Leeds, City Square And Queens Hotel c.1965
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Memories of Leeds
Worked at Bata shoe store in 1962 /1964 would love to see a pic of this store - was next to Mac Fisheries and near Craven A Cafe. I worked with Gloria Oliver from Wortley. On Sat nights we went to the ladies loos opposite to have a wash and brush up and change our clothes so we could go on our night out! great times.
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 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)
In 1982 I bought my first VHS camera and with my friend, Leeds resident Steve Skinner, we shot our first amateur video called, "The Man With A Mountain On His Head." It was filmed in a day, entirely in the Leeds area, and "edited in camera". The video won first prize at a film (...Read full memory)