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[1]Old shop property (Unknown) (7 comments)
Old shop property Undated. Black and white view of an old shop property. The windows have small glass panes and advertising is displayed on the exterior walls. Adverts include Brooke Bonds for Cocoa and Tea, Mansion Polish, Cherry Blossom Boot Polish, Sunlight Soap, Hudson's Soap and Victory V's. A lady wearing an apron, likely to be the proprietor, is standing in the doorway.
[2]Camp Road nos. 76, 78, Glover Street (Little London)
Camp Road nos. 76, 78, Glover Street17th July 1958 St. Matthews Church is on the left, built in 1903 the church was demolished when the area was redeveloped in the late 1960s. The last vicar was Hugh Hilary Lewis, the vicarage was situated on Camp Road, in front of the church. The road between the church and number 78, which is an empty shop, was Church Hill. On the right number 76 is a greengrocers, business of H. Yates. Looking down right. This was a gasometer is on the right. This was situated off Barrack Street, Sheepscar.
[3]St Mary's Sunday School (Mabgate) (1 comment)
St MaryOctober 1978 The Church of St Mary the Virgin, designed by Thomas Taylor, paid for by the Church Commissioners fund as a result of the first Church Building Act in 1818. This school was built in 1830, designed by Taylor or possibly R.D. Chantrell. The caretakers house, which is on the right, was built in the 1860s. The half-dormer windows and deep buttresses are attributed to Butterfield, who built St Saviours clergy house.
[4]Kirkgate Abattoir, New York Street (City Centre) (12 comments)
Kirkgate Abattoir, New York StreetUndated. Built to replace the unhealthy pre 1831 Leadenhall Wholesale Carcas Market off Vicar Lane, this 1899 wholesale meat market on New York Street was designed by Walter Henstock and Son and featured a clock tower. This facility was replaced in 1966 with the Pontefract Lane Abattoir. Also visible on the right are two red phone boxes next to a news stand. On the left a man uses a zebra crossing on New York Street looking towards Vicar Lane. This site is now home to a multi storey car park and the National Express Coach Station.
[5]Anchor Inn, 94 Church Street (Hunslet) (11 comments)
Anchor Inn, 94 Church Streetc early 1970s. View of the Anchor Inn, located at number 94 Church Street, with rendered exterior painted in a mustard shade. The Anchor Inn was, at one time, one of fifty public houses in Hunslet. Nowadays, only 16 remain but this is one that no longer exists. Smiths Court is visible on the left and the corner with Anchor Street is seen right. Bob Rayner's barber's shop is housed in number 92A Church Street, also on the right.
[6]Quarry Hill, aerial view (Quarry Hill)
Quarry Hill, aerial view16th June 1999. Aerial view of Quarry Hill, the site of the notorious Quarry Hill Flats which were demolished in the mid 1970s. Now it is occupied by Quarry House at the top of the photo, the Department of Health & Social Security headquarters opened in 1993, and at the bottom by the West Yorkshire Playhouse which dates from 1990. Also visible is the Leeds College of Music, above and to the right of the Playhouse. New York Road runs from the bottom left to top centre, Eastgate is on the bottom left and St. Peter's Street on the bottom right. York Street runs from centre right to top centre and the railway line is seen on the right. The Central Bus Station is visible at the bottom right.
[7]Kirkgate, Duck & Drake (City Centre) (7 comments)
Kirkgate, Duck & Drake1992, View showing the Duck and Drake public House at bottom of Kirkgate. Railway bridge can be seen on the right with St Peter's Church tower visible in the background.
[8]Water Lane, Alec's gents hair stylist (Holbeck) (3 comments)
Water Lane, Alec9th November 1999. View of Alec's hair stylist which is at 101 Water Lane.
[9]Rosebank Lane (Burley) (3 comments)
Rosebank Lane14th November 1967 Image shows two women carrying shopping bags, one in a pokadot apron and the other wearing a coat and headscarf, they are stood at the junction of Rosebank Terrace (on the left). In the distance can be seen Rosebank Street on the right.
[10]Crooked Acres (Kirkstall) (3 comments)
Crooked Acres20th April 1937 Number 1 Spen Lane. Building known as 'Crooked Acres' which was, and still is owned by Leeds Community and Mental Health Trust. View shows grounds with grass, shrubbery and trees on banking with steps leading up to house.
