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[1]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.
[2]U.Y.M.I. Ground, Skelton Road (York Road) (8 comments)
U.Y.M.I. Ground, Skelton Road16th October 1965. View of the U.Y.M.I. Football Ground situated on Skelton Road, known as the Uni Ground. It is owned by East End Park Working Mens' Club and is the home ground of their football teams. Presently (2010)there are three teams - a First and Second team playing in the West Yorkshire Association League and a team playing in the Leeds Sunday League. The Club also supports an under 15's team playing in the Leeds & District Junior League. East End Park WMC Football Club has a history dating back to the 1920s. The stand seen in this image is no longer there. At the top of the image playing fields are visible (Osmondthorpe Recreation Ground.) These are situated opposite the Shaftesbury on York Road. Between the football ground and the playing fields allotments can be seen. Information supplied by Sean Tunnicliffe (Committee member of East End Park WMC FC).
[3]Meanwood Woods (Meanwood) (6 comments)
Meanwood Woods10th October 1929. On the left, sloping grassland leads to Meanwood Beck, over which is the Hollies, Weetwood. To the left path through woodland, Meanwood Quarry was in this area. Stone from here and other quarries around was used for local building projects such as Meanwood Parish Church and in Leeds, for example Holy Trinity Church, Boar Lane, Mill Hill chapel. Also used to build Royal Dockyards and Dover Pier.
[4]Bank Street, looking north-west (Wetherby)
Bank Street, looking north-west1988 View looking north-west along Bank Street showing Nicolla, Florist, on the left at no.1 followed by Ali-Raj Tandoori takeaway at no.3. Further along is Write Printers and Stationers which faces onto Church Street where it is numbered 13.
[5]Meanwood Road, old property (Buslingthorpe) (1 comment)
Meanwood Road, old propertyc1974/1975. Image thought to be taken in Meanwood Road. The sign on the gable end of the brick building covers much older lettering. It reads 'Scrap Metals Wanted, lead, brass, copper. Ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Also rags and woollens'. The sign advertises the business of A & B Hall of 320 Meanwood Road. Arched Windows at ground floor level have been bricked up.
[6]Meadow Lane, numbers 96 to 106 (Holbeck) (5 comments)
Meadow Lane, numbers 96 to 10619th July 1956. View of 96 to 106 Meadow Lane. On the left at number 106 are the premises of Green & Smith Ltd., electrical engineers (Albert Works). This building was once the Spread Eagle Inn. Next right is the entrance to Spread Eagle Yard. The central property in the image houses number 104 and 102. In a directory for 1940 number 104 on the left had been listed as a butcher's shop, proprietor Jas. Ansell Bulmer. Number 102, right, was a chemist's run by Percy Walker Brentnall. Set further back is number 100, in 1940 a house furnishers, business of Fred Plews. Numbers 98 and 96, far right were a confctioner's shop managed by mrs. Agnes Brooks. Fred Plews and Agnes Brooks were still listed here in 1955.
[7]Aerial View, Dewsbury Road (Beeston) (64 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.
[8]Blackburn Aircraft Company Firebrand IV (Unknown) (7 comments)
Blackburn Aircraft Company Firebrand IVUndated This aircraft entered service with the Royal Navy late in the war. It was a two seater fleet fighter, a radial engine torpedo bomber. The IV model was the last in a series which had been tested from 1939. It was heavy and difficult to deck land, in service from 1945-53, 156 built. The number of the plane in view is EK 660. The main components built in Leeds by Blackburn Aircraft Company included tail plane, elevators, fin, rudder, ailerons, flaps etc.
[9]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.
