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[1]Penda's Well (Swarcliffe)
Penda1919 Reputedly the site of a fierce battle in 655 between Christian King Oswy and aging Penda, King of Mercia. Penda is thought to have been 80 years old! During the battle, Penda is alleged to have refreshed himself at a spring, afterwards referred to as Penda's Well or Pen Well. Penda was defeated and slain. The Venerable Bede refers to this as the 'Battle of Winwaedfield', there is speculation as to where Winwaed actually was. King Penda is remembered by the naming of streets in the locality such as Penda's Way. In the view is a stone slab perhaps covering a spring, with a stone trough to the side. The building to the left would have been part of Penwell farm. This site is where Stanks Drive and Farndale Approach off Stanks Lane North are now located.
[2]Chapel at Armley Hill Top Cemetery (Armley) (4 comments)
Chapel at Armley Hill Top Cemetery2010. View shows the Chapel at Armley Hill Top Cemetery, surrounded by gravestones. Situated on Green Hill Road, the cemetery was opened by Ephraim Barnsbee Esq., Chairman of Armley Burial Board, on 30th August 1887. The chapel, built in 1886, is Grade II listed and was designed by J.P. Pritchett in Gothic Revival style. The Cemetery Lodge, seen on the left, was built at the same time and is also Grade II listed.
[3]Cockburn High School, Burton Road (Beeston) (139 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.
[4]Yorkshire Television studios showing the original logo. (City Centre) (7 comments)
Yorkshire Television studios showing the original logo.1973. View of the Yorkshire Television Studios in Kirkstall Road with the original logo displayed in front. The studios were constructed on cleared land in 1967 and studios 1 and 2 were equipped for transmission by 1968. The Duchess of Kent opened the studios on 29th July 1968. Studios 3 and 4 were completed by 1969. This logo was in use from 1968 until 2004.
[5]Bewerley Street Infant School, seen from the rear in Kirkland Place (Hunslet) (13 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.
[6]County Arcade, Mecca Locarno (City Centre) (203 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.
[7]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.
[8]Clock Cinema, Roundhay Road (Harehills) (26 comments)
Clock Cinema, Roundhay Road10th May 1939. View of Clock Buildings, a parade of shops in front of the cinema in Roundhay Road. The junction with Copgrove Road is at the left edge. On the left, Clock Provision Stores can be seen, and to the right is C.H. and F. Lax builders with houses for sale or to rent. Next, there is a canopy over one of the cinema exits. The clock on the right is on the cinema, the back of the cinema building is behind the Clock Provision Store. The Clock Cinema opened on 21st November 1938 and was designed by Norman Fowler of Kitson, Parish, Ledgard and Pyman. The builder was C.H. and F.Lax. It seated 1,836 people, with a car park for 200 vehicles. The name of the cinema was taken from the Clock building. It closed in February 1976 and was used as a bingo hall. It is currently Empire Electrical store. A poster for the film 'Carefree', starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, is displayed on the end wall. To the right is the junction with Easterly Road. At the right edge there is a glimpse of the Fforde Grene public house which stands on Harehills Corner.
[9]Beckett Street recreation ground, looking towards Arthur Street (Burmantofts) (23 comments)
Beckett Street recreation ground, looking towards Arthur Street9th June 1949. View shows children playing on swings and slides in Beckett Street recreation ground. The terraces of red brick houses in the background are in Arthur Street, numbering from the left, 1-25. Arthur Street continues after the junction with Shakespeare Street which is off camera, right. The 'rec' is bounded by Beckett Street, off camera left, and Shakespeare Street to the right. Burns Street cuts across the opposite end to Arthur Street and is behind the photographer. The playground is well-used and there are mothers with prams and pushchairs and a dog.
[10]Cemetery Road and Tempest Road at the junction with Beeston Road (Beeston) (19 comments)
Cemetery Road and Tempest Road at the junction with Beeston RoadUndated. Groups of men wearing flat caps can be seen standing at the junctions of Cemetery Road and Tempest Road with Beeston Road. The photographer is standing at the top of Cemetery Road looking across Beeston Road to the top of Tempest Road, which is disappearing into the far distance (Beeston Road cuts across horizontally). The top of Beeston Hill is just off camera to the left. The photograph is likely to have been taken in the 1920s.
