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[1]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.
[2]Cockburn High School, Burton Road (Beeston) (101 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]East Busk Lane, Mural of a Cyclist in Celebration of the Tour de France, 2014 (Otley)
East Busk Lane, Mural of a Cyclist in Celebration of the Tour de France, 20145th July 2014. Image shows a large mural of a cyclist painted on the exterior wall of the former Summercross public house in East Busk Lane. The mural, painted to celebrate the 'Grand Depart' of the Tour de France, 2014, has a background of yellow polka dots and was designed by local artist and teacher at Prince Henry's Grammar School, Shane Green. He carried out most of the work during the night before the Grand Depart, assisted by his friend and keen cyclist, Steve Bottomley. Pupils from the school also contibuted artwork to promote the Tour de France and to improve the area surrounding the building. The idea was that of Tony Grey, landlord of the Junction Inn, who provided the materials and scaffolding. The Summercross has been boarded up since 2009 and is still currently (2014) awaiting development. It stands on the former site of Busk House, which was demolished in the early 19th century.
[4]Burlington Road, Cross Flatts (Beeston) (5 comments)
Burlington Road, Cross FlattsUndated. View of Burlington Road, a street of red brick terraced homes with small gardens, which runs parallel with Tempest Road. This photograph is taken from part way up Burlington Road, possibly from Woodview Road, and looks towards houses in Maud Avenue which crosses the end of Burlington Road.
[5]Eastgate, roundabout (City Centre) (6 comments)
Eastgate, roundabout19th June 1941. View of Eastgate roundabout looking towards Eastgate (left) and Lady Lane (right). Appleyard's petrol filling station occupies the centre of the roundabout with an area of grass around, which a lady is walking across despite a notice saying 'Please keep off the grass'. In the centre background is the Kingston Unity Friendly Society building and on the right Circle House, whose occupants include Harold's hairdressers, Buckle cafe and the National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers.
[6]Golden Acre Park, aerial view (Bramhope) (14 comments)
Golden Acre Park, aerial view C mid 1930s. Aerial view of Golden Acre Park, taken in the mid 1930s shortly after it opened in March 1932. The boating lake is busy with many boats. A miniature railway runs around the edge of the lake and the Galleon Cafe can be seen. The Leeds - Otley Road heads from the direction of Otley, bottom left, towards Leeds. Towards the centre of the left edge there is Black Hill Well Farm, and beyond the trees belong to the Black Hill Plantation. Leeds City Council bought the site of Golden Acre Park in 1945.
[7]Buslingthorpe Lane, nos. 31, 33, 35, 41, 43, 49 (Sheepscar)
Buslingthorpe Lane, nos. 31, 33, 35, 41, 43, 4929th July 1958 To the left is the Albion Hotel public house, this was number 31/33. Moving right next was 35. Some of the numbers in this sequence were to houses which lay immediately behind. Two passages can be seen which led to them. Number 41 is in the centre, a decorative touch of paint has been added to each window lintel and the door. Next right is 43, then 49 is on the right edge.
[8]Kingsway Cinema, Harrogate Road (Moortown) (6 comments)
Kingsway Cinema, Harrogate Road24 August 1937. The Kingsway Cinema was built in the grounds of Allerton Lodge, a large house off Harrogate Road. The architect of this cinema was James Brodie. It seated 1,150 people with car parking available for 150 cars and opened on 28 June 1937 showing 'Head Over Heels' with Jessie Matthews. It boasted of having 'Mirrorphonic' sound. The cinema closed in August 1958. After conversion it re-opened as the New Vilna synagogue on 6th September 1959. After the synagogue was vacated due to a move elsewhere, the building was destroyed by fire and had to be demolished. Beechwood Court, a complex of flats was built on the site. At the right edge is a small lodge belonging to the property adjoining the site of Allerton Lodge and called Keldholme. The lodge is nowadays numbered 259 Harrogate Road and is the premises of a hair & beauty salon run by John Kinsey.
[9]Aerial View, Dewsbury Road (Beeston) (61 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.
