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[21]Troy Tire & Auto Centre Forecourt on opening day (Armley)
Troy Tire & Auto Centre Forecourt on opening day9th October 1970. Visitors flocked to the new branch of the Troy Tire & Auto Centre on the day it opened on the 9th October 1970. The petrol was priced at a special promotional rate with one shilling off per gallon and it was served by 'personality girls' employed by the Total petrol company. There was a self service shop on the premises of number 15 Stanningley Road which supplied an extensive range of car parts and accessories. An adjoining Tyre Discount Centre offered a tyre fitting service. Vance Johnson opened his very first shop at number 201 North Street, Sheepscar, on the 22nd August 1965, the occasion of his 19th birthday. He opened his second shop in 1967 at number 60 North Lane, Headingley. A branch of the Troy Tire & Auto Centre opened in Leeds 8 in 1969 at number 174 Harehills Lane. In the background, left, an old warehouse is visible and, on the opposite side of Stanningley Road there are red brick terraced streets in the Hope's. The railings adjoining the houses on the right hand side belong to Armley Park County Secondary School.
[22]Corrigan's Fairground Ride, Holbeck (Holbeck) (1 comment)
Corrigan1937. Image shows Corrigan's fairground ride, probably taken at the Holbeck Feast, held annually on Holbeck Moor on Elland road. The Corrigans were a well-known and successful family of fairground showmen.
[23]Thornes Farm, Halton Moor Road (Osmondthorpe)
Thornes Farm, Halton Moor Road4th November 1990. View shows buildings of Thornes Farm situated on Halton Moor Road opposite Osmondthorpe Lane. Farmers occupying the land during the 20th century included the Bickerdike family and Robert Gascoyne. The farm has since been demolished and is now the site of Thornes Farm Business Park.
[24]New Farnley Terminus, open roofed demonstration trolley bus (Farnley)
New Farnley Terminus, open roofed demonstration trolley bus1912. View of double decker trolley bus used for demonstration purposes and photographed at the New Farnley Terminus in 1912. It has an open-roof and on the side of the vehicle are painted the words 'R.E.T. (Railless Electric Traction) Construction Co. Ltd., Railless Car, Leeds, London. The New Farnley trolley bus route opened on 20th October 1911 with services running from City Square along Whitehall Road to the New Farnley Terminus. It was the first, along with Bradford to operate a trolley bus service in the United Kingdom.
[25]Royal Lancasterian Free School, demolition in progress (City Centre)
Royal Lancasterian Free School, demolition in progressSummer 1973. View of demolition in progress on the Royal Lancastrian Free School of number 13 Alfred Street, off Boar lane. The school opened in 1812 for the education of up to 500 male pupils. William Hey, the famous Leeds surgeon, was the chairman in the first years and for many years Mr George Thurnell was in charge. The school had a library for elder boys and one of the subjects taught was the elements of mathematical drawing. The boys were taught on the principles developed by the educationalist Joseph Lancaster, the monitorial system. Prefects chosen from the older boys passed on their learning to groups of younger, less able children. This area is now in the vivinity of The Bourse, Trevelyan Square and the multi-storey car park in New Station Street. The view is from Wormald Yard.
[26]Troy Tire & Auto Centre, 15 Stanningley Road (Armley)
Troy Tire & Auto Centre, 15 Stanningley Road9th October 1970. View of Troy Tire & Auto Centre on the day it opened. The motorist's supermarket and Tyre Discount Centre were located at number 15 Stanningley Road, opposite Armley Park School. Troy Tire & Auto Centre advertises a 'large range of discount motor accessories'. A free-standing advertising board displays prices of various makers of car radios and cassette tape players including Philips, Motorola & Radiomobile. The Tyre Discount Centre is the taller building on the right.
[27]Alfred Cross Street, Oatlands Inn (Little London) (4 comments)
Alfred Cross Street, Oatlands Inn17th April 1958 View of the Oatlands Inn public house, it was one of Tetleys houses. Situated at number 10 Alfred Cross Street.
