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Caption for Leeds, New Briggate C1955: At the beginning of the 20th century Leeds had four theatres, including the Grand, which is featured on the right-hand side of the picture. In the week this photograph was taken you could enjoy a performance of the Royal Carl Rosa Opera. The other Leeds theatres were The Royal in Land's Lane, The Queen's in Meadow Road and the Empire Palace in Briggate.

An extract from Leeds Photographic Memories.

Memories of Leeds, New Briggate c1955

My mother was born in Leeds and most years we would spend some time there. I came to love Leeds; such a vibrant place compared to Lincoln where we lived. This picture evokes a lot of feeling. From the V J celebrations in 1945 onwards we often stayed at Parker's Commercial Hotel opposite the Grand Theatre. It can just be (...Read full memory)

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