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[1]Leeds Liverpool Canal, Kirkstall Power Station (Armley) (1 comment)
Leeds Liverpool Canal, Kirkstall Power StationUndated View across the Leeds Liverpool Canal to Kirkstall Power Station. Left of centre Redcote Bridge is visible. Slightly right of centre is the footbridge spanning the canal and the canal basin. Kirkstall Power Station was demolished in the 1980s.
[2]Corn Exchange (old) (City Centre) (2 comments)
Corn Exchange (old) Undated. Old Corn Exchange at the top of Briggate, demolished during widening of Briggate. Engraving by Lee.
[3]Bewerley Street Infant School, seen from the rear in Kirkland Place (Hunslet) (23 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]Austhorpe Road, Abbott's Cafe (Cross Gates) (4 comments)
Austhorpe Road, AbbottUndated View of Abbott's Cafe at no. 4 Austhorpe Road. This was set up by the Messrs M & A Abbott, listed as bakers in the early 1910s who survived for 30 years until the early 1940s. Various goods are displayed in the windows.
[5]Aerial view of railway lines and stations (City Centre) (3 comments)
Aerial view of railway lines and stations17th September 1962. Aerial view of railway lines and stations. In the centre of the bottom edge is Leeds Corporation Gas Department, and above it the lozenge shape is Holbeck Station (1855-1958). Above the centre, towards the top edge, are the two main railway stations with the River Aire and Leeds and Liverpool Canal looping round between. On the left is Leeds Central Station (1848-1967) and on the right is Leeds City Station formed in 1938 on the merger of Leeds Wellington Station and Leeds New Station. Cutting across the bottom left-hand corner is Wellington Road. Next Gelderd Junction on Wellington Road is the Grade II listed circular building, the Round House, opened by the Leeds & Thirsk railway in 1847. In the centre of the left edge is Bean Ing Mill, demolished in the 1960s and now the site of the Yorkshire Post building. The Town Hall is just visible a little way down from the top left edge. Wellington Street runs diagonally across the top left hand corner from the centre of the left edge.
[6]Anti-Aircraft Unit (Ack-Ack Unit), Aberford Road (Garforth) (2 comments)
Anti-Aircraft Unit (Ack-Ack Unit), Aberford RoadUndated. The Brierlands Anti-Aircraft Unit, used during the First World War, 1914-1918. It was situated on the Aberford Road in East Garforth. In the background is the one storey building, which would have been used by the Ack-Ack Unit. In the foreground is a local group of boy scouts taking a break from the gardening.
[7]Knife Grinder (Armley) (8 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.
[8]Leeds General Infirmary, Original Building (City Centre)
Leeds General Infirmary, Original BuildingUndated. Print showing the original part of Leeds General Infirmary, designed by George Gilbert Scott and opened in May 1868 in a ceremony presided over by the Prince of Wales. This is looking at the South-East corner with Great George Street to the left, and St James Street to the right. St George's Church can be seen on the far right.
[9]Lower Briggate from Hunslet Road (City Centre) (9 comments)
Lower Briggate from Hunslet Road2nd May 1982. View looks from Hunslet Road towards Bridge End and Lower Briggate. The tall building on the left is the rear of the former Leeds City Transport offices now the Malmaison Hotel. Also on the left there is a glimpse of Leeds Bridge and behind it the business of Alpha Music at numbers 10 to 18 Bridge End. In the centre is the Golden Lion Hotel at number 2 Lower Briggate which stands at the corner with Sovereign Street. Towards the right, in the middle ground, the railway bridge can be seen across Lower Briggate. The Spire belongs to Holy Trinity Church in Boar Lane. In the foreground, right, is the British Waterways building at the junction of Bridge End with Dock Street. Dominating the background is West Riding House at numbers 57 - 69 Albion Street. It opened in July 1974, and, until the completion of Bridgewater Place in 2005, it was the tallest structure in Leeds.
[10]Cockburn High School, Burton Road (Beeston) (157 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.
[11]Boar Lane (City Centre) (5 comments)
Boar LaneUndated, Postcard view of Boar Lane looking down onto the street from an elevated position. On the left, the spire of Holy Trinity Church can be seen. The entrance to Albion Street is just visible in the bottom left corner with New Station Street, bottom right. In the centre of the view are two trams running along tracks visible in the road.
