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[1]Cockburn High School, Burton Road (Beeston) (106 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.
[2]Headingley Lane, Hyde Park Corner, butchers shop (Hyde Park)
Headingley Lane, Hyde Park Corner, butchers shopc.1900 View of butchers shop, owned by J.& E. Atkinson at 1 Headingley Lane. The junction with Hyde Park Road is to the left. A man, presumably the shop owner, is standing in the doorway. A boy is leaning against the railings to the right. Along Hyde Park Road the building on the far left is number 267 owned by Laurette Dixon, draper and milliner. The church in the background is Wrangthorn, St Augustines. Photograph by Wormald of Leeds.
[3]Barley Hill Road School, Christmas concert (Garforth)
Barley Hill Road School, Christmas concertView shows children from Barley Hill Road School who took part in a Christmas concert around 1949 or 1950. The photograph was supplied by Marjorie Dobbins, who names the pupils as:- Top Row, L to R: Colin Mountford, Kenneth Todd, John Hemsworth, Keith Warner, Ralph Panther, Keith Dale, Tony Norman, Molly Johnson, Gerald Harrison; 2nd Row, L to R: Susan Holinrake, Josephine Balderson, Dorothy Richardson, Christopher Rossall, Irene Wilkinson, Stephen Bullough, Valerie Walker, Pat Stout; 3rd Row, L to R: Norma Sneyd, Muriel Lambert, Sylvia Brown, Pat Benton, Sandra Smith, Graham Wilson, Mavis Hands; Bottom Row, L to R: Michael Frost, Phyllis Kemp, Pamela Capper, Brian Jubb, Kenneth Moot, Brian Wheatley, Margaret Firth, Marjorie Hill, Avril Rumford. Barley Hill Road School opened in February 1907 and closed c2007 when pupils were transferred to new PFI school Strawberry Fields Primary School.
[4]County Arcade, Mecca Locarno (City Centre) (196 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.
[5]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.
[6]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.
[7]Bewerley Street Infant School, seen from the rear in Kirkland Place (Hunslet) (12 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.
[8]Aerial View, Holbeck Moor (Holbeck) (85 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.
[9]Hyde Park Corner (Hyde Park) (2 comments)
Hyde Park Corner2nd January 1915. Hyde Park corner at the junction of Headingley Lane and Hyde Park Road. Maypole Dairy Co. can be seen with two shop keepers in the Doorway. Next door is Lipton grocers, known then as provision dealers. Various signs in the window giving the prices of tea. Into Headingley Lane, Taylors Drug Co. Ltd, Chemists is visible.
[10]Aerial View, Quarry Hill Flats (Quarry Hill) (72 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.
[11]Libraries Stand, Yorkshire Show (Roundhay)
Libraries Stand, Yorkshire Show14th July 1932 View of library stand at Yorkshire Show. Signs shows 'commercial service' and 'make it in Leeds for markets in Britain for factory sites apply Lord Mayor, Leeds'.
[12]Aerial View, Elland Road with Football and Greyhound Stadiums (Beeston) (64 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.
[13]Park Lane nos. 139 - 143 (City Centre) (4 comments)
Park Lane nos. 139 - 143Undated, On the left is the Three Horse Shoes, a Tetley house. The landlord in 1960 was Arthur Parsons, the photograph dates from around this time. Princess Street is to the right. H. Jeffries has a butchers shop at 141, the Lucy Mundy occupies 143 selling ladies clothes. A delivery wagon is outside the pub.
[14]Meadow Lane (Holbeck) (2 comments)
Meadow Lane1968. View looking North along the West side of Meadow Lane, Leeds 11. There are roadworks and workmen in the road. Behind is Frank Fletcher Ltd.
[15]Allerton Park no. 4 (Chapel Allerton) (31 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.
[16]Hunslet RLFC, new kit for Wembley (Hunslet) (4 comments)
Hunslet RLFC, new kit for Wembley1965. View shows Hunslet RLFC players proudly showing off their new kit for the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final match to be played against Wigan on 8th May 1965. They had first worn the strip in the semi-final against Wakefield whose hooped jerseys clashed with Hunslet's own, so they opted for a chocolate-coloured V on a white background and kept these colurs for the final. Hunslet narrowly lost the game 20-16 in what is widely regarded as one of the greatest finals ever. Their team consisted of Langton, Griffiths, Shelton, Preece, Lee, Gabbitas, Marchant, Hartley, Prior, Eyre, Ramsey, Gunney and Ward.
[17]Cottingley Hall Estate, plans (Cottingley) (126 comments)
Cottingley Hall Estate, plans15th July 1950. View shows the temporary accommodation layout for Cottingley Hall Estate.
[18]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.
[19]Upper Wortley Road, Oldfield Lane (Wortley) (6 comments)
Upper Wortley Road, Oldfield Lane26th March 1965 View looks from Five Lanes End at the junction of Upper Wortley Road, to the left and Oldfield Lane. Greenhill Lane, Lower Wortley Road and Dixon Lane also met here, hence the name. Numbers 8 to 4 Upper Wortley Road run to the right from the left edge. Number 2 Upper Wortley Road is on the right, J. and K.D. Brown's general stores. This area was demolished and redeveloped.
[20]Arndale Centre (Headingley) (9 comments)
Arndale CentreJune 1967 View shows the recently opened Arndale Centre, a covered parade of shops situated off Otley Road between Alma Road and Wood Lane. When the centre originally opened it contained, amongst other businesses, a Post Office and a branch of Lloyds Bank.