Leeds, The Post Office And Revenue Office 1897

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Caption for Leeds, The Post Office And Revenue Office 1897: Leeds was the industrial power house of the old West Riding. There was an enormous variety to the manufacturing base of the city, including railway locomotives from the Hunslet Engine Co., Manning Wardle & Co., Kitsons, and Hudswell Clarke. The postal service in Victorian times was considered a vital part of the public good with offices in major cities having long opening hours.

An extract from Yorkshire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Leeds


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.

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

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Caption for Leeds, The Post Office And Revenue Office 1897: Leeds was the industrial power house of the old West Riding. There was an enormous variety to the manufacturing base of the city, including railway locomotives from the Hunslet Engine Co., Manning Wardle & Co., Kitsons, and Hudswell Clarke. The postal service in Victorian times was considered a vital part of the public good with offices in major cities having long opening hours.

An extract from Yorkshire Photographic Memories.

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