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[1]Cockburn High School, Burton Road (Beeston) (109 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]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.
[3]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.
[4]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.
[5]Irwin Arms, Selby Road (Halton) (8 comments)
Irwin Arms, Selby Road7th September 2000, View of the Irwin Arms public house with a row of shops, including Pizza Hut beyond. Pub sign to the left and wooden tables in the foreground. Cars can be seen in the background.
[6]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'.
[7]Aerial View, Holbeck Moor (Holbeck) (85 comments)
Aerial View, Holbeck Moor1963 Aerial view of Holbeck Moor district. Holbeck Moor Lane runs left to right across the centre with St Matthews Street/Top Moorside on the left. St Matthews Church is at the junction. In the centre are blocks of flats which were, with additional housing named after local worthies eg Hugh Gaitskell, Charles Jenkinson (Vicar of Holbeck and Labour councillor, responsible for building of Quarry Hill Flats). In the right foreground is Holbeck Moor.
[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] Plaza Cinema, Assembly Rooms, 32 New Briggate (City Centre) (35 comments)
 Plaza Cinema,  Assembly Rooms, 32 New Briggate1970. View showing the Plaza Cinema at 32 New Briggate. The building, designed by George Corson and James Robertson Watson of Leeds, opened as the Assembly Rooms Concert Hall in 1898. It became a cinema on Monday 15th April 1907 advertising "new century talking and singing pictures". The opening picture was a film showing the stage act of 'Little Tich', an English music hall comedian whose real name was Harry Relph. The picture house was able to seat an audience of 1,100 and admission charges were: front circle 2/- (10p) and 1/6d (7.5p), side circle and stalls 1/- (5p), area 6d (2.5p) and gallery 3d (1p). The name changed to the 'Plaza' on Monday 25th August 1958 until its closure in 1985. The Assembly Rooms are now (Nov. 2007) being restored as part of the major Grand Theatre refurbishments.
[10]Oak Road no.s 61-65, Stapleton Row (Wortley) (4 comments)
Oak Road no.s 61-65,  Stapleton Row 2nd June 1961. Three properties on Oak Road, numbers run from 61 to 65, left to right. Number 65 is a former shop. On the right is the premises of A. Saxton, coal and firewood merchant. Included in slum clearance plan for the Wortley area.
[11]Cottingley Hall Estate, plans (Cottingley) (126 comments)
Cottingley Hall Estate, plans15th July 1950. View shows the temporary accommodation layout for Cottingley Hall Estate.
[12]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.
[13]Cliff Side Gardens (Woodhouse) (2 comments)
Cliff Side Gardens22nd September 1941 Cul-de-sac off Cliff Road. Air-raid damage, one house completely flattened. Behind, Woodhouse Ridge can be seen.
[14]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.
[15]Village School, Breary Lane (Bramhope) (3 comments)
Village School, Breary LaneUndated. Image shows the stone built village school in Breary Lane. It was built in 1873 at the instigation of the Lady of the Manor, Miss Dawson. The schoolmaster Mr. Wood, along with his wife, received a salary of £130 per annum and books and slates were purchased at a cost of £11 16s 2d (£11 81p). There were between 60 and 70 pupils, both boys and girls, attending the school from a population of 389 in the village. The village school was undenominational and was not to be used as a Sunday School or for religious meetings. There was a focus on Adult Education and classes were held there for this purpose in the evenings. The West Riding County Council took over the building in 1921 and the school was converted to a youth club at a cost of £8,000. In 1961 the school moved to new premises in Tredgold Crescent. In 1992 Leeds City Council released the former school for development and it has since been converted to apartments, while retaining the original character of the nineteenth century building.
[16] Palace Picture Hall, Eyres Avenue, (Armley) (66 comments)
 Palace Picture Hall, Eyres Avenue,1970. View of the former Palace Picture Hall, shown here as The New Western Bingo Hall, located in . The building, was opened as an 800 seater cinema on Monday 26th August 1912, advertising as the Finest Picture Hall in West Leeds. The premises, formerly Armley Rink, were completely re-designed under the personal supervision of Managing Director, Councillor Ezra Hoyle. The opening film was 'The Governor's Daughter' and seats could be booked in advance for 2d (1p). Ticket prices were 2d (1p), 4d (1.5p) and 6d (2.5p). One thousand people attended the two evening performances on opening night. It was described as "The most healthy and comfortable hall in the distict, breathing area 500 cu.ft to each person when the hall is full" also the management boasted that "persons entering while the pictures are being exhibited are shown to their seats by young ladies who have electric flash lights." The Armley Palace Picture Hall closed on Saturday 22nd August 1964 with a showing of 'Summer Magic' starring Hayley Mills. The premises were subsequently converted to the New Western Bingo Hall. Here, it is advertising a £400 jackpot.
[17]Golden Acre Park, aerial view (Bramhope) (15 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.
[18]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.
[19]Cookridge Hall, Fish Pond, Known Locally as Paul's Pond (Cookridge) (5 comments)
Cookridge Hall, Fish Pond, Known Locally as Paul1986. View of Fish Pond, an ornamental lake. Although marked on old maps as the 'Fish Pond' this pond is known locally as 'Paul's Pond'. In 1890 William Paul took up residence at Cookridge Hall and the Paul family remained there until 1954, when the estate was sold by the executors of T. W. Paul. William Paul owned the Oak Tannery at number 91 Kirkstall Road, William Paul Ltd. He was a keen sportsman who raced greyhounds and kept horses and a pack of beagles for hare hunting, which took place on what is now the Holt Park Estate. The pond dates from around 1820 when the Cookridge estate was purchased by Richard Wormald from Robert Sheffield for £77,000. Richard Wormald was a woollen merchant who had specialised in manufacturing uniforms and blankets for soldiers of the Napoleonic Wars, and thus become wealthy. He constructed the pond and surrounded it with a new plantation of trees. He also built a new coach-house, stable and gatehouse. The pond was used to supply ice to the ice-house, which was constructed in grounds to the east side of Cookridge Hall.
[20]City of Leeds School (City Centre) (40 comments)
City of Leeds School1992, View looking from Merrion Street on to Junction of Great George Street with Woodhouse Lane. City of Leeds School can be seen on the corner. The school was opened in 1889 and was converted into council offices in 1994.