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[21]Mabgate (City Centre) (1 comment)
Mabgate29th October 1999. Looking down Mabgate towards Cherry Row we see the Cherry Tree public house in the distance. In the left foreground is the Mabgate Cafe. On the right the Mabgate Mills and Commercial centre. There are cars parked on both sides of the road.
[22]Theaker Lane, High-rise flats, the Burnsall's (Armley) (4 comments)
Theaker Lane, High-rise flats, the BurnsallUndated View of Theaker Lane showing two blocks of high-rise flats 47 metres high with 17 floors. On the left is Burnsall Grange built in 1966 and right is Burnsall Croft built in 1965. The view looks across to what was the Methodist New Connexion Chapel and became the United Reform Church in Hall Lane. It has now lost its spire and been converted to flats. On the right the spire of St. Bartholomew's Church in Wesley Road is visible.
[23]Bridge over Wortley Beck, Gelderd Road (Hunslet)
Bridge over Wortley Beck, Gelderd Road3rd September 1936. A car comes down the road away from the photographer. View from Gelderd Road looking out over Hunslet Valley. Newly constructed bridge over Wortley Beck with stone walls at either side. In the distance is a railway line and London and Midland and Scottish railway bridge. A freight train is coming from the east. In the distance is Monk Bridge Sports Club and 7 chimneys.
[24]Rothwell Jawbones, Wood Lane (Rothwell) (3 comments)
Rothwell Jawbones, Wood Lane19th March 2002. Image shows the third pair of Jawbones situated in Rothwell. They were purchased by the district council after the last pair became damaged in 1967. Bought from the Norwegians for £50 the bones originally belonged to a 75 foot long female Fin Whale. Despite problems with customs and duties the whale bones were eventually erected on Wood Lane becoming the jaw bone junction marker for Wood Lane and the Leeds and Wakefield Road. The first pair of jaw bones were brought back from America in the first half of the nineteenth century by one of the Fenton family, colliery owners and landowners of Rothwell. They were originally placed over the gateway of Fenton House in Woodhouse Hill. When the house was later sold the bones were removed and erected as gateposts to a field at the junction of Wood Lane with the Turnpike Road. The land was eventually bought by the Electric Tramway Company and the jaw bones were once again re-sited over the footpath and a lamp was fixed to the top. They were eventually moved again to their final position, as seen in this image, on the opposite side of the road.
[25]Aerial View, Foxwood School (Seacroft) (104 comments)
Aerial View, Foxwood SchoolUndated, Foxwood School, situated off North Parkway. This is now the East Leeds Family Learning Centre, Seacroft Gate.
[26]Marsh Lane Police Station (New), Number 66 (Bank) (9 comments)
Marsh Lane Police Station (New), Number 66 31st December 1907. View of the Police station at the junction of Marsh Lane (left) with Saxton Lane, numbered 66 Marsh Lane. This replaced the old station which was on the opposite side of the road at 111 Marsh Lane. The new station opened in 1907 and contained a mortuary. It continued as a Police Station until 1936 when it was used by the Training Department. It was closed in 1961. After 1961 the Police Station was used as a refuge for homeless families with the cells on the ground floor converted to bedrooms. On the far left is the North Eastern Railway Bridge on Marsh Lane with the Old Railway Inn next to it.
[27]Back Powell Street, nos' 14 - 16 (Hunslet) (3 comments)
Back Powell Street, nos24th June 1946, Section of Back Powell Street, number 14 is on the left, then 15 with 16 on the right.
[28]Cookridge Street Baths (City Centre) (12 comments)
Cookridge Street Baths17th November 1928 Also known as Oriental and General baths. Designed by Cuthbert Brodrick, costing £13,000 the baths were opened in 1867. With some alterations in 1882, they remained in use until finally closing in 1965. The site is now part of Millennium Square. This view shows the central entrance with notice for 'Ladies Turkish Bath'. There are separate entrance for men on the right, and women on the left. Posters extoll the benefits of 'sunbaths' for health.
[29]Rodley Swing Bridge (Rodley) (2 comments)
Rodley Swing Bridgec1950s. Artwork by Joe Tunnington showing Rodley Swing Bridge and Bridge End Farm in the background, left. Canal Road is on the left.
[30]Crag Farm, oil painting (Alwoodley) (4 comments)
Crag Farm, oil paintingUndated. Oil painting by local artist, Joe Tunnington, showing a farm under a blanket of snow. It is believed to be Crag Farm, also known as Todd's Farm, situated on Crag Lane, which is now the site of Alwoodley Cricket Club.
[31]Aerial view of Leeds showing the City Station (City Centre) (2 comments)
Aerial view of Leeds showing the City Station17th September 1962. Aerial view over the city of Leeds showing Leeds City Station in the centre. To the left of it is the River Aire before it flows beneath the railway under the dark arches. In the bottom right-hand corner are the graving docks off the canal basin at Granary Wharf. The bridge over the canal at this point dates from 1841 and is situated at Office Lock next to the old Canal Office. Beyond where the canal and River Aire meet there is Victoria Bridge (right edge, centre) then following the bends of the river towards the top, Leeds Bridge is only just visible and in the top corner Crown Point Bridge can be seen clearly. Following the railway line from the top edge various landmarks can be seen. To the left at the top is the huge complex of Quarry Hill Flats, moving down there is Leeds Parish Church of St. Peter, then the dome of the Corn Exchange. To the left of the Corn Exchange is Kirkgate Market fronting Vicar Lane. To the right of the station is the former Tramways Depot on Swinegate. Below that, between Neville Street and the river, is the woollen mill at School Close which, in 1973, became the site of the Dragonara Hotel (now the Leeds Hilton). The line of light buildings across the top left-hand corner are on Eastgate and include Lewis's department store. They were part of Sir Reginald Blomfield's scheme of the 1930's. The grid pattern of streets comprising the city shopping areas can be seen including Vicar Lane, Briggate and Park Row. Wellington Street comes in from the bottom left-hand coner and following the line of it City Square is visible. At the bottom edge traffic is seen in Whitehall Road and the Whitehall Mills Complex.