[12]Brunswick Place no. 9, Interior (Little London)
Brunswick Place no. 9, InteriorUndated, Image taken in the late 1800s showing the study of 9 Brunswick Place, off North Street. Books fill the shelves and pictures line the walls while others fight for room on the mantel piece. A decorated fire guard stands in front of a cast iron fire place and an ornate coal holder stands on the right. In the foreground can be seen a large comfortable chair covered in a throw and the edge of a desk where a small set of weighing scales are visible. This became the home of Canon Edward Jackson of St James slum Church, York Street from 1864 until his death in 1892 when it became the home of the new vicar, Rev David Allison also of St James Church.
[13]Bridge End (City Centre) (1 comment)
Bridge End1st December 1904. Swinegate and Sovereign Street Improvement. View taken from Leeds Bridge westward showing number 16, Craxford hairdressers and number 18 Samuel Wainwright, cricket bat manufacturer, Bridge End as well as the backs of Nettleton joiner and Henderson plumber on Tenter Lane. These premises have wooden outbuildings on piles into the River Aire.
[14]Great George Street, St Georges Church (City Centre) (2 comments)
Great George Street, St Georges ChurchUndated, An early 1900s view. Looking from St Georges Church. The church was designed by John Clark in 1836-8 and the western tower, over 48 metres in height, incorporated a spire, clock and bell. Burial vaults on the south side were in use until 1855. Built by Atack and Baxter, the foundation stone was laid by the Bishop of Ripon, Charles Longley on December 16th, 1836. The cost of the building was £11,000. Only recently (21st January 2006), after a period of over forty years, a new spire was added to St. George's Church by property and construction company David McLean, as part of a development contract including an apartment scheme adjacent to the church. English Heritage provided the brief for the new 20 metre spire and it was based on designs by David McLean Design. The construction work includes a steel skeletal frame and lead cladding and was carried out by Mercot Stainless Ltd. a firm based in Flint, North Wales. The original spire, seen here, was destroyed by freak gales on 11th February 1962. The new spire was erected in eight sections. It has four pinnacles, a stainless steel cross and weighs over thirty tonnes. At the far right, in the background, part of Leeds General Infirmary can be seen.
[15]Lower Briggate, nos. 1-6 (City Centre) (7 comments)
Lower Briggate, nos. 1-66th December 1979 View looking west at shops on Lower Briggate. On the left is the Golden Lion Hotel by the junction with Swinegate, then No.3 is Class menswear, No.4 Bass and Bligh, camera and binocular repairs, No.5 Contact second hand goods and No.6 Starlight Room amusements. On the right is the junction with Heaton's Court.
[16]Mrs Emily Simmonds, alongside Simmond's delivery van (Unknown) (1 comment)
Mrs Emily Simmonds, alongside Simmond1934. Image, taken in 1934, shows Mrs Emily Simmonds and her dog with the delivery van belonging to the family butcher's business run by her husband, Frank Andrew Simmonds (born 1907). After leaving school at the age of 15 he worked as a butcher's boy for butcher, Tommy Taylor of number 269 Kirkstall Road. (1923 Kelly's Directory of Leeds) He learned the trade and eventually opened his own shop at number 248A Kirkstall Road. (He is listed here in the Kelly's Directory of Leeds for 1932). In 1934 Frank and Emily (born 1911) were married. She was the daughter of undertaker, William Bewley Stead of number 255 Burley road (1932 Kelly's Directory). The butcher's delivery van has the words "Service and Quality" displayed on the side. Image courtesy of Andrew Simmonds.
[17]Can You Help? (Unknown) (4 comments)
Can You Help?1969. View shows two women walking along a path leading from a patch of wasteground through to the backs of terraced housing. Any ideas of the location would be appreciated. Image courtesy of Eric Jaquier.
[18]Kirkstall Power Station, from Armley Park (Armley) (1 comment)
Kirkstall Power Station, from Armley Park1969. View looking north from Armley Park (Gotts Park)across the Leeds and Liverpool Canal towards Kirkstall Power Station. Two chimneys and two cooling towers can be seen. A footbridge across the railway line is seen in front of one of the chimneys.
[19]Strawberry Road (Armley) (2 comments)
Strawberry Road6th September 1945. View of the Air Raid Warden's post on the corner of Strawberry Road and Barnet Mount. Children are playing further along the cobbled street.
[20]Central Bus Station, aerial view (City Centre) (7 comments)
Central Bus Station, aerial viewUndated. Aerial view showing the Central Bus Station as it was from its first opening in 1938 until a major rebuild in 1963. Buses are seen at many of the stands and a long queue of people stretches from one of the stands all the way down to the bottom of the photo. The view looks south towards Leeds Parish Church and York Street runs along the top of the bus station. The meat market and slaughterhouse are seen on the right.