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[1]Cockburn High School, Burton Road (Beeston) (102 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.
[2]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.
[3]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.
[4]Allerton Park no. 4 (Chapel Allerton) (29 comments)
Allerton Park no. 4Undated. Looking South at number 4 Allerton Park, Falloden Nursing Home. The building has a wooden fence enclosing shrubs and trees. A car is parked outside.
[5]County Arcade, Mecca Locarno (City Centre) (190 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.
[6]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.
[7]Aerial View, Elland Road with Football and Greyhound Stadiums (Beeston) (63 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.
[8]Aerial View, Dewsbury Road (Beeston) (62 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.
[9]Hudson Mills, aerial view (Burmantofts) (9 comments)
Hudson Mills, aerial viewUndated. Aerial view of the Hudson Mills factory of Montague Burton Ltd., clothiers, at one time believed to be the largest clothing factory in the world. Roads surrounding it are on the top left Hudson Road, top right Trent Road, bottom right Upper Westlock Avenue and bottom left Burton Way. Towards the bottom is Stoney Rock Lane, mostly obscured by trees in Beckett Street Cemetery. Streets on the bottom right are Westlock Avenue, Westlock Grove, Westlock Terrace, Westlock Crescent and Fraser Road on the top left are the Comptons, Sutherlands and Brown Hills and top right Torre Mount, Grove and Drive.
[10]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.
[11]Brudenell Council School, Welton Road (Hyde Park) (47 comments)
Brudenell Council School, Welton RoadUndated, Taken in early 1900s Brudenell Council School was a mixed school for infants, juniors and seniors.
[12]St Mary of Bethany Church, demolition (Wortley) (2 comments)
St Mary of Bethany Church, demolition1975. View of the interior of St. Mary of Bethany church on Tong Road during demolition. The church had opened on 23rd October, 1886 and featured a spire of 135 feet and a brick lined interior. It was demolished as part of the Tong Road clearance programme.
[13]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.
[14]Brown Lane, number 33, Jack Radford, butcher (Holbeck) (8 comments)
Brown Lane, number 33, Jack Radford, butcherC1947-1948. Image shows the premises of Jack Radford, butcher at number 33 Brown Lane. Signs are displayed in the window for lamb, beef and pork. Also, another sign reads 'Re-register here now! Old and New Customers are welcome. Our Aim - Fair shares and smiling service!' The registration is thought to refer to Food ration coupons. Next door is number 31, the grocery store of Mr. Charlie and Mrs. Ethel Rider. It stands at the junction with Crosby Road and Shafton Lane. These shop properties are through with yards on to Recreation Grove at the rear.
[15]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).
[16]Cottingley Hall Estate, plans (Cottingley) (117 comments)
Cottingley Hall Estate, plans15th July 1950. View shows the temporary accommodation layout for Cottingley Hall Estate.
[17]York Road (Richmond Hill)
York Road18th September 1935 On the left, entrance to Club Yard and Club Court, then to the right, numbers 46/48 business of Harry Webster pawnbroker, stockist of household goods and jewellery. Next is number 44 a fish and chip shop. Number 42 also belongs to Harry Webster, a furniture shop. Fullers Fruit shop is on the corner of Sloe Street, adress 40 York Road. A display of goods is on the pavement.
[18]Chapeltown Road, Cantors Fish & Chip Shop (Chapeltown) (15 comments)
Chapeltown Road, Cantors Fish & Chip Shop7th October 1940. View of Cantors fish & Chip Shop on Chapeltown Road. Sign in window states `Open business as usual during blackout`. House on right appears to be selling cigarettes and chocolate through an open window.
[19]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.
[20]Balm Road, nos. 71-85, Woodhouse Hill Road (Hunslet) (16 comments)
Balm Road, nos. 71-85, Woodhouse Hill Road21st April 1959, View shows odd numbered side of Balm Road, nos. 71-85. On the left edge, the shop with the awning is number 71, C.Winterburn, a grocers. Moving right numbers 79 and 81, a stationers and a newsagents are both the business of E Tindall. Next right, number 83 is Hunslet Carr Post Office with a postbox outside. On the end of the row is J Bradbury and Sons, a butchers. This was number 1 Woodhouse Hill Road. Just visible on the right edge is an entrance to Macedo Square.