[10]Tour de France 2014, Bunting on the Pool Road (Arthington)
Tour de France 2014, Bunting on the Pool Road5th July, 2014. View of yellow bunting on the Pool Road, taken on the day of the 'Grand Depart' of the Tour de France, 5th July 2014. This part of the route was Stage 1 of the race. It began with a celebration in Leeds City Centre, attended by thousands, before setting off for Harewood, then Arthington, Pool-in-Wharfedale and Otley. The 118 mile race continued, taking a circular route through Ilkley, Skipton and around the Yorkshire Dales, before the final destination of Harrogate.
[11]Inner Ring Road and the rear of Broadcasting House (Woodhouse)
Inner Ring Road and the rear of Broadcasting HouseUndated. Looking from the Inner Ring Road to the rear of Broadcasting House, centre, formerly the Friends Meeting House. The old buildings at the rear and to the right were in the process of being cleared for the construction of new studios which opened in 1974. The building at the right edge is Number 150 Woodhouse Lane, once the premises of William Mason & Sons, joiners. Around 1888 Frederick Mason was making the woodwork for the machines and patterns required by Louis Le Prince for his pioneering work in Kinematography. Louis Le Prince had his workshop immediately behind the joiners at Number 160. It was here that he developed a single lens camera and used it to make a moving picture sequence of every day activity on Leeds Bridge. This short sequence made the name of Louis Le Prince world famous. The Masons also made around 1000 mahogany frames for the glass positives used by Louis Le Prince. Loius Le Prince disappeared mysteriously in the September of 1890. He was last seen in the railway station at Dijon intending to board a train for Paris. No one knows what happened but his family never saw him again. The joiner, Fredreick Mason, stated 'The unexplained mysterious disappearance of a splendid man and inventive genius was indeed a tragedy and incidentally deprived Leeds of the glory of being the cradle of cinema.' (The pioneer work of Le Prince in Kineatography by E. Kilburn Scott).
[12]County Arcade, Mecca Locarno (City Centre) (188 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]New Briggate, looking south-west (City Centre) (6 comments)
New Briggate, looking south-westUndated. View looking south-west along New Briggate, taken sometime around the late 1960s or early 1970s. The Wrens Hotel is on the right, by the junction with Cross Belgrave Street and between Merrion Place (right) and Merrion Street (towards the left). Opened in 1880, it was named after its original owner Alfred Wren. Occupying part of the upper floors is Leo Goldman, tailor. Hardy's menswear can be seen on the opposite side of Merrion Street while in the foreground, left, are Leeds Chest Clinic at no. 74 New Briggate and a dentist's surgery at no. 72.
[14]Mill Street no. 30 (Bank) (5 comments)
Mill Street no. 301964. View shows the premises of C.S. Newell, television aerial installers at number 30 Mill Street. Two women and a child stand outside the entrance. This building had originally been the Silk Mill Inn until around the late 1950s. The Inn took its name from J. Holdforth and Sons, silk spinners, which is listed in the 1851 Directory of Leeds at Bank Low Mills. The Mills are visible on the left edge of the view.
[15]Merrion Centre (City Centre) (1 comment)
Merrion Centrec1967. View from the Merrion Centre looking towards the Odeon. Shops visible include Radio Rentals, Etam, Northern Wine Stores and a newsagents. 2 boys are sat on seats by the newsagents. Other seats are empty. There are several people shopping. Large concrete bins are visible plus some hexagonal concrete plant pots.
[16]Aerial View, Barwick Road, Swarcliffe Drive (Swarcliffe) (29 comments)
Aerial View, Barwick Road, Swarcliffe DriveUndated, This aerial view of Swarcliffe dates from the 1960s. In the foreground, the bottom edge, Barwick Road runs from left to right. Moving back, Swarclife Drive runs parallel to this with Elmete Towers above on the left. Eastwood Lane runs from the centre of the bottom edge and curves towards the right where two more tower blocks are situated Swarcliffe Towers and Manston Towers. On the right edge, the Whinmoor public house is just visible. Swarcliffe Primary School can be seen in the top left corner.
[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]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.
[19]Cottingley Hall Estate, plans (Cottingley) (115 comments)
Cottingley Hall Estate, plans15th July 1950. View shows the temporary accommodation layout for Cottingley Hall Estate.
[20]Can You Help? (Unknown) (16 comments)
Can You Help?1969. In this image a little girl leans out of the doorway of her red brick terraced home. The doorways of both houses have arched entrances and fanlights. The child's house is possibly numbered 52. An old gas street lamp stands in the foreground. Possibly the Burley area.