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[1]Nippet Lane, junction with St Stephen's Road (Burmantofts) (11 comments)
Nippet Lane, junction with St Stephen14th August 1930 View of Nippet Lane, horse and cart in view. On the left is a fish and chip shop, owned by Mr and Mrs Render, at no. 13 Nippet Lane. To the right is St Stephen's Road with a pickle factory seen centrally. The houses in the distance are on Torre Road where Burmantofts pottery and brick factory was sited.
[2]Wyther Home For Sick Babies, Children's Christmas Tree (Armley) (1 comment)
Wyther Home For Sick Babies, Children29th December 1926 Here, the Lady Mayoress, Ella Lupton, is giving out Christmas Tree presents at Wyther Home For Sick Babies, formerly Wyther House, located at the junction of Armley Ridge Road and Cockshott Lane. Some of the toddlers have received rattles and the tiny child at the front has a skipping rope. Members of the nursing staff are standing at the rear wearing starched white aprons and caps. The Lady Mayoress is dressed in a coat trimmed with fur, a corsage and her chains of office. In the 1880s and 1890s Wyther House was occupied by Thomas Harrison, J.P. It was owned by the Gott family who, during the First World War, donated the property for use in the war effort. The Wyther Home For Sick Babies opened in 1914 and is described in the Leeds Babies Welcome Association Annual Report as follows; 'Wyther itself, with its beautiful garden, large rooms and fresh air, assists recovery' In 1926, the medical officer for Wyther Infants Hospital was Miss Norah F. Smith M.B.S.S.D.P.H. She was also the assistant Medical officer for maternity and child welfare and was based at the Leeds Corporation Public Health Department in Market Buildings, Vicar Lane Leeds. By the 1930s the home had become the City of Leeds Infants Hospital. Wensleydale Crescent was built on the site of Wyther House in the 1990s.
[3]Prices Tailors Ltd., Cardigan Crescent (Burley) (22 comments)
Prices Tailors Ltd., Cardigan CrescentUndated. Aerial view of Prices Tailors Ltd. located off number 299 Kirkstall Road on Cardigan Crescent. This is a huge complex stretching as far as the River Aire which is towards the top edge. At the bottom edge red brick streets of back-to-back housing are visible in the Lennox's and the Roseberry's. Red brick streets coming in from the right-hand side are off Kirkstall Road and are, from the top, Cardigan Mount, Cardigan View, Cardigan Crescent and Cardigan Row. Above and to the right of these streets is an area of open ground, the last vestige of the original Cardigan Fields and known to locals simply as "the field". Prices Tailors Ltd was founded in Leeds in 1905 by Henry Price (1877-1963). This factory was built in 1923 in Lennox Road but was extended as far as Cardigan Crescent in the 1930s. In 1932 the firm became known as the Fifty Shilling Tailors. Mass production meant that the price of a suit at 50 shillings had become affordable to the working man, but, in 1935 the value of 50 shillings (£2.50) was around the equivalent of £90 in todays money. Henry Price had over 500 shops and several factories employing 12,000 staff. On his retirement in 1954 he sold the firm to John Collier. The site of the clothing factory is now that of Cardigan Fields Leisure and Entertainment Complex.
[4]Old School Lofts, formerly West Leeds High School in Whingate (Armley)
Old School Lofts, formerly West Leeds High School in Whingate2007. View of the former West Leeds High School, the boys' campus, located in Whingate. The Garde II listed building has undergone conversion to 67 studio, one, two and three bedroomed apartments. The new road giving access to the parking area is College Lawns which joins Hill Top Road at one end and ends in the midst of a new housing estate behind Old School Lofts.
[5]Chapel Allerton Hospital Entrance (Chapel Allerton) (9 comments)
Chapel Allerton Hospital Entrance31st May 1938 The hospital was built in the grounds of Gledhow Grove, opened 1926. It became a centre for war pensioners and a specialist hospital for the fitting of artificial limbs. In 1994 wards were moved to the Newton Green Site and Gledhow Grove sold for redevelopment. A new Chapel Allerton hospital was opened in July 1994 at Newton Green. This entrance is on the junction of Harrogate Road and Harehills Lane.
