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Caption for Leeds, The Headrow C1965: This street scene is dominated by the façade of Lewis's store, with its broad plate glass windows and imitation rusticated pillars. It must have appeared very modern when it opened in September 1932. Since then it has changed ownership twice, first becoming part of the Lewis Owen Owen group, and then in 1996 a branch of Allders. The top floor was added at a later date. The dome of the town hall rises over the roofs in the distance.

An extract from Leeds 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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