leodis logo

Leeds City Council

Open archives compliant site

Supported by BIG Lottery Fund

Enrich UK Lottery Fund

Results Found (100), Result Page (1 of 5)
Search Aspect (Latest additions)
Location - Leeds & District

[1]Briggate, Seaman's Photographers (City Centre) (1 comment)
Briggate, SeamanUndated. View shows the premises of Alfred Seaman, photographer, at number 93 Briggate. On the left is the narrow archway leading to Bramley's Yard, and on the far left is the shop of William Greenwood, jeweller. On the right can be seen the premises of the Cash Boot Company, boot and shoe dealers. Alfred Seaman was a Victorian and Edwardian photographer, with a network of studios in the Midlands and the North of England. The shops are decorated with flags and bunting, probably for the visit to Leeds of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra in 1908.
[2]Gildersome Railway Station (Gildersome)
Gildersome Railway StationUndated. View of the north platform at Gildersome railway station, on the Great Northern Railway (GNR). This was one of two railway stations at Gildersome, the other being further north on the Heaton Lodge & Wortley Line, near Philadelphia Quarry. The Leeds-Bradford line was opened in 1846, and closed to passengers in 1955, with the line being removed in 1968. The line ran through a tunnel just to the west of the station. The area is now a major road junction.
[3]Garforth Railway Station (Garforth)
Garforth Railway StationUndated. View of the platform looking West. In the centre is the road bridge on Aberford Road, unusual in that it is built at a slanting angle. The Leeds-Selby branch or the NER railway opened in 1834, with the original station buildings being replaced by those in the photo in 1872. The buildings on the right, and those beyond the bridge, have been demolished. The station buildings now house the booking office, a taxi firm, and a cafe. Timetables can be seen on the wall, with destinations including York, Malton, Scarborough, Selby, and Leeds.
[4]Can You Help? - Home Guard, group photograph (Unknown)
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.
[5]Whingate Road School, class photograph (Armley)
Whingate Road School, class photographc1932-3. View shows a class of pupils at Whingate Road School, presumably taken in the school grounds. Among the girls pictured is Nancy Atkin. The school opened as Whingate Council School in 1886 and was situated on Whingate Road between Conference Place and Claremont Terrace. It remained there until 1989 when it was replaced by a new Whingate Primary School on the opposite side of the road.
[6]Cross Gates Infants School, class photograph (Cross Gates)
Cross Gates Infants School, class photographc1926. View shows a class of pupils at Cross Gates Infants School, along with two female teachers, presumably taken in the school grounds. One of the girls pictured is known to be Nancy Atkin.
[7]North Lane Corner, postcard (Headingley)
North Lane Corner, postcardc1920s. Postcard showing North Lane Corner, looking from Kirkstall Lane towards North Lane with the junctions with Cardigan Road and St. Michael's Road on the right and South Parade on the left. The house on the right is no. 78 St. Michael's Road, occupied at the time by William and Maude Bowers, while the shop on the left is a drapers numbered 62 North Lane, On the far left a wall surrounds the grounds of South Parade Baptist Church.
[8]St. Michael's Road, no. 78 (Headingley)
St. Michaelc1920s. View shows the front of the house, and the garden, of no. 78 St. Michael's Road, situated by the junction with North Lane. A conservatory and greenhouse are to the left. The house was occupied at the time by William Bowers and his wife Maude (nee Wainwright), probably the couple on the left. From humble beginnings William Bowers made his money building cheap housing around Leeds, particularly in Bramley and Armley. Maude had family connections with the Wainwright cricket bat manufacturers who had premises on Leeds Bridge.
[9]Can You Help? - Whingate Road area (Wortley)
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?
[10]Thornhill Place, by junction with Thornhill Road (Wortley)
Thornhill Place, by junction with Thornhill RoadUndated. View shows a group of children pictured outside no. 2 Thornhill Place, at the junction with Thornhill Road. Parkston Road leads off to the right in the background.
[11]Bethel Congregational Chapel, World War One Honours Board (Wortley)
