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[1]Camp Road, kitchen (Little London) (16 comments)
Camp Road, kitchen1955. View shows the kitchen of a house on Camp Road. Two women are sitting beside the range which is possibly the only source of heating in this slum dwelling. This was probably one of a group of photos taken to illustrate the poverty which many people had to endure at the time. Photograph courtesy of Terry Cryer.
[2]New Station Street, looking towards Boar Lane (City Centre) (12 comments)
New Station Street, looking towards Boar Lane1970s. View of New Station Street looking towards Boar Lane, taken in the mid 1970s. On the corner in the centre are the former premises of Owen & Robinson Ltd, jeweller, now closed down. Moving to the right is Ardente Hearing Aids at no. 9 New Station Street, then the Wimpy Bar restaurant at no. 13. Spensley & Gough, light clothing manufacturers, occupy the upper floors. On the left is D. G. Marr, jeweller, while on the far side of Boar Lane is the Golden Egg restaurant, with the Co-op visible on Albion Street behind.
[3]Call Lane, 9 - 11 (City Centre) (1 comment)
Call Lane, 9 - 1122nd November 1908. t number 9 John Briggs furniture dealer. Next door at number 11 is the premises of Fred Barber pork butcher, which looks as if it is having a refit.
[4]Aerial View, Dewsbury Road (Beeston) (69 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.
[5]Crosby Road, looking north (Holbeck) (1 comment)
Crosby Road, looking north24th January 2010. View of Crosby Road looking north from the junction with Elland Road. This is part of an area of terraced housing scheduled for redevelopment with many of the houses to be demolished. Businesses have closed down including a post office on the left. Roads leading off include Cleveleys Road nearest the camera on the left then the Recreation streets.
[6]Bridge Road, former Star & Garter / Bar-Celona public house (Kirkstall) (5 comments)
Bridge Road,  former Star & Garter / Bar-Celona public houseUndated. View of the former premises of the Bar-Celona public house on Kirkstall Road. This Grade II listed building was originally the Star & Garter Inn and was built in the late 18th century. An important road house at the junction of major roads, in the 19th century it was a meeting and trading place for local woollen manufacturers.
[7]Bridge Road, former Star & Garter / Bar-Celona public house (Kirkstall) (4 comments)
Bridge Road, former Star & Garter / Bar-Celona public houseUndated. Side view of the public house on Kirkstall Road for many years known as the Star & Garter Inn and later as Bar-Celona, but by this time closed while awaiting future developments. Several cars however are parked in the car park.
[8]City Square showing the junctions with Aire Street and Wellington Street. (City Centre) (2 comments)
City Square showing the junctions with Aire Street and Wellington Street.25th May 1980. View from City Square, showing the junctions with Aire Street, left, and Wellington Street, right. In the centre the triangular building houses numbers 56 to 62 Aire Street and numbers 11 and 11A Wellington Street. Barstows Gents Hairdressing, founded in the early 1900s, is visible on the corner and had occupied this building since 1910. Barstow's was a family run business and, when it opened, offered 4d shaves and 10d haircuts (one shilling on a Saturday!) The shop also sold confectionery and operated as a newsagents. Eventually, chiropody was added to the services. Just before the shop closed for re-development of the site in the June of 1980 haircuts had risen to £1.30! On demolition of these buildings work began on the red brick six storey City Square House, which was completed in 1983. This too is now demolished since developers McAleer & Rush paid £11 million for the site in 2005. Plans have been approved for a 14 storey office building with glass facades and a curving corner profile. This will also be known as City Square House. Aire Street connects City Square with Whitehall Road and nowadays accesses the west entry to Leeds City Station and the restored car park.
[9]The Headrow: Bramley's Yard (City Centre)
The Headrow: Bramley12th June 1936. Photo of Bramley's Yard which is off The Headrow. Two rows of buildings are seperated by a small alleyway. Bins run down the side of the buildings to the left. There is a big iron railing fence at the bottom of the alleyway.
[10]Dewsbury Road, Wesleyan Chapel (Beeston) (2 comments)
Dewsbury Road, Wesleyan ChapelUndated. Image shows the Wesleyan Chapel in Dewsbury Road. It was built in the classical style in 1887 to seat 780 people. The Chapel was destroyed, in part, by a fire in 1909 and rebuilding was completed in 1910. It used to stand near to the junction with Burton Road, directly opposite Linden Road.
[11]Lower Town Street, Lord Cardigan (Bramley) (1 comment)
Lower Town Street, Lord Cardigan23rd July 1980. View of the Lord Cardigan public house on Lower Town Street, seen from the entrance to the Bramley Shopping Centre. Houses can be seen on the right.
[12]Brunswick Street, Brunswick Place (Little London) (8 comments)
Brunswick Street, Brunswick Place19th June 1950. View of houses taken from North Street. The row of houses in the background are actually Brunswick Place. One can see the sign for 'Silverman & Son, wholesale drapers at number 5 Brunswick Place. There is a stone wall and gateposts in the foreground. Written on the left gatepost is Brunswick Place, with an arrow underneath pointing to the houses in the background. Next to this gatepost is a street sign for Brunswick Street. There are several bushes to the front of the houses.
