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[1]Burton House, in the playground (Hunslet) (1 comment)
Burton House, in the playground1957. Image shows a group of three schoolgirls in the playground of Burton House, playing near an area marked out for games of Hopscotch. In the background, a terraced street of red brick back-to-back houses situated off Burton Avenue is seen. This is the even-numbered side of Fairford Avenue. The properties are back-to-back with the odd-numbered side of Fairford Terrace. Part of Fairford Terrace can be glimpsed in the background at the left edge. Burton house, located in Burton Avenue, was purchased by the council in 1919 and renovated to become an annex to Hunslet Moor Council School. Later, it was to house the sixth form of Cockburn High School. It dates from 1791 and was once known as Burton Lodge. After the closure of Cockburn High School and transfer of pupils to new premises in Gipsy Lane, Burton House was bought by Bellway Homes and converted to 10 residential apartments in 1986. The company received a grant of £273,000 towards the conversion of the listed building.
[2]Dewsbury Road at the junction with Burton Road (Hunslet) (2 comments)
Dewsbury Road at the junction with Burton RoadUndated. This image of Dewsbury Road dates from C1920 indicated by the shop premises. The junction with Burton Road is seen right where a horse and cart is visible. Moving left from Burton Road is number 203 Dewsbury Road, Frank Austin Millard, grocer, then number 201, Mrs Nellie Hullah, milliner and at number 199, William Caley, boot and shoe dealer. The image is taken from the junction with Linden Grove and people can be seen waiting at the cars stop on the corner.
[3]Weaver Square, Pork Alley (Bank) (1 comment)
Weaver Square, Pork Alley15th November 1910. View of Pork Alley in Weaver Square. Workman stands with measuring pole against side of building.
[4]City Station, City House (City Centre) (2 comments)
City Station, City House1st February 1964 View along the front of City Station looking towards City House. The old City Station booking office can be seen before demolition. An extensive reconstruction project was undertaken to close Central station on Wellington Street and rebuild City Station. This was opened on May 17th 1967 and became known as Leeds Station from 1975.
[5]Garnet Road, Burton Road, Nos. 28, 30 (Hunslet) (4 comments)
Garnet Road, Burton Road, Nos. 28, 30Undated Garnet Road runs from the left edge of this view. Numbers run from the left in descending order to number 2 towards the right, which is next to an off-licence at number 30 Burton Road. This shop is run by T.R.Rayton and sells beer, wine, spirits, chocolate and cigarettes. F.Johnson, family butchers is at number 28 with Garnet Terrace on the right edge.
[6]Weaver Square, Crook- Beam Cottage (Bank) (4 comments)
Weaver Square, Crook- Beam Cottage15th June 1895. Weaver Square was situated off Richmond Street, just north of Leeds Dam in one of the oldest inhabited areas of Leeds. In 1787 it was a group of 27 cottages which were purchased by Richard Kendall, a Shoemaker. He owned other property in the area, including Pork Alley and Kendall Buildings. In 1790, he was paying rates for 90 properties, the rateable value of these properties was 13 Shillings and Eight Pence (68p approx), among the lowest in Leeds at that time. This photograph is of a dwelling on Weaver Square, possibly with Pork Alley. It is a rare photograph of a half timbered crook frame building in Leeds.
[7]Weaver Square (Bank)
Weaver Square1st February 1911. In 1787 Richard Kendall a shoemaker bought the area of Weaver's Square, twenty seven cottages were already built there. By 1790 ninety dwellings were liable for rateable value. Kendall had also erected houses in Pork Alley and Kendalls Buildings, so the total of ninety may not have all been in Weavers Square. In this view property is being measured prior to demolition and improvements.
[8]City Square, Leeds City Station, Queens Hotel, News Theatre (City Centre) (6 comments)
City Square, Leeds City Station, Queens Hotel, News Theatre16th August 1957, View looks across City Square from outside the Post Office. On the left is part of the Queens Hotel with the north entrance to Leeds City Station on the right. Between these two buildings is the News Theatre which opened in 1938 as part of the Queens Hotel building. The cinema closed in 1979 after name changes to the Classic and the Tatler Film Club. The premises now house the Bondi Beach Club.
[9]Otley Road (Lawnswood) (4 comments)
Otley Road27th April 1950. View of the junction of Otley Road and Otley Old Road. By a stone wall there is a triangular milestone giving distance in miles and furlongs. It lists Headingley church as 1.6, Leeds Bridge 4.8, Adel church 1.2, Bramhope church 3.6, Otley church 7, Burley church 10, Ilkley church 13 miles. To the left are semi detached houses and a metal give way sign.
[10]Weaver Square, Pork Alley (Bank)
Weaver Square, Pork Alley1st February 1911. Property being measured prior to demolition. Some houses in this area dated back to the 1700s. Shoemaker Richard Kendall had purchased Weaver's Square in 1787. At that time there were a number of houses existing there.
