Showing posts with label Leeds 1950s. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Leeds 1950s. Show all posts

24 October 2013

Leeds canal through the ages

Leeds Liverpool canal going through Leeds. This is on the corner of the Royal armories museum that would be built 50 years later. In the distance we can see Mount St Marys high school and church on top of the hill. With Saxton Gardens flats being developed. Much of this area would remain untouched until the 80s and more so in the 2000's where huge blocks of expensive flats and hotels would take the places of the small business that were popular at the time.

Very close to the railway station going through the heart of Leeds city center. A canal lock and barge making its way through the water. Even with all the modern developments a lot of the building have been left and updated into flats and places of work. The architecture remains the same and has a old feel about it. The only boats/barges that come down the canal now are for non commercial reasons.

23 October 2013

Leeds in the 40-50s: Trams, University and pubs

Photos of old Leeds. We can see this one has the tram line still active going past the University. The Eldon Hotel/Pub still exists today as well as the clock tower Library / Pub in the distance.  The left side of the street has now changed completely, no individual buildings are there now just one long University structure. Right up until the late 60s this area was residential terrace housing, back to backs and such. A lot of these have been demolished and student flats taken their place.

Leeds in the 50s. Adelphi hotel / pub in the background that still is there today. Tram line going out to Hunslet Leeds. I like the milk poster, claiming it can make you a muscular fit athlete if you drink it. Most of the old buildings in this part of Leeds are being knocked down, the Tetley headquarters being the latest to go. The pub still proves popular with football fans before games.