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[21]Call Lane nos. 14 - 16 (City Centre) (17 comments)
Call Lane nos. 14 - 1623 September 1955 View of the gable end of number 14 Call Lane at the junction with New Market Street. Below is a bus, with a driver and female conductor leaning on the front. Behind is number 16, T. Haye's Oyster Bar, which has an awning and a van parked outside. In the background are buildings on New York Street.
[22]County Arcade, Mecca Locarno (City Centre) (257 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.
[23]Aerial View, Leeds University (Woodhouse) (107 comments)
Aerial View, Leeds Universityc.1960 Leeds University, on Woodhouse Lane. In the left corner at the junction with University Road is Emmanuel Church, the University Chaplaincy. The old Yorkshire College buildings can be seen on the right side of University Road. Woodhouse Cemetery is behind the University, after clearance it was called St George's Field. Land has been cleared along Woodhouse Lane to the junction with Clarendon Road in preparation for the building of the Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering buildings. These were built between 1960 and 1963. In the top right corner, pre-fabricated housing, erected to ease the post war housing shortage. In the bottom right corner, Blenheim School is in view.
[24]Abbey Walk (Kirkstall) (2 comments)
Abbey  Walk26th July 1950. Looking north-west at the junction of Abbey Walk and Spen Lane from Morris Lane. On the far side of the junction is a large stone wall with a black and white check pattern painted on the corner. Behind the wall are trees in the grounds of Crooked Acres, which can just be seen through the trees. The building in the wall to the right is also part of this. To the right of the road is a stone wall and pavement with a gaslamp.
[25]Billy Bremner Statue, Leeds United AFC, Elland Road (Beeston) (6 comments)
Billy Bremner Statue, Leeds United AFC, Elland Road19th March 2002. Situated just outside the football ground the statue depicts Bremner celebrating in full kit, while the dedication reads, 'Billy Bremner, 1942-1997, Leeds United, 1959-1976, 771 appearances: 115 goals, inspirational captain of the great 'Revie team'. A small boy in Leeds United kit sits in front of the statue.
[26]Marshall Street, The Commercial public house (Holbeck) (35 comments)
Marshall Street, The Commercial public house2004. View of the Commercial public house at the junction of Marshall street, to the left, and Sweet Street to the right.
[27]1st Yorkshire Regiment, K. Company, Winners of the Douglas Shield, 1905 (Unknown)
1st Yorkshire Regiment, K. Company, Winners of the Douglas Shield, 1905c1905. Group portrait of 'K' company belonging to the 1st Yorkshire Regiment (Leeds Rifles). They are pictured with the Douglas Shield which they won in 1905. The home of Leeds Rifles, between 1887 and 1969, was Carlton Barracks, Little London, Leeds.
[28]Sissons Road, Middleton Estate. (Middleton) (7 comments)
Sissons Road, Middleton Estate.c. 1930s. Clear photograph of adjoining 'cottage flats' on Middleton Estate. Flat nos. 243 and 245 Sissons Road, with two young children at the side door.
[29]Domestic Street at the corner with Sydenham Street (Holbeck) (13 comments)
Domestic Street at the corner with Sydenham Street12th November 1929. Image shows Domestic Street, right, at the junction with Sydenham Street, left. The two shops visible are numbers 52 Domestic Street, Harry Schofield's grocers, left, and 50 Domestic Street, Misses Martha and Betty Austin, Pork Butchers. The shop premises are part of a row of back-to-back terraced properties opening on to Domestic Street at one side, right, and Atkinson Street on the other side, left. Properties on the west side of Atkinson Street are back-to-back with Keating Street. A sign on the wall of Austin's indicates the start of Sydenham Street. In the bottom left-hand corner there is a postbox located close to the junctions with Sydenham Place and Albert Street. In Domestic Street, at the right edge, the Unitarian Chapel and Sunday School is visible. In 1931 the chapel was converted to the Gainsborough Picture House by Leeds architect Frank Mitchell. It could seat 578 people with 113 being accommodated in the former chapel balcony. The cinema closed in 1966 and the building was used as a warehouse.
[30]Inner Ring Road, New York Road (City Centre)
Inner Ring Road, New York RoadUndated. Image shows the North Street flyover as it crosses the Inner Ring Road(New York Road Section) during its construction between January 1964 and February 1974. Visible on the right is Centenary House, the old Leeds Dispensary. Opened in 1904, it closed in December 1971 and in 1975 became the Centre for the deaf and blind people.