[13]St. Mary's Hospital, exterior view (Armley) (67 comments)
St. Mary1960s. View shows part of St. Mary's Hospital taken in the 1960s. This building, which faces onto Green Hill Road, was the main administrative and accommodation block. On the ground floor were admin offices, flats for assistant matrons, sitting and changing rooms and a few bedrooms for pupil midwives. On the first floor were the matron's flat and more accommodation for pupil midwives. The building once had a wooden tower with a clock above the central square turret. The hospital, which at the time catered for maternity and geriatric patients, is now part of Leeds Partnership NHS Foundation Trust which provides mental health and learning disability services.
[14]Bridge Road, former Star and Garter / Bar-Celona public house (Kirkstall)
Bridge Road, former Star and Garter / Bar-Celona public houseUndated. View showing part of the front of the former Bar-Celona public house on Kirkstall Road. This late 18th century building, now Grade II listed, is probably better known as the Star & Garter, as it was called for a long time previously. A notice beside the door announces that 'these premises are now closed for future development'.
[15]Parkfield Hotel, Dewsbury Road (Holbeck)
Parkfield Hotel, Dewsbury RoadEarly 1900s. Image shows the Parkfield Hotel, 44 Dewsbury Road, at the junction with Jack Lane. The wording around the centre of the building reads "Harry Briggs wine & spirit merchant, importer & bonder direct" - John Henry Briggs was licensee here from 1900 to 1905. Lettering in the windows advertises ales from Allsopp's Brewery, Burton-on-Trent, and on the walls are posters advertising shows at the Theatre Royal, and a "Smoking Concert" to be held at the hotel. A darker wall sign to the right reads "This way to the new Queens Theatre", which could be reached by walking east along Jack Lane. A clock made by Leeds firm Potts & Sons is on the outside of the hotel, and on the far left a tram is just visible.
[16]Ebor Gardens, aerial view (Burmantofts) (8 comments)
Ebor Gardens, aerial viewUndated. Aerial view of Burmantofts showing part of the Ebor Gardens housing estate, still undergoing development. York Road runs along in front from centre left to bottom right. Tower blocks visible include Oxton Close, Torre Gardens, Saville Green, Appleton Court, Appleton Close and Appleton Square, and roads on the estate include Rigton Drive and Haslewood Drive. Below York Road are Temple View Road, and Chantrell Street, with houses all now demolished. In the background are Torre Road and Stoney Rock Lane.
[17]Knurr and Spell, a traditional pub game (West Ardsley) (2 comments)
Knurr and Spell, a traditional pub game1970s. Image shows the holding frame or 'spell' for the knurr in the garden of Peter Aldred in Westerton Road. "Knurr and Spell" is a traditional pub game where the knurr, a hard ceramic ball about the size of a golf ball is suspended in the band, or snell, as shown here. The object of the game is to hit the knurr as hard and as far as possible with the stick. Sometimes, the ball, or knurr, is set up using a spring trap which lifts it into the air when tripped. The Knurr and Spell game played using the spring trap is more of a challenge for the players. Image used courtesy of Peter Aldred. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
[18]Duke Street junction with York Street (City Centre)
Duke Street junction with  York Street9th July 1907. Railway bridge to left, the building to the left, to be demolished, is labelled Mays Yard. A group of men measure the building at 27ft high. The buildings to the right are also to be demolished. A woman stands on the street corner looking at the photographer. The shop on the corner of Duke Street and York Street has a number of billposters affixed to the side of it.
[19]Wright Street nos. 18 - 22 (Burmantofts) (4 comments)
Wright Street nos. 18 - 22Undated, Photo taken in the 1950s number 22 is on the left, 20 in the centre and 18 to the right. Property marked Mrs E. Burke.
[20]Aerial view of York Road (Burmantofts) (51 comments)
Aerial view of York Road1963. Aerial view showing New York Road in the foreground becoming York Road at the Woodpecker junction. The Woodpecker public house is located at an angle on the junction. Burmantofts Street meets the junction from the left, and Marsh Lane is off to the right. At the bottom edge Quarry Hill Flats is shown which were renovated around that time. Opposite, on the other side of New York Road the long, dark building is St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church. In the Centre is the new Ebor Gardens estate built on old brickworks and demolished slum property. The wiggly 'U' shaped roads are Rigton Drive and Haslewood Drive. Burmantofts Street joins Beckett Street in the centre of the left edge and Nippet Lane runs inwards from the junction before joining Torre Road. Ebor Gardens County Primary School has not yet been built on this land at the centre of the image. Five blocks of high rise flats built on this land are from left to right; Torre Green, Torre Gardens, Oxton gardens, Oxton Place and Oxton Close. Behind them there are four more blocks in a straight line, Appleton Square, Appleton Close, Appleton Court and Saville Green. The public library and swimming baths are on bend of York Road on the right hand side.