few bedrooms for pupil midwives. On the first floor were the matron's flat and more accommodation for pupil midwives. The building once had a wooden tower with a clock above the central square turret. The hospital, which at the time catered for maternity and geriatric patients, is now part of Leeds Partnership NHS Foundation Trust which provides mental health and learning disability services.
[12]Stansfield Yard, No.2 (City Centre) (1 comment)
Stansfield Yard,  No.2Undated View looks across Stansfield Yard towards the entrance from Kirkgate. On the left are the blind backs of properties in Danby Court. At the back of the yard is the back of number 89 Kirkgate with number 2 Stansfield Yard seen to the right. The yard is filled with rubble and earth.
[13]Aerial View, Dewsbury Road (Beeston) (67 comments)
Aerial View, Dewsbury Road1963 Dewsbury Road begins here on the bottom left edge and curves round to the top right corner. The railway line can be seen to the left of the houses and flats which have just been built. These were to be named Parkwood Road. On the right, South Leeds Golf Course, with the Middleton/Beeston section of the Ring Road and Dewsbury Road came together at Tommy Wass's a large public house.
[14]Museum Terrace nos. 23 - 29 (Burmantofts)
Museum Terrace nos. 23 - 29Undated, This image shows a row of back-to-back terraced houses on the left where clothes hang on lines stretched across the street. Outside number 27 a woman is adjusting a washing line while on her left stands a childrens pram and a childs bicycle lays discarded on the cobbled street. On the right is Harold's Store selling Hemingway's bottled ale, 7 up, cigarettes and Typhoo tea.
[15]Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Monk Bridge (City Centre) (1 comment)
Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Monk BridgeUndated. Looking along Leeds and Liverpool Canal to Monk Bridge, where Whitehall Road crosses the canal and River Aire. Building of Monk Bridge Forge can be seen on the right.
[16]Cookridge Convalescent Hospital, postcard (Cookridge) (6 comments)
Cookridge Convalescent Hospital, postcardc1940. Postcard with a 1940 postmark showing Cookridge Convalescent Hospital on Hospital Lane. Built in a Gothic vernacular style, it opened in 1869 to provide a place for patients treated at Leeds General Infirmary to continue their recovery. John Metcalfe Smith of Beckett's Bank donated a large sum towards the £10,000 cost and the remote rural area of Cookridge was chosen as an ideal location for recuperation. During the First World War it was requisitioned to care for wounded servicemen and assumed a similar role during World War Two. From 1952 Cookridge specialised in the treatment of cancer but closed in January 2008 to be replaced by a new £220 million cancer centre at the Bexley Wing of St. James's Hospital.
[17]Stansfield Yard, Outside Toilets (City Centre)
Stansfield Yard, Outside ToiletsUndated Number 2 Stansfield Yard is visible in the background of this view. In the centre is a block of outside toilets, the entrances to the right shielded behind a wooden fence. To the left, tools, including a pick axe, lean against the wall. On the right, a wheelbarrow can be seen. Seven dustbins are also in view.
[18]Dewsbury Road (Unknown) (6 comments)
Dewsbury Road19th October 1933 View of old derelict cottage on Dewsbury Road prior to demolition. Council houses to right.
[19]Belle Isle Road (Hunslet) (7 comments)
Belle Isle Road2nd May 1966 This view shows a yard containing garages which was accessed from Belle Isle Road. In the background towards the right houses on Woodville Mount are visible.
[20]Cookridge Street Baths, Proposed Design (City Centre) (2 comments)
Cookridge Street Baths, Proposed DesignUndated, View shows Cuthbert Brodrick's original design for the Oriental and General Baths on Cookridge Street. The swimming pool opened on 28 July 1866 and the Turkish baths later that year although construction work on the whole building was not completed until 1867. Bands of coloured brickwork and Indian-style ornamentation gave the building a truly oriental feel. The completed building did not include the minaret tower which was substituted for a large dome. The building was also smaller, there being only five windows on each side of the central portion, rather than the six in the proposed design. In 1882 however, the building was extended and considerably altered. The domes were removed and replaced by pyramid shaped towers and roof gables. The two windows on either side of the main entrance, in this view were converted into separate entrances for men and women. The Oriental Baths were demolished in 1965 and the site now forms part of Millennium Square.