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Caption for Leeds, Infirmary 1894: Completed in 1868, the Infirmary was designed by Gilbert Scott, whose other major work at this time was the hotel at St Pancras Railway station in London. In Leeds, Scott was also responsible for the old Beckett's Bank building in Park Row (1862, now demolished). Advice on the interior design of the Infirmary came from Florence Nightingale, and it was acclaimed as being the best among European hospitals. The Winter Garden for the patients contained tropical plants and trees.

An extract from West Yorkshire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Leeds

I remember Leeds best as it was, now the new Buildings are ugly the beautiful area in front of the Civic Hall concreted over in the name of the Millenium they are destroying the beautiful Architecture and building monstrosities the Market is nothing like it used to be stalls closing all the time ,yes the Leeds of the past was wonderful

My mother, Doreen Hall (Nee Bilton), related these memories to me: I started nursing at St James’ Hospital, Leeds (Jimmy's) in 1948. I was 17 years old, the only one straight from school. I didn’t need any qualifications – but I had my school certificate. There were about three months of training before (...Read full memory)

This is a very evocative photo, bringing back many memories. I would point out that the image is of Leeds Town Hall not City Hall, Leeds has a Town Hall and a Civic Hall but not a City Hall.

I was born in Quarry Hill Flats, it brings back a lot of memories.

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