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[1]Eastgate, roundabout (City Centre) (3 comments)
Eastgate, roundabout19th June 1941. View of Eastgate roundabout looking towards Eastgate (left) and Lady Lane (right). Appleyard's petrol filling station occupies the centre of the roundabout with an area of grass around, which a lady is walking across despite a notice saying 'Please keep off the grass'. In the centre background is the Kingston Unity Friendly Society building and on the right Circle House, whose occupants include Harold's hairdressers, Buckle cafe and the National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers.
[2]School (Unknown) (7 comments)
SchoolUndated, Unidentified large school.
[3]County Arcade, Mecca Locarno (City Centre) (179 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.
[4]Foxwood School (Seacroft) (21 comments)
Foxwood Schoolc1967. General view of the exterior of Foxwood School.
[5]Cockburn High School, Burton Road (Beeston) (97 comments)
Cockburn High School, Burton RoadUndated. View of Cockburn High Scool 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.
[6]Gipton Board School (Harehills) (24 comments)
Gipton Board SchoolUndated. Gipton Board School was situated between Conway Street and Conway Mount, fronting onto Harehills Road. It opened on 14th October 1897.
[7]Tramway Street, No 31 (rear) (Sheepscar) (10 comments)
Tramway Street, No 31 (rear)Undated The central building in the row of terraces is the rear of number 31 Tramway Street, at th time owned by Pyzers Estates. Although number 31 occupies more space widthways than the other houses in the row it is only half the depth and a through-by-light. A toilet block has been built in the recess between the houses. The other properties are numbered from the left as 34, 32 and 30 Evelyn Street but are numbered as 35, 33 and 29 Tramway Street at the other side.
[8]Can You Help? (Unknown) (28 comments)
Can You Help?1969. Photograph taken in 1969 showing red brick terraced streets. There is a street sign on view but even when enlarged it is impossible to decipher as it is at an angle. Two women are chatting in the street while attending to their washing. A pram is parked outside one of the houses and a child is playing out. In the background a window cleaner is up on a ladder cleaning bedroom windows.
[9]Lands Lane, King Charles Hotel and Schofields Department Store (City Centre) (3 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]Aerial View, Barwick Road, Swarcliffe Drive (Swarcliffe) (27 comments)
Aerial View, Barwick Road, Swarcliffe DriveUndated, This aerial view of Swarcliffe dates from the 1960s. In the foreground, the bottom edge, Barwick Road runs from left to right. Moving back, Swarclife Drive runs parallel to this with Elmete Towers above on the left. Eastwood Lane runs from the centre of the bottom edge and curves towards the right where two more tower blocks are situated Swarcliffe Towers and Manston Towers. On the right edge, the Whinmoor public house is just visible. Swarcliffe Primary School can be seen in the top left corner.
[11]Aerial View, Beechwood School (Seacroft) (48 comments)
Aerial View, Beechwood SchoolUndated, Beechwood School can be seen in the centre of the bottom half of the view, with Brooklands Avenue on the right. On the right edge, in the centre is Seacroft Congregational Church.
[12]Domestic Street at the corner with Sydenham Street (Holbeck) (10 comments)
Domestic Street at the corner with Sydenham Street12th November 1929. Image shows Domestic Street, right, at the junction with Sydenham Street, left. The two shops visible are numbers 52 Domestic Street, Harry Schofield's grocers, left, and 50 Domestic Street, Misses Martha and Betty Austin, Pork Butchers. The shop premises are part of a row of back-to-back terraced properties opening on to Domestic Street at one side, right, and Atkinson Street on the other side, left. Properties on the west side of Atkinson Street are back-to-back with Keating Street. A sign on the wall of Austin's indicates the start of Sydenham Street. In the bottom left-hand corner there is a postbox located close to the junctions with Sydenham Place and Albert Street. In Domestic Street, at the right edge, the Unitarian Chapel and Sunday School is visible. In 1931 the chapel was converted to the Gainsborough Picture House by Leeds architect Frank Mitchell. It could seat 578 people with 113 being accommodated in the former chapel balcony. The cinema closed in 1966 and the building was used as a warehouse.