[32]Rex Cinema, Ring Road, Beeston (Beeston) (33 comments)
Rex Cinema, Ring Road, Beeston11th May 1939 This cinema was designed by AV Montague and built by Mathews and sons of Leeds. There was seating for 1,350 people. It opened on 13th February 1939 with the screening of 'We're going to be rich' starring Gracie Fields and Victor McLaglan. It closed in February 1976, the last films were 'Apple Dumpling Gang' and 'Sword in the Stone' The cinema was demolished for the building of a housing estate. In this front view the film advertised is 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
[33]Le Prince's, 16 lens camera, 1887, Front view (Unknown) (20 comments)
Le Prince1887. Image shows the front view of Louis Le Prince's 16 lens camera built in 1887. Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince (1842-1890?) had applied for an American patent entitled 'Method and Apparatus of Producing Animated Photographic Pictures'. He returned to Leeds from the States in 1887 and began to further develop his cameras at Number 160 Woodhouse Lane, a workshop adjacent to Blenheim Chapel. Le Prince was assisted by his son Adolph, Joseph Whitley, a clever mechanic, J.W.Longley and local joiner, Frederick Mason of the firm William Mason and Sons, 150 Woodhouse Lane. The 16 lenses, as seen here, centre, act on two sensitive films. The first 8 operate on one film in rapid succession, then, as the first film is moved forward, the next 8 lenses operate on the second film. The shutters on the lenses are opened in the correct order by means of a system of 'mutilated gears' to which they are attached. Louis Le Prince went on to develop more compact, less noisy cameras at his workshop in Woodhouse Lane and is famous for his single lens camera, patented in 1888. With this he successfully produced short sequences of moving film. Louis Le Prince's first film was on 14 October 1888. It is known as the "Roundhay Garden Scene" as it was shot in the garden of Oakwood Grange, Roundhay. It is the first movie on the reel of film, the second being the more famous Leeds Bridge scene. For a film clip of the Leeds Bridge sequence seee http://www.archive.org/details/Leeds_Bridge_1888 For further information on Le Prince see the Internet Movie Database http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0392728/
[34]Aerial View, Holbeck Moor (Holbeck) (115 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.
[35]Manor House, Colton Road (Whitkirk) (1 comment)
Manor House, Colton RoadUndated. Front view of Manor House on Colton Road. Whitkirk Manor Court was held here every three years. It dealt with land administration, tenancies, use of common land and rights of the Lord and his tenants. Towards the latter half of the 1800s, the court moved to the Brown Cow Public House. The Manor House is still in existence though as a residential property and is a Grade 11 listed building. It is now surrounded by houses on Gibson Drive and Manor Garth.
[36]Grange Avenue (Garforth) (5 comments)
Grange AvenueUndated. Image show a view down Grange Avenue off Church Lane. Bungalows and two storey properties line the streets. In the foreground on the left is Rectory Close, while on the right in the foreground is Grangefield Court.
[37]Malvern Road, a pair of semi detatched houses, numbers 18 & 20 (Beeston) (2 comments)
Malvern Road, a pair of semi detatched houses, numbers 18 & 2015th July 1964, View of pair of brick built semi-detached houses with bay windows on the ground floor. Number 20 can be seen on the left and number 18 on the right. Doorways are arched with decorative features above. Slightly elevated in position there are steps up to the entrances and small enclosed gardens. Basement and attic windows are visible.
[38]Leeds New Station, Fire Damage (City Centre) (1 comment)
Leeds New Station, Fire DamageJanuary 1892 View shows the wreckage of part of Leeds New Station after a fire on 13th January 1892. The blaze began in the Dark Arches below the station in an area used to store oil, tallow and resin. It was thought that a spark from a train passing overhead or possibly a discarded match ignited these highly flammable materials causing a blaze which burned from 4.30am on Wednesday 13th until well into the night. Platforms 1, 2 and 3 collapsed as their supports buckled in the heat. One fireman, James Schofield was killed when the part of the platform he was standing on gave way. The neighbouring Wellington Station and the Queens Hotel were prepared for the worse although escaped unscathed.
[39]King Lane, Garage (Alwoodley) (5 comments)
King Lane, Garage28th June 1938. On the left is a fried fish shop, business of Davidson and son. Alwoodley Motor Service Garage, petrol pumps on forecourt and car.
[40]Commercial Road, George IV (Kirkstall) (1 comment)
Commercial Road, George IV1st January 2010. View shows the George IV on Commercial Road, a public house being advertised as For Sale, having been closed for some time. Offices on the left, at the junction with Beecroft Street, are also For Sale.