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[21]Greyhound Place, from the junction with Greyhound Terrace (Burmantofts) (9 comments)
Greyhound Place, from the junction with Greyhound Terrace 18th September 1935. In this view the building to the left houses York Road public swimming baths and the public library, addressed as number 114 York Road. The photographer is standing at the corner of Greyhound Terrace, bottom left, a short street running between Greyhound Place and Greyhound Street. Greyhound Place is the cobbled street in view. From the left, the first house fronts York Road and is numbered as 111 York Road. Next, the adjoining houses are numbered 1, 3 and 5, Greyhound Place. An 0S map for 1951 shows that by this date number 111 York Road and number 1 Greyhound Place had been demolished. These properties are back-to-back with number 109 York Road and the evens side of Wright street.
[22]Town Street, Farsley (Farsley)
Town Street, FarsleyC2000 View of Farsley Town Street showing the New Inn at number 33 on the left, standing at the junction with Water Lane. Set back on the right is the Old Hall Hotel at number 1 Back Lane. The Box of Cards, a small property on the right is numbered as 28 Town Street. Other shops and businesses are built on four storeys.
[23]Royal Exchange House from Wellington Street (City Centre) (1 comment)
Royal Exchange House from Wellington StreetUndated. View of Royal Exchange House from Wellington Street. It stands at the corner of Park Row with Boar Lane and is 77 metres in height. Until Bridgewater Place reaches final completion it is still the joint second tallest building in Leeds with Tower House, after West Riding House at 80 metres. It was completed in 1966 and has recently been renovated (2004) to become the Park Plaza Hotel. It has benefitted from re-cladding and a considerable extension at the lower podium level to provide restaurant and leisure venues. This photograph most likely dates from the 1980s. Photograph courtesy of Stephen Howden.
[24]Holbeck Station, high level and low level (Holbeck) (2 comments)
Holbeck Station, high level and low level10th April 1959. View of Holbeck Railway Station showing both the high level and low level stations. The station opened in July 1855 and closed in July 1958, the year before this photograph was taken. A pedestrian tunnel under an embankment linked the two sides.
[25]Public Dispensary, North Street (City Centre) (6 comments)
Public Dispensary, North Streetc1967. Close up of the front of the building. The Leeds Public Dispensary was established in 1824 to provide free medical assistance to the needy. This building opened in 1904. To the right of the dispensary is now a new housing development, known as CASPAR, (City Centre Apartments for Single People at Affordable Prices), or Merchant's House.
[26]Coldcotes Secondary School / North Farm Middle School, view from (Gipton) (15 comments)
Coldcotes Secondary School / North Farm Middle School, view fromUndated. View from the snow-covered grounds of a school at the junction of Thorn Walk and North Farm Road. This was originally Coldcotes School, which incorporated a nursery, infants, junior and secondary school. The part of the school seen at the right edge was the secondary school. The school was later split up into 4 schools, Thorn Primary, Dorset Primary, North Farm Middle and Oak Tree Middle; this side was North Farm Middle. It would later become Oakwood Primary after the other schools were demolished, but this has also since been demolished and replaced by a new Oakwood Primary School. Oak Tree Drive is in the foreground, North Farm Road runs from the left edge by the junction with Thorn Drive and continues up the hill in the centre background, while Thorn Walk is at the far side of the school on the right. Houses visible include the semi-detached pair of 2 Thorn Drive and 63 North Farm Road facing forwards on the left.
[27]Stainbeck Lane (Meanwood) (1 comment)
Stainbeck Lane3rd May 1953. View shows road subsidence on Stainbeck Lane with maintenance work in progress. A car, a bus stop, workmen and onlookers are visible.
[28]Granville Terrace, nos. 1 - 5, Beckett Street, no 77 (Burmantofts) (8 comments)
Granville Terrace, nos. 1 - 5, Beckett Street, no 771955, To the left of this view, Harry Eastwood, electrical repairs at number 77 Beckett Street can be seen. Moving right, number 1, then number 3 Granville Terrace which was a boot repairs, business of Fred Varley. The Granville Arms at number 5 can be seen on the right. The van on the right edge is from Meredith and Drew Ltd, biscuit manufacturers with a depot on Gelderd Road. This was also the junction of Granville Street which branched off to the right, not in this view.
[29]Brown Lane, number 33, Jack Radford, butcher (Holbeck) (9 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.
[30]Cherry Row at the junction with Lincoln Road (Burmantofts) (4 comments)
Cherry Row at the junction with Lincoln Road18th August 1958. View of the junction of Cherry Row with Lincoln Road. This part of Burmantofts was also known as Newtown. At the very left edge is Lincoln Field Row, then, with advertising on the side of the end property, is Lincoln Street. The building with the arched doors and windows is the old Lincoln Fields Wesleyan Methodist Sunday School, at number 6 Hill Street, located at the junction with Cherry Row and Hill Street. It has a sign above the entrance advertising 'Empire House-Farmlands Egg Stores Ltd.' In the centre at numbers 12 & 14 are the premises of the Leeds Industrial Co-operative Society. The white building, at number 10 Cherry Row, is the 'Moulders Arms', a Hammonds Ales Public House, Lincoln Road is far right. Lincoln Road is visible at the extreme right edge.
