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Location - Leeds & District

If we have any photographs which we are unable to identify or have very little information for they will appear here.  If you are able to help with any of these images please click on the appropriate image below and then add your comment or information through the 'add comment' link.

[1]Can You Help? (Meanwood) (9 comments)
Can You Help?Undated. This old photograph is entitled "Heale's House, Meanwood". On the 1881 census a John Brown Heeles of Meanwood Hill is listed with his wife, two daughters and son John William. Heeles and Son were land and estate agents, accountants, surveyors and values with premises at 14 Infirmary Street in Leeds. The business was established in 1844 and Heeles and Son also published the monthly Yorkshire Estates Gazette. However, we do not know the exact location of this house so would appreciate any further information.
[2]Can you help? (Unknown) (37 comments)
Can you help?Undated. A formal group photograph showing staff and officials of a hospital, on a lawned area outside the building. The uniforms of the nurses, and the attire of the two ladies on the front row, are consistent with a date of the 1920s. (Update: 22/5/2012, we are no nearer to finding the location of this one but very much appreciate all the suggestions and comments added below. On the back of the photograph is written in pencil, "Cookridge Hospital, Leeds 1920s/30s?" We are now sure, having looked at other images, that this isn't Cookridge, and there is a possibility that it's not Leeds at all! (Another possible clue is that the photograph was taken by Beryl of York).
[3]Can You Help? (Morley) (15 comments)
Can You Help?Undated. View of an unidentified man and two women posing for the camera outside what appears to be a stone-built two-story farmhouse with attached barn. They are wearing a late nineteenth/early twentieth century style of dress. It was originally described as Howley Hall Farm but this is not now thought to be the case. It is still very likely to be in the Morley area, however, as the image is part of the David Atkinson Archive. A hand-written message in ink at the top reads "to wish you a Merry Xmas". Image used courtesy of Peter Aldred. (Update: 22/5/2012. Many thanks for all the suggestions and comments as to the location - it does seem a possibility that the farm is the one described by Jason in his comment. This would have been Upper Rooms Farm and is shown in Leodis Image: ID 20051118_159951, another from the David Atkinson Archive but it's is hard to say from this view whether it's the same buildings or not.)
[4]Can you help? (West Ardsley) (8 comments)
Can you help?1900s. In this view two women and a child stand in front of the entrance of a house, there is a number 79 next to the door of the stone-built house and curtains and blinds at the multi-paned windows. Image used courtesy of Peter Aldred. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
[5]Can you help? (West Ardsley) (1 comment)
Can you help?c1910. Image shows an elderly couple and their dog outside their home, possibly Soothill area. The house is stone-built with a walled garden, iron railings and gate. Image used courtesy of Peter Aldred. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
[6]Can You Help? (Unknown) (2 comments)
Can You Help?Undated. Image shows a group of men in a rural setting, possibly on a works outing. The man to the left of the one wearing a fez and spectacles is Harry Sumpner. If anyone has any information to add about the photograph then we would be grateful if you would contact us.
[7]Can You Help? (Hunslet) (17 comments)
Can You Help?1971. View shows a factory(?) building in Hunslet with graffiti on the wall.
[8]Can You Help? (Unknown) (7 comments)
Can You Help?1969. Children play in the street outside their home. Two little girls, perhaps sisters, are in the doorway of number 7 of an unknown street, possibly in the Hyde Park area. Adjacent, to the left, is number 5. There are two identical doll's prams in the foreground. Originally, we believed this to be Harold Place but on checking this out we now know that it isn't. The photograph is by Eric Jaquier, from Switzerland, who spent some time in Leeds in 1969/1970 and lived in the Hyde Park/Burley area. He photographed the streets of Hyde Park, Burley, Armley and other areas of the city. Do you recognise yourself or a friend in the photo or do you have any ideas of where this might be?
