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[1]Bewerley Street Infant School, seen from the rear in Kirkland Place (Hunslet) (20 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]Aerial View, Quarry Hill Flats (Quarry Hill) (77 comments)
Aerial View, Quarry Hill Flats1st August 1946 View looks from the south-west onto Quarry Hill Flats. Towards the left are two roundabouts connected by Eastgate. New York Road runs along the top edge of the flats past St Mary's Church and St Patrick's Church situated in the centre just above the flats. From the junction York Road runs to the right edge. St Peter's Street runs across the foreground with the centre of the bottom edge. Marsh Lane and the railway line are on the right.
[3]County Arcade, Mecca Locarno (City Centre) (221 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]Open air swimming pool, Roundhay Park (Roundhay) (27 comments)
Open air swimming pool, Roundhay ParkUndated. A black-and-white postcard showing Roundhay Park open air swimming pool, which is post-marked 3rd August 1958 and published by Chadwick of Studio 147 in Roundhay Road. Postcard courtesy of Robert H. Stead.
[5]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.
[6]Dewsbury Road nos. 198 - 202a (Hunslet) (2 comments)
Dewsbury Road nos. 198 - 202a25th August 1964 Image shows shops on Dewsbury Road including the South Leeds Photo Centre at number 198 on the right with a woman and three children, one in a pram stood in the doorway. On the left at number 200 is Ruth Hair Stylist Ltd with a double fronted shop with a car reg: 486 AUB parked in front. At number 202 on the left is Stuart Keane, Radio and Television sales and repairs with two men stood in the doorway. On the left is Green Terrace with A. Wrights Garage visible on the far left.
[7]Cookridge Street (City Centre)
Cookridge Street25th April 1920 St. Anne's Cathedral on the right, built between 1902-1904. The church had previously been on the site fronting the Headrow and had been demolished for road widening in 1904, when the new Cathedral was ready. In this view the still empty site has Sheldons advertising boards with posters for Empire, Grand and Theatre Royal, Hyde Park cinema. A temporary building was called the Lord Mayors Hut. Here it is being used by the Y.M.C.A, was also utilized as an unemployment office. It had been suggested that this area be used for a war memorial.
[8]Family from the gypsy community, Back Bellbrooke Terrace (Harehills) (2 comments)
Family from the gypsy community, Back Bellbrooke Terrace1977. View of members of the Cunningham and Hunter families on Back Bellbrooke Terrace in Leeds. Number 391 Back Bellbrooke Terrace is seen in the background right. Back Bellbrooke Terrace fronts, at the other side, Harehills Lane. Draped over the wall at the back are decorations for the Silver Jubilee. At this time the Hunter family lived at number 40 Bellbrooke Place.
[9]South Leeds High School, Middleton Road (Belle Isle) (5 comments)
South Leeds High School, Middleton Road2007/8. View of South Leeds High School in 2006 after demolition had begun. Depending on their era ex pupils will remember it as Belle Isle County Secondary School (from c1959), Belle Isle Middle School (1970s). Merlyn Rees High School (early 1990s) and South Leeds Arts College Merlyn Rees. Finally, in 2004 it became South Leeds High School on amalgamation with Matthew Murray, operating across both campuses. A new South Leeds School opened in 2006 on a site adjacent to South Leeds Stadium.
[10]W. Moorhouse and Sons Ltd. (Beeston) (34 comments)
W. Moorhouse and Sons Ltd.9th June 1950. View shows W.Moorhouse and Sons Ltd. jam manufacturers, Old Lane, Beeston. Picture shows rear view with palletts and boxes stacked up. A chimney is seen in the distance and a tree is visible in the foreground amongst a patch of grass
[11]Leeds City Station, locomotive no. 45581 (City Centre) (4 comments)
Leeds City Station, locomotive no. 4558130th July 1966. 'Jubilee' class steam locomotive number 45581, named 'Bihar and Orissa', moves slowly 'tender-first' westwards through Leeds City station. That the engine is running backwards is revealed by the presence of an oil-lamp above one of the buffers, its position also confirming the locomotive is not pulling a train (known as running 'light-engine'). The yellow diagonal stripe running through the engine number on the cabside informs that the locomotive is barred from working South of Crewe (Cheshire) along the West Coast Main Line, because of clearance problems caused by the overhead electrification. The barrow in the foreground was one used by railway, rather than Post Office, staff. 45581 is seen here a few minutes after arriving on a passenger train from the west, and is now en route to the next duty, or possibly onto a depot for servicing. Depending on the 'diagram' (i.e. a planned series of journeys') being followed, this may not be the engine's home 'shed' of Farnley (Leeds).
