leodis logo

Leeds City Council

Open archives compliant site

Supported by BIG Lottery Fund

Enrich UK Lottery Fund

Results Found (50), Result Page (2 of 3)
Search Aspect (Top 50 most viewed images)
Location - Leeds & District

[21]Upper Town Street, Park View Road (Bramley) (8 comments)
Upper Town Street, Park View Road4th May 1979. Image shows a parade of shops and businesses on Upper Town Street. No. 279 is the Beecrofts Land and Estate Agent Auctioneers and Valuers. At No. 283 is the boarded up premises of the Shirley and Barbara Hair Stylists and at no. 285 is the boarded up premises of the Homecraft Stone. On the far right is Park View Road.
[22]Marshall Street, The Commercial public house (Holbeck) (35 comments)
Marshall Street, The Commercial public house2004. View of the Commercial public house at the junction of Marshall street, to the left, and Sweet Street to the right.
[23]Churwell Town Vestry, Elland Road (Churwell) (3 comments)
Churwell Town Vestry, Elland RoadAugust 1968. Image shows Churwell Town Vestry which stands at the junction with Elland Road and Victoria Street, looking from Victoria Street. A man can be seen crossing Elland Road and part of Churwell post office in Clarendon Terrace is visible behind him. The Town Vestry was built in 1863 on the site of the old village school and later became known as the Town Hall. It was a place where the people of Churwell met to discuss and organise the village affairs. In 1901 it became the Sunday School of All Saints Church. Since the 1970s it has been run as Churwell Community Centre. Information by Bob Dennis. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
[24]East Garforth Gun Emplacement, 1914-18 war (Garforth)
East Garforth Gun Emplacement, 1914-18 warc1914-18. View shows men (and dogs) at the East Garforth Gun Emplacement during the First World War. The caption underneath calls them 'The Pathmakers'. Photograph courtesy of Miss M. Simpson.
[25]Black Prince statue, City Square (City Centre)
Black Prince statue, City Square1903. View of the statue of the Black Prince under construction in City Square. It was sculptured by Thomas Brock and unveiled on September 16th 1903. It had been paid for by Colonel Thomas Harding who owned Tower Works. Colonel Harding was a keen medieval historian and had the following inscription put on the statue ' Hero of Crecy and Poitiers. The flower of England chivalry. The upholder of the rights of the people in the Good Parliament'.
[26]Robert Arthington, Portrait (Headingley) (1 comment)
Robert Arthington, PortraitUndated, The portrait is of Mr Robert Arthington a Headingley man known locally as a miser who lived the life of a recluse in a large house. Maintaining himself on 1/2 a crown a week Mr Arthington chose to live and sleep in one room and refused entry to anyone else. The son of a brewer he allowed the money inherited from his father to accumulate until in his early 70s he decided to make out a will believing himself to be worth about £80,000. When informed the sum was neaarer £800,000 he replied 'No man has a right to so much money and proceeded to donate it to charities decreasing his fortune by a minimum of £80,000 a year for the next three years. This generosity can be attributed to the teachings of his mother who believed a man should 'Do his duty to his fellow creature'. When he died on 7th October 1900 at Teignmouth aged 77 provision was made for his cousins and large amounts were given to charities including the Baptist Missionary Society, The London Mission Society and Leeds Medical charities, who set up a semi convelescent home in Cookridge in his name and in 1905 came a trust allocated £135,000 to distribute which lasted until 1936. An Oxford undergraduate, Mr Arthington had toured extensively through Italy as a young man and rumour had it, this batchelors choice of poverty was the result of a tragic love affair.
[27]Oliver Scatcherd, election poster (Morley)
Oliver Scatcherd, election posterc1890s. An election poster for Oliver Scatcherd for the Morley Borough elections, for the next election after he had been surprisingly defeated by Matthew Riley in the North Ward about 1897. Oliver Scatcherd and his wife Alice Cliff Scatcherd were Mayor and Mayoress of Morley for two terms from November 1898 to November 1900. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
[28]York Road Library and Baths, York Road (Richmond Hill) (2 comments)
York Road Library and Baths, York Road2007. View of the former York Road Library and Baths from York Road (A64). The building was designed by architect H. Ascough Chapman for Leeds Corporation in 1902 and opened in 1904. The baths are located to the left and the words 'Public Baths' are displayed above the round-arched entrance. On the narrow projecting second bay from the left there is a short, ciruclar tower with a leaded roof and finial, and a clock mounted on a console brackett. The public library is to the right, and, in the central panels of the windows either side of the entrance, there are shields bearing the names of noted authors eg. Chaucer and Shakespeare. At the time of the photograph the property was advertising with the following slogan 'coming soon... refurbished office space'. Recently (April 2008) the former grade II listed library and baths has been listed for auction in the category of 'vacant commercial' and prospectve bidders have been invited.
[29]Blackman Lane, Ella Street (Woodhouse) (14 comments)
Blackman Lane, Ella Street9th November 1964, This view of Blackman Lane shows Blenheim Lodge on the left, at the end of Lofthouse Place. Next a small park, beyond which Lofthouse Place can be seen and to the right, houses at the beginning of Ella Street. Blenheim Primary School now occupies this site.