[11]Weaver Square (Bank) (1 comment)
Weaver Square14th February 1911. Weaver Square and surrounding area were to undergo demolition and improvements. Housing had been on this site prior to 1787, when Richard Kendall had bought Weaver Square which at that time had 27 dwellings. By 1790, there were ninety, including some in Pork Alley and Kendall Buildings, which were alongside Weaver's Court. This view shows cleared site and partly demolished property. A cart is to the left.
[12]County Arcade, Mecca Locarno (City Centre) (242 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.
[13]Berking Mount, Temple View Road (Richmond Hill)
Berking Mount, Temple View Road24th July 1963. Numbers 1 to 5 Berking Mount are on the left of this image, a row of back-to-back terraced houses with a shared outside toilet on the left. On the right are numbers 20 to 22 Temple View Road. Number 22 on the left, advertising Heinz Baked Beans and Soups,is Coulter's greengrocers. This shop had been run by the Coulter family for many years and had been a draper's shop until the Second World War. On the right at number 20 is the Blooms Pharmacy Ltd, dispensing chemist.
[14]Burton Road no. 8 (Hunslet) (1 comment)
Burton Road no. 818th October 1967 View looking across Garnet Mount, garages in the foreground were located behind 2 Burton Road, more were sited behind 8 Burton Road. This is the large detached house in a derelict condition. Burton Crescent is seen on the left, on the opposite side of Burton Road, to the right, is the corner with Primrose Lane.
[15]Burmantofts, aerial view (Burmantofts) (6 comments)
Burmantofts, aerial viewUndated. Aerial view of Burmantofts looking east, with Beckett Street running across the centre from left to right, becoming Burmantofts Street after the junction with Nippet Lane on the right. Torre Road branches off from Nippet Lane upwards in the centre, while York Road is seen at the top right. Lincoln Green Road runs down from Beckett Street to join Cherry Row, which runs along the bottom, becoming Dolly Lane on the left. Several tower blocks can be seen, including in the foreground from right, Cherry Court, Marston Mount, Boston Towers, Spalding Towers, Grantham Towers, Lindsey Mount, Lincoln Towers and Ferriby Towers, with more tower blocks on the Ebor Gardens estate in the distance.
[16]Meanwood Road (Little London) (1 comment)
Meanwood Road29th August 1947. iew looking North-west to Glover Street junction. A delivery van and car are parked to the right. The road has tramlines. On the left is an advertisement for Rinso. There is a pillarbox and some pedestrians on the pavement.
[17]Skelton Terrace, Advertisements (Richmond Hill) (4 comments)
Skelton Terrace, AdvertisementsUndated. Possibly 1930s. Advertising hoarding on Skelton Terrace at the junction with York Road. Posters for goods and entertainment, including Tetley and Bass beers, 'Oxade' lemonade, Mackintosh's 'Carnival' assortment, 'Gold Flake' cigarettes, Guinness and Nestle's Milk.
[18]Corpus Christi Roman Catholic School, Senior Boys' Class of Easter 1951 (Halton) (2 comments)
Corpus Christi Roman Catholic School, Senior BoysMarch 1951. Group portrait of the Senior Boys' class of Corpus Christi Roman Catholic School, taken Easter 1951. The boys were about to leave the school and are named as follows: Back row from left to right; Billy Hazelgrave, Curly Turner, Hazeltine, Peter Jackson, J.Grant, Steven Slingsby, Ryan and Webb. Next row (third from the front, from left to right); Jewison, Pat O'Grady, Moran, Ralph Kerrigan, Joe Dunbar, Fellah, Brian Townsend, Tony Merrion, unknown. Second row from the front; Barry Vincent, Duffy, Barry Duncan, Brian Carney, James Gleason, Brian Duffy, Ernie Hargreaves, Dermot Finn, Frank Moore, Patrick Moran, Ernie Ford. Front Row from left to right; Spencer, Joe McAndrew, Raymond Catterall, Peter Nettleton, James Fobert, Richard Hill, Swales, unknown, William Haigh and Peter Kennedy. Mr M Rossiter, the Headmaster is standing on the left but the woodwork teacher, seen right, is unknown. Corpus Christi School is located in Neville Road and is known nowadays as Corpus Christi Catholic College. The photograph was supplied by Peter Jackson, ciaopj@optusnet.com.au
[19]Burton House, Burton Avenue (Hunslet) (1 comment)
Burton House, Burton Avenue12th August 1980 Situated on Burton Avenue, this house dates from 1791 and is also known as Burton Lodge. It is a listed building constucted of red brick, two storeys high with a doorway (on the right here). It was once the home of the Portugese Vice-Consul. The Southern Higher Grade School, which was renamed Cockburn High School, was built on adjacent land. When the last private occupants of Burton House left in 1919 the House was bought by the Council and then used as an annexe for Cockburn High School. This view shows the house surrounded by scaffolding before renovation.
[20]Boar Lane (City Centre) (8 comments)
Boar Lane16th February 1944. The south side of Boar Lane, showing the shops of Noel King, jewellers, a shoe repair shop, Zip french cleaners and Black Boy Chocolate Co. Ltd. Above is Whiteley & Akroyd, ladies hairdressers and Doris Waddington's dancing school.