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[1]Thornes Farm, Halton Moor Road (Osmondthorpe)
Thornes Farm, Halton Moor Road4th November 1990. View of Thornes Farm on Halton Moor Road, opposite the junction with Osmondthorpe Lane, looking south towards Skelton Grange Power Station. The farm buildings have since been demolished and the Thornes Farm Business Park now occupies the site.
[2]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.
[3]Meanwood Road (Buslingthorpe) (22 comments)
Meanwood RoadNovember 1981. Image shows a view looking north up Meanwood Road from the junction of Cambridge Road. On the left are a parade of shops including a newsagents selling Silk Cut cigarettes, an electrical shop and the Rosco clothing company. In the foreground is a zebra crossing and in the distance Sugar Well Hill.
[4]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.
[5]Aerial View, West Leeds High School (Armley) (31 comments)
Aerial View, West Leeds High SchoolUndated, Aerial view of West Leeds High School. This shows the boys school. Town Street runs diagonally across the top left corner with Whingate running from left to right directly behind the school. On the left is Heights Lane separating the main playing field from the cricket field. On the corner of the field is the Kindergarten with the main school building in the centre. West Leeds High School still exists although is now based at different premises nearby. The building in view is in the process of being converted for residential uses.
[6]Eastgate, roundabout (City Centre) (6 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.
[7]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.
[8]The Malvern Cinema at the junction of Beeston Road and Ashley Place (Beeston) (20 comments)
The Malvern Cinema at the junction of Beeston Road and Ashley Place9th July 1964, The front doors of the Malvern Cinema advertising some of the latest films. 'Nothing but the best', starring Alan Bates & Denholm Elliot in a comedy of murders released in 1964. The famous 'Zulu' again 1964 which starred Sir Stanley Baker and launched Sir Michael Caines acting career. 'Hell Driver's' Britains answer to a road movie also starring Sir Stanley Baker, Sean Connery & Sid James. There is a special children's show on Saturday at 2.00pm.
[9]Greystone Street nos. 9 - 17, 23 (Burley) (2 comments)
Greystone Street nos. 9 - 17, 232nd November 1959 Section of Greystone Street, number 9 is on the left, moving right are 11, 13, 15. Between 17 and 21 the houses have been bricked up, the iron gate in the centre is blocking an alleyway which led to the back of the houses. Number 23 is on the right.
[10]Cookridge Hall (Cookridge) (8 comments)
Cookridge Hall4th August 1949. View of the front entrance to Cookridge Hall, a stone built mansion partly covered in ivy. The site is an ancient one. Angles named the area Cookridge, meaning "Cwica's strip of land" and we can perhaps assume some settlement within the locality of the present Hall. Written evidence certainly indicates a medieval dwelling here. During the 12th and 13th centuries the shrewd Cisterian monks of Kirkstall acquired land in Cookridge and for three hundred years improved the stock which thrived upon it by careful, industrious management. Ralph Thoresby, the Leeds antiquarian, stated that Cookridge was part of Kirkstall's dairy farm. In 1538, aware of Henry Vlll's impending closure of Kirkstall, the monks leased Cookridge Grange (a farm where the hall now stands) to a Thomas Middleton. The Grange would be a wooden building. Two years later Henry's rent collector named a Richard Wood as "husbandsman" at the Grange. Eventually (1583) The Grange passed to the Kirke family, yeoman farmers and clothiers, whose improving status was reflected in their expanding flocks. The Kirke family lived in the Grange throughout the 17th century and as time progressed a stone building replaced the wooden one - a hall with farm attached and the yeoman's Kirkes became gentlemen! It was Thomas Kirke who created the famous geometrical maze of paths in Moseley Wood which became such a popular attraction throughout the England of his day. In 1722 the property was sold to the Sheffield's of Normanby in Lincolnshire. It was the age of great estates bought by powerful, often absentee landlords. The Hall was visited once a year by Sir Charles Sheffield, when bills for horses, hay and housekeeping rose considerably! It was Sir Charles who had the Hall altered to its present style in 1754. Tenants occupied the hall for most of the 18th and early 19th centuries, one of whom was Richard Wormald, wealthy woollen merchant, who eventually brought the property in 1820. The Wormald's were numbered among those influential families who contributed to the early progress and affluence of Leeds during the industrial revolution. Growing problems of maintenance led to Major Wormald selling the house in 1919. The Hall was bought by the Paul family who owned a tannery on Kirkstall Road. They retained it until 1954 when it was sold and converted into a home for epileptic patients which opened in 1974. The 70 acres of surrounding land was later sold to Cookridge Hall Golf Course which opened in 1990. The Hall itself was then sold and extensively refurbished to create the Esporta Health and Fitness Club which opened in 1997.
