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[1]Gipton Board School, Harehills Road (Harehills) (25 comments)
Gipton Board School, Harehills RoadUndated. View shows Gipton Board School, situated between Conway Street (left) and Conway Mount, fronting onto Harehills Road. It opened on 14th October 1897. The school was later known as Gipton Council School then around the late 1950s it became Harehills County Secondary School. Finally in the 1970s it became Harehills Middle before closing its doors as a school c1992. The Grade II listed building was then closed for a number of years and left to fall into dereliction before being redeveloped and reopening in 2008 as the Shine Business Centre, a local community initiative offering facilities for small and start-up businesses, social enterprises and the arts.
[2]Kingsway Cinema, Harrogate Road (Moortown) (6 comments)
Kingsway Cinema, Harrogate Road24 August 1937. The Kingsway Cinema was built in the grounds of Allerton Lodge, a large house off Harrogate Road. The architect of this cinema was James Brodie. It seated 1,150 people with car parking available for 150 cars and opened on 28 June 1937 showing 'Head Over Heels' with Jessie Matthews. It boasted of having 'Mirrorphonic' sound. The cinema closed in August 1958. After conversion it re-opened as the New Vilna synagogue on 6th September 1959. After the synagogue was vacated due to a move elsewhere, the building was destroyed by fire and had to be demolished. Beechwood Court, a complex of flats was built on the site. At the right edge is a small lodge belonging to the property adjoining the site of Allerton Lodge and called Keldholme. The lodge is nowadays numbered 259 Harrogate Road and is the premises of a hair & beauty salon run by John Kinsey.
[3]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.
[4]Middleton Broom Colliery (Middleton) (33 comments)
Middleton Broom CollieryUndated. Old view of Middleton Broom Colliery which closed in 1968 and had been a large source of employment in the area. Middleton Park now occupies the site, separating Middleton from Belle Isle. Middleton Colliery had been sinking into a decline in 1811, during the Napoleonic Wars, but its fortunes were revived by John Blenkinsop's rack and pinion system in conjunction with Matthew Murray's lightweight steam locomotive, Salamanca. These two innovations enabled heavy loads of coal etc. to be taken to and from the mine without the need for horses (the fittest of which had been seconded to the wars.) In the late 1950s the line, which had fallen into a state of disrepair, was truncated and, by 1960, the rail traffic had been diverted on to a B.R. line. Middleton Broom Colliery was owned by Middleton Estate and Colliery Co. Ltd., Leeds in 1918.
[5]Allerton Park no. 4 (Chapel Allerton) (27 comments)
Allerton Park no. 4Undated. Looking South at number 4 Allerton Park, Falloden Nursing Home. The building has a wooden fence enclosing shrubs and trees. A car is parked outside.
[6]Aerial View, Dewsbury Road (Beeston) (61 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.
[7]Aerial View, Elland Road with Football and Greyhound Stadiums (Beeston) (63 comments)
Aerial View, Elland Road with Football and Greyhound Stadiums1962. Aerial view of Elland Road, on the left side of the road is the oval Greyhound Stadium, which was demolished in 1982. In the bottom left corner is the Heath estate. In the bottom right corner is the Leeds United Football Club Stadium. First used for rugby league matches, it was purchased in 1904 by Leeds City Football Club (The Peacocks)who were elected to the Football League in 1905. The club reached the second division but were eventually expelled from the Football League in the 1919-20 season due to financial irregularities. Leeds United Football Club was formed in 1919 and elected to the Football League in 1920. Over the years, Leeds United has enjoyed outstanding success, particularly in the years when Don Revie took over the management. There have also been setbacks and disappointments but Leeds United continues to attract loyal supporters to Elland Road. The capacity of the stadium is 40,296 and many fans hold season tickets.
[8]County Arcade, Mecca Locarno (City Centre) (188 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]Aerial View, Holbeck Moor (Holbeck) (81 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.
[10]The Maypole, Barwick, Postcard (Barwick in Elmet) (6 comments)
The Maypole, Barwick, PostcardUndated The very ancient tradition of raising and lowering the Maypole has its roots in Pre-Roman times. The ceremony is performed every three years, celebrated with dancing, floats, a May Queen and attendants. By tradition, three pole men were elected to raise and lower the Maypole, having been appointed at a public meeting, held by the Cross. After 1951 it was decided to have a Maypole Committee. This old and cherished tradition is now in jeopardy, as insurance costs escalate.
[11]Cockburn High School, Burton Road (Beeston) (101 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.