[11]Hillcrest Picture Lounge, Harehills Lane (Harehills) (1 comment)
Hillcrest Picture Lounge, Harehills LaneUndated. Image shows Hillcrest Picture Lounge, at 386 Harehills Lane, at the junction with Lupton Avenue, seen on the right. The cinema opened on 31st December 1920, with the film "The Woman Thou Gave Us", and closed on 9th November 1963 with "Courage of Black Beauty". The premises were subsequently demolished, and the site redeveloped, with an office block now on the site.
[12]Prospect Mills, trampling rags for the shoddy trade (Morley)
Prospect Mills, trampling rags for the shoddy tradeJuly 1965. Image shows George from St. Lucia working as a 'willey 'oil' lad, a job not highly regarded, even by the textile workers themselves. It was the willey-'oil lad's job to trample down the pieces of pulled up rag into these sheets which were full of blend. The rags in the shoddy trade were first torn up by the rag machine where large pieces, still recognisable pieces of cloth or knitwear, were produced. These were then put into the willeyer, a machine which broke the bits down into much smaller pieces which were very fluffy. These were blown through tubes in the 'willey'oil' and sections from different qualities of rags could be mixed in the blowing process. Hence, the name of blend which was applied to the product going into the hessian sheets. Obviously the blown product had a large amount of air in it and the trampling was simply to try and eliminate some of this, and get more blend into each sack (sheet). Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
[13]Compton Road and Stanley Road (Harehills) (3 comments)
Compton Road and Stanley Road19th September 1935.Corner of Compton Road and Stanley Road. No 2 Stanley Road is a corner shop, proprietor Arthur Smith, grocer. An advert for Ind Coope is painted on the side of the building. Along Compton Road are Howard Binks, hairdresser; Compton Fisheries; Arthur Pullan Newsagent and others not identifiable. Road is paved with sets and tramlines are visible.
[14]Aerial View, Quarry Hill Flats (Quarry Hill) (77 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]Mabgate Mills (Mabgate) (2 comments)
Mabgate MillsUndated, View looks through the entrance of Mabgate Mills out towards Mabgate. Mabgate Mills was the location for a variety of businesses including clothiers, glaziers and printers. Mabgate Mills is now used as Leeds Christian Home For Adults with Autism.
[16]Saxton's Map of Yorkshire, area around Leeds and Wakefield (West Ardsley) (1 comment)
SaxtonUndated. This image is taken from Christopher Saxton's 16th century Map of Yorkshire and shows the area around Leeds and Wakefield. Christopher Saxton lived from around 1542 to 1610/11 and was raised in Dunningley, a small hamlet in Ardsley which is shown on this map. He was to study map making when John Rudd, vicar of Dewsbury gave him an apprenticeship in about 1570. From these beginnings he went on to map the very first national atlas and this great achievement brought him the attention and patronage of Queen Elizabeth I. Saxton has been described as ‘the father of English cartography’. He is thought to be buried at Woodkirk, not far from where he had been brought up. It was not until Ordnance Survey one inch maps were published in 1801 that Saxton's maps of England and Wales were phased out of general use.
[17]Art Gallery (City Centre)
Art Gallery1st June 1926 View of window and sculptured figure in glass case in the City Art Gallery. Photograph has note 'proposed entrance' written on photo.
[18]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.
[19]Briggate, bus crash (City Centre) (21 comments)
Briggate, bus crash29th December 1965. Photograph shows a bus in Briggate just after a collision with a crane. The crane was being used to excavate a subway at the junction with Boar Lane when the jib sliced into the upper deck of the bus. Nobody was hurt. Saxone and Stylo shops can be seen behind the bus.
[20]Quarry Hill Flats, aerial view (Quarry Hill) (1 comment)
Quarry Hill Flats, aerial view1951. Aerial view with Quarry Hill Flats in the centre. On the left is York Street coming into the junction with Marsh Lane, which continues to the right and joins New York Road. This is the road running straight down the right side of the view. In the top middle, Eastgate has spare ground on both sides and ends at the roundabout with Appleyard filling station in the centre. This is directly in front of Oastler House.