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Caption for Leeds, Roundhay Park Lake 1897: This 33-acre lake was constructed from an old quarry. The depth at its deepest point is 100 feet. The delightful steam boat is the 'Maid of Athens'. A trip round Waterloo lake was 2d for adults and 1d for children. The steam boat was launched in 1895, but she was replaced four years later when the new steam yacht 'Mary Gordon' was launched. The boathouse at the other end of the lake was constructed in 1902, and held 150 rowing boats. In the 1930s an amnesty on war weapons produced 300 firearms, which were sunk in the lake during the darkest nights. A few years ago the lake was drained for maintenance, and the police patrolled the area to stop weapons being retrieved.

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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