[12]Aerial View, Greenthorpe Estate (Bramley) (23 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]St. Anne's Cathedral, looking east from Park Row (City Centre) (1 comment)
St. Anne1903. View of the original building of the Roman Catholic St. Anne's Cathedral, looking east from Park Row. It was positioned near the site of Leeds Permanent Building Society Headquarters at the Headrow/Cookridge Street junction. The church was designed by local architect John Child and the foundation stone was laid on 12th August, 1837. It opened on 24th October 1838. It replaced the small chapel of St. Mary in Lady Lane, and it was first intended that the new church would have the same name, but it was decided to dedicate it to St. Anne out of gratitude to its principal benefactors, Sarah and Grace Humble. St. Anne was the patroness of their late sister, Anne. In 1842 a new reredos, altar and pulpit designed by Pugin were erected in the church. The reredos survives in the new St. Anne's. The diocese of Leeds was formed in 1878 and St. Anne's became the cathedral of a diocese covering the whole of the West Riding. The first Bishop of Leeds, Robert Cornthwaite, was installed in the episcopal throne at St. Anne's on 28th October 1879. This building was demolished in 1904 and the site later became that of the new Leeds Permanent Building Society. The new St. Anne's Cathedral was rebuilt further along Cookridge Street.
[14]Aerial View, Barwick Road, Swarcliffe Drive (Swarcliffe) (30 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.
[15]Stipendiary Street, Beckett Street (Burmantofts) (7 comments)
Stipendiary Street, Beckett StreetUndated, On the left of this image are a row of back-to-back houses numbers 2 to 16 Stipendiary Street. On the right are numbers 126A and 126 Beckett Street. Number 126A on the left is a second hand fishing tackle shop. Large advertisements on the end wall of Stipendiary Street promote Skol as the 'light, dry lager' and Harpic for 'hygeine in the home'.
[16]Arndale Centre (Headingley) (10 comments)
Arndale CentreJune 1967 View shows the recently opened Arndale Centre, a covered parade of shops situated off Otley Road between Alma Road and Wood Lane. When the centre originally opened it contained, amongst other businesses, a Post Office and a branch of Lloyds Bank.
[17]Temple Newsam, Henry Moore sculpture, courtyard and park (Temple Newsam) (1 comment)
Temple Newsam, Henry Moore sculpture, courtyard and park18th July 1982. View looking out over Temple Newsam Park from the courtyard of Temple Newsam House. Part of the house is visible on the right. The sculpture seen in the middle of the courtyard is the work of Castleford born sculptor and artist, Henry Moore entitled "Three Piece Reclining Figure Number 1", dating from 1961 to 1962. There were 8 bronze casts made of this sculpture which have found a home in museums and galleries at home and abroad. The original artist's cast was presented by Henry Moore to the Tate Collection in 1978 and the original plaster is in the Moore Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario, presented in 1974. Other casts on public display (at the present time, 2013) include the County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, Corniche Road in Jeddah and our own Yorkshire Sculpture Park (this may be the same sculpture as seen in this image). The YSP has the largest display of open-air bronzes by Henry Moore in Europe and an image of "Three Piece Reclining Figure Number 1" may be found on the website, www.ysp.co.uk
[18]Burley Road, looking towards Leeds (Burley) (9 comments)
Burley Road, looking towards LeedsUndated. View of Burley Road around the turn of the twentieth century looking in the direction of Leeds. On the Left is the Town Sub - Post & Money Order Office and Savings Bank at number 286 and the Grocers Store run by Miss Emily Whitaker. Picture Postcards are advertised. Adjacent at number 284 is James Hobson Whitaker, Grocer, Beer Retailer and Newsagent. The sign on the gable end, left of centre, reads 'General Draper' and in 1906, was the business of Herbert Sunderland. This row of shops continues up to the junction with Cardigan Lane. On the south-west side of Burley Road, St. Matthias' Church spire is visible. Streets off to the right are the Greenhows with possibly the junction with Haddon Road in the foreground. A group of young girls pause in Burley Road to pose for the camera.
[19]Back to Back red brick terraced housing (Harehills) (13 comments)
Back to Back red brick terraced housing1953 Aerial view of back to back red brick terraced housing. Snaking round from the left edge into the bottom left hand corner is Roundhay Road. Joining it is Roseville Road and then off towards the right is Gledhow Road. Following Roundhay Road Upwards St Aidan's Church is visible at the left edge. The streets cutting diagonally across are mainly the Bayswaters and they meet Harehills Road. Harehills Road runs from the left to a third of the way down from the top right edge. Far left on Harehills Road the white building is St Augustine's Roman Catholic Church, then Harehills Road Congregational Church. The large building on Harehills Road is Harehills County Secondary School and it is surrounded by the Conways, streets of red brick terrace homes. Harehills Lane runs from left to right just down slightly from the top edge. Part of St James' Hospital occupies the bottom right hand corner.
[20]Leeds Shopping Plaza, Boar Lane Mall (City Centre) (2 comments)
Leeds Shopping Plaza, Boar Lane MallUndated. View of Leeds Shopping Plaza showing Boar Lane Mall, busy with shoppers around Christmas time, with decorations and a Christmas tree visible. This shopping centre was formerly the Bond Street Centre and opened in September 1977; in March 1996 it became the Leeds Shopping Plaza under new owners Tops Estates. Shops in the picture include James Walker, Olympus and Ibiza.