Bethel Congregational Chapel, World War One Honours BoardUndated. Interior view of the Bethel Congregational Chapel on Upper Wortley Road, showing the Roll of Honour board for those killed in action in the First World War. The date is unknown but probably pre-Second World War.
[12]Bethel Congregational Chapel, Harvest Festival (Wortley)
Bethel Congregational Chapel, Harvest FestivalUndated. Interior view of the Bethel Congregational Chapel on Upper Wortley Road, showing the pulpit decorated for a Harvest Festival. The date is unknown but probably pre-Second World War.
[13]Parkston Road, nos. 2-16, rear view (Wortley)
Parkston Road, nos. 2-16, rear viewc1967-68. From the left are the blind backs of houses on the south side of Parkston Road, seen from an attic window on Thornhill Place. The field alongside had been undeveloped for some time before becoming the site of Westholme, a home for the aged. Houses in the background on the right are through houses fronting onto Goodwin Road, with rear gardens visible here. Parkston Road was a cul-de-sac ending at the rear gardens of houses in this block.
[14]Goodwin Street, from Thornhill Place (Wortley)
Goodwin Street, from Thornhill Placec1967-68. View taken from an attic window of no. 2 Thornhill Place showing, on the left edge, the gable end of a block of houses on Goodwin Street numbered in ascending order from no. 1. On the right, nos. 2-6 Goodwin Street can be seen. Visible beyond the houses is Bethel Congregational Chapel on Upper Wortley Road. The field in the foreground was shortly to be redeveloped as the site of Westholme home for the aged.
[15]Parkston Road, junction with Thornhill Road, from Thornhill Place (Wortley)
Parkston Road, junction with Thornhill Road, from Thornhill Placec1967-68. View taken from an attic window of no. 2 Thornhill Place, showing the junction of Parkston Road (right) and Thornhill Road, with Kingswood Road behind. Houses numbered 1-3 Parkston Road can be seen on the right while at the gable end are shops numbered 27 and 25 Thornhill Road, no. 25 being a newsagent run for many years by H. Germaine. On the corner with Kingswood Road is no. 23 Thornhill Road, once the shop of Wilfred Buttress, baker and confectioner. The spire of St. Bartholomew's Church is seen in the background.
[16]Thornhill Place, nos. 3-7, rooflines (Wortley)
Thornhill Place, nos. 3-7, rooflinesc1967-68. Taken from the attic skylight of no. 2 Thornhill Place, showing the tops of houses across the road, numbered (from Left) 3, 5 and 7. Off the picture to the right of these houses was the staff canteen for the Ellis clothing factory, based at Elysian House on Thornhill Street. In the distance the large building to the right is the Upper & Lower Wortley Liberal Club at the junction of Upper Wortley Road and Barras Garth Road, while to the left the roofline of Upper Wortley Primary School can be seen.
[17]Trench Pit, Garforth (Garforth)
Trench Pit, GarforthUndated. View of Trench Pit, Garforth, owned by Col Frederick Charles Trench, and situated on Ninelands Lane, adjacent to the Castleford branch of the North-Eastern Railway (NER). The shaft was sunk in 1899, and the pit was the last working mine in Garforth, closing in 1930 following financial difficulties associated with the 1928 General Strike.
[18]Sister's Pit, Garforth (Garforth)
SisterUndated. View of Sister's Pit in Garforth, one of three owned by Col Frederick Charles Trench, the others being Isabell Pit and Trench Pit. Sister's pit was located to the north of the area known at the time as Moor Garforth. The shaft was sunk on 1843, and the pit ewas in production until 1922. It was also known as Grforth Colliery. A supermarket is now adjacent to the old site.
[19]Duncan Street, looking east (City Centre)
Duncan Street, looking east31st March 2017. Image shows Duncan Street, looking east towards the Corn Exchange, seen from Boar Lane with the junction with Briggate on the left. The Yorkshire Building Society can be seen just past the junction.
[20]Bishopgate Street, from New Station Street (City Centre)
Bishopgate Street, from New Station Street31st March 2017. View looking down on Bishopgate Street from New Station Street. On the left is an office building with office space advertised to let. Next to this is the Scarborough Hotel public house. The road leads down to the railway bridge in the centre from which it emerges at the other side as Swinegate.