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[1]Belle Vue Road (Burley) (12 comments)
Belle Vue Road23rd December 1968. A suburban street in Leeds, showing on the left a row of terraced houses with front gardens containing trees and hedges. There are three electric streetlamps and two bus stops. On the junction is a pile of road mending equipment. There is a bus at the bus stop with a man getting on. Several cars are travelling in both directions.
[2]Bewerley Street Infant School, seen from the rear in Kirkland Place (Hunslet) (23 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.
[3]Cross Templar Street (City Centre) (3 comments)
Cross Templar Street1901. Looking from Templar Street down Cross Templar Street, part of the Leeds Unhealthy Areas improvement scheme. To the left, grocers shop with advertising signs for Nestle's Milk, Suchard's Cocoa. Halfway down the right side of the street, two wall lamps mark the Half Moon Public House. There are a number of people and children in view, wearing period dress.
[4]Sweet Street, looking across to gasworks in Dewsbury Road (Holbeck) (24 comments)
Sweet Street, looking across to gasworks in Dewsbury RoadJanuary 1972. View of Sweet Street, looking east across Meadow Road, towards Dewsbury Road. The gasworks, visible in the background, are situated at number 21 Dewsbury Road and are the Corporation Gas Mains Department. The white building, seen at the left edge is the Crystal Palace Inn.
[5]Public Baths and Free Library, York Road (Richmond Hill) (11 comments)
Public Baths and Free Library, York RoadUndated, A photo-tinted drawing of the public baths and free library on the south side of York Road. This drawing was hung in the Royal Academy and the building was designed by architect H. Ascough Chapman of number 20 Park Road. It opened in October 1904, and is built in the Baroque revival style, now Grade II listed. The ground floor in Ashlar, accurately cut and jointed blocks of stone, the first floor in red brick. The round arched entrance to the baths on the left has decorative iron gates. Above the double doors adjacent to the arched entrance there is an oriel window. Above this on the second floor two narrow windows flank a projecting clock topped by a short circular tower. The shields in the windows either side of the doorway of the public library on the right bear the names of authors, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton and Macauley. There are two fine venetian windows in the gables on the second floor. The public baths housed a 23 metre swimmimg pool with ladies, gents and Russian baths. The baths closed in the late 1970s although the Russian baths closed earlier in 1964.
[6]Modder Place, looking towards Modder Avenue (Armley) (5 comments)
Modder Place, looking towards Modder Avenue1963 to 1965. A little girl poses for a photograph with her mother in Modder Place. She was born there in 1954, the youngest of six girls, in a two bedroomed, back-to-back, red brick terraced home, number 18 Modder Place. The row of terrace can be seen on the left-hand side. Modder Avenue runs across the background between Station Road and Carr Crofts. On the right is Blakey's Malleable Castings, or Blakey's Boot Protectors Ltd. The firm made rubber soles, heels, toe plates for shoes and boots and belt fasteners. The large buildings are marked on maps as 'Carr Crofts, Armley Iron Works. The more modern building in the background is Blakey's also. At the other end of Modder Place, behind the factory are the railway lines and nearby Armley Moor Station. The station closed in 1966.
[7]Workhouse, St James Hospital (Burmantofts) (13 comments)
Workhouse, St James Hospital1858 Print of the newly built workhouse, which later became part of St James Hospital. The foundation stone was laid on Easter Monday, April 5th 1858 by William Middleton, Chairman of the Board of Guardians. This building is now occupied by the Thackray Medical Museum.
[8]County Arcade, Mecca Locarno (City Centre) (234 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.
[9]Domestic Street, Twistgrip & Spanners (now Holbeck Library) (Holbeck) (2 comments)
Domestic Street, Twistgrip & Spanners (now Holbeck Library)1990s View of Twistgrip & Spanners, motorcycle services, at 95 Domestic Street, before being taken over by Leeds City Council for the Holbeck Library. This was to replace the prefabricated building on Holbeck Moor, which had been the local library since the 1960s. In the background is the spire of St. Matthew's Church, now a community centre.