[11]Boar Lane (City Centre) (4 comments)
Boar LaneUndated. Early view of Boar Lane with plenty of activity in the form of horse-drawn delivery wagons and men pushing hand-carts or barrows. One horse is pulling a cart with a huge barrel. At the left edge is the Royal Exchange Chambers and on the extreme right, the building with dome is the Yorkshire Banking Company. This is looking from the direction of City Square.
[12]Torre Road, children (York Road) (2 comments)
Torre Road, children1954. View shows two young boys looking bored sitting on a patch of grass at the side of Torre Road. A fence is seen in the background. Photograph courtesy of Terry Cryer.
[13]Cross Green Comprehensive School, aerial view (Cross Green) (26 comments)
Cross Green Comprehensive School, aerial viewUndated. Aerial view of Cross Green Comprehensive School, situated on Cross Green Lane. At the bottom left, terraced housing on the Copperfields can be seen.
[14]Oldfield Lane no. 144, 146 (Wortley) (2 comments)
Oldfield Lane no. 144, 14626th March 1965 To the left of this view is the Oldfield Hotel at number 146 Oldfield Lane, dating from the 1860s, it is still open today and is one of a small number of properties in this area to survive slum clearance. To the right is William and A. Penny's newsagents at number 144. Oldfiled Place can just be seen on the right edge.
[15]Can You Help? (Unknown) (1 comment)
Can You Help?1969. Close up of part of an unknown street of terraced housing. Two women stand chatting outside no. 3; one is holding a small child while the other carries a shopping bag. Several other children are gathered around a playpen beneath the window. Image courtesy of Eric Jaquier; any help in identifying the location would be appreciated.
[16]Cookridge Convalescent Hospital, postcard (Cookridge) (5 comments)
Cookridge Convalescent Hospital, postcardc1940. Postcard with a 1940 postmark showing Cookridge Convalescent Hospital on Hospital Lane. Built in a Gothic vernacular style, it opened in 1869 to provide a place for patients treated at Leeds General Infirmary to continue their recovery. John Metcalfe Smith of Beckett's Bank donated a large sum towards the £10,000 cost and the remote rural area of Cookridge was chosen as an ideal location for recuperation. During the First World War it was requisitioned to care for wounded servicemen and assumed a similar role during World War Two. From 1952 Cookridge specialised in the treatment of cancer but closed in January 2008 to be replaced by a new £220 million cancer centre at the Bexley Wing of St. James's Hospital.
[17]Headingley Library, Interior View (Headingley)
Headingley Library, Interior ViewJune 1985. Interior view of Headingley Branch Library on North Lane, showing the busy counter area with queues at both sides, in the foreground for issuing books and at the back for returning books. The library was opened in 1983 to replace the old one further along North Lane.
[18]New Briggate, Mister Craigs, Grand Arcade (City Centre) (2 comments)
New Briggate, Mister Craigs, Grand Arcade1988 View shows The Grand Arcade on New Briggate. The shopping precinct opened in 1897 taking its name from the Grand Theatre just out of view to the right. The layout of the arcade was designed as an 'H' shape with two parallel arcades of shops going through to Vicar Lane with a connecting passage in the centre. To the left is Mister Craigs night club with Adrian Fuller 'World Champion Hair Artist', to the right. Now only the right arcade is open, and is the location of the Atrium night club.
[19]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/
[20]St. Mary's Hospital, exterior view (Armley) (51 comments)
St. Mary1960s. View shows part of St. Mary's Hospital taken in the 1960s. This building, which faces onto Green Hill Road, was the main administrative and accommodation block. On the ground floor were admin offices, flats for assistant matrons, sitting and changing rooms and a few bedrooms for pupil midwives. On the first floor were the matron's flat and more accommodation for pupil midwives. The building once had a wooden tower with a clock above the central square turret. The hospital, which at the time catered for maternity and geriatric patients, is now part of Leeds Partnership NHS Foundation Trust which provides mental health and learning disability services.