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Vicar Lane, Bus Station


Vicar Lane, Bus Station
Description:
27th October 1980. View of Vicar Lane showing the West Yorkshire Road Car Company Bus Station. The Junction with Lady Lane is on the right. Buses can be seen in the picture as well as several people, some with umbrellas.

User Comments:

Name:
B Hallam

Comment:
When I was a little-boy - long before this photo was taken, and before that cubic monstrosity was attached, this bus station was one of those special landmarks that brought the comfort of familiarity to a child. I feel sorry for our little-ones who now live in a glass and plastic environment. Later, in the late-fifties, where the monstrosity here stands, was a very old-fashioned hardware shop called Douthwaites. I was often sent there from Wigfall's to buy bundles of rose-wire which was used to attach buff tickets to the backs of televisions in for repair. It now occurs to me that at the time the bus-station was being built, whoever owned the old shop must have thought - "what a monstrosity!"

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Name:
Stuart Clapham

Comment:
When I was a young child in the late 40s I seem to remember an old single decker bus parked on spare land at the rear of these buildings (or the buildings they replaced). Does anyone else remember this.

Date:
07-Dec-2009

Email:
theclaphams@ntlworld.com

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Name:
GRAHAM COLEMAN

Comment:
I used to work in the news kiosk in the bus station which belonged to Buckles leeds ltd .

Date:
28-Oct-2013

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Name:
John Bean

Comment:
I remember going, with my dad, to this bus station very early on Saturday mornings to go fishing. We used to go to places like Wetherby & Tadcaster from here.

Date:
27-Feb-2014

Email:
beanj@btinternet.com

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