[28]Bewerley Street Infant School, seen from the rear in Kirkland Place (Hunslet) (23 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.
[29]Parlington Woods, Colliery Fly-Line (Garforth)
Parlington Woods, Colliery Fly-LineUndated. View shows the Manning-Wardle built steam engine 'Empress' at the Light Arch in Parlington Woods. This is part of the Colliery Fly-Line which carried coal from the pits at Garforth to the coal staithes and the Great North Road at Aberford.
[30]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.
[31]Calverley Street, Leeds General Infirmary and Civic Hall (City Centre)
Calverley Street, Leeds General Infirmary and Civic Hall12th December 1934. On the left Leeds General Infirmary with the site on which was built the Brotherton Wing and Out-patients department. Opened in November 1940 it cost £50,000. The 1917 ward block still forms the south-east corner of the Infirmary, with the new theatre block behind. The Civic Hall is on the right, designed by E. Vincent Harris; 90% of construction workers were taken off the unemployment register for the building work. It cost £360,000 and was opened on 23rd August 1933 by King George V and Queen Mary. Garden laid in front. Cars are parked in road.
[32]Scott Hall Windmill, off Buslingthorpe Lane (Potternewton) (2 comments)
Scott Hall Windmill, off Buslingthorpe LaneUndated. Remains of Scott Hall Windmill, situated off Buslingthorpe Lane near the bottom of Scott Hall Road, at a spot which is now just down from the south west corner of Prince Philip Playing Fields. This was one of a pair built in the 18th century along with Sugarwell Hill Windmill off Potternewton Mount. This windmill was built in 1776 and demolished in the 1938 but the other was converted into a dwelling and is known as the Round House. Photograph by 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.
[33]Troy Tire & Auto Centre, 15 Stanningley Road (Armley)
Troy Tire & Auto Centre, 15 Stanningley Road9th October, 1970. Image taken on the opening day of a new branch of the motorists' supermarket, Troy Tire & Auto Centre, located at number 15 Stanningley Road. The first branch had opened the previous year (1969) at number 174 Harehills Lane, Leeds 8. A Hillman Minx has been jacked up and is in the process of having a new tyre fitted in the Tyre Discount Centre. Advertising is displayed for 'Radiomobile' car radios, Firestone, Dunlop and a brand of motor oil. The proprietor, Vance Johnson, opened his very first motor spares shop on his 19th birthday, the 22nd August 1965, at number 201 North Street, Sheepscar. He followed with a second shop in 1967 at number 60 North Lane, Headingley.
[34]Rookwood Cresent no. 39, air raid shelter (Osmondthorpe) (7 comments)
Rookwood Cresent no. 39, air raid shelter1st July 1939. An Anderson type air raid shelter, erected in the garden of number 39 Rookwood Cresent. The rounded roof of the shelter is being covered with earth.
[35]Aerial View, Dewsbury Road (Beeston) (69 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.
[36]St Mary of Bethany Church, demolition (Wortley) (4 comments)
St Mary of Bethany Church, demolition1975. View of the spire of St. Mary of Bethany church on Tong Road during demolition. The foundation stone to the church was laid on 30th July 1885 and it opened on 23rd October, 1886 at a cost of £5,600. The church was built to the designs of Adams and Kelly, architects, and featured a spire of 135 feet. It was demolished as part of the Tong Road clearance programme.
[37]St Mary of Bethany Church, demolition (Wortley) (2 comments)
St Mary of Bethany Church, demolition1975. View of the interior of St. Mary of Bethany church on Tong Road during demolition. The church had opened on 23rd October, 1886 and featured a spire of 135 feet and a brick lined interior. It was demolished as part of the Tong Road clearance programme.
[38]Cockburn High School, Burton Road (Beeston) (160 comments)
Cockburn High School, Burton RoadUndated. View of Cockburn High School 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.
[39]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/
[40]Town Street near junction with Whingate. (Armley) (2 comments)
Town Street near junction with Whingate.2005. View of Town Street close to the junction with Whingate, bottom right, Charlie Cake Park is on the right.