[12]Marsh Jones & Cribb Ltd. of 101 Beeston Road, letterhead (Beeston) (3 comments)
Marsh Jones & Cribb Ltd. of 101 Beeston Road, letterhead7th May 1968. This letterhead, taken from a letter of the above date, is that of the firm of Marsh Jones & Cribb Ltd. It was established in 1760 as Marsh Jones, cabinet makers of Leeds and Cavendish Square, London. It was known as Marsh & Jones 'Medieval Cabinet Makers' of Leeds, prior to becoming Marsh Jones & Cribb in 1868. The firm manufactured many pieces of furniture designed by Charles Bevan including the 'New Registered Reclining Chair' and a suite of furniture for Titus Salt Junior for his home near Saltaire in 1865. In 1900, Marsh Jones & Cribb made the oak chancel screen for St. Matthew's Church, Chapel Allerton. During the First World War the firm was manufacturing Camel biplanes. The firm incorporated the painting and decorating business of James Chappell & Son Ltd. who bought the name and goodwill of the company in 1930. It had a reputation as one of the finest painting and decorating businesses in the country. Other images on the Leodis website show workers from the firm painting the reconstructed West Stand at Elland Road Football Ground in 1957. This was following the fire disaster of September 1956 in which the original West Stand was gutted. Marsh Jones & Cribb had the painting contract for the rooms of the Queen's Hotel in 1958, and images have been taken from up on the roof by workers. At the time of this letterhead, Marsh Jones & Cribb were located at Plantation Building, number 101 Beeston Road. They are still a well-known, established firm of painters and decorators, with premises at number 169 Cross Green Lane, Cross Green.
[13]Alley Joining Outgang and Lower Town Street (Bramley) (7 comments)
Alley Joining Outgang and Lower Town Streetc1966. Alley with stone terraced houses and paved with stone setts.
[14]St James Place and Sunny Bank Passage (City Centre)
St James Place and Sunny Bank Passage11th August 1913. w from St James Street of St James Place, with Sunny Bank Passage going off in the background towards Cankerwell Lane. On the left is the shop of Leonard Lee, confectioner, with a woman and child standing outside the door, and adverts for Frys chocolate, coliseum pictures, and Cadburys chocolate and cocoa in the windows. On the wall above is an advertisement for E.H Ellis, Baker St James tavern can be seen on the right. In the background there is a street lamp attached to a building in the passage way.
[15]Cowper Street no. 77 (Chapeltown) (19 comments)
Cowper Street no. 7718th May 1956. The back of number 77 Cowper Street, with Hamilton Terrace on the left and Cowper Street primary School in the background. Number 77 has a corrugated iron garage attached. A car is parked on Hamilton Terrace. The view looks South-South-East.
[16]Kirkstall Road, Cardigan Arms (Burley) (1 comment)
Kirkstall Road, Cardigan Arms24th January 2010. View shows the Cardigan Arms public house on Kirkstall Road, at the junction with Greenhow Road, seen on the left. Named after the Earl of Cardigan on whose estate it stood, the pubs origins date back to the 18th century. During the 19th century landlord William Dawson also farmed cattle on the site, but by 1890 the pub was run down. Threatened with the refusal to renew the licence, its new owners completely rebuilt the pub and it remains in much the same state today with its multi-roomed layout and original glass, tiling and wood screens intact. There are remains of its former brewery at the rear. The pub is on CAMRA's National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors, is a Joshua Tetley Heritage Inn and also a listed building.
[17]Jubilee Road, junction with Jubilee Mount (Woodhouse)
Jubilee Road, junction with Jubilee Mount1970. View shows a corner shop at the junction of Jubilee Road, left, and Jubilee Mount, right. Numbered 2 Jubilee Mount, it has adverts for Steradent and Windolene on the walls. Corner shops like this were an integral part of the life of a terrace. To the right of it is the side of no.34 Melville Road. These buildings were all scheduled for demoliton as part of a large-scale clearance of the area.
[18]St Stephen's Church, Morris Lane (Kirkstall) (3 comments)
St Stephen1964 Exterior view if St Stephen's Church, Morris Lane, looking across the churchyard to the tower.
[19]Aerial View, Barwick Road, Swarcliffe Drive (Swarcliffe) (28 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.
[20]City of Leeds School (City Centre) (39 comments)
City of Leeds School1992, View looking from Merrion Street on to Junction of Great George Street with Woodhouse Lane. City of Leeds School can be seen on the corner. The school was opened in 1889 and was converted into council offices in 1994.