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[1]Bewerley Street Infant School, seen from the rear in Kirkland Place (Hunslet) (16 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]Town Hall, helicopter rescue (City Centre) (2 comments)
Town Hall, helicopter rescue26th October 1974 Photograph showing an airlift by helicopter from the roof of the Town Hall
[3]Morley Feast, Roundabout (Morley) (2 comments)
Morley Feast, RoundaboutUndated. This roundabout, about which it says 'its new and its fab' on the central spindle, was similar to the 'Whip' which increased speed as it went round the sharper bends. The new bit about this machine was that the seats, by not touching the floor, could also twist round in a circular motion, ie. spin, as the chairs went round corners. The image most likely dates from the mid 1960s. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
[4]The Calls no. 32 (City Centre) (3 comments)
The Calls no. 323rd January 1949. The Calls, City Centre. View showing number 32, a warehouse, housing 'H. Sender & Co., wholesale clothiers', 'Moorhouse and Brocklesby, leather factors' and 'The Leeds General Clothing Company'. The adjoining building, number 28, houses 'H.G. Atkinson, Son & Co. Ltd, builders'. A gas street lamp is visible to the left of the picture. There are also two cars and a lorry parked on the street outside number 32.
[5]Mount St Mary's Church, Interior (Richmond Hill) (1 comment)
Mount St Mary1905 Postcard view of the interior of Mount St Mary's Church. The foundation stone for this church was laid in 1853, it was largely to serve the Irish immigrant population, who were in desperate need of aid, having sought refuge from the Famine of 1845-51 in Ireland. By 1857 the Nave and side aisles had been completed by Joseph Hansom and William Wardell E.W. Pugin designed the transcepts and channel. It was in the decorated Gothis Style. It was a church renowned for community involvement and school. It was closed in 1989. Unfortunately it was stripped of artefacts and fittings and is now in need of restoration for any alternative use.
[6]Lambert's Yard (City Centre) (10 comments)
LambertUndated. Lambert's Yard, Lower Briggate. Derelict yard, buildings have broken windows. "The old house depicted in our illustration is to be seen in what is known as Lambert's yard, just above the railway bridge in Lower Briggate, on the left hand side proceeding from Boar Lane. It is now tenantless and the plaster is falling from the exterior walls, but despite its present forlorn appearance, it stands out distinctively from the ugly modern buildings which surround it. From Elizabethan times onwards for a century or more, Lower Briggate, like Boar Lane, was a favourite residential street of opulent merchants, who often had their handloom weaving carried on in the rear portion of their houses. Cheek by jowl with these little mansions were a few shops, and several of the real old English taverns" (Mattison A and Meakin W 1908 The Romance of Old Leeds p9) Photo by Alf Mattison.
[7]Boar Lane, looking towards the Corn Exchange (City Centre) (11 comments)
Boar Lane, looking towards the Corn Exchange13th August 1962. View of Boar Lane looking towards the Corn Exchange from the Griffin Hotel. On the left is the Kee Hong Chinese Restaurant at number 55A Boar Lane, then L & C Rubber Co. Ltd., Thornton's Chocolate Kabin and Bewlay Pipes. The next junction is Albion Street. On the right hand side there is Boots and Owen & Robinson Ltd.
[8]Leeds Town Hall, from Westgate (City Centre)
Leeds Town Hall, from Westgatec1967. Looking towards the Town Hall and The Headrow from Westgate by the junction with Oxford Row. Oxford Place Methodist Chapel is in the foreground, left, with Oxford Place situated between it and the Town Hall. In the background on the right is Permanent House, the headquarters of the Leeds Permanent Building Society on Cookridge Street.
[9]St Peter's Church, Postcard (Bramley) (2 comments)
St PeterUndated, St Peter's Church on Hough Lane was built on land donated by the 7th Earl of Cardigan. It replaced the earlier St Margaret's Church which was reputed to have been built by monks from Kirkstall Abbey and was demolished in 1861. St Peter's was sited a short distance away from the old church it was consecrated in 1863.
[10]County Arcade, Mecca Locarno (City Centre) (207 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.
[11]Boar Lane (City Centre) (1 comment)
Boar Lane24th April 1951. Looking west along Boar Lane towards the city centre we see a busy and thriving shopping area. Both sides of Boar Lane are filled with people and business premises. The Griffin hotel and Jacomellis restuarant opposite are clearly seen. The road is busy with vehicles including tramcars, buses, cars and lorries. A British Road Services truck is at the front.