[31]Carr Manor Housing Estate, aerial view (Meanwood) (17 comments)
Carr Manor Housing Estate, aerial viewUndated. Aerial view of Carr Manor Housing Estate, a private suburban estate built in the 1950s by S.& N. Shute Ltd., Leeds who were one of the largest housebuilding companies in the north of England. It is situated between Stonegate Road, top left, Scott Hall Road, top right and Stainbeck Road out of the picture below. Roads running up, from left, are:- Carr Manor Avenue, Carr Manor Road, Carr Manor Drive, Carr Manor Grove. Around the outside are Carr Manor View, top and right, Carr Manor Parade bottom right and Carr Manor Crescent bottom left.
[32]Commercial Street, looking east (City Centre)
Commercial Street, looking eastc1914. Looking east along Commercial Street towards the junction with Lands Lane on the left and Trinity Street on the right. Shops visible include Richard Jackson, bookseller, at nos. 16-17 on the left. An exhibition of work by French Classical painter Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier is advertised on the right. From a postcard with postdate 10th March 1914.
[33]Abbey Road (Kirkstall)
Abbey Road21st July 1948. Looking east along Abbey Road, with Forge Quarry (A. R. Briggs & Co. Ltd.) in the centre. Two advertising hoardings are also prominent, with advertisements for Scarborough (holidays), England v. Australia (test match), Paulo's Circus, and two public information posters. The quarry buildings are behind. Tram lines and overhead power cables are in the foreground.
[34]Mill Green Goit (Holbeck)
Mill Green Goit21st October 1941. Old retaining wall of millstream goit at the end of Oswald Place. The wall is braced by wooden planks and it is cracked and crumbling.
[35]Rookwood Crescent, no 39, air raid shelter (Osmondthorpe) (2 comments)
Rookwood Crescent, no 39, air raid shelter1st July 1939. Anderson shelter in the garden of 39 Rookwood Crescent. Designed by then Home Secretary Sir John Anderson to provide protection against air raids for families. They were made of six curved panels of corrugated steel panels which were bolted together. A hole measuring around 10 foot by 4 foot was dug and the shelter was erected in it. The roof was usually covered with soil and turf for extra protection. They were provided free for families earning less than £250 per year.
[36]Brown Cow, Selby Road (Whitkirk) (1 comment)
Brown Cow, Selby RoadUndated. View of the Brown Cow Public House in Selby Road. This is the original inn which stood at the junction with Hollyshaw Lane. It was replaced by a new building in later years, built slightly further back from the junction. A Leeds Directory for the year 1932 lists Mawson Movley as Landlord of the Brown Cow and this photograph was once in his possession. The Brown Cow had stabling for 40 horses, and a horse drawn omnibus can be seen waiting outside. Farmers farming the Temple Newsam Estate met here at six monthly intervals, in June and December, to pay their rents when they also partook of a rent dinner. Several people are visible in the image. St. Mary's Church and grave yard are located on the opposite side of Selby Road to the Brown Cow.
[37]Clarendon Road (Woodhouse)
Clarendon Road1992, View looking on to footbridge leading to Clarendon Road.
[38]Buslingthorpe Green, nos.2-12 (Buslingthorpe) (4 comments)
Buslingthorpe Green, nos.2-12Undated This view of Buslingthorpe Green is looking from the Sheepscar Beck end, towards Meanwood Road, the back of the Junction public house is on the right. Numbering begins with 12, then follows to the right in sequence, 2 is on the right. Children are in the doorway of number 8, also a boy on his bicycle. Photo taken around the early to mid 1950s prior to slum clearance.
[39]Central Leeds, aerial view (City Centre)
Central Leeds, aerial view1930s. Wide aerial view covering a large part of Central Leeds, stretching from Woodhouse Moor (top left) and Black Bull Street in the New Dock area (bottom left) to Potternewton Park, Harehills (top right) and Pontefract Lane, Richmond Hill (bottom right). The view is centred on the Quarry Hill area, with Eastgate and the Headrow leading of to the left and York Road to the right. Construction of Quarry Hill Flats, which began in 1936, has not yet started but the Civic Hall, opened in 1933, is present towards the left, therefore dating the photo to the mid-1930s.
[40]Bellbrooke Avenue, number 1 (Harehills) (1 comment)
Bellbrooke Avenue, number 1c1930s. View of number 1 Bellbrooke Avenue in the snow. This is a substantial, brick-built house, located between Foundry Approach and Coldcotes Avenue, near St. Cyprian's Church. In the 1930s the occupant of Bellbrooke House offered board and lodgings to actors and other people connected with the theatre while they were playing in Leeds. To the left, terraced homes in Trafford Avenue are visible. Image courtesy of Ron Davies.