[6]Great Garden Street, looking towards Burmantofts Street (Burmantofts)
Great Garden Street, looking towards Burmantofts Street2nd June 1939. Image shows Great Garden Street, located between Burmantofts Street and Accommodation Road. The view is towards Burmantofts Street, which cuts horizontally across. Beyond, on the far left, is number 4 Argyle Road, then a yard housing outside toilets, followed by number 2 Argyle Road, set at a slight angle. In the foreground on the north-east side of Great Garden Street is number 3, an end property with large shop windows which, in the 1913 Kelly's Directory of Leeds, is listed as a beer retailer. At this time the proprietor was Patrick Foley. By 1939, when this photograph was taken, it is thought to be a corner shop. A man is seated on the step of the shop and there is a large advertisement for Kodak Film on the upper storey. Washing is hanging from a sash window and next door wire netting covers broken window panes. The building adjoins some business premises. The properties in Great Garden Street and the surrounding streets had largely disappeared by the time of the 1950 OS map. Housing in the Rigton's and Haslewood's now occupy the locality.
[7]'Woodbine Lizzie' AKA Alice Porter (City Centre) (28 comments)
Undated. Image shows a woman who was once a very familiar character in and around the city centre. Described as a 'Lady Tramp' she was generally known by the nick-name of 'Woodbine Lizzie'. She protected herself from the elements in several layers of old coats and an assortment of hats, including an old tram conductor's hat which also earned her the name of 'Tramway Lizzie'. The Woodbine reference came from the fact that she regularly begged Woodbine cigarettes from passers-by, and was reputed to have shown her temper if refused. Other people have recollected that she was sometimes seen selling cigarettes from a box hanging on a string around her neck. Woodbine Lizzie started life as Alice Porter, born in Stanningley in 1887. Her parents were Frederick Porter, a labourer in an iron foundry, and his wife, Priscilla, and she had an older brother and sister, Harry and Elizabeth. The family lived at number 9 Eastwood Buildings in Stanningley (1891 Census). From the age of 12 Alice worked part-time in a mill and by the age of 13 she was earning 3 shillings and 6 pence working full-time as a worsted spinner. When she was 18, in 1905, Alice married James Richard Hartley at St. Wilfrid's Church in Calverley (YorkshireBMD) and following their honeymoon in Hull the couple set up home in Pudsey. Over the next few years they had six children, five of whom were boys. During the First World War, after 12 years of marriage, Alice and her husband split up and went their separate ways. From 1919, Alice lived with her parents at Kirkstall. She went into service in Headingley but at the age of 38 decided to change her lifestyle completely by living on the streets as a 'vagabond' - as she described herself. At one point she walked to London but was not impressed and returned to Leeds the following week. 'Woodbine Lizzie' became addicted to tobacco during the First World War when she started smoking a pipe. She would begin her day at 5.30 am at a coffee stall in Boar Lane. Much of the day she would rest in parks or stand for hours in one of her usual haunts like the passageway leading to The Whip public house off Duncan Street. Her nights were often spent on Woodhouse Moor or at the back of the Seaman's Mission just off The Calls. Alice Porter, 'Woodbine Lizzie', died in 1947 in the Stanley Royd Hospital in Wakefield. She was about 60 years of age. We would like to identify the man in the photograph. A white line around him suggests that his image has been added. Any information welcome.
[8]Lincoln Road no.42 (Burmantofts) (2 comments)
Lincoln Road no.42Undated Number 42 Lincoln Road, a jewish bakery, business of Joe Ellis. The shop seen here was one of several outlets which the bakery catered for. In the background is Dundas Court.
[9]Grovehall Road, 48-52 (Beeston) (1 comment)
Grovehall Road, 48-5214th March 1939. iew of terraced houses in Grovehall Road. In the doorway of number 50 are a woman and a workman in overalls. The houses have small fenced gardens with metal dustbin by the gate.
