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[1]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.
[2]Cockburn High School, Burton Road (Beeston) (110 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.
[3]County Arcade, Mecca Locarno (City Centre) (199 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.
[4]Chapeltown Road, no.71, Buslingthorpe Lane (Sheepscar) (5 comments)
Chapeltown Road, no.71, Buslingthorpe Lane29th May 1958 To the left is Buslingthorpe Lane, the Prince of Wales Hotel, a Duttons public house, is at the junction with Chapeltown Road, it was number 71.
[5]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.
[6]Bramley Town End, tram sheds demolition (Bramley) (8 comments)
Bramley Town End, tram sheds demolitionJune 1969. View of the demolition of tram sheds at the end of Stanningley Road, left of image, known as Bramley Town End. The Leeds Corporation Tramways depot operated from around 1908 although the first trams ran to Town End in 1902. A BP petrol station now exists on the site of the old tram sheds.
[7]Apperley Bridge Station (Rawdon) (5 comments)
Apperley Bridge StationPre 1900. On the Leeds and Bradford Midland Railway line. Opened July 2nd 1846, closed March 22nd 1965. Line up of station staff, including guard with flag (centre). On the road above (Apperley Lane) can be seen the Queens Hotel. Faint spire in centre, Woodhouse Grove School.
[8]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.
[9]Foundry Lane Shops (Harehills) (3 comments)
Foundry Lane Shops19th September 1935 Harehills Lane, number 355 Singer Sewing Machine Co. Ltd. Number 357 Meadow Dairy Co. Ltd. Number 359 Hartley, Wm Thomas Greengrocer, Hartleys Fruit market, number 361 Woodhead, Eric Confectioner, number 363 Stephenson, George butcher, number 365 Hirst, Norman chemist, Number 367 Lewis's shoeshop Foundry Lane now called Foundry Approach
[10]Isle of Cinder, Victoria Flour Mill (City Centre) (1 comment)
Isle of Cinder, Victoria Flour Mill8th February 1907 View of flour mill before demolition as part of the Sovereign Street improvements. Established in 1836 by Roger Shackleton, there were four mill buildings. Not all property was demolished in the area, some were eventually restored and by 1992 opened as Victoria Wharf, including Leodis Restaurant.
[11]Central Bus Station, from Kirkgate/St. Peter's Street junction (City Centre)
Central Bus Station, from Kirkgate/St. Peterc1970-73. View looking onto the Central Bus Station from the junction of Kirkgate, to the left, and St. Peter's Street, to the right.
[12]Merrion Centre, upper floor (City Centre) (2 comments)
Merrion Centre, upper floor17th September 1999.View along the upper floor of the Merrion Centre with a couple in the foreground walking down the stairs. Wade House is partially visible on the right and Morrisons can be seen in the background. Metal beams stretch across the roof with lights and security cameras. Glass panels line the lanes with artificial plants on either side.
[13]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.
[14]East Grove Street nos. 16-22, Accommodation Road (Burmantofts) (4 comments)
East Grove Street nos. 16-22, Accommodation Road25th May 1960, To the left is Accommodation Road, a block of new Council maisonettes can be seen. This building work was carried out at the same time as the demolition of the old street. A shop is on the corner with East Grove Street, next door is number 22, moving right are 20, 18 and 16 on the right side.
[15]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.
[16]East Street (Cross Green) (2 comments)
East Street28th September 1999.Roadworks along East Street. Viewed from what was Low Fold and Timber Place. The Black Dog and Fisherman's Hut public houses can just be seen to the left. The Cross Green pub can just be distinguished to the right, There is a CCTV security camera on one of the lamp posts.
[17]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.
[18]Bramley National School (Bramley) (3 comments)
Bramley National School1st March 1939. Stanningley Road and Lower Town Street junction. Exterior view of Bramley National School (Junior Department) (Good Shepherd School), with wall with railings on top, large arched windows, gable roof, bell tower. On right background is a tudor style house with tiled roof and chimneys. A street lamp is in front of school on the left.
[19]Burras Peake, Main Street (Garforth) (3 comments)
Burras Peake, Main StreetUndated. For many years on Main Street, Burras Peake was the only mens outfitters in Garforth. In the doorway the youngster is Harold Bramley with the manager, Jack Haswell.
[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.