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[1]Aerial View, Holbeck Moor (Holbeck) (92 comments)
Aerial View, Holbeck Moor1963 Aerial view of Holbeck Moor district. Holbeck Moor Lane runs left to right across the centre with St Matthews Street/Top Moorside on the left. St Matthews Church is at the junction. In the centre are blocks of flats which were, with additional housing named after local worthies eg Hugh Gaitskell, Charles Jenkinson (Vicar of Holbeck and Labour councillor, responsible for building of Quarry Hill Flats). In the right foreground is Holbeck Moor.
[2]County Arcade, Mecca Locarno (City Centre) (208 comments)
County Arcade, Mecca LocarnoUndated, Photo possibly dating from the early 1960s, looking from Cross Arcade into County Arcade to the front of the Mecca Locarno Ballroom. This dancehall had opened on 3rd November 1938. Mecca closed in 1969 (a new venue had been opened in 1964 in the Merrion Centre). It became The Stone in 1983 then a cafe in 1994. Notices outside give details of admission prices, varying from 2/6d early on Sunday evening (12.5p) to 6/- (30p) on Saturday nights. A special event is promoted on the round advertisement 'Midsummer Nights Dream Carnival, Wednesday 24th June, 3 bands, hats, balloons, novelties, competitions, 3/6d (17.5p). On the left edge is Vicker's gift shop, on the left of the Mecca is Greenwood's menswear business. Elster shoe shop is on the right, then Banks music in the window is on the right edge.
[3]Shadwell Lane, Leeds Industrial School, aerial view (Moortown) (63 comments)
Shadwell Lane, Leeds Industrial School, aerial viewUndated. Aerial view of Shadwell Lane showing Leeds Industrial School for Boys, later Shadwell Children's Centre. Residential streets at the top include Linton Avenue, Linton Grove and Linton Crescent.
[4]Cottingley Hall Estate, plans (Cottingley) (156 comments)
Cottingley Hall Estate, plans15th July 1950. View shows the temporary accommodation layout for Cottingley Hall Estate.
[5]Appleyard of Leeds (Sheepscar) (44 comments)
Appleyard of Leeds31st May 1929. View of the premises of Appleyard of Leeds Ltd. at the junction of North Street with Sheepscar Street South. Shows car showroom, garage and petrol pumps. The company was started by John Ernest Appleyard who opened his first business on Park Row in 1919. The North Street garage opened in October 1927.
[6]Meanwood Road (Meanwood) (36 comments)
Meanwood Road17th June 1936 Junction of Meanwood Road and Stainbeck Road. On the left, Buslingthorpe Rugby league ground is behind fence with Woodhouse Ridge in the background. Then the Meanwood Hotel, public house, landlord William Cardis. The road to the right of the Meanwood is Grove Lane, Stainbeck Road is in the bottom right corner. Street furniture includes a police box on the left, public telephone box, traffic lights and gas lamp.
[7]Queen Picture Theatre, Meadow Road (Holbeck) (24 comments)
Queen Picture Theatre, Meadow RoadUndated, This theatre, built south of the river, opened at Christmas in 1898. The proprietors were Messrs Dottridge and Longden and the managers were Charles Bush and T. Harvey Jessop. It originally seated 3,500 people and the building included refreshment rooms, 16 drawing rooms and 2 shops. It became a cinema in 1924 and was converted to have 916 seats. The first film shown , on 1st December 1924 was The Covered Wagon. It eventually closed on 19th October, 1957 and the last film shown was Attila the Hun. The building was demolished in 1968.
[8]Burley Road, Cardigan Lane (Burley) (42 comments)
Burley Road, Cardigan Lane23rd December 1968. Looking north-west along Burley Road at the junction with Cardigan Lane, where St Matthias School can be seen. On the road is a car, two vans and a number 50 bus going to Horsforth. On the pavement is a man holding a motorcycle, with some people at a bus stop behind.
[9]Armley Road (Armley) (42 comments)
Armley RoadUndated View looks along Armley Road in the direction of Wellington Bridge. On the left edge is part of the premises of John Wilby and son, builders and monumental masons. Beyond this is wasteland with hoardings facing onto the road. On the right, the fence around the yard of Castleton County Primary School is visible.
[10]Cow Close Estate, site (Wortley) (6 comments)
Cow Close Estate, site14th December 1954. General view of the site of the Cow Close Estate prior to development. In the distance is a mechanical digger and beyond is a factory with a chimney.