[12]Le Prince's, 16 lens camera, 1887, Front view (Unknown) (20 comments)
Le Prince1887. Image shows the front view of Louis Le Prince's 16 lens camera built in 1887. Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince (1842-1890?) had applied for an American patent entitled 'Method and Apparatus of Producing Animated Photographic Pictures'. He returned to Leeds from the States in 1887 and began to further develop his cameras at Number 160 Woodhouse Lane, a workshop adjacent to Blenheim Chapel. Le Prince was assisted by his son Adolph, Joseph Whitley, a clever mechanic, J.W.Longley and local joiner, Frederick Mason of the firm William Mason and Sons, 150 Woodhouse Lane. The 16 lenses, as seen here, centre, act on two sensitive films. The first 8 operate on one film in rapid succession, then, as the first film is moved forward, the next 8 lenses operate on the second film. The shutters on the lenses are opened in the correct order by means of a system of 'mutilated gears' to which they are attached. Louis Le Prince went on to develop more compact, less noisy cameras at his workshop in Woodhouse Lane and is famous for his single lens camera, patented in 1888. With this he successfully produced short sequences of moving film. Louis Le Prince's first film was on 14 October 1888. It is known as the "Roundhay Garden Scene" as it was shot in the garden of Oakwood Grange, Roundhay. It is the first movie on the reel of film, the second being the more famous Leeds Bridge scene. For a film clip of the Leeds Bridge sequence seee http://www.archive.org/details/Leeds_Bridge_1888 For further information on Le Prince see the Internet Movie Database http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0392728/
[13]Barrack Street, Sheepscar Street North (Sheepscar) (8 comments)
Barrack Street, Sheepscar Street North12th November 1968. View looking north-east up Barrack Street from its junction with Sheepscar Street North, where a queue of cars wait at traffic lights. On the right is the empty Elsanco Works, now boarded up. On the left is a crossing guard with two children. Behind is a row of 'Keep Right' warning lamps.
[14]St Mark's Road near the junction with Raglan Road, showing Foster's Buildings (Woodhouse) (2 comments)
St Markc.1890 This image shows Foster's Buildings, low built two storey dwellings with outbuildings and a yard surrounded by brick walling. They are situated in St Mark's Road near the junction with Raglan Road adjacent to Harrison's Almshouses. Foster's Buildings were demolished before the Second World War.
[15]Albert Johanneson signs for Leeds United (Beeston) (8 comments)
Albert Johanneson signs for Leeds United1961. Image shows Albert Johanneson as he signs for Leeds United in the presence of Don Revie, manager of Leeds during the 'Glory Years', (centre). Gerry Francis, on the left, was Leeds' first black player when he signed up in 1957.
[16]Alderman Brook's House (Hunslet) (16 comments)
Alderman BrookUndated. Alderman Brook's house, Hunslet Lane. Large brick house now demolished. "A guide published in 1808 described Hunslet as 'a little more than a mile from Leeds'. Between the two places was a country lane - Hunslet Lane to Leeds people, and Leeds Lane to Hunslet people - and bordering it were fine residences. Of the few remaining, that know as Alderman Brook's house, is one of the most striking. It is notable for the geat number of windows, and also for the length of the building" (Mattison A and Meakin W 1908, The Romance of Old Leeds). Photograph Alf Mattison. The photographer Alfred Mattison was born in Hunslet in 1868. His passion for local history led to lecturing, photography and writing. In 1908 he wrote "The Romance of Old Leeds" based on his articles and photos for the Yorkshire Daily Observer. He died following a street accident in Leeds in Sept 1944.
[17]W. Moorhouse and Sons Ltd. (Beeston) (30 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
[18]Aerial View, Quarry Hill Flats (Quarry Hill) (75 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.
[19]Baby in a Victorian pram (West Ardsley) (3 comments)
Baby in a Victorian pramUndated. This posed photograph was taken in West Ardsley by William Mann of East Bierley near Bradford. A woman, wearing a plain dark dress with leg of mutton sleeves, lace collar and starched white apron, is standing beside a baby in a Victorian perambulator. Prams were first seen around 1850 and became very fashionable throughout the Victorian era. They were seen as a status symbol because they were costly. The pram in the picture has high wheels and a hood to protect the baby from the elements. The baby, asleep, looks almost too big for it and is wearing a knitted bonnet. Image used courtesy of Peter Aldred. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
[20]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.