[31]Aerial View, River Aire, Crown Point Bridge (City Centre)
Aerial View, River Aire, Crown Point BridgeUndated The River Aire runs through the centre of this view from the bottom to top edges. In the bottom left corner, Kirkgate and Marsh Lane are visible with East Street running towards the top of the view and Crown Point Road running to the right, spanning the River via the Crown Point Bridge. Above the bridge is the Leeds Dam and the Aire and Calder Navigation. To the left the view looks across the Bank area towards Cross Green and Richmond Hill. A large recreation ground on Bow Street is also visible. Hunslet Lane and Hunslet Road can be seen towards the right where the view looks across the Clarence Dock area towards Holbeck.
[32]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.
[33]Blackburn Aircraft Company, Fairey Barracuda (Unknown) (1 comment)
Blackburn Aircraft Company, Fairey BarracudaUndated, Fairey Barracuda torpedo aircraft for the Royal Navy. Main components made by Blackburn Aircraft Co Ltd, in Leeds included tail plane, elevators, fin, rudder, ailerons, flaps, main wing spans, cockpit structures. It entered service in 1943, carrying 3 crew in tandem cockpits with a long greenhouse canopy, 2572 were built of all marks. Service was with Fleet Air Arm units, including attacks on the Tirpitz, also with the British Pacific Fleet and into the post-war period.
[34]Horsforth Featherbank Secondary Modern School, football team (Horsforth) (1 comment)
Horsforth Featherbank Secondary Modern School, football teamc1956-57. View shows Horsforth Featherbank Secondary Modern School's football team for the season 1956-57. The photograph was supplied by Kenneth Baldwin who is sitting on the left in the front row. Other players he can recall are Chris French (back row, left), Ronnie Dyson (back row, second from right), Keith Duckett? (middle row, left), Ronnie Mellor (middle row, second from right) and Martin Oxtoby (front row, middle). The school, situated on Featherbank Lane, was later the site of Featherbank Junior School and is now Featherbank Primary School.
[35]Aerial View, Quarry Hill Flats (Quarry Hill) (16 comments)
Aerial View, Quarry Hill Flats4th August 1939 View looks onto Quarry Hill Flats. New York Road runs from the top edge to the bottom right corner with Marsh Lane visible in the foreground. The flats consisted of 13 'houses', each being named after a Leeds worthy. These were: Adelaide Neilsen, actress, b. St. Peter's Square,1848; Richard Oastler, social reformer, b. St. Peter's Square 1789; Joseph Priestley, unitarian minister at Leeds, 1767; James Kitson, founder of Hunslet engine co.; Sir Charles Lupton, Lord Mayor of Leeds 1915; Joseph Rhodes, painter and founder of an art school in Leeds; Sir John Savile, 1st alderman in Leeds, 1626; Ralph Thoresby, 18th century historian; Griffith Wright, founder of the Leeds Intelligencer, 1754; Jackson - several Yorkshire Jacksons, including an antiquarian and a musician, not known which one; Victoria - after Queen Victoria, and finally York, after the House of York. The long curved block in the upper left was Oastler House with Thoresby and Victoria Houses making up the smaller 'L' shape and York and Wright Houses, the larger. The small curved block of Kitson House is on the lower right.
[36]Abbey Street, nos. 3 - 11 (Burley) (11 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.
[37]Aire Street (City Centre)
Aire Street29th February 1944. Looking west, with Wellington Street on the right and the City station on the left. Several people are at the station entrance including a newspaper vendor and some soldiers in uniform. The road has tram lines and a pedestrian crossing with Belisha beacons. At the crossing are directional signs and a double electric street lamp. In the foreground is Barstows newsagents with a Picture Post and a prominent Capstan cigarette advert.
[38]Cherry Row (Burmantofts) (1 comment)
Cherry Row4th May 1939. Cherry Row, junction with Mushroom Street. Number 13 Florists shop and number 15, property of Ernest Lascelles. Number 17 lower window boarded over and empty. A number of sacks are under window of number 15, telephone box on corner. Wall and railings provide street boundary.
[39]Weldon Street nos. 21 - 25 (Hunslet) (1 comment)
Weldon Street nos. 21 - 2515th June 1964 View of the odd numbered side of Weldon Street, showing from left to right numbers 21 to 25. To the left of the houses is the one storey brick built building where outside toilets are housed. These properties are through by light houses. They are built in an interlocking 'L' shaped formation with houses which can only be accessed from Bewerley Street. Alternative sets of windows belong to those properties as they are also through by light.
[40]Aerial view showing the sites of Saxton Gardens and Quarry Hill Flats before slum clearance (Bank) (4 comments)
Aerial view showing the sites of Saxton Gardens and Quarry Hill Flats before slum clearancec1936-1938. Aerial view showing the sites ear-marked for Saxton Gardens (bottom) and Quarry Hill Flats (top.) This is before slum clearance took place between 1936 and 1938. The site for Saxton Gardens was bordered on the north by Saxton Lane, on the south by Richmond Street, on the east by Church Road, Providence Street and Little Providence Street and on the west by Upper Cross Street and Flax Place. The scheme for the multi-storey flats was first approved by Leeds City Council in 1939 but building was abandoned when the Second World War broke out. The new, later scheme consisted of 7 blocks of flats with 448 dwellings containing one, two or three bedrooms, and covered an area of 10.5 acres. The first group of dwellings were completed and officially opened on 12th November 1957 by Alderman F.H. O'Donnell J.P. in the presence of the Lord Mayor, Alderman Joseph Hiley, J.P. In the bottom left-hand corner Smithies Garth Recreation Ground is visible.