[10]Gledhow Hall, Sir James Kitson (Gledhow) (2 comments)
Gledhow Hall, Sir James Kitson1905. Sir James Kitson with a group of family and friends stand beside a chauffeur driven car outside Gledhow Hall, Roundhay. Sir James Kitson Bt. was raised to the peerage in 1907 as Lord Airedale, 1st Baron Airedale of Gledhow. Sir James is seen in the foreground with top hat. Standing either side of him is his son Albert (later Lord Airedale, also in top hat) and his daughter Emily. In 1911, Albert inherited his father's Barony, including Gledhow Hall where he lived with his wife, Baroness Airedale (nee Florence von Schunck). They had been married on 23 January 1890 at the Unitarian Mill Hill Chapel, Leeds. The Yorkshire Post reported that wedding guests included Herbert Gladstone, son of Prime Minister William Gladstone and Leeds politician, Francis Martineau Lupton, who was the first cousin of Lady Airedale's mother - Baroness von Schunck (nee Kate Lupton). Francis Martineau Lupton was the great great grandfather of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Francis Martineau's first cousin (1R) was Sir Thomas Martineau - the uncle of WW2 Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. Baroness von Schunck died in 1913 at Gledhow Wood Estate which was adjacent to Gledhow Hall. Painted by J.M.W. Turner in 1816, Gledhow Hall was used as a VAD (Military) hospital during WW1. Lord Airedale, 1st Baron Airedale was one of the leading industrialists of his age and chairman of the family firm Kitson and Company limited, Airedale Foundry and the Monkbridge Iron and Steelworks. Other country estates surrounding Gledhow Hall were Gledhow Grange and Hawkhills, Gledhow Lane - both the homes of solicitor William Middleton Esq. Ann, the wife of wealthy wool manufacturer William Lupton, died in 1865 at Gledhow Mount Mansion. The Lupton family seat "Beechwood", was also nearby - although much of the farmland had been sold by the 1950's to create the Leeds township Seacroft. In 2014, the Beechwood Estate, along with its former stables and gatehouse, houses numerous offices.
[11]Horsefair Centre, entrance (Wetherby)
Horsefair Centre, entrance1988 View shows the Horsefair Centre, Wetherby's shopping centre built in the 1970s. Nicholas Paul, hair salon, is on the far right, followed by Il Giardino restaurant, Spectrum Designs craft gallery and Freezer Fayre frozen foods. The shopping centre underwent a major redevelopment in the 2000s with a Morrisons store and the remaining open section enclosed under a glass canopy.
[12]Langham Street no. 4, Wellington Road nos. 52 - 56 (Wortley) (5 comments)
Langham Street no. 4, Wellington Road nos. 52 - 561954 Number 4 Langham Street is on the left edge of this view. Followed to the right by number 56 Wellington Road, James Keogh, surgical bootmakers and repairers, James William Wilson, pork butchers at number 54 and George Spence and Sons, Leather factors at number 52. On the right, the steel support structures for the Leeds Corporation gasometers can be seen.
[13]Whingate no. 10 (Armley) (2 comments)
Whingate no. 1024th August 1961 On the left, set back from the road are numbers 14, 12 Whingate two cottages. Number 10 is the shop the first floor has a central window and castellated facade covering the front of the roof. This is a boot and shoe repair shop, business of Harry Hick. It had been a cobbler's shop at least since the 1920s, with various proprietors. On the right the side of number 8 can be seen, this had been the home of the Railway Inspector.
[14]Gaiety Public House, 89 - 95 Roundhay Road (Harehills)
Gaiety Public House, 89 - 95 Roundhay RoadUndated. View of The Gaiety Public House with boarded windows and the remnants of old advertising posters which date the photograph to c1996. The Gaiety opened officially on 7th December 1972 on the site of the old Gaiety Kinema at the junction of Gathorne Terrace with Roundhay Road. It was designed R. K. Waites of the York architects firm of Waites & Moorey, and built at a cost of £225,000. The site was divided by Gipton Beck and so the Gaiety was designed with a central archway under which the beck ran in a culvert. The two sides of the building were linked by a bridge which housed one of the 5 bars, The Vaudeville Bar. On the ground floor was The Roundhay Public Bar which could accommodate 350 to 400 people; above was The Carousel Bar with a dance floor, juke box and a 17 metre circular bar; also on the ground floor was The Gaiety Bar and Gaiety Restaurant and above these was The Variety Room which provided live entertainment at weekends and offered room hire for private parties and weddings. The decor of The Gaiety was in keeping with that of the Edwardian era. On opening night , actor Stephen Lewis, 'Blakey' in the T.V. situation comedy, 'On The Buses', pulled the first pint. The manager was Mr. Alan Coultas-Brown. The Gaiety was also featured in the David Peace best seller 1974 (part one of the “Red Riding” Quartet). By 1990 The Gaiety had closed its doors for the last time but stood derelict for many years. Leeds City Council demolished it at a cost of £39,000 which included landscaping costs. Now the Archway, a resource centre for 16 - 25 year-olds has been built on the site, set up in 2001 by Leeds City Council with funding from the European Regional Development fund. The services offered include housing support, counselling, advice on education, occupations, drug and mental health issues. There is practical help in the form of laundry and shower facilities.