[10]Accommodation Road No.77, Pineapple Hotel (Burmantofts) (2 comments)
Accommodation Road No.77, Pineapple Hotel15th December 1942. The junction of Accommodation Road and Accommodation Row, showing the derelict Pineapple Hotel at number 77. Torn posters for The Princess and The Picture House cinemas are visible. Blackout stripes are visible on the kerbs and a streetlamp.
[11]Danube Terrace nos. 2 - 8 (Holbeck) (5 comments)
Danube Terrace nos. 2 - 8Undated, On the left is number 8 Danube Terrace, moving right are 6, 4 and 2. The shop window at the junction with Glederd Road is the side of 97 Gelderd Road, a butcher's business belonging to Chris Harrison. Gelderd Road can be seen on the right.
[12]Alma Street, no 29, Chapman Street, no 30 (Burmantofts) (1 comment)
Alma Street, no 29, Chapman Street, no 301955, On the left of this view is part of a yard to the front of numbers 27 and 27a Alma Street. Moving right is number 30 Chapman Street, then number 29 Alma Street, both part of the same complex. A sign on the wall advertises Leeds Home Services Ltd, listed as being situated on Roseville Road although this property could have been used as a warehouse. Chapman Street is in the background.
[13]Bowman Lane, Entrance to Chadwick Court (Hunslet)
Bowman Lane, Entrance to Chadwick Court16th October 1935. taken from Bowman Lane looking into the entrance of Chadwick Court, which is accessed through a fairly narrow gap in the wall. On the left, just inside the court is a collapsed house adjoing another derelict house. On the far left is a large building possibly a mill or factory. On the wall are posters advertising 'salmons tea' and 'Rinso' and others which cannot be read.
[14]Cottages and farmhouse, Swillington Bridge (Swillington)
Cottages and farmhouse, Swillington BridgeUndated. View shows on the left the gamekeepers cottages at the south end of Bullerthorpe Lane, and on the right, Bridge Farm House. Wakefield road can be seen at the lower edge of the picture. The cottages were demolished in the mid to late 1950s, and the site is now wooded. The farmhouse became Bridge Farm Hotel in the late 1980s and is still operating.
[15]Chadwick Courtl, Off Bowman Lane (Hunslet) (3 comments)
Chadwick Courtl, Off Bowman Lane16th October 1935. Showing 2 storey residential premises on both sides of Chadwick Court, some of which have wooden shutters. There are two lines of washing hanging across the street and several men, women and children watching the photographer.
[16]Aerial View, Dewsbury Road (Beeston) (71 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.
[17]Wetherby Bandstand (Wetherby)
Wetherby Bandstand31st January 2004. View of Wetherby Bandstand located near to the Wilderness Car Park, on the banks of the River Wharfe. The Bandstand was funded by public subscription and built by volunteer workers in 2000. A Charitable Trust was set up to organise Sunday afternoon Brass Band concerts between 2.30pm and 4.30pm, during late spring and summer months.
[18]Commercial Road no. 19, Royal Sovereign (Kirkstall) (10 comments)
Commercial Road no. 19, Royal SovereignUndated, On the left is Sovereign Yard, the backs of houses on Pratt's Terrace can be seen. The Royal Sovereign was 19 Commercial Road, on the right 23 was Arthur England's pork shop.
[19]Berwick Street nos. 30 - 36 (Hunslet) (1 comment)
Berwick Street nos. 30 - 363rd September 1964 Image shows four single fronted back-to-back terraced houses with a yard on the left originally built to house a shared outside toilet. A box to hold milk bottles has been wall mounted on the right of number 34's door while above a washing line extends across the street. On the far right an adult and child are just visible walking along Roxburgh Road.
[20]House of Recovery, Beckett Street (Burmantofts) (18 comments)
House of Recovery, Beckett StreetUndated. The building opened in 1846 as a fever hospital. It is surrounded by iron railings and a small stone wall. The street in front is paved with stone sets.