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[21]Leeds and Liverpool Canal, painting by Pete Lapish (Armley)
Leeds and Liverpool Canal, painting by Pete Lapishc1996. This painting by local artist Pete Lapish depicts an autumnal day by the Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Gotts Park, looking in a westerly direction.
[22]North Street, painting by Pete Lapish (Leylands)
North Street, painting by Pete Lapishc1953. This painting by Pete Lapish looks north-east along North Street from the junction with New Briggate (left) and Vicar Lane (right). A Chamberlain tram on route no. 3 is turning into New Briggate. Another tram follows behind while several cars can also be seen.
[23]Park Square, painting by Pete Lapish (City Centre)
Park Square, painting by Pete Lapishc2000. Painting of Park Square by Yorkshire artist Pete Lapish, showing gardens in the foreground, Park Square East on the right and Park Square North on the left. The clock tower of Leeds Town Hall can be seen in the background.
[24]North Street, painting by Pete Lapish (Sheepscar)
North Street, painting by Pete Lapishc1953. This painting by Yorkshire artist Pete Lapish shows North Street looking north to the junction with Meanwood Road, The Midland Bank is in the centre background at the junction. Two trams can be seen; in the foreground is Chamberlain car no. 124 on route no. 4 to Kirkstall, while in the distance is an ex-London Feltham car.
[25]Kirkgate, painting by Pete Lapish (Otley)
Kirkgate, painting by Pete Lapishc1900. This painting by Pete Lapish depicts a busy market day on Kirkgate around the beginning of the twentieth century, with the Jubilee Clock and Buttercross on the right. In the background is Robinson's general drapers and house furnishers at Commerce House on the corner of Manor Square and Market Place.
[26]Becketts Park Crescent, garden, painting by Pete Lapish (Headingley)
Becketts Park Crescent, garden, painting by Pete Lapishc1995. View shows artist Pete Lapish's impression of the back garden of no. 83 Becketts Park Crescent, his home at the time. A dome-shaped greenhouse is in the centre with a pond in front. The view looks from the house towards no. 57 Becketts Park Drive, the white building to the left. Further back on the right are houses on St. Chad's Grove, with the spire of St. Chad's Church visible behind.
[27]Micklefield Railway Station (Micklefield)
Micklefield Railway StationUndated. View of Micklefield railway station, looking east to where the line splits to go to either York or Selby. The station was opened by the Leeds & Selby Railway in 1834, with the buildings on the left of the image being added a year later. In 1869 the line to Church Fenton was added by North Eastern Railway (NER) and the station house rebuilt, followed by a complete rebuilding of the station in 1876 with a footbridge, new platforms, and a booking office on the westbound platform. The bridge and platform buildings were demolished in the 1970s, although the station house on the left remains.
[28]Peckfield Colliery (Micklefield)
Peckfield CollieryUndated. Image shows Peckfield Colliery, looking east towards the village of Micklefield, and situated alongside the North Eastern Railway Leeds & Selby line. The mine opened in 1876, with a shaft 200 metres deep, and a "paddy train" - to carry miners to the coalface, that was said to run 3 miles underground. A major accident occurred on Thursday 30th April 1896, when a roof fall caused ignition of "fire damp", a mixture of flammable gases, which travelled through the mine causing more explosions. a total of 63 men and boys and 19 pit ponies were killed. The mine closed on21st October 1980 when it was deemed too expensive to extract the remaining coal. The site is now occupied by Peckfield Business Park.
[29]Station House, Methley Junction Station (Methley)
Station House, Methley Junction StationUndated. View of the station house and signal box at Methley Junction Station, on the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. This was one of three stations on the network of railways in the Methley area, the others being Methley North, at Wood Row, and Methley Joint, just to the south. The station, near the Pinder Green area, was in operation from 1849 to 1943, with the station house built in 1875. The building still stands, although it is now on Burnleys Drive, surrounded by a housing estate.
[30]Marquis of Granby, Lady Lane (City Centre)
Marquis of Granby, Lady LaneUndated. A man and woman pose for the camera outside the old Marquis of Granby public house at 56 Lady Lane. It was rebuilt in 1897 and closed on 9th February 1933, being demolished for road widening and improvement works. A new Marquis of Granby was built opposite at the junction of Bridge Street and Quarry Hill, opening the day afterwards on 10th February 1933.
[31]Marquis of Granby, Lady Lane (City Centre)
Marquis of Granby, Lady LaneUndated. View of the old Marquis of Granby public house at 56 Lady Lane, at the junction with St Peter's Street, looking West. Behind it can be seen one of the "book end" buildings at the bottom of Eastgate, while Eastgate itself can be seen on the image in-between the two buildings. The Marquis of Granby was rebuilt in 1897 and closed on 9th February, being demolished shortly afterwards for a road widening and improvement scheme. A new Marquis of Granby was built at the junction of Bridge Street and Quarry Hill, opening on 10th February 1933. The pub carries an advertisement for Melbourne Ales, from the nearby Melbourne Brewery on Regent Street.