[10]Roundhay Road, No.170 (Harehills) (5 comments)
Roundhay Road, No.1709th April 1980 Wholesale clothing warehouse at No.170 Roundhay Road. The front is boarded up and there are advertising hoardings on the upper floor. St. Aidan's Church is on the left with Elford Place leading off. On the right is Back Elford Place.
[11]Buckton Street, Beeston Hill (Beeston) (4 comments)
Buckton Street, Beeston Hill1969. View of old red brick, back-to-back terraced homes in Buckton Street. The main block in the foreground is numbered, from left to right, 24, 22 and 20. Buckton Street was situated off Cemetary Road close to Holbeck Cemetary. The view in the background is north-east across Holbeck to Leeds city centre. Among more distant landmarks are the clock tower of Leeds Town Hall, the Merrion Centre and the spire of Trinity Church (in from the right).
[12]Armley Old Church, Postcard (Armley) (2 comments)
Armley Old Church, PostcardUndated, Old Church of Armley thought in part to date back to 1630. It was demolished around 1909. St. Bartholomews was built to the south and consecreted in 1877.
[13]Albert Terrace, Lyceum Picture House (Burley) (13 comments)
Albert Terrace, Lyceum Picture HouseUndated. View of the house, nearest the camera, on Albert Terrace, where the Tempest Family lived when they first came to Armley Mills. Steward Tempest had begun as a child labourer at Armley Mills and the company he founded, Bentley and Tempest, took over the mill in 1907. The Lyceum Picture House at the junction with Thornville Road and Cardigan Road can be seen to the right.
[14]New Library and Police Station, postcard (Chapel Allerton) (1 comment)
New Library and Police Station, postcard1904. Postcard with a postdate of 18th April 1904 showing the new building housing Chapel Allerton Branch Library (right) and Police Station (centre). Situated at the junction of Harrogate Road (in the foreground) and Town Street, it had opened earlier that same year. On the left of the picture is no. 30 Harrogate Road, Christiana Silversides, grocer.
[15]Ring Road, Bramley (Bramley) (3 comments)
Ring Road, Bramley1st December 1968. Looking north east over the junction of Pudsey Road and Ring Road, Bramley and Farnley. Houses in background are part of Gamble Hill estate.
[16]Oakwood Lane, Leeds Industrial Co-operative Society Ltd (Gipton) (9 comments)
Oakwood Lane, Leeds Industrial Co-operative Society Ltd21st April 1936. View of butchers, bakers and grocery department of Leeds Industrial Co-operative Society Ltd on Hollin Park Parade, Oakwood Lane.
[17]Lands Lane, King Charles Hotel and Schofields Department Store (City Centre) (4 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.
[18]Aerial View, Cardigan Road (Burley) (26 comments)
Aerial View, Cardigan Road1947 Cardigan Road runs from left to right across this aerial view. Above the road is the railway line and open ground, this is Burley Recreation Ground. The streets of terraced houses in the centre are the Harolds, Burley Road is off the photograph to the left. The church of St. Margaret of Antioch can be seen set back off Cardigan Road, to the right of centre.
[19]Nile Street, north-east side (Leylands)
Nile Street, north-east sidec1900. View shows a row of terraced housing on the north-east side of Nile Street, taken during improvements to the North Street area. A man and boy stand outside the doorway of the end house. The gable end of the block is covered with advertising, including a poster for the Leeds Hospital Bank Holiday Gala and Sports at Roundhay Park, on Monday & Tuesday, August 6th and 7th, 1900. Back Nile Street leads off Nile Street in the foreground then continues around the back of the houses, with Brunswick Row leading off this on the far left.
[20]Upper Wortley Primary School, aerial view (Wortley) (54 comments)
Upper Wortley Primary School, aerial viewUndated Aerial view of the area around Upper Wortley Primary School, seen in the centre of the photo. The area is a mixture of old and new buildings, with detached, semi-detached and terraced housing to be seen, as well as industrial buildings at the top of the picture. Upper Wortley Road leads down from the centre right, Ashley Road leads off this to the school, and Chestnut Gardens are on the bottom. Thornhill Croft is on the centre right, Barras Garth Road and Barras Garth Place at the top right and Benson Gardens on the left.