[30]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.
[31]Selby Road,Ivy House (Whitkirk)
Selby Road,Ivy House2nd December 1949. End view of Ivy House and outbuildings, with Whitkirk Church and lych gate in the background. A car is parked beside the gate.
[32]R. W. Crabtree & Sons Ltd (Holbeck)
R. W. Crabtree & Sons Ltd14th April 1944. Close up of metal barrier which is halving the width of Hol Beck in order to build foundations for extension to R. W. Crabtree & Sons on Water Lane. A workman is on site where a pipe is being used to pump water from cut off section of beck.
[33]Visit to Leeds Maternity Hospital, Hyde Terrace (Woodhouse) (28 comments)
Visit to Leeds Maternity Hospital, Hyde Terrace7th March 1927 An official visit to the Leeds Maternity Hospital, at that time in Hyde Terrace. Greeting the new arrivals are the Lord Mayor, Alderman Hugh Lupton, right of centre, and the Lady Mayoress, Ella Lupton. The lady nursing the new born in the centre is Mrs Austyn Barron, co-opted member of the Maternity and Child Welfare sub-committee. She is the wife of Austyn Barran to the left of her. Austyn P. Barran was the Director of John Barran and Sons Ltd. Wholesale clothing manufacturer. The Barrans lived at the Elois, Church Lane Chapel Allerton. On the wall above the corner bed is a plaque saying 'Riley Smith Bed maintained by Mr W. Riley Smith'.
[34]Tab Street to St. Mary's Roman Catholic Chapel (Bank) (19 comments)
Tab Street to St. Maryc1930s. View along Tab Street to St. Mary's Roman Catholic Chapel which had seating for a congregation of 1450. The chapel is approached via a flight of steep steps at the end of Tab Street, on Church Street. Church Street runs from left to right in front of the steps. To the right of the chapel St. Mary's Convent and College can be seen. The photograph is taken from near the junction with Copper Street (off camera, left). Brass Street is the next junction on the left, where the door and 3 steps are visible on the corner. Behind the properties on the right is Musgrave's Fold. All these streets were included in the slum clearance programme of the 1930s. They were designated part of the 'Marsh Lane Unhealthy area'. In the 1950s the locality became the site of Saxton Gardens, a series of residential tower blocks.
[35]Bewerley Street Infant School, seen from the rear in Kirkland Place (Hunslet) (23 comments)
Bewerley Street Infant School, seen from the rear in Kirkland Place4th June 1964 View showing the buildings and rear entrances of Bewerley Street Infant School. It was the first purpose built school to be erected by Leeds School Board and opened its doors to pupils on August 8th, 1873. It has classrooms with large, arched windows and behind the high wall, toilets are situated. By the 1950s, the school was for Juniors (7 – 11 Years), the Infants having moved to a school on Hunslet Hall Road.
[36]Gledhow Rise, A.E. Welborn, joiner & undertaker (Oakwood) (1 comment)
Gledhow Rise, A.E. Welborn, joiner & undertaker1946. Workshops and lock-ups belonging to A.E. Welborn; J. Bramley; and Northern Automatic Co. A woman is just going into the doorway of J. Bramley, Boot Repairer. A three-wheeled van is parked outside. Northern Automatic Co. has roll-down metal shutters. Tall trees in background.
[37]Green Road (Burmantofts)
Green RoadUndated Photograph taken when clearance of the Burmantofts area began, possibly in mid 1950s. On the left is Cherry Row with the corner of Pollard Street. To the right, the back of Pollard Street and Green Road, looking towards Accomodation Road.
[38]Centenary House, North Street (City Centre) (3 comments)
Centenary House, North Street29th October 1999. #29th October 1999. View of Centenary House on North Street. This is the old Leeds Dispensary which opened in 1904 and closed in November 1971. It replaced the previous Dispensary of 1867 which stood on the corner of Vicar Lane and New Briggate. The very earliest Dispensary opened on 24th October in 1824 in the House of Recovery on Vicar Lane, built between 1802/1804. After the House of Recovery moved to new premises in Beckett Street in 1846 the building became the Greyhound Inn (it was demolished in 1938). The 1904 Dispensary, seen here, was sold in 1972 for £71, 000 and in 1975 was bought by the centre for the Deaf and Blind people, opened by the Duke of Edinburgh on February 13th 1976.
[39]Delph Lane nos. 1, 1a, 3, 5 (Woodhouse) (11 comments)
Delph Lane nos. 1, 1a, 3, 516th September 1959. On the left is the junction with Woodhouse Street. The building at the corner is number 202, the White Rose public house. Painted signs on the back and side of the pub are for Melbourne beers. Moving right on Delph Lane, number 1 is occupied by 'Jeannie', a hairdressers. Next, 1a is the property with the double gates which lead to a yard area. Lee Ward Television Co. are based at number 3, there is a washing machine in the window. This type was basically an electrically heated tub with a post in the centre which agitated the clothes in the water. A wringing machine was positioned over the tub. At the corner with Woodhouse Cliff is 5 Delph Lane. This is James Fielders greengrocers selling 'Choice fruits, flowers, vegetables, fresh fruit, poultry and rabbits'. On the right is part of Woodhouse Cliff.
[40]Boyle Hall, Haigh Moor Road (West Ardsley)
Boyle Hall, Haigh Moor RoadFebruary 2007. View from Haigh Moor Road along the access road to Boyle hall, right. Boyle Hall Farm is behing the houses on the left. These terraced houses vary in size and number, from left to right, 89 to 91 Haigh Moor Road. Boyle Hall, at number 101, dates from 1799 and was built by John and Hannah Boyle. It is now converted to flats.