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[21]Cookridge Street, former Gaumont Cinema (City Centre) (4 comments)
Cookridge Street, former Gaumont Cinema1970. View of the Gaumont Cinema on Cookridge Street. When it first opened on Wednesday 15th July 1885 the Coliseum was run as a concert hall and variety theatre. It was built to designs by architect, W. Bakewell and originally seated an audience of 3,000 although the seating was later reduced to 1,700. The Gaumont opened as the Coliseum cinema advertising 'new century animated pictures' in 1905 when the proprietor was Sydney Carter. He later moved his successful enterprise to the Assembly Rooms on New Briggate (1907). The management in the early 1930s became Gaumont Ltd and the name of the cinema changed to The Gaumont-Coliseum on Monday 24th October 1938 and re-opened with showings of Walt Disney's 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs', released in 1937, and 'Rhythm on the Ranch' with Gene Autry and Smiley Burnette. It closed on Saturday 23rd December 1961 with 'Pied Piper of Hamblin' starring Van Johnson. Subsequently, the Gaumont became a Bingo Hall until 1969 and this image was taken after it had closed. The premises have since been the venue of the Town and Country Club (1992 - 2000) and, more recently, Creation nightclub (2001 - 2007. Presently, (2013) it is the O2 Academy and has been since 2008 when the Kaiser Chiefs performed at the opening gig on the 8th October. The Coliseum was the site of at least two suffragette related disturbances both coinciding with the visits of Prime Minister Herbert Asquith. The first disturbances took place on Saturday 10th October 1908 when Asquith was in Leeds to address a meeting at the Coliseum. A large crowd of suffragettes had gathered in Vernon Street where they joined with the Unemployed Leader Alfred Kitson and a crowd of men marching for the 'right to work'. They marched to the Coliseum to try and speak with Asquith and present a petition. It ended with the arrests of suffragette Mrs Jennie Baines and Alfred Kitson for disorderly conduct and unlawful assembly. In November 1908 Baines became the first member of the WSPU to be tried by jury. Refusing to be bound over, she was convicted to six weeks imprisonment because "She did not recognise the laws of this Court administered by Men". Kitson was also charged with assaulting a police officer. Asquith visited the Coliseum again on 27 November 1913, thousands of suffragettes gathered in Victoria Square before continuing the demonstration along Great George Street to the Coliseum. As they passed the Labour Exchange offices at the corner of Great George Street and Portland Crescent, large stones were thrown shattering the fifteen feet tall windows. Suffragette Leonora Cohen was arrested for smashing the windows and Jessie Hunter for assaulting the police and other disturbances.
[22]Lower Carr Place, nos. 8, 3, 2, 1 (Hunslet)
Lower Carr Place, nos. 8, 3, 2, 127th April 1959, On the left edge of this view the one storey commercial building is part of the yard of Wright and Summerhill Ltd sheet metal engineers, who had an office at 5 Royal Road. Moving right, a partially demolished garage or stable adjoining number 8 Lower Carr Place is visible. A sign suggests that this was once the premises of Percy R. Wood, funeral director, although it appears disused at the present time. Moving right, numbers 3, 2 and then 1 Lower Carr Place can be seen. Number 2 is Clapham's Snack Bar. On the far right edge Balm Road can just be glimpsed.
[23]Wellington Road, proposed road development (City Centre)
Wellington Road, proposed road development1930. View of the Wellington Road area showing planned road development. Wellington Road runs from centre left to bottom centre; this section is now the Inner Ring Road. The River Aire (left) and Leeds and Liverpool Canal are marked in blue. The proposed road is drawn in along the top crossing the river and canal then the railway lines on the right. This road was actually never built. At the bottom of the photo are the Railway Roundhouse and Half Roundhouse built by Scottish railway engineer Thomas Grainger for the Leeds & Thirsk Railway Co. Ltd.
[24]A. H. Baron & Sons Ltd (Halton) (3 comments)
A. H. Baron & Sons Ltd18th October 1951. Premise of A. H. Baron & Sons Ltd, bedding manufacturers, of Birch Avenue. The house on the right is Thorpe House.
[25]Cottingley Hall Estate, plans (Cottingley) (187 comments)
Cottingley Hall Estate, plans15th July 1950. View shows the temporary accommodation layout for Cottingley Hall Estate.
[26]Briggate, looking South (City Centre)
Briggate, looking SouthMay 2005. View looking South along Briggate, showing the pedestrianised street busy with shoppers. Shops on the left hand side form part of the Victoria Quarter development, the County Arcade seen on the left having been incorporated into this. Shops visible include Grieves and Hawkes menswear, Kookai ladieswear and Karen Millen ladieswear, with Harvey Nichols department store further along. On the right, signs can be seen for Thomas Cook travel agent, Sole shoes and Schuh shoes.
[27]Back Lane nos. 2 - 12 (Bramley) (5 comments)
Back Lane nos. 2 - 12Undated, This early 1960s image shows a row of stone built through terraced houses. A woman in a short skirt and knee boots carry's a hold all past number 10.
[28]Gledhow Hall at the Junction of Gledhow Lane and Lidgett Lane, 'Little Switzerland (Gledhow) (10 comments)
Gledhow Hall at the Junction of Gledhow Lane and Lidgett Lane, Undated, A view of Gledhow Hall possibly early 1900s. The land was originally monastic and was purchased from Elizabeth I by the Thwaites family. The Hall eventually came into possession of Liberal, James Kitson the first Lord Mayor of Leeds and head of the Monkbridge Iron and Steel Company. It was used as a military hospital during the First World War.
