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[1]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.
[2]County Arcade, Mecca Locarno (City Centre) (204 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.
[3]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.
[4]Cockburn High School, Burton Road (Beeston) (140 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.
[5]Aerial View, Holbeck Moor (Holbeck) (89 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.
[6]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/
[7]Cowper Street no. 77 (Chapeltown) (20 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.
[8]Cottingley Hall Estate, plans (Cottingley) (144 comments)
Cottingley Hall Estate, plans15th July 1950. View shows the temporary accommodation layout for Cottingley Hall Estate.
[9]Leeds Public Dispensary and Hospital, North Street (City Centre) (17 comments)
Leeds Public Dispensary and Hospital, North Streetc1960-1965. Image shows Leeds Public Dispensary and Hospital, located in North Street and dating from 1904. However, the Leeds Public Dispensary was actually established in 1824 to provide free medical care for people who were unable to afford treatment. In the foreground there is an LCT bus stop indicating buses for Elland Road and Cottingley (number 8), and Morley (numbers 52 and 53).
[10]Meanwood Beck, bridge (Meanwood) (26 comments)
Meanwood Beck, bridge9th October 1950. View looking south west along the footbridge over Meanwood Beck towards Woodhouse Ridge from the Woodlands Dyeworks on Wood Lane. A stone wall is on the left and metal railings are on the right. Houses and garages are in the foreground and a streetlamp is visible.
[11]Middleton Colliery Railway, Rope Hill (Middleton) (3 comments)
Middleton Colliery Railway, Rope Hill11th January 1951. Photograph of the winding gear used to draw wagons up the steep incline from Broom Pit to Middleton Town Street, on the Middleton Colliery Railway. Middleton Railway dates from 1758 with the passing of the first Railway Act of Parliament. The track initially went from the area at the bottom of the incline, which would later become known as Rope Hill, to Kidacre Street, Hunslet. The name 'Rope Hill' does not seem to have appeared until the mid to late 1810s.
[12]Can You Help? (Unknown) (4 comments)
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.
[13]Burmantofts Street, New York Road (Burmantofts) (7 comments)
Burmantofts Street, New York Road13th December 1945. View looking east from New York Road towards the junction with Burmantofts Street. The rears of numbers 1 to 9, leading down to Rider Street, are visible. Numbers 1 and 3 are the now derelict premises of J.J. Stephenson & Co. (Leeds) Ltd, drapers; number 5 is Midland Bank Ltd; number 7 is W.P. Walker, tobacconist; number 9 is A. Runton & Co. Ltd, boot repairs. On the gable end are advertisements for Eezit cold remedy, Exide Batteries, Bile Beans and the Star Cinema. On the corner is a belisha beacon. On the left is a car park. A van is parked by number 11 Rider Street which backs on to Runton's.
[14]Accommodation Road, St Stephens School (Burmantofts) (14 comments)
Accommodation Road, St Stephens School25th May 1960, View of St Stephens School, this is the side which was on Accommodation Road. The other side faced onto Nippet Lane, this was the junction where the two roads joined. A new tower block of flats and other council housing can be seen, part of the Ebor/Rigton development. A group of men are outside the school.
[15]Middleton Broom Colliery (Middleton) (34 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.
[16] Plaza Cinema, Assembly Rooms, 32 New Briggate (City Centre) (38 comments)
 Plaza Cinema,  Assembly Rooms, 32 New Briggate1970. View showing the Plaza Cinema at 32 New Briggate. The building, designed by George Corson and James Robertson Watson of Leeds, opened as the Assembly Rooms Concert Hall in 1898. It became a cinema on Monday 15th April 1907 advertising "new century talking and singing pictures". The opening picture was a film showing the stage act of 'Little Tich', an English music hall comedian whose real name was Harry Relph. The picture house was able to seat an audience of 1,100 and admission charges were: front circle 2/- (10p) and 1/6d (7.5p), side circle and stalls 1/- (5p), area 6d (2.5p) and gallery 3d (1p). The name changed to the 'Plaza' on Monday 25th August 1958 until its closure in 1985. The Assembly Rooms are now (Nov. 2007) being restored as part of the major Grand Theatre refurbishments.
[17]Aerial View, Quarry Hill Flats (Quarry Hill) (74 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.
[18]City of Leeds School (City Centre) (48 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.
[19]Accommodation Road, Nippet Terrace (Burmantofts) (8 comments)
Accommodation Road, Nippet Terrace27th May 1960, Accommodation Road is on the left, the corner with Leith Street can just be seen. Moving right is the junction with Perth Street, the shop on the corner here was 88 Accommodation Road. In the centre is an off licence, shop number 82 (86 is missing from the sequence). Nippet Terrace is on the right, a congregational chapel can just be seen, which was off Shakespeare Street.
[20]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.