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[1]Sheepscar Street North, Chapeltown Road (Sheepscar) (5 comments)
Sheepscar Street North, Chapeltown Road2nd January 1951. Showing the junction of Sheepscar Street North and Chapeltown Road. In the foreground is a belisha beacon, a road sign to Harrogate, a pole holding both a streetlamp and tram power lines, and a sign for J. A. Watson's butchers, which is around the corner. In the distance, on Chapeltown Road, is Leeds Public Library (Sheepscar Branch). A poster for Leeds Civic Theatre is visible.
[2]Cockburn High School, Burton Road (Beeston) (105 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]Snow Clearance, Otley Old Road (Cookridge) (14 comments)
Snow Clearance, Otley Old Road1947. Otley Old Road at the junction of Tinshill Lane to the left and Farrar Lane to the right. Snow has been cleared from this section of road, a post office telephone van is in the centre. Cookridge water tower can be seen behind the houses on the right.
[4]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.
[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]County Arcade, Mecca Locarno (City Centre) (196 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.
[7]Roundhay Road no. 498a (Oakwood) (1 comment)
Roundhay Road no. 498a1962. Detached building, 498a Roundhay Road near the corner of Oakwood Parade. This was a Post Office until 1962 when Harold Mainstone sold it freehold to Lloyds Bank. The bank closed on 1st July 1990 and the building sold on 1st July 1991. It is now a branch of William H. Brown, estate agents. Campbell's Garage is at the right edge at number 496, Oakwood Garage.
[8]Armley Gaol, bricked up tunnel in the prison boundary wall. (Armley) (12 comments)
Armley Gaol, bricked up tunnel in the prison boundary wall.December 2002. Image of Armley Gaol clearly showing the bricked - up tunnel in the prison boundary wall. This is where, on 10th September 1864, Joseph Myers and James Sargisson would have emerged onto the Gaol Field to view the light of day for the last time. This was the first and only public execution to take place at Armley Gaol and it was reported in the Leeds Mercury as 'a sad and horrible picture of humanity.' This referring to the crowds of between 80,000 and 100,000 spectators who had turned out to witness the hangings. The original prison gate, now no longer used, is in the background.
[9]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.
[10]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.
[11]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.
[12]Lower Town Street no. 198, juction with Waterloo Lane (Bramley) (8 comments)
Lower Town Street no. 198, juction with Waterloo Lane22nd March 1966 The elaborate Yorkshire Bank building at number 198 Lower Town Street at the junction with Waterloo Lane, far left. To the right of it is the shoe shop, Lee of Leeds at 196. The photograph is taken from the corner diagonally opposite to Hough Lane and the perimeter wall of Wesley Place Methodist Chapel.
[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]Aerial View, Quarry Hill Flats (Quarry Hill) (72 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.
[15]Meanwood Road Public Baths, Meanwood Road (Buslingthorpe) (40 comments)
Meanwood Road Public Baths, Meanwood Road Image shows Meanwood Road Public Baths located on Meanwood Road between the junction of Education Road and Jackson Road. It was opened on 29th April 1899 by the chairman of the Baths,Councillor Peter Laycock. The other members of the committee were present including the Lord Mayor of Leeds,Alderman Thomas Walter Harding J.P. Many local children first learned to swim here,attending swimming lessons from Meanwood Road School. An ex-pupil growing up in the 1950s remembers, pocket money permitting, the warming cups of hot Bovril and 'Salt Biscuits'(savoury crackers)on sale. There was also a machine in the entrance where a penny in the slot would provide a squirt of Brillcream to add the finishing touches to your newly washed and dried hair. Meanwood Road Baths closed in 1977.
[16]Allerton Park no. 4 (Chapel Allerton) (31 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.
[17]Libraries Stand, Yorkshire Show (Roundhay)
Libraries Stand, Yorkshire Show14th July 1932 View of library stand at Yorkshire Show. Signs shows 'commercial service' and 'make it in Leeds for markets in Britain for factory sites apply Lord Mayor, Leeds'.
[18]St Mary's Hospital (Armley) (26 comments)
St Mary16th October 1940 Originally workhouse for Bramley Union, situated off Green Hill Road. It was also used as a maternity hospital, then a unit for the elderly. In this view, sandbags which have burst can be seen. This was during the Second World War.
[19]Prices Tailors Ltd., Cardigan Crescent (Burley) (16 comments)
Prices Tailors Ltd., Cardigan CrescentUndated. Aerial view of Prices Tailors Ltd. located off number 299 Kirkstall Road on Cardigan Crescent. This is a huge complex stretching as far as the River Aire which is towards the top edge. At the bottom edge red brick streets of back-to-back housing are visible in the Lennox's and the Roseberry's. Red brick streets coming in from the right-hand side are off Kirkstall Road and are, from the top, Cardigan Mount, Cardigan View, Cardigan Crescent and Cardigan Row. Above and to the right of these streets is an area of open ground, the last vestige of the original Cardigan Fields and known to locals simply as "the field". Prices Tailors Ltd was founded in Leeds in 1905 by Henry Price (1877-1963). This factory was built in 1923 in Lennox Road but was extended as far as Cardigan Crescent in the 1930s. In 1932 the firm became known as the Fifty Shilling Tailors. Mass production meant that the price of a suit at 50 shillings had become affordable to the working man, but, in 1935 the value of 50 shillings (£2.50) was around the equivalent of £90 in todays money. Henry Price had over 500 shops and several factories employing 12,000 staff. On his retirement in 1954 he sold the firm to John Collier. The site of the clothing factory is now that of Cardigan Fields Leisure and Entertainment Complex.
[20]Back Nile Street Synagogue (Leylands) (3 comments)
Back Nile Street Synagogue2nd April 1908 View past the new Shul looking towards clothing factory on Brunswick Row, which fronted onto North Street. The Leylands area had a high concentration of Jewish immigrants living there. This synagogue was erected to provide for the needs of the community. It was the Beth Hamedrash Hagodel Synagogue.