[9]Can You Help? (Unknown) (2 comments)
Can You Help?c1930. Image shows a 1930s jazz band called 'The Blue Aces', photographed on the stage of an unknown Leeds venue. These very young men, some perhaps still in their teens, are smartly attired in formal black tie and are pictured with their respective instruments. The backdrop is a painted scene depicting a stone terrace overlooking a lake with a view to a Classical style folly on a hilltop. Flower-filled Grecian urns, climbing plants and a statue of Pan decorate the terrace. We know that the young man seated at the piano, in the background right, is Ernest Brook (born in 1916) of number 4 Dobson Grove, off Dewsbury Road. His father, Squire Brook, worked as a tailors' cutter. Any other information regarding the young musicians, or the venue, is welcomed. The photograph was taken by Rembrandt Cinema Studios, Leeds, of number 23A The Balcony, Queen's Arcade. The firm went into liquidation in 1931 (as reported in The London Gazette). It re-emerged wih a slight change of name; Rembrandt Cinema Studios (1931) Ltd. The photograph may pre-date this event.
[10]Can you Help? (Unknown) (23 comments)
Can you Help?1969. Image shows an unmade street with red brick terraced homes either side and lines of washing strung between. The houses have arched entrances with doors opening directly onto the pavement. The gaps between the blocks of properties are likely to house yards with outside toilets. In the background another street runs across the bottom with a shop in view. The house on the extreme right is numbered 21. Any help in identifying the location would be appreciated. Image courtesy of Eric Jaquier.
[11]Can You Help? (Unknown) (6 comments)
Can You Help?1969. This photograph taken by Eric Jaquier in 1969 shows an engineer from the City of Leeds Lighting Department working on a street lamp in the foreground. Rows of terraced housing are in the background but has anyone any idea of the location?
[12]Can You Help? (Unknown) (13 comments)
Can You Help?1969. Close up of part of an unknown street of terraced housing. Two women stand chatting outside no. 3; one is holding a small child while the other carries a shopping bag. Several other children are gathered around a playpen beneath the window. Image courtesy of Eric Jaquier; any help in identifying the location would be appreciated.
[13]Can You Help? (Unknown) (2 comments)
Can You Help?1969. View shows the back of a row of terraced housing which slopes upwards. Back yards are surrounded by brick walls and several contain washing lines. A young girl is standing on one of the walls to hang out washing. Any ideas as to the location would be appreciated. Image courtesy of Eric Jaquier.
[14]Can You Help? (Linton) (1 comment)
Can You Help?1988. View of a residential street in Linton showing a detached house on the left with a mock Tudor facade. Any suggestions of the precise location welcome.
[15]Can You Help? (Linton)
Can You Help?1988. View looking through trees to a detached house with a mock Tudor facade. Believed to be in Linton, can anyone give a more precise location?
[16]Can You Help: A. Woodcock, fruiterer and florist (Unknown) (1 comment)
Can You Help: A. Woodcock, fruiterer and floristUndated. View shows the shop of A. Woodcock, fruiterer and florist, but we are unsure of the location. Members of the Woodcock family lived in Rothwell in the early part of the 20th century and some later moved to the Woodhouse and Burley areas.
[17]Can You Help? - Whingate Road area (Wortley) (2 comments)
Can You Help? - Whingate Road areaUndated. Photograph shows two small boys, Martin Bridge aged about 3 and Robert Bridge (who supplied the image) aged about 2, possibly taken on the corner of Whingate Road and Albany Street, but it may have been one of the other streets in that area. Can anyone confirm this?
[18]Can You Help? - Home Guard, group photograph (Unknown) (2 comments)
Can You Help? - Home Guard, group photographc1943. View shows a group of Home Guard or Local Defence Volunteers during the Second World War. It is presumed to have been taken somewhere in Leeds as one of the men standing on the far right is Albert Bridge, who worked for the GPO in Leeds throughout the war and married there in 1943, but the exact location is unknown.
[19]Can You Help? (Unknown) (10 comments)
Can You Help?1969. View shows an unidentified street of red-brick terraced houses, possibly in the Harehills or Woodhouse areas.
[20]Can You Help? Arthur Rhodes Parker, Mayor of Morley, pulling a pint (Morley) (1 comment)
Can You Help?  Arthur Rhodes Parker, Mayor of Morley, pulling a pintc1968-69. View shows Arthur Rhodes Parker, Mayor of Morley, pulling a pint at an unidentified Morley public house. Alderman Parker was mayor between May 1968 and May 1969. Any suggestions as to the location welcomed. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.