[11]Chapeltown Road (Chapeltown) (2 comments)
Chapeltown Road9th February 1933. Looking along the Chapeltown Road. Tram tracks are visible. On left, wall perimeter of Newton Park Estate. Notice advises that it will be premises for 'Newton Park Preparatory School for Boys'.
[12]Cavalier Street, Judson's Yard (Richmond Hill)
Cavalier Street, JudsonSeptember 1903. View of Judson's Yard off Cavalier Street, showing a derelict building. This area is scheduled for improvement as part of the East Street Improvement scheme.
[13]Skelton Grange Power Station, from Rothwell (Rothwell) (1 comment)
Skelton Grange Power Station, from Rothwell1980s. View looking from Rothwell towards the Skelton Grange Power Station at stourton. Five cooling towers can be seen. Taken during the late 1980s.
[14]Stamford Place, nos. 5 & 6 (Sheepscar)
Stamford Place,  nos. 5 & 6Undated View shows three blind back properties on Stamford Place. On the left is number 5 which has a washing line outside, attached to the lamppost. Number 6 is in the centre. To the left of the path a young man sits on the wall, in front of him is a modified wheelchair used for transporting goods. Another man stands in the doorway while two women and a child sit further along the wall. Number 7 follows to the right with the circular garden wall of number 8 just visible on the right edge.
[15]Cockburn High School, Burton Road (Beeston) (114 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.
[16]Domestic Street, Pleasant Place Junction (Holbeck) (17 comments)
Domestic Street, Pleasant Place Junction18th February 1980. View of Domestic Street showing the junction with Pleasant Place in the centre. Terraced housing on Pleasant Place can be seen with Capel's Bakers at the end of the row at no. 69 Domestic Street, with advertising hoardings covering the upper storey walls. Next to this is Joe's Cafe at no. 71, then the junction with Pleasant Terrace. On the left is an area of wasteland where more terraced housing has been demolished on Pleasant Place and Pleasant View. The tower block of Meynell Heights can be seen in the background.
[17]Back Cross Flatts Place (Beeston) (6 comments)
Back Cross Flatts PlaceUndated View looks across Wooler Road along through properties on Back Cross Flatts Place. In this view the even numbered properties can be seen. Numbers run to the right in ascending order from number 50 on the left. At the end of the street seen on the right edge is the South Leeds Conservative Club.
[18]Ackroyd Street, Friends' Adult School (Morley) (13 comments)
Ackroyd Street, Friendsc May 1965. The building being used as a polling station during local elections about May 1965 is Morley Friends' Adult School. This stood at the junction of Ackroyd Street, Cross Peel Street and Charles Street, until it was closed in 1998. Since then it has been thoroughly cleaned up and converted into flats, with another storey made out of the high upstairs hall. At the left hand side of the building two former wooden shops, one a gents' hairdresser, have been pulled down. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
[19]Aerial View, Holbeck Moor (Holbeck) (86 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.
[20]Easterly Road, Bomb Damage (Gipton) (14 comments)
Easterly Road, Bomb Damage1st September 1940 Image shows onlookers and officials inspecting houses on Easterly Road struck by a German Bomb. All the windows have been blown out and filers are inspecting the roof damage. The exact location on Easterly Road of these houses are unknown and any information would be gratefully received.