[29]Albion Street nos. 119-127 (City Centre) (2 comments)
Albion Street nos. 119-12714th August 1939. Left side, corner of Standard Cars showroom, number 120/122 Albion Street. On right number 127 Charles Whitelock, tailor Number 125, St Ann's Buildings housed Hillman Brothers wireless factors, Leeds Premier Supply Co. Clothing club, Miss Lizzie Crosby artist, Loyal Order of Ancient Sheperds Friendly Society. At the top of the building, sign 'Hearts of Oak' Assurance Co. Ltd. Number 123 S.N. Kilner jeweller has shop blind down to protect window. Next, junction with Coronation Place. 119 Miller Page Furnishing. This view is looking towards Boar Lane, across the Headrow. There are cars in the road, a loaded horse and cart outside Miller Page.
[30] Plaza Cinema, Assembly Rooms, 32 New Briggate (City Centre) (45 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.
[31]Ward Street, Hunslet Road (Hunslet) (3 comments)
Ward Street, Hunslet Road1882. Ward Street at the junction with Hunslet Road. Hansom cabcan be seen on the road. The building is probably no.1 Ward Street the home of Alfred Binns. Between Ward Street and the next road Leathley Road is Leathley Lodge, probably where the gate can be seen near the cab.
[32]Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Crane & Excavator works, Airedale Mill (Rodley)
Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Crane & Excavator works, Airedale MillSpring 2004. View of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and towpath looking towards Rodley. The buildings seen left and centre are are part of the crane and excavator works once operated by Thomas Smith & Sons (Rodley) Ltd. The stone and partially brick building, right is part of Airedale Mill, a commission scribblers, spinners and finishers. Just on the slight bend is Moss Bridge, a swing bridge.
[33]Church Cross Street, Christ Church Infant School (Hunslet) (1 comment)
Church Cross Street, Christ Church Infant School10th July 1959. This is Christ Church Infant School, which was situated between Scarsdale Street (not in view here on the left) and Church Cross Street. The school playground can be seen in this view.
[34]High Royds Hospital, Aysgarth, Ramsgill and Hawes wards (Menston)
High Royds Hospital, Aysgarth, Ramsgill and Hawes wards14th March 2007. View of the former High Royds Psychiatric Hospital during its conversion to a residential village, showing the female block comprising the Aysgarth, Ramsgill and Hawes wards, situated to the right of the main administration building which is just visible on the left.
[35]Bullerthorpe Lane, Opencast Mining (Temple Newsam) (24 comments)
Bullerthorpe Lane, Opencast Mining1974. View of opencast mining site off Bullerthorpe Lane.
[36]Morley Hole, aerial view (Morley) (4 comments)
Morley Hole, aerial viewUndated. Aerial view of Morley Hole and surroundings. Morley Hole is the area in the centre between the two roads which join at the centre left, Victoria Road (above) and Brunswick Road (below). At the top left hand corner are Asquith Avenue and Nepshaw Lane; the terraced streets at the bottom left are Cobden Street and Co-operative Street. Queen's Promenade runs along the bottom with Scatcherd Park Avenue at the bottom right. Ingle Grove is on the top right. Victoria Primary School can be seen at the junction of Asquith Avenue and Victoria Road, while Victoria Mills is seen at the centre right. Photograph from David Atkinson Archive.
[37]Aerial view of railway lines and stations (City Centre) (3 comments)
Aerial view of railway lines and stations17th September 1962. Aerial view of railway lines and stations. In the centre of the bottom edge is Leeds Corporation Gas Department, and above it the lozenge shape is Holbeck Station (1855-1958). Above the centre, towards the top edge, are the two main railway stations with the River Aire and Leeds and Liverpool Canal looping round between. On the left is Leeds Central Station (1848-1967) and on the right is Leeds City Station formed in 1938 on the merger of Leeds Wellington Station and Leeds New Station. Cutting across the bottom left-hand corner is Wellington Road. Next Gelderd Junction on Wellington Road is the Grade II listed circular building, the Round House, opened by the Leeds & Thirsk railway in 1847. In the centre of the left edge is Bean Ing Mill, demolished in the 1960s and now the site of the Yorkshire Post building. The Town Hall is just visible a little way down from the top left edge. Wellington Street runs diagonally across the top left hand corner from the centre of the left edge.
[38]Osmondthorpe Secondary, Middle and First Schools, aerial view (Osmondthorpe) (51 comments)
Osmondthorpe Secondary, Middle and First Schools, aerial viewUndated. Aerial view of schools in Osmondthorpe, clockwise from top, Osmondthorpe Secondary, Osmondthorpe Middle and Osmondthorpe First. The first and middle schools are now combined as Osmondthorpe Primary and the Secondary School is an Adult Education Centre. Running along the top of the schools is Wykebeck Mount, while Wykebeck Avenue runs along the left and up to the railway bridge in the top centre. Neville Road is at the bottom right of the schools with Wykebeck Street leading off to the bottom right. Halton Moor Avenue is at the bottom left.
[39]Aerial View, Greenthorpe Estate (Bramley) (28 comments)
Aerial View, Greenthorpe Estate1963 On the left is Henconner Lane with Bramley Town end in the top left corner. Moving right, is the Wyther Estate across Stanningley Road. In the top right area are Armley Hill Top cemetery and St Mary's Hospital just below this are tower blocks and new housing which is the Poplar Estate. Below this, the Greenthorpe Estate, stretching down to Pudsey Road, with Armley Heights estate to the right.
[40]Aerial View, Dewsbury Road (Beeston) (71 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.