[15]Walton Road, looking south-east. (Wetherby)
Walton Road, looking south-east.1988 View looking south-east along Walton Road from the junction with Nags Lane. Numbers run in ascending order from 2 on the right; second along at no.4 is T.Wiggins and son, gentlemen's tailor.
[16]North Street, east side (Wetherby)
North Street, east side1988 View shows shops and businesses on the east side of North Street, after the junction with Horsefair on the right. They include Sport & Leisure sports shop, Cameron Beaumont opticians, Threshers off-licence, Todds butchers, the Job Centre and the Oven Door bakers. Further along are the entrance to the Horsefair Centre and Boots Chemists on the left.
[17]North Street, looking towards High Street. (Wetherby)
North Street, looking towards High Street. 1988 View from North Street looking south towards High Street from the junction with Bank Street. On the left is Sports & Leisure sports shop at no.2 North Street. This is followed by the junction with Horsefair then in the centre of the photo the Angel public house at no.30 High Street. This is a listed building dating back to before 1700 which at one time was one of the principal posting inns along Great North Road. On the right, surrounded by scaffolding, is the National Westminster Bank.
[18]Gaiety Public House, 89 - 95 Roundhay Road, close-up of frontage (Harehills) (1 comment)
Gaiety Public House, 89 - 95 Roundhay Road, close-up of frontageUndated. View of the delapidated sign on the frontage of The Gaiety Public House with tattered advertisements for entertainment, dating the photograph to c1996. From 1990, and during this period, it had stood empty, attracting drug users and prostitutes in its derelict state. The foundation stone for this, in its heyday, 'state-of-the-art' public house was laid by Mr. J.W. Cameron of J.W. Cameron & Company Ltd, Brewers of Hartlepool, in April 1972. It opened in December 1972 and there was a two page spread in the Evening Post of 6th December 1972 introducing The Gaiety as an entertainment venue. The new public house was built on the site of the old Gaiety Kinema at the junction of Gathorne Terrace with Roundhay Road. The old cinema was open between 1921 and 1958 but was subsequently demolished. Now The Gaiety public house has also been demolished and the site is occupied by the Archway, a resource centre providing help, advice and counselling to 16-25 year-olds.
[19]Gledhow Hall at the Junction of Gledhow Lane and Lidgett Lane, 'Little Switzerland (Gledhow) (10 comments)
Gledhow Hall at the Junction of Gledhow Lane and Lidgett Lane, Undated, A view of Gledhow Hall possibly early 1900s. The land was originally monastic and was purchased from Elizabeth I by the Thwaites family. The Hall eventually came into possession of Liberal, James Kitson the first Lord Mayor of Leeds and head of the Monkbridge Iron and Steel Company. It was used as a military hospital during the First World War.
[20]Stokes and Dalton Ltd., York Road (York Road) (7 comments)
Stokes and Dalton Ltd., York Road16th February 1942 Factory premises of Percy Dalton and H. M. Stokes trading as Stokes and Dalton. One popular product was Sagion, a dry shipping mix of sage and onion. They also produced rusks, cornflakes and sausage making machines.