[32]Osmondthorpe House, Robert Barber Schofield (Osmondthorpe)
Osmondthorpe House, Robert Barber Schofieldc1920s. Image shows Robert Barber Schofield standing outside the family home, Osmondthorpe House, built by his father William Schofield. The house had been built on the site of the former stables to Osmondthorpe New Hall on the west side of Osmondthorpe Lane. The image is believed to date from the early 1920s; the Schofield family are known to have occupied the house between 1901 and 1927. The house has since been demolished. Photograph and information courtesy of Dr. William Granville Schofield.
[33]Osmondthorpe House, Robert Barber Schofield (Osmondthorpe)
Osmondthorpe House, Robert Barber Schofieldc1920s. View shows Robert Barber Schofield sitting in the grounds of the family home, Osmondthorpe House, which was built by his father, William Schofield. The house was located on the site of the former stables to Osmondthorpe New Hall, an early 18th century mansion on the west side of Osmondthorpe Lane. The Schofield family were known to be in residence there between 1901 and 1927; the image is believed to date from the early 1920s. Photograph and information courtesy of Dr. William Granville Schofield.
[34]Osmondthorpe House, Osmondthorpe Lane (Osmondthorpe)
Osmondthorpe House, Osmondthorpe Lanec1920s. View shows Osmondthorpe House, situated off Osmondthorpe Lane behind Osmondthorpe Cottages, which was built by William Schofield as a residence for himself and his family. The house was erected on the site of the former stables of Osmondthorpe New Hall, an 18th century mansion whose grounds became East End Park. The image shows the house with tennis courts in front, during the time that it was occupied by the Schofield family, who were known to be there between 1901 and 1927. The house has since been demolished. Photograph and information courtesy of Dr. William Granville Schofield.
[35]Osmondthorpe House, Osmondthorpe Lane (Osmondthorpe)
Osmondthorpe House, Osmondthorpe Lanec1920s. View shows Osmondthorpe House, situated off Osmondthorpe Lane behind Osmondthorpe Cottages, which was built by William Schofield, building contractor, as a residence for himself and his family. The house was erected on the site of the former stables of Osmondthorpe New Hall, an 18th century mansion which was destroyed by fire in 1924. This image, believed to date from around the early 1920s, was taken during the time that it was occupied by the Schofield family, who were known to be in residence between 1901 and 1927. The house has since been demolished. Photograph and information courtesy of Dr. William Granville Schofield.
[36]Wagonette, York Road (Seacroft) (1 comment)
Wagonette, York Roadc1911.Image shows a wagonette outside the Lion and Lamb public house at 997 York Road, near to Seacroft Hall. The licensee at the time was George Dennell, who is listed there in the 1911 census along with his wife Mary and family. The wagonette provided transport between Whinmoor and Leeds City Centre, picking up passengers along the route.
[37]York Road, looking west (Richmond Hill)
York Road, looking westUndated. View shows York Road looking west towards Leeds, with the south side of the road visible, at the junction with Chantrell Grove. On the corner at 186 and 184A is William Perkin, drapers, then Anson Walker, butcher, at number 182. A carriage trailer can be seen, possibly making deliveries, and on the right, the side of a building carries an advertisement for James & John Clayton, Painters & Paper Hangers, whose premises are further towards Leeds at numbers 56-62 York Road.
[38]High Street, Yeadon (Yeadon)
High Street, YeadonUndated. View of High Street, Yeadon, looking west. Dominating the image is Yeadon Picture House, on the left, at the time showing 'Simba'. It opened on Monday 3rd August 1925, showing 'The Man Who Came Back'. It later became a bingo hall, and after that was converted to become the Aviator public house. Further down on the left is Barclays Bank, and on the opposite side can be seen Althams Tea Distributors at 23 High Street.
[39]Studio portrait, Herbert Clarke and Mary Elizabeth Clarke (Unknown)
Studio portrait, Herbert Clarke and Mary Elizabeth ClarkeUndated. Studio portrait showing Herbert Clarke (1865-1937) and his wife Mary Elizabeth Clarke, nee White (1870-1957). Mrs. Clarke can be seen as an elderly lady in Leodis image 20111215_173042. She is shown here displaying her left hand with a missing middle finger, which she lost when it was trapped in the unprotected drive belt of the mill machinery she was operating.
[40]Scurrs House, Stone brothers (Beeston)
Scurrs House, Stone brothers1930. Image shows two brothers in uniform, Gilbert Stone (right) of the 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards, and William Frederick Stone of the RAF, outside the family home, Scurrs House. This was situated at the back of what later became Parkside School, along a track that ran parallel to Middleton Woods. By 1930 the house had been divided into two dwellings and was renamed Parkside Cottages. In the garden a deep well cut through a coal seam. At the side of the house was a small lean-to shop selling sweets and tobacco, run by Mrs. Ada Stone, mother to the two brothers pictured. The house, which was demolished in the 1960s to make way for the Southleigh estate, had been the scene of a horrific crime in the 17th century, when Leonard Scurr, the occupier of the house, was brutally murdered along with his elderly mother and a maidservant, by a gang led by two men named Holroyd and Littlewood. The men were eventually caught and Holroyd was executed on Holbeck Moor in 1682.