[11]Bewerley Street Infant School, seen from the rear in Kirkland Place (Hunslet) (17 comments)
Bewerley Street Infant School, seen from the rear in Kirkland Place4th June 1964 View showing the buildings and rear entrances of Bewerley Street Infant School. It was the first purpose built school to be erected by Leeds School Board and opened its doors to pupils on August 8th, 1873. It has classrooms with large, arched windows and behind the high wall, toilets are situated. By the 1950s, the school was for Juniors (7 – 11 Years), the Infants having moved to a school on Hunslet Hall Road.
[12]Aerial View, Greenthorpe Estate (Bramley) (20 comments)
Aerial View, Greenthorpe Estate1963 On the left is Henconner Lane with Bramley Town end in the top left corner. Moving right, is the Wyther Estate across Stanningley Road. In the top right area are Armley Hill Top cemetery and St Mary's Hospital just below this are tower blocks and new housing which is the Poplar Estate. Below this, the Greenthorpe Estate, stretching down to Pudsey Road, with Armley Heights estate to the right.
[13]Allerton Park no. 4 (Chapel Allerton) (40 comments)
Allerton Park no. 4Undated. Looking South at number 4 Allerton Park, Falloden Nursing Home. The building has a wooden fence enclosing shrubs and trees. A car is parked outside.
[14]Cockburn High School, Burton Road (Beeston) (140 comments)
Cockburn High School, Burton RoadUndated. View of Cockburn High School in Burton Road. It was named after Sir George Cockburn, a former Chairman of Leeds School Board and an educationalist. The school opened on 17th July 1902.
[15]Aerial View, Dewsbury Road (Beeston) (63 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.
[16]Back Lodge Avenue nos. 41 - 49 (Wortley) (6 comments)
Back Lodge Avenue nos. 41 - 4913th May 1960 Image shows rear entrances to terraced houses fronting onto Lodge Avenue. A window box brightens up the exterior of number 43, while empty bottles await collection on the window sill of number 41. A woman stands in the doorway of number 45 while a short washing line hangs across the doorway of number 47. On the left of the cobbled street are one storey structures originally built to house shared toilets, behind these are the railway lines.
[17]The Scotsman Public House (City Centre) (9 comments)
The Scotsman Public House1992, View showing the Scotsman Public House on junction with Kirkgate. Corn Exchange and Duncan Street can be seen in the distance.
[18]Eastgate, roundabout (City Centre)
Eastgate, roundaboutc1932. View of Eastgate roundabout with Appleyard's petrol station in the centre. Eastgate runs down from the left and continues past the Marquis of Granby public house to the right. The roads are very quiet with no traffic or pedestrians to be seen, surely a rare sight even in those days.
[19]Black Music Festival, Potternewton Park (Chapeltown)
Black Music Festival, Potternewton Park27th August 1989. Image taken on Bank Holiday Sunday, 27th August 1989, at the Black Music Festival held annually in Potternewton Park. It is a free community event sponsored by Leeds City Council and is the biggest Black Music Festival in Europe. This was the fourth Leeds Reggae Concert and included musicians and performers from the Caribbean and the U.S.A. In this image Jamaican Dub poet, Ras Fikre, is performing to the crowds. As well as the more well known artists, the Festival is also a showcase for local talent.
[20] Palace Picture Hall, Eyres Avenue (Armley) (72 comments)
 Palace Picture Hall, Eyres Avenue1970. View of the former Palace Picture Hall, shown here as The New Western Bingo Hall, located in Eyres Avenue. The building was opened as an 800 seater cinema on Monday 26th August 1912, advertising as the "Finest Picture Hall in West Leeds". The premises, formerly Armley Rink, had been completely re-designed under the personal supervision of Managing Director, Councillor Ezra Hoyle. The opening film was 'The Governor's Daughter' and seats could be booked in advance for 2d (1p). Ticket prices were 2d (1p), 4d (1.5p) and 6d (2.5p). One thousand people attended the two evening performances on opening night. It was described as "the most healthy and comfortable hall in the distict, breathing area 500 cu.ft to each person when the hall is full", also the management boasted that "persons entering while the pictures are being exhibited are shown to their seats by young ladies who have electric flash lights." Part of the building was converted into a dance hall and a cafe was attached. By 1937 the dance hall had been converted back to a skating rink, operating alongside the cinema. The Armley Palace Picture Hall closed on Saturday 22nd August 1964 with a showing of 'Summer Magic' starring Hayley Mills. The premises were subsequently converted to the New Western Bingo Hall. Here, it is advertising a £400 jackpot.