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Leeds Photographic Memories

Leeds Photographic Memories

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Caption for Leeds, Briggate C1965: One of the highlights of shopping along Briggate was the glass-roofed arcades, such as the Queen's and the County. In earlier days Briggate was where the merchants and clothiers assembled to buy and sell cloth, the start of business being heralded by the sounding of the market bell. The street had many small inns for the market customers, built on plots in yards behind the street.

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Memories of Leeds

As a young woman i worked at F C Coleridge ladies fashion shop where Mr Chapman was the manager at the time also one of the ladies names Trudie Halliday who used to sing opera when the shop was empty happy times . Coleridges also had another branch at the bottom of Thorntons Arcade in Briggate named Barringtons where I also worked for a time my name then was Dorothy Jacobs now Appleton .

I lived in Leeds from 1961 to 1965 as a student at the branch college of Commerce. We used to hang out in a coffee shop on New Brigade called the Flamingo.There were other coffee shops such as the Riviera on the same street. I have a lot of memories from the Lewis's department store, especially the basement where I (...Read full memory)

I lived in Leeds from birth in 1958 to the time I left in 1977 to seek my fortune in London. Still here but as poor as when I left Leeds all those years ago. Lewis's for me was the best shopping store in Leeds I used to go there when I played truant from school occasionally and loved going up and down the escalators (...Read full memory)

This photograph shows a Wednesday afternoon, early closing day, hence the low volume of traffic and few shoppers. The year is definitely 1951. On the left is myself and my apprentice electrician seen manhandling the long ladder outside William Timpson's shoe shop. The other people are just members of (...Read full memory)

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