[13]Allerton Park no. 4 (Chapel Allerton) (23 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]Armley Road at the junction with Stanningley Road (Armley) (42 comments)
Armley Road at the junction with Stanningley Road Undated This view is taken from Mistress Lane looking towards Armley Road and Stanningley Road. The Methodist Church stands at the junction with Stanningley Road, left. At the right edge, the Nelson Hotel at number 212 Armley Road is visible and Samuel Ledgard's is at number 216 where the square entrance can be seen. In the background the chimney of Phillip's Yeast Products is evident. The dome of Armley Park School in Stanningley Road is on the right side of the road.
[15] Plaza Cinema, Assembly Rooms, 32 New Briggate (City Centre) (31 comments)
 Plaza Cinema,  Assembly Rooms, 32 New Briggate1970. View showing the Plaza Cinema at 32 New Briggate. The building, designed by George Corson and James Robertson Watson of Leeds, opened as the Assembly Rooms Concert Hall in 1898. It became a cinema on Monday 15th April 1907 advertising "new century talking and singing pictures". The opening picture was a film showing the stage act of 'Little Tich', an English music hall comedian whose real name was Harry Relph. The picture house was able to seat an audience of 1,100 and admission charges were: front circle 2/- (10p) and 1/6d (7.5p), side circle and stalls 1/- (5p), area 6d (2.5p) and gallery 3d (1p). The name changed to the 'Plaza' on Monday 25th August 1958 until its closure in 1985. The Assembly Rooms are now (Nov. 2007) being restored as part of the major Grand Theatre refurbishments.
[16]Aerial View, Holbeck Moor (Holbeck) (75 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.
[17]Headrow, excavations for the new Lewis's Store (City Centre) (1 comment)
Headrow, excavations for the new Lewis8th July 1931. Excavations are underway in the Headrow for the erection of the new Lewis's department store. This part of the Headrow was formerly known as Upperhead Row. The excavations were completed by August 1931 and the store was opened on 18th September 1932. Frederick James Marquis, (later Lord Woolton, Wartime Minister of Food) bought the site for £160,000. He was on the board of directors of the Lewis's firm. On the left is Campbells House Furniture Store at number 13 Upperhead Row advertising £60 worth of furniture for 5 shillings weekly. Next is H.G. Shipham, a menswear business at number 15. Shipham was a colleague of Snowden Schofield who, on a visit to Leeds from Liverpool, decided to take the shop at the other side of the entrance to the Victoria Arcade, (an elaborate arch between the two turrets). Schofields was to become a famous Leeds store. On the right are the Harrisons Almshouses built by wealthy Leeds merchant and benefactor, John Harrison in 1653.
[18]Can You Help? (Morley) (14 comments)
Can You Help?Undated. View of an unidentified man and two women posing for the camera outside what appears to be a stone-built two-story farmhouse with attached barn. They are wearing a late nineteenth/early twentieth century style of dress. It was originally described as Howley Hall Farm but this is not now thought to be the case. It is still very likely to be in the Morley area, however, as the image is part of the David Atkinson Archive. A hand-written message in ink at the top reads "to wish you a Merry Xmas". Image used courtesy of Peter Aldred. (Update: 22/5/2012. Many thanks for all the suggestions and comments as to the location - it does seem a possibility that the farm is the one described by Jason in his comment. This would have been Upper Rooms Farm and is shown in Leodis Image: ID 20051118_159951, another from the David Atkinson Archive but it's is hard to say from this view whether it's the same buildings or not.)
[19]Moss Bridge, Leeds Liverpool Canal. (Rodley) (2 comments)
Moss Bridge, Leeds Liverpool Canal.Undated. Image shows Moss Bridge, a swing bridge crossing the Leeds Liverpool Canal. The bridge accesses Moss Bridge Road, off camera left, which leads to Rodley Town Street. In the background the Crane and Excavator Works of Thomas Smith & Sons (Rodley) Ltd are visible. Airedale Mills is to the left hand side, and part of Union Crane Works can be seen to the right. The view is in the direction of Leeds.
[20]Kippax Park, home of the Bland family (Kippax) (8 comments)
Kippax Park, home of the Bland familyUndated. View of Kippax Park, one of the most magnificent buildings in the village of Kippax, the seat of the Bland family for many generations. Originally built in the 17th century, around the time of Sir Thomas Bland (c1614-1657), the first Baronet Bland of Kippax Park, it was extended in the 18th century by the 6th Baronet, Sir John Bland. The family continued to live in the house until the death of John Davison Bland in 1928, after which the house and contents were sold, but it was left to become derelict and was eventually demolished in the 1950s.