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[1]Morley Skating Rink, Children's Carnival (Morley)
Morley Skating Rink, ChildrenUndated. View shows a large group of children who were taking part in a roller skating event at Morley Skating Rink, during a Children's Carnival sometime in the early part of the 20th Century.
[2]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.
[3]Harrison's Almshouses, Wade Lane (City Centre) (1 comment)
Harrison1st February 1962. View of Harrison's Almshouses on Wade Lane with St John's Church in the background. Harrison's Almshouses were the gift of the Leeds merchant John Harrison, who left £1,000 as an endowment. They were built in 1653 for 40 poor women. This photograph was taken shortly before demolition.
[4]County Arcade, Mecca Locarno (City Centre) (202 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]Vicar Lane, Bus Station (City Centre) (13 comments)
Vicar Lane, Bus Station27th October 1980. View looking out onto Vicar Lane from the West Yorkshire Road Car Company Bus Station. Two buses are in the station, and cars can be seen on the road to the left, which is Lady Lane. Towards the centre of the picture is a kiosk occupied by Buckle's newsagents.
[6]Morley Skating Rink, original drawing (Morley)
Morley Skating Rink, original drawingUndated. There is no doubt that in 1910 Morley had a popular roller skating rink. There are several interior views of it but the only exterior view is this architect's perspective view or original drawing. This was done by the well-known Morley architect Mr. T. A. Buttery. Whether the building in the Oak Road, Maxwell Road area of Morley turned out to be like this diagram cannot be verified. It is known to have been somewhat of a nine days wonder and that the company promoting it went bankrupt, but it has yet to be ascertained what happened to the building once it was closed down.
[7]Irwin Arms, Selby Road (Halton) (8 comments)
Irwin Arms, Selby Road7th September 2000, View of the Irwin Arms public house with a row of shops, including Pizza Hut beyond. Pub sign to the left and wooden tables in the foreground. Cars can be seen in the background.
[8]Cockburn High School, Burton Road (Beeston) (132 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.
[9]Prince Albert Hotel (Hunslet) (8 comments)
Prince Albert Hotel13th January 1938. View of Prince Albert Hotel which was at 307 Hunslet Road. Junction with forster Street can be seen on left, with junction of Larchfield Street.
[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]York Road, Public Baths and Library (Richmond Hill) (18 comments)
York Road, Public Baths and Libraryc1938 View of the public swimming baths and library on York Road. Designed by architect H. Ascough Chapman, the building was opened in October 1904 and housed a 23 metre swimming pool with ladies, gents and Russian baths, as well as a free public library.
[12]Knife Grinder (Armley) (4 comments)
Knife GrinderUndated This image shows a knife grinder at work. Knife grinders travelled the streets offering to sharpen scissors, knives and shears in exchange for a few pence. They were a familiar part of everyday life but had virtually disappeared by the 1950s when knives and scissors had become much cheaper to replace. The elderly knife grinder seen here is operating a treadle with his foot which turns the big wheel which then turns the grindstone. He is wearing a bowler hat and cravat with a long overcoat.
[13]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/
[14]Stainsforth Court no. 1 (Hunslet) (1 comment)
Stainsforth Court no. 1Undated, View dates from the 1950s and shows number 1 Stainsforth Court where a boy stands in the doorway. Washing hangs across the yard. Part of number 3 can be seen on the right edge where a girl and a woman are. These houses had ben deemed unfit for human habitation and awaited demolition in line with slum clearance plans.
[15]Stonegate Road (Meanwood) (17 comments)
Stonegate Road31st August 1953. View shows shops at nos. 18-20 Stonegate Road. Nancy Kirby ladies hairdresser and Franklin's wallpaper, paints, etc. shown. Beckett Arms pub on the corner with Meanwood Road in the background. Advertisement for Zip dry cleaning on side of shop. People and cars visible.
[16]Ring Road (Farnley) (2 comments)
Ring Road20th June 1939. Row of shops on junction with Tong Road. Clays, Grocers can be seen on the left at 37 Ring Road, premises to the right are vacant. Harold Lancaster, Chemist can just be seen on the right at 531, Tong Road.
[17]Abbey Street, nos. 3 - 11 (Burley) (10 comments)
Abbey Street, nos. 3 - 11Undated, This view is looking along Abbey Street from Kirkstall Road to Cavendish Street in the late 1950s. On the left is number 3, moving right numbers follow in sequence to 11 at the end of the row. Next, wall of Ind Coope and Allsop's beer bottling plant. The taller building with the chimney is the Aireton House clothing factory run by Frank R. Roberts and Co Ltd.
[18]Aerial View, Dewsbury Road (Beeston) (63 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.
[19]Aerial View, Leeds University (Woodhouse) (92 comments)
Aerial View, Leeds Universityc.1960 Leeds University, on Woodhouse Lane. In the left corner at the junction with University Road is Emmanuel Church, the University Chaplaincy. The old Yorkshire College buildings can be seen on the right side of University Road. Woodhouse Cemetery is behind the University, after clearance it was called St George's Field. Land has been cleared along Woodhouse Lane to the junction with Clarendon Road in preparation for the building of the Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering buildings. These were built between 1960 and 1963. In the top right corner, pre-fabricated housing, erected to ease the post war housing shortage. In the bottom right corner, Blenheim School is in view.
[20]Mount St Mary's Church, interior (Richmond Hill) (17 comments)
Mount St MaryNovember 1936. View down the nave of Mount St Mary's Church looking at the altar. The foundation stone was laid in 1853 and the nave and side aisles completed in 1857. It was built to serve the Irish immigrant community who had settled in this area after escaping the famine in Ireland. The church was closed in 1989.